John Brennan, who calmly took his clothes off at the Portland Airport to show TSA officers he was not carrying a bomb
(he tested positive for explosives) told Fox News he is going to court to fight indecent exposure charges. Prosecutors indicated they'd let him off the hook if he wrote a letter of apology, but since is perfectly legal to go naked in Oregon, John is choosing to fight the charges. John told the smirking Fox reporter:
The government has been slowly eroding our rights and this is one way I could stand up and say "in the balance between my right to privacy and other rights that I have under the Constitution the TSA was going a bit too far." We need to have safe skies and I need to have a right to privacy, and as the pendulum is swinging away from my right to privacy I took a stand.
John and I have been exchanging emails and I've learned that he is one of us: a long-time Boing Boing reader and a happy mutant. We are very proud of him. Go John!
Airport stripper chooses court over apology [Image: Dan Carino, Seattle Weekly]
The AP reports that an 80-year-old South Carolina woman had no idea her cane contained a sword until she attempted to board a plane and it was inspected by TSA staff. News outlets report that Transportation Security Administration regional spokesman Mark Howell recounted the incident Thursday at Myrtle Beach International Airport as part of an […]
In 2013, the TSA blew $1B on “behavioral detection,” which would allegedly train agents to spot potential terrorists by looking for a hilariously stupid list of “tells” including “a bobbing adam’s apple,” “arriving late,” “trembling,” “yawning,” “excessive throat clearing,” “improper attire,” “gazing down,” and “wide open staring eyes,” Also: “being in disguise.”
Actor Judge Reinhold was flying out of Dallas Love Field on Thursday and his bag set off an “alarm” on a TSA scanner, so security personnel demanded to pat Reinhold down; Reinhold objected that he’d already passed through the naked scanner and didn’t believe he should have to get a government-mandated genital massage as well. […]
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