TSA Assaults Truth-Telling Cal Pilot

TSA Assaults Truth-Telling Cal Pilot

John Seiler:

The TSA Gestapo must have it in for Californians. I blogged earlier on how it assaulted and arrested a California woman who was a rape victim.

Now, TSA goons have assaulted a California pilot for taking pictures showing what a joke security is at Sacramento airport:

The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.

Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff’s deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot’s gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.

So the local sheriffs, to their shame, are working with the TSA thugs to suppress the truth. Aren’t local sheriffs supposed to protect us against such assaults?

Here’s what the videos show:

The YouTube videos, posted Nov. 28, show what the pilot calls the irony of flight crews being forced to go through TSA screening while ground crew who service the aircraft are able to access secure areas simply by swiping a card.

“As you can see, airport security is kind of a farce. It’s only smoke and mirrors so you people believe there is actually something going on here,” the pilot narrates.

Video shot in the cockpit shows a medieval-looking rescue ax available on the flight deck after the pilots have gone through the metal detectors. “I would say a two-foot crash ax looks a lot more formidable than a box cutter,” the pilot remarked.

And that’s what the TSA bullies really hate: Being shown that they’re incompetents at protecting us, but good only at harassing decent, honest, law-abiding citizens.

California airports should expel the TSA and hire private guards. And the California Legislature should pass a law banning the TSA from the state.

The TSA gangsters clearly are targeting Californians. It’s time to reclaim our liberties.

Here’s the a TV news report that includes some of the pilot’s footage:

Dec. 23, 2010

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