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Nude TSA Protest Ruled Constitutional

July 20, 2012 by  

Nude TSA Protest Ruled Constitutional
SCREENSHOT
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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  • Patriot Higgins

    The Satanic Army Get in line sheeple. I have not and will not fly the unfriendly skies. I write back to all travil ags. to tell them that also. Driving is much more deadly so I place that blame on the criminals at the TSA. I think that there budget ( our money) this year is 40 BBBillion. Over 80 thousand welfare jobs with retirement pay.

    • http://www.facebook.com/RagesFury Rage Fury

      Neither will I fly the unfriendly skies and have not since this BS started.

      • Humpty Dumpty

        Likewise, I don’t fly either! If everyone, or just about most people took that stand, maybe some of this craziness would stop. Mr. Brennan deserves a lot of credit, but you can be certain TSA will harass him legally as much at TSA can get away with. What a shame, especially here in the USA.

  • Robert Smith

    Isn’t being nude often part of being screwed?

    Rob

    • elton15

      Usually. But people have done it with clothes on.

    • Vigilant

      Obama’s been doing it to us for 42 months.

  • Nick J

    The right to protest aside, I do think that Mr Brennan probably have “something” to show off under his trousers, wouldn’t you think so?

    • William Harrington

      I venture to say he did not have anything worthwhile.

  • By George

    This act, in its small way, signals another tool available for Americans: Jury nullification. A jury can simply say “NOT GUILTY” to any crime brought to trial they want, adding that the premis for unreasonable search and seizure, without a warrant, nullify’s any TSA’s rules or similarly, any other unconstitutional act committed by any agency of the federal government. USDA comes to mind. The Patriot Act does not trump the Constitution. These people have got to be stopped. Repeat after me: Not guilty, not guilty not guilty! Go get ‘em!

    • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

      HMN…Orenthal James Simpson?

  • http://www.facebook.com/LindaStoryCahill Linda C. Cahill

    Yet the musslimes, who are the terrorists, walk by unmolisted.

    • antonio

      What is it that makes you and others always blame the muslims for being “terrorits”?

      • duif100

        Because most terrorists are Muslims.
        Run the statistics and the airport safety would be drastically improved by banning Muslims from airports. Muslims have caused the terror problems and the average law abiding citizen is punished. Punish the Muslims!

      • Antonio

        Well you are wrong, ALL terrorist are governments. Any one group that is classified as a “terrorist organization” is funded by governments, which makes any and all so called terrorists attacks an inside job pure and simple..I hope that one day you are able to figure that out..

    • Eric Jones

      Linda honey you get there have been white terrorists right?

      • duif100

        There have not been any Muslim terrorists?
        Maybe the white terrorists were also Muslims.

        • Eric Jones

          What comment were you reading? i sasid ther have been white terrorist i didn,t say there has never been a muslim terrorist. PAY ATTENSION!!!!!!!

        • Eric Jones

          P.S most HOMEGROWN american terrorists have been cristhen.

  • helpus

    I guess next time the men decide to pea in the bushes you should protest cleaner bathrooms than you won’t be considered a sex offender. What is wrong with these judges!!!

    • duif100

      What is wrong with you?
      The man only made the job for the TSA easier and undresses without any hassle.
      What have we come to?
      If the same effort were made to harrass terrorists as what is done to innocent people we would have less terrorist problems.
      We have reached the stage in political correctness where a small minority of a few percent Muslims are the only people left with religious (cult) freedom.
      That is insanity!

    • antonio

      The main problem with our judges these days is that people like you become judges and they do not understand the US constitution…Does this answer you question?

  • Neil Wilson

    I agree that the government searching of passengers at air ports can be intrusive. But, considering the crazies who would destroy, and have destroyed, an airplane and its passengers while in flight, I am willing to accept searches so that I can avoid the intrusive experience of falling to the earth from a disintegrating airplane at 30,000 feet.

    • sheryl

      Neil, You don’t get the point!!!!!!!!!! The good Americans are being intruded upon, the terriorists are not. I will not fly either until this stops, which is probably never. You are not safer then you were after 911. Terriorists are crossing our boarders every day and you think you are safe. There is a bridge I would like to talk to you about -

    • Schlumbio T

      Had you paid attention to THE REAL WORLD over the past few years, you would quickly realize that NOT ONCE did the Them Stupid (expletive deleted) ever stop a single terrorist, or catch a bomber getting onto a plane… This department has simply become an agency where gays and lesbians and perverts can get paid to do what they like, the morons!

