Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Good For Him

A University of Cincinnati student staged a little bit of civil disobedience at a TSA checkpoint in Richmond by writing the 4th Amendment on his chest and stripping off his shirt before being groped by the blue-gloved TSA agents.  He was detained, questioned, and charged with "disorderly conduct".  These charges were eventually dropped, and he even made his flight.

I'm just hoping that he refused to cooperate in the questioning by standing on his 5th Amendment right to silence. 

He's since filed a lawsuit against the government for the detention and questioning, and I hope he wins, even though my tax dollars will be going to pay him.  I sincerely hope that he takes it to court rather than settle.  The judiciary needs to weigh in on the constitutionality of not only the TSA checkpoint procedures in general, but also the way in which the government trumps up some BS charge against anyone who dares to stand up to them and make it difficult to walk all over us.

Good luck, Aaron Tobey.  When you're old enough for a beer, the first one's on me.

1 comment:

Old NFO said...

That IS a good one!

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