Thursday, July 23, 2015

TSA: "Careful what you say. You don't like this? You respect this badge right here."

Well, well, well, shock of shocks, we have yet another of our fine, upstanding blue-shirted civil servants who don't know their own rules. Or who pretend not to. 

As we've pointed out, with evidence, dozens of times: yes, you are allowed to videotape, film, photograph, audio-record, or sketch the TSA in action, including while they're doing their "pat-downs." It says so on the TSA's own website:
TSA does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down.
because so many TSA clerks like to throw their weight around, they often tell people they can't videotape/photograph them. That's what happened here, where the blue-shirted wonder not only lied to the young boy trying to videotape his own and his father's pat-down but threatened him with the cops. In fact, the TSA tinpot dictator did call the cops. He also said, when the boy correctly pointed out that the TSA's website indicates that videotaping is allowed, "Careful what you say. You don't like this? You respect this badge."

Yeah, we respect your fake badge.