After many delays & much jerking around by the prosecution, Phillip Mocek, the man arrested at an Albuqurque, NM airport in November 2009, finally went to trial last Thursday & Friday on trumped up charges of disorderly conduct, concealing his identity and refusing to obey a police officer.
According to the Identity Project, Mr. Mocek's trial has been delayed yet again due to the prosecutor being unprepared. An update on the case can been accessed here.
Reprinted below, is an article recently published by The Identity Project regarding the upcoming trial of Phillip Mocek in Albuqurque, New Mexico. Mr. Mocek's trial will begin this Tuesday, December 7, 2010.
According to the Identity Project's faq on the case, he was arrested by Albuqurque police at a TSA checkpoint on November 15, 2009 while attempting to board his flight with a valid ticket. The arrest and charges stem from Mr. Mocek's desire to travel by air without showing ID, without answering questions regarding his trip & for recording his encounter to protect himself legally.
I also wanted to bring this blog full circle be referencing the most recent post from John Tyner, the man who prompted this series of TSA blog entries on Roadblock Revelations with his now immortal quote, "if you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested.".
A transcript of Congressman Ron Paul's TSA update is available here.
Also, Free Talk Live has been covering recent TSA outrages on their radio talk show and in the articles posted to their website.
With National TSA Opt-Out Day quickly approaching, folks may find it enlightening to read the thoughts of a former TSA agent...
(Thanks to Claire Wolfe over at Living Freedom for the link)
They rightfully point out that the latest outrage from TSA, as exemplified by this incident, is only the most recent in a long list of outrages. They also point out that while a full-body naked-scan National Opt-Out day is a good start, for real change to take place much more needs to be done.
Time to put the TSA on the no-fly list.
Checkout the links provided above for more information regarding the project along with invaluable information on additional actions you can take to reclaim the skies from the groping hands of bureaucratic busy-bodies.
If you want to reclaim your right to travel unmolested by government goons inside your own country, remember that:
"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will."
- Frederick Douglass
I opted-out years ago when it became obvious the TSA was out of control. Now that even the main-stream media can't ignore this fact any longer, I'm looking forward to the company.
Just when you thought the arrogance, callousness and depravity of the TSA couldn't get any worse, the agency manages to sink to another all-time low.
As reported in the main-stream media, several news stories show that even recent cancer survivors aren't safe from the groping hands of clueless agents. In fact, due to their medical conditions, such individuals are more likely than members of the general public to be flagged for extra-special TSA attention.
“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.” - Fredrick Douglass
And so it begins. Early in the morning on November 13, 2010 at San Diego International Airport, John Tyner peacefully, respectfully and intelligently exercised his right not to be virtually strip searched nor sexually groped by TSA agents as a condition of travel on a common carrier within the boundaries of the United States.
Update - Part 3 of the video series appearing below has been updated by OTN. It appears that the videographer inadvertently used false body scanning images in the original video but has fixed his mistake. The updated video is available here
For those interested in more detailed information regarding TSA Body Scanning equipment, Papers Please has a good article on the subject located here.
There's been lot's of news on the TSA security theater front over the past several weeks which I'll be writing about in more detail later. For now though, I thought I'd share a few videos put together by Sam over at Obscured Truth Network showing us the ridiculous nature of TSA security practices:
Welcome to Checkpoint USA's blog. Here you'll find general information and discussions regarding growing threats to our right to privacy & travel.
While I refer to court cases along with state and federal law frequently in this blog, nothing written here should be construed as legal advice. I am not an attorney. Rather, I'm someone concerned about the growing disregard for individual rights present at all levels of government.
My conclusions are my own based upon personal experience and research. The law is made purposely complex however and varies significantly from place to place and circumstance to circumstance.
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