Seattle Activist Wins Case Against TSA

(Video) On January 21, a jury cleared Mocek of all misdemeanor charges. “I feel good that we had police and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on record saying that you don’t have to show ID to fly and that you can use a camera at the airport,”Mocek told KOBTV...“ TSA wants people to show ID and submit to a search and groping, but there’s no legal basis for most of this.”...“The TSA relies fundamentally on intimidation." Full Story »

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Philippe Habib
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by Philippe Habib - Jan. 24, 2011

Refers to TSA as goons and Gestapo in the first sentence. At least the biases are up front. Facts in the article are worth getting out.

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Walter Cox
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by Walter Cox - Jan. 23, 2011

This article, and the attached video, tell the story of civil libertarian activist Phil Mocek from the civil libertarian point of view. The piece would have been stronger had they included comments from the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, and Albuquerque law enforcement--however it is doubtful those entities would have been forthcoming. Compelling and inspiring for anyone who does not wish to live in a police state.

This story is good news for those of us who wish to retain some semblance of the civil liberties we enjoyed before 9/11. Before then, one could insist on flying without showing identification (difficult, but still possible), and there were no TSA goons threatening arrest if one refused to comply with unlawful requests. If we wish to regain such civil liberties, and retain those currently under threat, more U.S. Citizens will need to follow Phil Mocek's example by asserting their ... More »

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Jonathan Brough
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by Jonathan Brough - Jan. 24, 2011

More sources need to be drawn into this article, or an inability to get anyone from the TSA or justice department to comment should be noted. The use of the terms "goon" and "gestapo" show a bias which need to then be backed up by cataloguing evidence of the TSA's behaviour. Having said that, this story is well worth consideration and very relevant in these times of body scanners and "groping". It is in the public's interests to know the constraints of the newly manufactured industries emerging around flight security, especially before they encroach into train stations and shopping malls. A quick search reveals the story's absence however across the US national press and broadcasters (NYT, WP, LAT, ABC & CBS) whilst MSNBC and ... More »

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Gordon Oliver
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by Gordon Oliver - Jan. 24, 2011

This article is an example of very bad reporting on a possibly interesting subject. The use of 'goons' and 'gestapo' are prime examples of ridiculous reporting.

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