Monday, November 22, 2010

TSA Strip Searches a Ten Year Old

You Tube Video

I don' think there is much more to say other than the video... 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

From the Washington Times - An Editorial: Big Sister's police state

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has crossed the line. As if subjecting millions of Americans to X-rated x-ray scans and public groping sessions weren't bad enough, the agency now threatens $11,000 in fines against anyone refusing to submit to humiliation at the airport.

Oceanside, Calif., resident John Tyner found this out after he posted on YouTube a video of his degrading encounter with TSA screeners. Mr. Tyner's catchy phrase, "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested," spread quickly, thanks to attention provided by the Drudge Report. TSA was not amused, and an official announced Monday that Mr. Tyner faces punishment for leaving the airport without submitting to the high-tech or low-tech molestation options.

The term is not used lightly. Under 18 U.S. Code Section 2244, " 'sexual contact' means the intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade." It's no coincidence that TSA initiated sexual-contact pat-downs after fliers began to refuse the pornographic scanners. There can be no question that when threats of civil punishment are used to ensure compliance, those encounters with the TSA lose their status as a voluntary transaction. It's even more outrageous that these unnecessary searches are being conducted on children.

There's also no doubt that some rogue TSA agents seek self-gratification at the expense of passengers. In January, a TSA agent planted white powder in the bags of passengers, according to documents posted on the Smoking Gun website. Apparently, scaring members of the public into thinking they were being busted for smuggling drugs made for a good "joke." The new screening rules open yet more opportunities for the worst elements at TSA.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano insists that anyone who has a problem with the state of affairs simply shouldn't fly. Unelected bureaucrats like Ms. Napolitano - known across the blogosphere as Big Sister - have no business making decisions that touch upon such a fundamental right as the ability of innocent citizens to travel freely. In Ms. Napolitano's view, Americans wishing to visit family and friends across the country exercise a privilege granted by the government. Air travel is no longer a free transaction between a member of the public and an airline.

Once freedom at airports is "locked down," it's inevitable that TSA will next target buses, trains and the Metro. After all, al Qaeda has attacked each of these modes of transportation in other parts of the world. Strict controls on internal travel is the hallmark of a police state.

No matter how invasive TSA searches become, there's no guarantee anything the agency does will prevent a terrorist attack. A balance must be struck between reasonable security measures and the maintenance of a free society. These decisions cannot be made by Obama administration officials without involving the public in the discussions. Many Tea Party candidates standing for election earlier this month promised they were going to "take our country back." Stopping TSA would be a good first step.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

TSA - Legal Molestation?

"Applying the findings to the TSA debacle, there is no way to reliably determine whether any one of those good folks staring at your child's naked body or fondling your breasts or genitals to see if you are a terrorist is getting off.

And criminal history background checks won't help, either, because the broad majority of sex offenses are committed by men who have never been arrested for a previous offense." - Karen Franklin Ph.D.

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There has been a great deal going on in the news about the new Full Body Scans that are now required at airports that already have the equipment. How can it be OK for a TSA agent to literally fondle anyone they so choose, when in any other setting the things they re doing would be not only arrestable but require a lifetime of public registration as a Sex Offender.

Karen's article tells how even with the registry, the background checks, that we will not avoid what the general public fears the most.  Education is key, being aware is key, and knowing that when public molestation is deemed OK for someone to do if they work for Homeland Security, but not OK for a consenting teenage couple, then we are heading down a road that is almost too scary to keep your eyes open for.  Next, trains taking those that disagree with the government to camps so a "Final Solution" can be implemented.  (Sound familiar?)


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Positive Steps in the Public's Education

Read the comments at the end of the article, it seems that the public is beginning to see the light about the hype that surrounds any sex offense.  What wonderful steps that have been made by the people.
Community angered after sex offender receives award

What I notice here that is speaking volumes to those of us that live in fear of being run down just because someone looked them up on the internet.  There are no comments from the sex offender haters on there, not even congratulating the attempted murders.  

Another small but remarkable step in the right direction of education of the General Public.

3 more charged with attempting to harm Hopewell sex offender

This is written by a Public Defender in California, informative.... Maybe California will be the first to see the err of the ways of supervising and monitoring sex offenders.

Stop the sex offender fear-mongering

More than 1,300 convicted sex offenders could be able to claim compensation from the Scottish government after a landmark hearing in Edinburgh.

Sex offender ruling could lead to compensation claims

Sex attacker’s £1000 win for rights breach

Progress??  Yes and No.  Read the comments at the bottom, quite informative.

Six Myths Why We Can't Manage Sex Offender's Computer/Internet Use

Friday, November 12, 2010

Wisconsin Turns Over a New Leaf

When a person hears that the Dairy State, a formerly predominantly Democrat state, is now turned all red in favor of the Republican.  For those of you familiar with politics and the leanings of each party, you are probably already starting to worry about what this change in guard will affect as far as the Sex Offender laws.

Needless to say I am not a fortune teller and I can not predict the future, but I do still carry a bit of faith that as long as people are not in groups when they are fed information they are far more likely to use reason and logic rather than sensational emotions to make long lasting and pertinent decisions for our state and its citizens.  In short, I think that if we present it properly, both as individuals and to each body of our Legislature here in Wisconsin I do believe that we will make progress educating the several hundred folks in our state government along with the millions of citizens that live here. 

I have been asked about the new Republican guard and how we would be better off with Democrats, but if that were the case, then where did all these laws here in Wisconsin come from, if the Republicans haven't had a majority in years, then it was the Democrats in office that 'did this'. Personally, I don't believe that either of them can do a satisfactory job in their positions mainly due to where their loyalties lie, which are not squarely with the voting public but somewhere in the pockets of people that are never mentioned.  That does not take away the power of the people though, we all have the power to fire everyone of them from the President on down, because we are the voting public and like all other things that if not used and practiced will have a tendency to wither and die this right, this Constitutional right will go where our Inalienable rights went, although a great many of them are already gone.