Pilot Sues TSA For Overly Intrusive Searches

from the and-here-we-go dept

Before the don't touch my junk guy, there was Michael Roberts, the pilot who, back in October, refused both the naked backscatter scan and the intrusive groping pat-down, was not allowed to fly his plane, and was put on leave by his company (ExpressJet). He's now suing the TSA over the search process:
"People are messed up because they touch your crotch," pilot Michael Roberts said. "They touch your bottom, your breasts, I mean, everything.
That said, I haven't seen the actual legal filing, so I'm not sure if he has much of an actual case here. It will be interesting to follow either way.
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    out_of_the_blue, 19 Nov 2010 @ 6:29pm

    A "privileged" class being established...

    Put that together with Congresscritters being exempt, besides that The Rich fly on private planes, and it's a big step to a stratified "Brave New World". Note too that it's *only* privileges; your inherent right to travel in the ordinary conveyance of the day is being done away with. It's a de facto no-fly list (yes, I'm repeating; you're going to live with this tyranny, and much worse, for the rest of your life unless you join the revolt); and you're hampered in even leaving the country.

    By the way, haven't seen it said here that the obvious next step is to make these scanners mandatory for *every* passenger not just those selected. And they want them at shopping malls too. Chertoff, former head of DHS, made purchases while in office, then went to work for the company. At over a $1M each, there's billions to be made on a few thousand machines, and you know capitalists love profits WAY more than they value your freedom.

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