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She Dared to Verbally Challenge the Mighty Authority of the TSA (video)



You may remember the story of Andrea Abbott and her teenage being harassed, detained, and eventually arrested at the Nashville, TN Airport:

"A 41-year-old Clarksville woman was arrested after Nashville airport authorities say she was belligerent and verbally abusive to security officers, refusing for her daughter to be patted down at a security checkpoint.

Andrea Fornella Abbott yelled and swore at Transportation Security Administration agents Saturday afternoon at Nashville International Airport, saying she did not want her daughter to be “touched inappropriately or have her “crotch grabbed,” a police report states."

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Did you hear Ron Paul recently?

He was talking with some glee about the fun that he will have after he leaves Congress, flying around the country, talking to various groups, talking on college campuses.

But then he mentioned that the only thing that concerns him is the harassment that he knows he will receive at the hands of TSA. And he wasn't kidding or laughing.

Makes my blood boil

End the TSA


TSA is not a "government agency." It is a private company.

Transportation Security Administration in Fort Myers, FL is private company categorized under Regulation, Administration of Transportation.


Profits go directly to the One-World-Order BANKSTER MAFIA. If you choose to fly via a TSA-run airport you are funding your own enslavement... as well as if you do business with any corporation.

Yeah I know the Real Truth really sucks but until we start telling it we're going to keep rowing up chit's creek without a paddle.

Please consider starting a NEW MOVEMENT with our OWN ELECTIONS and our OWN Ballot boxes, our OWN PAPER BALLOTS COUNTED IN FULL PUBLIC VIEW and our OWN electoral establishments and increasing our numbers until we can petition the county sheriff's with enough numbers to establish mainstream legitimacy. We gotta start somewhere.

What a joke the TSA is. My GF

What a joke the TSA is. My GF and I recently flew from the west coast to the east coast. We both refused the body scanners and were told to wait for a sex appropriate agent to pat us down. You could tell they were pissed and made us wait at least 10 minutes to send someone over (obviously to "punish" us for not complying). They finally do their thing and say go ahead. We are sitting on the bench putting our shoes on and the TSA lady comes up and hands my girl her purse which they took prior to the pat down and says have a nice flight. All of a sudden my girl starts cracking up and says look. Right on top was her giant can of mace! Same thing on the way back with the same results! No kidding.....

The whole scanning is a joke

I have had reconstructive surgery - plenty of metal in me - and yet - I have never set off a scanner.

Go figure.

So! They really are perverts.

Then after taking the mother to jail so she could no longer interfere they took the daughter into a private area and fondled her anyway. We can only imagine how nice it is going to be in the future when the abuse of power is much stronger than it is now. This is why I don't fly and when they start setting up check points so they can fondle those who won't fly then I guess I won't drive either. Can't you see? These perverts are doing the same things they have been locking people up for, for many years. The whole organization is sick. They aren't out to save us, they are out to rape us.

We can only be happy about one thing in all of this. They don't stand a chance of entering heaven.

Man I wish I was on that jury!

Are you kidding me?

Are we really debating whether or not a parent can disapprove of a grown woman touching the privates of her 15 year old daughter?

That she should not be upset with the system that allows this to happen.

Not guilty all the way. Let's start setting some precedence in this country against these violators of our basic human rights.

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poq below makes good points

but this verdict indicates the 'south' still retains it slave mentality, only now they relish the chains shackled on all Americans, including themselves.
Verbal abuse aside, they did not consider the abrogation of 4th Amendment rights, though, not knowing the case, that fact may have never even been raised. It's disturbing how easily they sided with 'authority'.
This case could and should have been the game changer. Not one juror thought outside the box, nor did he and she realize their verdict could have ended this abuse.
The 'government' must have vetted each juror very well, ensuring they placed jurors who would be complicit in what can only be termed acts of treason against our Constitution.
One day they will regret this decision. And God help America when that day comes.

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When are we ever going to learn that the only "authority" that we have a moral obligation to obey is our own? All other "authority" is destructive and enmity to the Liberty of the People!

Our authority we have as individuals is the right to govern ourselves and ourselves alone! If we as individuals don't have the right or moral authority to tell others what to do then where did the government get it? They assumed it by crushing the Liberty, Dignity and Free Will of their so called masters. They are "public servants" after all!

The Transportation Security Administration is just as pointless and destructive to our freedoms as is the Toilet Safety Administration in the world of South park.

Live free or die! Give me Liberty or give me death! Those words once meant something.

