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]
Although Minneapolis man Hooman Nikizad arrived at the airport two hours early, as recommended, his hour-and-a-half wait in the security line made him miss his flight. He then had to buy a second ticket on another airline in order to get to his destination on time. Now he’s suing the TSA for $506.85 to cover […]
Yusuf Abdi Ali, a former Somali national army commander, is a pretty famous alleged war criminal, someone who’s been profiled on major news media, deported from Canada over a failed claim of refugee status, arrested in the USA for lying about his participation in “genocidal acts” on his visa applications, currently embroiled in a lawsuit […]
The TSA Instagram account is such a trove of high weirdness that I am now thinking of the TSA as a publicly-funded arts organization that I contribute to with taxes and time spent in line as it scans travelers for items to add to this gallery.
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