German cellist Alban Gerhardt is speaking out against the TSA after an incident last Wednesday at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport where agents of the administration snapped his rare Heinrich Knopf cello in two.
TSA starts stopping people on US highways without warrants or probable cause.
Skip to 15:15 to watch TSA agent Raymond D. Evans who confronted this guy, and committed the following actions, by his own admission only because he found his shirt personally offensive:
• Suppression of my first amendment right to freedom of expression (18 USC § 242 Deprivation of rights under color of law, RCW 9A.80.010 Official misconduct) — Entire incident)
• Suppression of my first amendment right to freedom of the press (18 USC § 242 Deprivation of rights under color of law, RCW 9A.80.010 Official misconduct) — Multiple times when my camera is blocked, both by Raymond Evans and TSA agent 2 — See Fordyce v. City of Seattle, 9th circuit, 1995 which protects my right to record government officials in public
• Illegal detention (RCW 9A.40.040 Unlawful imprisonment)
• Assault (RCW 9A.36.041) — [4:18] in the video
• Lied to the Port of Seattle Police dispatcher (RCW 9A.76.175 Making a false or misleading statement to a public servant.) — Raymond Evans told the Port of Seattle Police dispatcher that I was “harassing the public,” a statement directly contradicted by video evidence
• Harassment (RCW 9A.46.020) — Entire incident
• Threatened to arrest me (RCW 9A.60.045 Impersonation of a law enforcement officer) — [7:49] and [8:11] in the video
• Repeatedly insulted me (Fortunately for Raymond Evans, not a crime, but still unbecoming a federal employee)
TSA Frisks Older Woman
Since 2008 Barbara has been suffering with brain cancer. She has survived far past initial estimates. Part of this has been avoid anything that may provoke the cancer. This means not going through those new scanners at the airport. So what does TSA do when they have to search a frail old woman, who has brain cancer? This video shows it all.