I used to fly a lot but

I haven't actually flown since they started this stuff. It would be funny to try and smuggle a metallic zucchini through the scanner or be able to produce a raging boner during the pat down. I would just start screaming, what have you done to my penis?

She should have been more prepared

if she was going to make a principled stand at the airport. She should have known full well they were going to do what they did and she should have been prepared for what actions she was going to take. She went off half cocked and got herself in legal trouble because of it.

After making a big fuss she allowed her daughter to be patted down...
I mean good grief she lost her case right there, both legally and in principle. Either refuse the pat down for yourself and your daughter on principle and leave the airport or you dont. You can't go halfway and expect to do as you please. You submitted to their authority and now if you refuse you will face legal charges. They're not going to allow you to enter a "secure" area unchecked especially after you just allowed your daughter to be checked. You already gave up. I don't know what she was thinking. I'm sorry she became a victim of this heavy handedness, but she should have known better than to think this was a fair country and she had rights. You must protect yourself and make an airtight case if you are going to stand up against this nonsense. Even then you may be run over by the state. This isn't the supermarket, this is a security checkpoint and you're facing a lot of trouble if you make a big scene, are disorderly and don't do it right.

It may sound like I'm siding with the TSA but what I'm saying is protect yourself and do it right if you are going to make a stand, otherwise you're going to lose. The odds are stacked against you from the start. Be sure you do everything you can to not incriminate yourself if you plan on resisting. Don't give them anything they can use against you.

I have a question

How many airline hijackings have been prevented by the TSA?

TSA never caught a terrorist or stopped a hijacking

In the 10+ years TSA has been in existence, they have caught 0 terrorists. They have prevented 0 hijackings. There have been several instances where terrorists have slipped through security and been taken down by the passengers, the underwear bomber for instance, and the shoe bomber. It's the most useless agency in existence, and I don't fly because of TSA, nor does my own teenage daughter fly for the same reason. We travel by car, train, or charter flight.



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"Lawful activities?"

FTA: "The defendant should have been aware that her behavior would prevent others from carrying out their lawful activities," King said.

Sure, but what if those activities are NOT lawful, in fact NOT Constitutional? Fuck I'm not happy with where we are right now, and I can't even leave.

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Guilty? What?

Insane, cowering, doormat jury.

The mother wasn't even going to fly, but accompanying her daughter to the airport. How dare TSA want to grope her for no earthly reason.



This woman and every other passenger should rebel. We should really just do a class action law suit against the TSA and bankrupt them. Give them hell and trouble that it wouldn't be worth having a TSA.

Hell yeah!!!

This lady is AWESOME!! Somebody find out if we can contribute to her legal fund! Set it up!!!



I second that, as in the judicial system in cases like this, it needs to be appealed and appealed again until it get to the Supreme Court. There is where the argument on the fourth amendment can be done.

Her attorney....

Her attorney is not impressive.
It's theater (not Justice folks)
the 'verdict'... is a talent show.
good luck to her. :(

The prosecutor was not

The prosecutor was not impressive either - using slang such as "in their face." The video so far does not appear to show the mom acting in a belligerent or aggressive manner that would entail arrest or detainment. I won't be surprised if the jury empathizes with her. Clearly, if she had been physically out of line on the video, the propagandists would have eagerly shown such footage. The basis for the TSAs complaint against her was that she called them pedophiles...it seems that if she was acting out of that belief to prevent her daughter from being a victim that the court should have no basis but to find in her favor. Of course, we here know that she was a victim based on all we know about the TSA and g'ment, but the evidence seems to point in her favor as well.

slang probably appeals to a jury

Think of the average citizen. Now think of the average citizen in Tennessee. Now think of the average citizen and Tennessee who is too dumb to get out of jury duty.

Most people are clearly not rational. A jury is notoriously irrational

Trend please

If everyone refused this improper "touching" then the courts would be so clogged they would have to make changes to the TSA.

Improper touching

I have to fly this coming Sunday, although I am not looking forward to it, but I am thinking that I will demand a woman grope me. and afterwards I will ask her if it was as good for her as it was for me. I am a man and I definitely do not want a man with his hands down below. I wonder if they will oblige? I have not flown since TSA was put in place.

More direct path - stop flying

Why do people pay to endure sexual assault and possible arrest for resistance? I do not understand why anyone ever tolerated it at all. It always comes down to money. When the airlines go under, there will be no more profit in groping airline passengers. MAYBE a new paradigm for air travel would emerge.

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"Porn Addict" inquires about TSA job and is taken seriously


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you're just jealous you cant get paid for

Things you qould be doing anyway with your free time