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Man arrestedd for Rubberband ball...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Autolycus, Nov 20, 2006.

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  1. Autolycus

    Autolycus Member

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    Link...

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=618629
     
  2. stealthmode

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    what does SIDA stand for?

    i cant stand the way power goes to peoples heads, i am always afraid something like that will happen to me with my rubber band ball.:what:
     
  3. 1911 guy

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    I just gotta ask.

    Is this verified? I know you're a regular poster and wouldn't post something without checking it a bit. I guess I just answered my own question.

    It's nice to know there are people looking out for us. I wish I knew where to find them.
     
  4. Autolycus

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    I am gonna be honest and say it is not verified. However it would not suprise me. I found the link off of another gun forum. When I read the story I did not go through and read the rest of the thread.

    I think SIDA is the ID from the authors home country? I am not sure though.
     
  5. djstaehlin

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    A quick Google search shows that SIDA stands for Security Identification Display Area. The SIDA badge provides unescorted access to the secured side of the Airport, including ramps and Air Operations Area (AOA).

    The guy said that he loads bags all day so he obviously works at an airport.
     
  6. Lucky

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    6 year member, gives some credibility. He's lucky to get a private room, at the institutions up here people were packed in double capacity and more.

    On another forum I had to debate half a dozen people when I said intoxication check-stops and seat-belt check-stops and helmet check-stops are wrong and bad. Up here if you refuse to incriminate yourself at the road-block you automatically go to jail with a minimum sentence.

    People don't care about freedom:(
     
  7. SDC

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    Penal Code 123.45: "Questioning authori-itay".
     
  8. JohnBT

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    "What are you doing looking through my bag?"

    Thanks, I needed a good bellylaugh this morning. Talk about one clueless guy.

    John
     
  9. Lucky

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    I thought it was funnier when they said, "Oh you're innocent! In that case we'll give you a private cell." crowded.gif

    Appropriate song
     
  10. Tim James

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    Yeah I thought the idea for dealing with any kind of lawful authority was to stroke egos and go out of your way to be docile and compliant. Even if you're completley innocent, they will annoy the hell out of you, so it's better to just keep quiet, and complain about it on the forums later.

    Or should I raise a stink on principle? Will you guys visit me in jail? :)
     
  11. Lou629

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    Some of my friends and associates wonder why it is that i want absolutely nothing to do with flying or airports or the TSA or any of it. They should all read this. The TSA, etc., would rather check my shoes than do anything in the least useful. What do those initials stand for again?...Thousands Standing Around?...yeah, that's it. After the next real incident, they'll change it to They Shoulda' Acted, but by then it'll be (naturally) after the horse has left the building.
     
  12. mbt2001

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    uhhhhh

    I am tired of the system. It is 10:31 central. I am going outside and rioting right now. I advise that you all do the same thing. Turn over some cars and swing from street signs. I am sure more people will join you once they see that you are rioting.
     
  13. Can'thavenuthingood

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    Will you guys visit me in jail?

    Only if you have a private cell and Bubba has left.:D

    Vick
     
  14. Erebus

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    Maybe they were afraid to get sued?
     
  15. DoubleTapDrew

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    I think the only purpose of the TSA is to make it LOOK like they are actually doing something about security. I don't feel security is one bit safer than pre-TSA, I just now have to pack my shaving kit in with my checked baggage so they can be lost together.
    They do a decent job of making sure everyone is completely disarmed and defenseless should someone actually try to take over a flight
     
  16. nomadcrna

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    Can you say LAWSUIT?

    Seems like you have a very strong case.
     
  17. tellner

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    DTD, you are absolutely right. Go to Bruce Schneier's site, http://bruceschneier.com , and look up "security theater".
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

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    Held for 12 hours? :scrutiny:

    Must submit to a blood test?:rolleyes:

    Blood test results come back right away?:scrutiny:

    Come on, people! :rolleyes:
     
  19. Porky6331

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    My wife & I were held at the airport because we had to many drugs. My wife had a Kidney Transplant and takes $2100 worth of drugs a month. I asked the lady if she wanted my wife to drop her pants and show her the scars. She asked if the drugs were authorized. I said do you see the doctors name on the drugs. She had to call a supervisor to release us.
     
  20. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Hmmm, the bad thing is not that this story is unverified. The bad thing is that TSA is such a reservoir of incompetent buffoonery that you can easily believe this story is true, even if it is completely false.

    I am generally supportive of most people working in government. The vast majority of them that I have met are often more concerned about individual freedoms and fair play than most of the people who criticize them. TSA is the exception that proves the rule though. They are a cancer on the face of government.
     
  21. Eyesac

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    This sort of thing drives me nuts! I've been illegally searched and detained before, and subsequently released with no charges. I didn't have the balls to raise hell and sue someone, but I think next time I might. Law enforcement should have a health fear of treating innocent people like crap.:mad:
     
  22. Finch

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    As someone who works for the TSA, I know how true this is. While I legally can't say, it's doesn't take a genius to sit and watch to figure out what's going on. There are procedures and policies in place that boggle the mind. I think to myself many times "Do they honestly think this is going to stop anyone?" It's sad.

    You want to read a great book on the matter, that goes indepth into TSA fallacy, read Unsafe at Any Altitude

    Ouch! I hate the TSA as much as the next person, but I hardly consider myself a "cancer."
     
  23. crunker

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    Being of South Asian ethnicity, I've had much worse.
     
  24. Bartholomew Roberts

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    Well, you seem to acknowledge that TSA is not effective at providing security. So what do you call an agency that harasses innocent travellers while providing no discernible public benefit?
     
  25. 1911 guy

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    Go Mr. Roberts!

    Hey, wasn't that a movie, "Mr. Roberts"? The TSA is as useless as nipples on a boar, as my grandpa used to say. Only he didn't say nipples. Anyhow, I flew with my wife and son to Az. last year and was subjected to overpaid (minimum wage is too much if you can't perform well) government employees who don't know their own regulations and broke the law by demanding I hand over the keys to my handgun case while they looked through it out of my presence.

    Notice the several incidents recently have all been dealt with by passenger action and observation ON THE AIRCRAFT! WHY THE BLOODY HELL are these people allowed aboard if we are under the watchful eye of the TSA?

    The most recent was a dozen arab men getting out of theoir seats at once "to pray". They were reported to flight crew by a passenger and escorted off the plane. They should have been jailed for creating a public disturbance.
     
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