Pilot raided for YouTube video exposing airport security flaws

Antinous sez, "An anonymous airline pilot posted cell phone video of security lapses at SFO to YouTube. Federal air marshals and the sheriff's department showed up at his house to take his gun away."

"Well, folks, I just wanted to give you an idea of what type of security for the ground personnel there is. This is their screening. As you can see, there's only a card slide and one door," the pilot says in the video. "And right here's a sign, 'Think security.' Well, I don't think there's much security here."

…According to sister station ABC7 in San Francisco, the disclosure resulted in federal air marshals and sheriff's deputies showing up at the pilot's home — an event the pilot, a deputized federal air marshal, also recorded — to confiscate his federally issued handgun.

Attorney Don Werno, who represents the pilot, says he believes the TSA was sending a message that "you've angered us by telling the truth and by showing America that there are major security problems despite the fact that we've spent billions of dollars allegedly to improve airline safety."

Pilot in Hot Water for Exposing Security Flaws