and from Reason.com….
They rightfully point out that the latest outrage from TSA, as exemplified by this incident, is only the most recent in a long list of outrages. They also point out that while a full-body naked-scan National Opt-Out day is a good start, for real change to take place much more needs to be done.
Update - Part 3 of the video series appearing below has been updated by OTN. It appears that the videographer inadvertently used false body scanning images in the original video but has fixed his mistake. The updated video is available here
For those interested in more detailed information regarding TSA Body Scanning equipment, Papers Please has a good article on the subject located here.
There’s been lot’s of news on the TSA security theater front over the past several weeks which I’ll be writing about in more detail later. For now though, I thought I’d share a few videos put together by Sam over at Obscured Truth Network showing us the ridiculous nature of TSA security practices:
Steve Bierfeldt, an individual working with Congressman Ron Paul’s Campaign For Liberty, was recently detained by TSA agents at an airport security checkpoint in St. Louis, Missouri. At the time of his detention and interrogation, Mr Bierfeldt was transporting several thousand dollars in campaign contributions raised at a St. Louis rally.
Given my own experiences with Homeland Security agents who are more than willing to shake down the traveling public absent suspicion while hiding behind their guns and badges, the following excerpt from the linked article struck a cord with me:
As recently reported in the Rational Review, A TSA VIPR Squad consisting of plainclothes inspectors, blue-gloved security officers, behavior detection officers, and federal air marshals descended on bus stops in downtown Indianapolis earlier this month. Local IndyGo officials cooperated with the TSA while VIPR agents patted down the public and searched luggage absent reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing.