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TSA follies yet again

2009-10-30 23:12:45.214894+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Homeland Security Watch: "Do I have the right to refuse this search?" (Google cache of article). A police officer looks at TSA policies.

Had I actually intended to move contraband past the screening point, my best strategy would have been to refuse secondary screening.

I am also forced to conclude that the purpose of the “pat-down” was not to actually interdict contraband. In my case, I believe I was subjected to a haphazard response in order to effectively punish me for refusing secondary screening and to encourage a different decision in the future.

Via MeFi.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-10-31 07:10:17.783286+00 by: meuon [edit history]

Good article.

I got hit with a terahertz body scanner last time through Miami International Airport, it picked up small scraps of paper on the bottom of my shirt pocket and they had me remove them. It took about 1-2 minutes to get through it. Now there are reports that it "tears apart DNA", which sounds like a reason to ask that question. Yeah, I understand the consequences.

We need to exercise our rights more. It's like muscle building for society.