Sunday, July 12, 2009

TSA = Totalitarian, Sadistic Agents?

For anyone who's ever had to deal with an unreasonable TSA agent, here is some good news:

A federal judge in June threw out seizure of three fake passports from a traveler, saying that TSA screeners violated his Fourth Amendment rights against unreasonable search and seizure. Congress authorizes TSA to search travelers for weapons and explosives; beyond that, the agency is overstepping its bounds, U.S. District Court Judge Algenon L. Marbley said.

Finally, we have a judge who does his job--keeping the government in check when it unreasonably and arbitrarily exercises power over American citizens. Maybe now TSA agents will focus on doing their job--searching for weapons, explosives, and other harmful items--instead of acting like Interpol officers. For more TSA incompetence, check out this link.

Also, if you haven't heard about what happened to Steven Bierfeldt, google his name and do some reading.

Bonus: here is comic writer Mark Sable's deliciously ironic TSA experience.

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