Post Subject: I kind of love this one
Posted on: Mar 16, 2011
A 21 year old was preparing to fly home for his grandmas funeral. And of course, knowing how insane airport security can get, he came with a bit of a fun protest. After opting out of the full body scan, as he was undressing for a full pat down, it revealed that he had written the 4th amendment on his chest in marker.
After being held for 90 minutes, he is of course sewing(sp?) for wrongful detention and you guessed it, his 4th amendment rights being violated.
I didn't read the full lawsuit, just this link with the general overview, but I love this kind of passive protest. I know everyone's really just come to accept TSAs invasive practices (whether we like them or not), but isn't this guy still right? If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?
lol... he was just asking to be arrested just so he could sue :P
I don't know what the legal definition is, but I don't think an hour and a half is long enough to be wrongful arrest/detention...
he could have something on the fourth amendment, but a federal appeals court has already held that airport screening is not unreasonable search... so he'd have to go to the supreme court, and I doubt they'll take up the case
Don't get me wrong though... I think he's awesome for doing that... but I also think he's gonna lose
Friend's kid: Mommy, what's church?
Mommy: Church is where people go to learn about God.
kid: Who's God? Does he teach karate?
yeah, I don't know how well he'll get off on all of this. I'm sure they'll just dismiss the whole thing or if they have a case, settle to keep it from becoming a new standard in the laws. but I know just how controversial it is, and I don't think there are too many people who love the TSA creating such a "personal" experience in the airports. lol I just love his method of passive rebellion. I mean, tell me you didn't give it a short laugh when you saw his picture, lol
If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?