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(Wired)   Man who was arrested at TSA checkpoint for having text of 4th amendment printed on his torso wins court case for false arrest and violation of his civil rights to the tune of $250,000   (wired.com ) divider line
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2013-01-27 12:02:39 AM  
12 votes:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


Do you like movies about gladiators?
2013-01-26 10:12:50 PM  
11 votes:
He's not a man subby, he's a young, toned, impressionable youth with a drive and some admirable shoulders.
I would make his liberties less than civilized if you know what I mean.
Mentoring and such.
/fap
2013-01-27 12:04:14 AM  
5 votes:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


Why do you hate America?
2013-01-27 12:35:37 AM  
4 votes:

Amusement: The descending judge offered up a failed view by striking out at the young man for using up TSA resources at a time of need. For fark sakes, it was TSA decision to detain and arrest. TSA could have said "oh how funny" and then proceeded to let him go.


forward-now.com
2013-01-27 02:49:01 AM  
3 votes:

cowgirl toffee: What the hell is "Amendment HI"?


President Obama has just signed legislation outlawing Hawaii. The bombing begins in 5 minutes.
2013-01-26 09:33:37 PM  
3 votes:
i1079.photobucket.com
Ideas for a new tattoo...
2013-01-26 09:10:32 PM  
3 votes:
Contempt of cop is not a crime and much more importantly contempt of fake cop is not a crime
2013-01-27 03:37:39 AM  
2 votes:
www.global-air.com

Underwear sporting the 4th Amendment, with metallic ink is designed to show up on the computer screen of your friendly TSA full-body scan evaluator. (new window)
2013-01-27 12:23:57 AM  
2 votes:
"According to the suit, while under interrogation, the authorities wanted to know 'about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were.'"

Might fine security work there, Lou.

"Are you with a terrorist organization?"

"No."

OMG the terrorist has outsmarted us! He's just too clever!!
2013-01-27 12:12:11 AM  
2 votes:

namatad: Kraftwerk Orange: He didn't cause a scene. The TSA agents did. They should have searched him, and finding him harmless, let him continue on his way.

THIS

Instead, they broke the law and falsely arrested him. The TSA/government will settle out of court, unless the kids sticks to wanting 250k, hell they might even pay that is they can get him to sign an NDA.

YAY, TSA wasting more of our tax payer dollars.


As a fan of NWA, I'm not down with the TSA's NDA. Because I'm straight outta the Colorado hills, crazy motherfarker named brainon
From the gang called (sponsored) Total Farkers With Attitudes
When I'm called off, I got a sawed off
Squeeze the trigger, and liters are hauled off

/nevermind that soon I'll be a liter again
2013-01-27 12:07:01 AM  
2 votes:

blottoman: He looks like a young superman...

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/4 the ladies


I bet he has better acting skills.
2013-01-26 11:58:16 PM  
2 votes:
He only did it just to show off his hot bod.
2013-01-28 04:02:01 PM  
1 vote:

Aussie_As: I am a bit astonished at the farkers calling this guy a douche or attention whore for making a legal and peaceful protest. It would appear that by THEIR definition Rosa Parkes and the entire civil rights movement were very douchy and the American Revolution was just attention whoring in the eyes of these clowns.

/or maybe they just REALLY like the patdowns and body scans


I bet they think those blacks who sat at the lunch counter in protest should have done it at a picnic table at the local park instead of at the place where the actual discrimination was occuring.
2013-01-28 12:51:53 AM  
1 vote:

eggrolls: Call me when TSA actually catches a terrorist.

10 years with a ZERO success rate. What other federal agency would survive with that kind of record?


That just proves it's working because it's scared all the terrorists away. Much like the special wooden spoon that keeps monkeys out of my kitchen.
2013-01-27 05:02:41 PM  
1 vote:

danno_to_infinity: nice but he'll never fly again.


He will when he buys his own plane.
2013-01-27 01:31:23 PM  
1 vote:


milk milk

lemonade

2013-01-27 01:14:08 PM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


McDonalds hasn't been hiring for 8.5 years there? Wow, low turnover!
2013-01-27 11:24:08 AM  
1 vote:

snocone: lohphat: And the home...of the....braaaaave!

