Jim Bovard vs the TSA Oppressors

Monday, March 21, 2016
Posted in category TSA

The heroic Jim Bovard in the USA Today on his adventures with the TSA and the response to his Freedom of Information Act request.

Flying home from Portland, Ore., on Thanksgiving morning, I had a too-close encounter with TSA agents that spurred me to file a Freedom of Information Act request. On March 5, I finally received a bevy of TSA documents and video footage with a grope-by-grope timeline.

…TSA disclosed exhaustive video coverage of my every movement in the Portland airport, even detailing which chair I chose after getting a Starbucks coffee. But there is a tell-tale gap. The video timeline notes “7:50:29 group arrives at Private Security room. 7:50:55. Door Closes. 7:57:28 Door Opens.” The seven-minute gap in the recording is where travelers’ rights vanish.

Here’s the video of Jim’s Portland poking.

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