Open thread Friday. - [image: MORE DISCLAIMERS]It's open thread Friday, and I need you to tell me what is on your mind. I am thinking about the NFL capitulating to the fascist w...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Now we all have had our beefs, and disputes with the TSA, but sometimes arguments for the sake of false liberties is a waste of time. A lawsuit filed Thursday against the Transportation Security Administration alleges a Ron Paul supporter and a traveler Steven Bierfeldt who claims he was hassled by security agents at Lambert-St. Louis's International Airport after he repeatedly asked if the law required him to answer their questions about $4,700 in cash he was transporting
Mr. Bierfeldt felt that he was unreasonably detained at the St. Louis airport because he was carrying about $4,700 in cash. The organization had hosted an event in St. Louis that included the sale of tickets, T-shirts, stickers and other materials and Bierfeldt said he was carrying the cash proceeds in a metal box when he was detained at Lambert Airport for about 30 minutes on March 29.
Bierfeldt said he refused to answer when a TSA official asked what was in the box. Another TSA official arrived, and Bierfeldt was taken into a separate room where he used an iPhone in his jacket pocket to record the officials' questioning. "It's obviously important that the safety of flights be ensured," Bierfeldt said in a telephone interview. "But subjecting innocent travelers like me who are doing nothing wrong — I think it diverts TSA away from its core mission of safeguarding air travel." My question to Mr. Bierfand is...did you not read the Patroit Act, and why didn't you just tell the TSA agents what the proceeds where from!
The lawsuit does not seek money but asks the court to declare the TSA's actions unconstitutional and to prohibit the agency from similar searches when there is no evidence aircraft are endangered. Note to DV don't try this with refusing to remove your shoes!
TSA spokesman Greg Soule said the agency would not comment on pending litigation.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
After reading Toures review in the New York Times, I had my issues with Toures post-racial rationalizes, but I saw this coming, but Colson gave Tavis a reasonable explanation on his take of the article and this alledge post racial period we live in.