/ashamed of a country whose response to terror was pants-shiatting capitualtion

The French still do it better.

TSA MUST DIE!


I didn't remember posting in this thread, but it's nice to see I'm being quoted.
2013-01-27 11:11:01 AM  
1 vote:

fredklein: bluefox3681: He was detained because he took his clothing off ....That would get you at least a disorderly conduct pretty much in any public area.

Arrest these people!!
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and these:
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and all these:
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There's Waldo!

TSA MUST DIE!
2013-01-27 08:45:12 AM  
1 vote:

planes: [www.global-air.com image 150x195]

Underwear sporting the 4th Amendment, with metallic ink is designed to show up on the computer screen of your friendly TSA full-body scan evaluator. (new window)


I think it would be better if it said "The person reading this is a dick."

Or "Is looking at naked people in the name of security theatre how you get your tiny penis hard?"
2013-01-27 08:26:47 AM  
1 vote:
Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, kiss my pale, freckled, pimply, hairy white ass.
2013-01-27 07:40:11 AM  
1 vote:
All these comments and no one noticed the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals invoked Benjamin Franklin. How long have they been doing this? Is Ben been constantly on top of what is going on in the world? Is anyone else wondering why a dead man still has powers within our courts? Although, it does make sense to be able to talk to a man that was a founding father about the US Constitution. It would also make sense to tell us sooner, so we can tell Glen Beck to shut up.

/too early, feeling extra snarky
2013-01-27 04:36:16 AM  
1 vote:

david_gaithersburg: A true Tea Party Patriot.


he wrote the 4th on his chest, not the 2nd

/ or 13th
2013-01-27 04:20:18 AM  
1 vote:

Philbb: If you want to travel by horse back you can.


Perhaps you don't realize that horseback riding is often severely restricted, especially in cities, to designated equestrian trails.

Also, you seem to be extremely ignorant of the Constitution. Let me introduce you to the 9th Amendment:

Amendment IX

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.


The right to travel was considered so basic that they didn't think it was necessary to actually spell it out. After all, only a complete moron would think you didn't have the right to travel.
2013-01-27 02:22:59 AM  
1 vote:
www.und.nodak.edu

like a toad in a yard of turkeys.
/ read the comments.
2013-01-27 01:56:29 AM  
1 vote:
Comments on the original article:

Have you ever seen what happens when someone lets a toad loose in a yard full of turkeys? Sure the toad gets hurt, but dozens of turkeys die! Its like a Manchester Soccer Game!


What a strange analogy...
2013-01-27 01:56:18 AM  
1 vote:

ExcaliburPrime111: He was briefly detained, screened, and did not miss his flight.


In your world being detained for 90 is brief?

I bet you think "sticking it only part-way in" isn't rape.
2013-01-27 01:38:45 AM  
1 vote:

jtown: His behavior did nothing to further the cause of freedom.


But if it inspires just one hot college chick to emulate him, it was worth it.
2013-01-27 01:38:24 AM  
1 vote:
jtown

Normal, rational people do not behave like that in an airport.
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2013-01-27 01:29:35 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


How does it feel knowing that when shiat hits the fan that your kind will be terminated with extreme prejudice?
2013-01-27 01:08:35 AM  
1 vote:
They got trolled hard.
2013-01-27 01:01:40 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


Did you ever stop a terrorist attack?
2013-01-27 01:00:28 AM  
1 vote:

UsikFark: Oznog: "According to the suit, while under interrogation, the authorities wanted to know 'about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were.'"

"I want to sail around the world in a schooner. Nike told me they would sponsor me if I agreed to do this stunt, and if I agreed to sail shirtless with the Nike logo tattooed over my rippling shoulders. Have you ever been in a Turkish prison? I want to be washed by another man..."


I am a vile man, I confess it! My crimes and sins are beyond counting. I have lied and cheated, gambled and whored. I'm not particularly good at violence, but I'm good at convincing others to do violence for me. You want specifics, I suppose. When I was seven, I saw a servant girl bathing in the river. I stole her robe and she was forced to return to the castle naked and in tears. I close my eyes, but I can still see her tits bouncing...

When I was ten, I stuffed my uncle's boots with goat shiat. When confronted with my crime, I blamed a squire. Poor boy was flogged, and I escaped justice. When I was twelve I milked my eel into a pot of turtle stew. I flogged the one-eyed snake, I skinned my sausage. I made the bald man cry into the turtle stew, which I do believe my sister ate. At least I hope she did. I once brought a jackass and a honeycomb into a brothel...
2013-01-27 12:40:27 AM  
1 vote:
What the hell is "Amendment HI"?
2013-01-27 12:33:42 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


Did you answer an advertisement for the job on a pizza box?
2013-01-27 12:11:19 AM  
1 vote:

LessO2: tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.

Do you like movies about gladiators?


Yes. Yes I do. Perhaps I should've indicated that I used to work for TSA a little more clearer.
2013-01-27 12:10:48 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


What's the trick to making really good pancakes?
2013-01-27 12:07:32 AM  
1 vote:
It's about time Fark got some eye candy for the ladies.
2013-01-27 12:05:25 AM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: FTFJudge: Tobey's antics diverted defendants from their passenger-screening duties for a period, a diversion that nefarious actors could have exploited to dangerous effect.

What's the line, again? "Shouldn't you be out catching bad guys?"


The dissenting opinion has to be one of the stupider things I've read in quite some time. Essentially, the logic of the argument is that one has a right to protest except to the extent that it "diverts" public safety officers.

So, it is precisely because you are doing nothing illegal that you are doing something illegal, because the officers choosing to illegally detain you have been "distracted" from catching people doing illegal things.

That's some fine jurisprudence, Lou.
2013-01-27 12:03:05 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


Do you get grossed out when you have to feel the balls of other men?
2013-01-27 12:01:57 AM  
1 vote:

tonguedepressor: Ask a guy who's worked for TSA 8.5 years anything.


fark you?
2013-01-26 11:52:25 PM  
1 vote:
I always opt out of the scanner. It is somewhat comical what a big deal some TSA agents make of it.
2013-01-26 11:51:54 PM  
1 vote:
FTFA: According to the suit, while under interrogation, the authorities wanted to know "about his affiliation with, or knowledge of, any terrorist organizations, if he had been asked to do what he did by any third party, and what his intentions and goals were."

Really? Writing an Ammendment to the US Constitution is now grounds for suspicion that you belong to a terrorist organization?

That's really....odd.
2013-01-26 11:50:26 PM  
1 vote:
The kid created a scene in a security-screening area and was detained. Did he need to be handcuffed for 90 minutes? No. Should they have just searched him and got him on his way? Yes. In any case, he made the flight.

I doubt he'll win the case, and even if he does, the damages will likely be minimal. Hopefully this will lead to the TSA having some common sense. Hopefully passengers will also refrain from creating unnecessary distractions in security screening areas, and do something useful, like protest in front of their Congressman's office.
2013-01-26 11:17:49 PM  
1 vote:

FTFA:

In dissent, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson wrote:

Had this protest been launched somewhere other than in the security-screening area, we would have a much different case. But Tobey's antics diverted defendants from their passenger-screening duties for a period, a diversion that nefarious actors could have exploited to dangerous effect. Defendants responded as any passenger would hope they would, summoning local law enforcement to remove Tobey-and the distraction he was creating - from the scene.


Perhaps if the TSA agents hadn't been small minded douches having to prove how "important" they were, they would have just had a chuckle, patted the guy on the back for being snarky, and sent him on his way to his flight. Then there would have been no diversion of the "defendants" from their passenger-screening duties. THEY caused their "distraction", not some harmless kid.
2013-01-26 11:16:49 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: He didn't win the case. He survived a motion to dismiss on grounds of qualified immunity.


according to the TSA (and our authoritarian lovers of security theater), lawsuits like this shouldn't have gotten even this far.  if we don't gate rape EVERY passenger who gets on a plane, then the ENTIRE WORLD will come crashing down around us.  if we ask questions, we're terrorists.  if we protest - we are mocked, derided and our names are added to watch lists.
2013-01-26 09:26:02 PM  
1 vote:
Good. I'll be flying in April and I plan on doing this.
 
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