In a strongly worded 19-page letter, the lawyer to Bill Stepien, the former campaign manager and staffer to Gov. Chris Christie embroiled in the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, is objecting to a subpoena sent to his client by a legislative…
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Bridgegate | Tags: 4th amendment, 5th amendment, Bill Stepien, Bridgegate | 5 Comments »
The United States government is now requiring people who wish to travel via airplane to submit to radioactive photography that exposes their nude body, or alternatively submit to a full body pat down.
Here for their first reading, I offer the fourth amendment to the U.S. Constitution to the editorial board of the Neptune Nudniks:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
What is the probable cause that justifies every airline traveler to be compelled to submit to these searches?
- If you are selected for secondary screening after you go through the metal detector and it does not go off, and “sss” is not written on your boarding pass, ask the TSA officer if the reason you are being selected is because of your head scarf.
- In this situation, you may be asked to submit to a pat-down or to go through a full body scanner. If you are selected for the scanner, you may ask to go through a pat-down instead.
- Before you are patted down, you should remind the TSA officer that they are only supposed to pat down the area in question, in this scenario, your head and neck. They SHOULD NOT subject you to a full-body or partial-body pat-down.
- You may ask to be taken to a private room for the pat-down procedure.
- Instead of the pat-down, you can always request to pat down your own scarf, including head and neck area, and have the officers perform a chemical swipe of your hands.
- If you encounter any issues, ask to speak to a supervisor immediately. They are there to assist you.
Posted: November 18th, 2010 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park Press, Freedom, U.S. Constitution | Tags: 4th amendment, Airport Security, Asbury Park Press, Neptune Nudniks, TSA | 13 Comments »