You May Already Be a Terrorist!

Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!

this just in from Tech Dirt...

TSA Says 'You Might Be A Terrorist If... You Complain About The TSA'

from the seriously-guys? dept

Ah, the TSA. Apparently among the "behavioral factors" that the TSA uses in determining who might be a criminal or a terrorist is... if you complain about the TSA. I guess that means I'm in line for some extra scrutiny. Honestly, though, this sounds a lot more like punitive action against people who complain, rather than a legitimate characteristic of someone who deserves extra scrutiny. Specifically, one of the factors is if someone is:

"Very arrogant and expresses contempt against airport passenger procedures."

An ACLU person quoted in the article wonders if this violates the First Amendment, in that it's going after someone for expressing their opinion:

"Expressing your contempt about airport procedures -- that's a First Amendment-protected right," said Michael German, a former FBI agent who now works as legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union.

"We all have the right to express our views, and particularly in a situation where the government is demanding the ability to search you."

Freedom is Slavery.

War is Peace.

Work shall make you free.

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