Body scanners opt out intimidating
The risk of being harassed or even arrested for legally exercising your First Amendment right is significant.However, the risk of not exercising this right is far greater.– Because having TSA photograph your naked body is an invasion of privacy.– Because the TSA have implemented other invasive procedures which serve to facilitate compliance rather than enhance security. – Because TSA have repeatedly abused their power and violated travelers’ rights by touching their private parts. Visit the Facebook Group page for the national Opt Out and Film Week.In November 2010, the national opt out day was a huge success that generated massive media attention.The TSA was forced to mothball most of its radiation-firing body scanners for that one day in a desperate attempt to avoid embarrassment – a political act that proved the naked scanners had nothing whatsoever to do with genuine security concerns.– Filming the TSA holds them accountable and is a way to protect your human rights. We encourage people who want to become involved in this campaign to create their own flyers and material to draw attention to this grass roots activist campaign.Many thanks to Ashley Jessica who had the idea for the campaign and is helping with promotion and organization.
The TSA is a federal agency stuffed full of liars, thieves and petty tyrants who like to harass and terrorize innocent Americans who refuse to comply with degrading treatment and who refuse to partake in obedience training.
This Thanksgiving, is giving thanks for the First Amendment, by getting back in the faces of those who are attempting to abuse their authority to silence free speech and in turn conceal flagrant abuses of our rights and our basic dignity – with the launch of the national Opt Out and Film campaign.
Of course, every week should be First Amendment week, but we’re picking one week in particular as part of a grass roots outreach that we hope will contribute towards putting an end to what has come to represent the face of big government tyranny – the Transportation Security Administration.
Each one got some snarky comments from the security staff, and discussion from the one given the opportunity to feel me up, so I'd like to arm myself with a bit more information/argumentation for next time. I travel quite a lot, so any way to decrease exposure to anything I see as a benefit, as well as having issues with the 'security theatre' of airport security trying to make us feel safer while trying to get us to increase the level of acceptance of privacy invasion.
I'd just like to have some proper argumentation, both for their statistics (since they make a note of each instance of opting out, with a reason), and so that I don't sound like someone that hasn't done any research.