    • D Bro

      Don’t you get it, it is all about protection from unresonable searches. The 4th amendment . Just because you want to engage in travel does not make you a terrorist. If government assumes everyone is a suspect then we all have no rights. Totally eliminate the TSA saving billions of dollars and put limmited requirements on all the airlines. Is it in the best interest of all airlines to NOT have their jets come crashing out of the sky? Of course it is! That in itself will make all the airlines do whatever they think is best for their airlines to profit. I am assuming an airline wants to make money.

    • antonio

      People, NEIL WILSON, is a prime example of how stupid and/or ignorant americans have become. Here we have a pure indoctrinated neil wilson who would gladly give up his liberty for a little bit of temporary safety and well according to Benjamin Franklin, he absolutely doesn’t deserve either liberty not safety!!

  • Brad

    Yep it is the brdges to our south and our north, and they are walikng right on in. They dont have to blow up a plane, the crazies are blowing up planes, the terrorist are just coming in at border towns.

  • dan

    It would be interesting to know just how many OTHERS refuse to fly because
    of TSA abuse as opposed to fear of terrorists other than our government.

  • Shorty

    Wear a burqa and they will just waive you through. They’re afraid of hassling the muslims because they might lose their heads.

  • agbjr

    I don’t fly anymore for a number of reasons but mostly because of the hassle and stress TSA puts passengers through. Not long ago my adult daughter flew to Europe. I stayed with her up to the moment she had to go through the ticket-holder-only gateway. From where I stood I could clearly see the screening process being conducted by a burly and overweight middle-aged TSA man. When he made my daughter stand in the screening booth, raise her arms and turn around slowly I wanted to scream “PERVERT!”, run over and deck the sonofabitch! I could plainly see from the man’s expression as he looked at the screen he was frankly ogling MY daughter and enjoying every disgusting moment. SICK! I am convinced there are people employed by TSA that could NEVER pass a background check by the Boy Scouts, the Freemasons, or even my state’s Division of Youth and Family Services.

  • SJJolly

    If someone really wanted to bomb an airliner, they could have a bomb surgically implanted in their belly or butt, with only a little pull string or fuse protruding. The only way to detect such is full-body X-rays.

  • tiredofthecrap

    While I sympathize with Mr. Brennan, I do not necessarily agree with his actions. So, if any act of protest is protected, what would this judge rule if his family was slaughtered as an “act of protest”? I bet he’d change his tune in a heartbeat. However, this judge let the cat out of the bag and should be hung if only to prevent his ability to breed more of his ilk!

  • http://peresonallibertydigest.. gottaplenty

    Atta boy…. Leter all hang out. that seems to be the motive that bunch of perverts are driving at..

  • Ms. PAZ

    I am another who WILL NOT fly commercial airlines. As a cancer survivor I can not have medically unnecessary radiation. I will not consent to the TSA sexual assult grope search. The methods the TSA is using to supposedly screen out threats to safe air travel are absolutely senseless! They are not interested in safe air travel, but in training everyone to keep their mouths shut and do as they are told. They need to look to Israel to learn how to make the skies friendly again.

  • ONTIME

    Why let the man whowas humiliated by the TSA be allowed to pee on the floor in front of the agent(S) who created this incident and have them clean the floor….how fitting would that be?

  • Franklyn Molina

    There’s only one thing I can say about people who work in the TSA; these ghetto rats, and pedophiles that they hire: BRING BACK THE H.U.A.C.!

  • Frank w. Turney

    TSA agents SUCK!

    • Dena

      could you define “suck” ? and is that a BAD thing??

  • duif100

    The lesson to be pearned:
    Become a criminal or politician (maybe repetetive) and your right will be honored and no expense will be spred in doing so.
    Be a law abiding citizen and you will pay for the rights of the select few being honored and be deprived of your own rights.

    Who wants to be a law abiding citizen in a nations that only abuses and punished law abiding citizesn?

  • fastfood

    Now, I guess we’ll end up with a bunch of idiots running necked in the streets thanks to another idiot playing god behind a black robe.

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