Last December Aaron Tobey was flying out of Richmond International Airport to attend his Grandmothers funeral. According to James Knicely, the attorney representing Mr. Tobey:
He went there knowing he would not do the advanced imaging and do the pat-down instead. He was making it easy for them and in the process he wanted to communicate his objection for doing so.
Upon opting out of the advanced imaging x-ray machines now used by the TSA at airports around the country, Tobey thought he would make it easier on the agents who would pat him down, and he removed some of his clothing. Without his shirt the TSA agents could not miss the excerpt of the 4th amendment written on Tobey's chest:
Amendment 4: The right of the people to be secure against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated
On March 9th Mr Tobey filed a federal lawsuit which claims his 1st Amendment and 4th Amendment rights were breached. Tobey was detained for 90 minutes, and charged with disorderly conduct.
During the time he was detained he was handcuffed behind his back, and questioned about his knowledge of or affiliation with any terrorist organizations. He was also asked if he was provoked by any third parties, and what exactly his intentions and goals were.
Just two weeks after being detained and charged with disorderly cond...MORE