Nude TSA Protest Ruled Constitutional
John Brennan was found not guilty of public indecency.
The man who protested the Transportation Security Administration in the nude in April has been found not guilty.
As a way of protesting the TSA’s intrusiveness, John Brennan got naked to prove he wasn’t carrying a bomb. He was arrested after the stunt.
But at a trial Wednesday, Brennan was found not guilty of public indecency. The judge ruled that Brennan’s act was done as a protest, and a protest is protected under the Constitution.
Brennan took the stand and argued his case: “I know the irony of taking off my clothes to protect my privacy. They’re getting close to seeing us naked, so I thought I’d up the ante.”
In an earlier interview, Brennan noted: “The machine went off, and I asked what it was and he said ‘nitrates’ which I know from Oklahoma City is one of the explosive ingredients, and I was not interested in being hassled so I took off my clothes to show them I was not carrying any explosives.”
Brennan is not off the hook just yet. TSA is still investigating him to see if he interfered with the screening process.
Bryan Nash Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.
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