Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Punch a TSA screener day

Forget "Opt Out" day; via The Big Guy, we see passengers already taking sterner measures:
A Connecticut man has been arrested after exchanging words and punching a TSA screener at a security checkpoint at Indianapolis International Airport.

According to a report from airport police, John A. Christina, 51, Simsbury, Conn., was charged with battery as a misdemeanor in connection with the incident about 2:50 p.m. Tuesday at the Concourse B checkpoint.
Mr. Christina, a grateful Republic thanks you.  And to TSA goons screeners who are "just following orders", it appears that the citizens of this Republic are still citizens, not subjects.  Some of them, at least.

9 comments:

chiefjaybob said...

Get your $100 worth (should be the amount of bail)......

Anonymous said...

Bail was $150. He will probably have to pay a fine. Say, $1000 to be on the really high side. That is a lot less than $11,000... if you see what I am getting at here.

Anonymous said...

So on the one side of this spectrum we have "touchy feely" and a safer flight....on the other side of the spectrum we have "our rights" (?) being upheld and no TSA and about a 90% chance of getting blown out of the air.....I choose the touchy feely.

Steve

bluesun said...

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." If you refer to rights, clearly stated (in this case) in the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, as "rights," is it any wonder we are at this state?

The TSA doesn't do a blessed thing but abuse power and waste money. I think the only terrorist attacks the they've stopped have been, um, NONE. Underwear bomber, shoe bomber, the recent printer cartridge bombs, all got through "security." They all origionated in other countries, too. And they all were stopped by private citizens or companies. There are numerous other ways that we could be providing security that don't involve such security theater, or at least aren't so Orwellian. At this point, I would rather risk giving everyone on board baseball bats to fly the friendly skies than to keep funding the farce that is the TSA.

Ken said...

"...on the other side of the spectrum we have "our rights" (?) being upheld and no TSA and about a 90% chance of getting blown out of the air..."

90%? Sir, you appear to be hysterical. I would like to help, but I am at a loss as to what to suggest.

Lissa said...

Yeah that 90% struck me as just a WEE bit high :)

K said...

Steve, you wouldn't happen to work for the TSA, would you?

GuardDuck said...

Steve,

Your ignorance of security is overshadowed by your feeble grasp of the concept of freedom.

Since both subjects require only the smallest skills in reason to comprehend, I fear there is no help for you.

Jehu said...

Remember, if you happen to be on the jury if it goes to trial, he's not guilty. Jury nullification is a wonderful thing.