Dezl: I’m not the one who started this topic this time. Since I last posted on this topic, I have determined that if so many americans are that freaking stupid that they would give up their security so they can feel safer, not be safer, then they deserve it.
Two years later….same old song. (And how appropriate that all it took was a search on the words “stupid people” to come up with his thread.)
From: September 28, 2011 “Is it a one day thing or do they stick around for a while. They are doing this at court house metro. i don’t exactly like having my rights violated first thing in the morning to appease stupid people so they can "feel" safe.”
Please, refrain from turning this into the typical name calling session.
Ok, let’s all agree that Steve will be Steve, and drop it. Back to the discussion, I’m still tweaking my letter and DO plan on sending it in.
Targeting America’s civil liberties has to stop, otherwise freedom is just becomes another overused buzzword. We ALL deserve better treatment than this by our government and the organizations that represent it.
Are you Hyde?
Your name says it all? What are you hiding?
TSA officers and officials are safeguarding us all… remember 911.
Why are you being a jerk?
For those dredging up month old threads, play nice. You can disagree without being disagreeable.
If these searches yielded evidence of other crimes not related to the search; an open container of alcohol, medicinal herbs, or perhaps overdue library books, could that evidence be used against the person? Say a false-positive compels them to search the bag but no explosives are found, but other evidence is… is that just a bonus for the police? What about the possibility of them generating false positives to harass or otherwise conduct warrantless searches?
TSA officers and officials are safeguarding us all... remember 911.
Why are you being a jerk?
Think real hard to back pre-911, when airport security did virtually the same checks (albeit in a far more respectable manner) and no one complained. The TSA isn’t safeguarding anything; they’re being a nuisance to the good, upstanding citizens. In the wake of the LAX shooting, now people are mentioning they [the TSA], should have guns. If anything, the thought of armed TSA agents makes me feel less safe. I’m not being a jerk, I’m just bringing to people’s attention the TSA’s blatant violation of the 4th amendment. If you’re in favor of security, fine…let’s declare marshall law and have the guard out patrolling metro stops. I’d be more comfortable with the military keeping me safe at the airport than ignorant people who lie to your face about the radiation health effects of their screening equipment.
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