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    Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    SACRAMENTO, CA - An airline pilot is being disciplined by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for posting video on YouTube pointing out what he believes are serious flaws in airport security.


    The 50-year-old pilot, who lives outside Sacramento, asked that neither he nor his airline be identified. He has worked for the airline for more than a decade and was deputized by the TSA to carry a gun in the cockpit.

    He is also a helicopter test pilot in the Army Reserve and flew missions for the United Nations in Macedonia.

    Three days after he posted a series of six video clips recorded with a cell phone camera at San Francisco International Airport, four federal air marshals and two sheriff's deputies arrived at his house to confiscate his federally-issued firearm. The pilot recorded that event as well and provided all the video to News10.

    At the same time as the federal marshals took the pilot's gun, a deputy sheriff asked him to surrender his state-issued permit to carry a concealed weapon.


    Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video | News10.net | Sacramento, California | News

    Hmmm...Let's see here, Obama's thug Napalintano can search your groin, and the crotch of your 12 year old daughter, but don't blow the whistle on security holes on them....They then "punish" you....Nooooo, we are free here.


    In other TSA news....


    Claire Hirschkind, 56, who says she is a rape victim and who has a pacemaker-type device implanted in her chest, says her constitutional rights were violated. She says she never broke any laws. But the Transportation Security Administration disagrees.
    Hirschkind was hoping to spend Christmas with friends in California, but she never made it past the security checkpoint.
    "I can't go through because I have the equivalent of a pacemaker in me," she said.
    Hirschkind said because of the device in her body, she was led to a female TSA employee and three Austin police officers. She says she was told she was going to be patted down.
    "I turned to the police officer and said, 'I have given no due cause to give up my constitutional rights. You can wand me,'" and they said, 'No, you have to do this,'" she said.
    Hirschkind agreed to the pat down, but on one condition.
    "I told them, 'No, I'm not going to have my breasts felt,' and she said, 'Yes, you are,'" said Hirschkind.
    When Hirschkind refused, she says that "the police actually pushed me to the floor, (and) handcuffed me. I was crying by then. They drug me 25 yards across the floor in front of the whole security."
    An ABIA spokesman says it is TSA policy that anyone activating a security alarm has two options. One is to opt out and not fly, and the other option is to subject themselves to an enhanced pat down. Hirschkind refused both and was arrested.

    Woman arrested at ABIA after refusing enhanced pat down | kvue.com | Austin, Texas News | KVUE | Austin, TX | Breaking News

    This is getting out of control. Shouldn't 'Big Sis' resign? I think she should, and then maybe we can get back to some sense of sanity, and not this authoritarian crack down of US citizens Obama has put in place through his thug in control of HSA.


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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    He posted videos of supposed security flaws on youtube. You don't think that might raise questions about his clearances and his qualification for them?
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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He posted videos of supposed security flaws on youtube. You don't think that might raise questions about his clearances and his qualification for them?

    And did he post anything that any person couldn't see for themselves? No, this is about Napalitano and TSA punishing this guy for making them look incompetent. And they do, and are.


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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And did he post anything that any person couldn't see for themselves? No, this is about Napalitano and TSA punishing this guy for making them look incompetent. And they do, and are.


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    Let's see what the article says:

    Video shot in the cockpit...
    So yes, he did post things that a person could not see for themselves. There is no right to having clearances and "deputation status". He showed poor judgment. Nothing is inappropriate here.
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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Let's see what the article says:



    So yes, he did post things that a person could not see for themselves. There is no right to having clearances and "deputation status". He showed poor judgment. Nothing is inappropriate here.

    That is an excuse. Look, nothing in that cockpit isn't already out there and public information. Or maybe you know differently? Please let us know.


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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    So, pointing out security flaws in public so potential terrorists can exploit them is a good thing, and so for the sake of our security we should encourage that?

    ummmmmm, o.k........
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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    That is an excuse. Look, nothing in that cockpit isn't already out there and public information. Or maybe you know differently? Please let us know.


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    You will see it as you will, but this does not strike me as inappropriate. He used a poor avenue to bring to light security flaws and his poor judgment raises questions about his clearance. I don't see the problem.
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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    So, pointing out security flaws in public so potential terrorists can exploit them is a good thing, and so for the sake of our security we should encourage that?

    ummmmmm, o.k........
    and where is the same comment when the news does the same thing? Are you saying it is wrong for an individual to post what they say are flaws, but is ok for the news media?
    I may not agree with what the pilot did, but I have seen worse stories by the news media. Bet you won't find Big Sis going after the news media. I do feel the govt. was way out of line in its approuch.
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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You will see it as you will, but this does not strike me as inappropriate. He used a poor avenue to bring to light security flaws and his poor judgment raises questions about his clearance. I don't see the problem.
    From what I understand, he did not approach either his employer or the TSA about perceived deficiencies.

    He simply went straight to posting YouTube videos.

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    Re: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    and where is the same comment when the news does the same thing? Are you saying it is wrong for an individual to post what they say are flaws, but is ok for the news media?
    I may not agree with what the pilot did, but I have seen worse stories by the news media. Bet you won't find Big Sis going after the news media. I do feel the govt. was way out of line in its approuch.
    I did not comment on news organizations because that was not the topic of this thread.

    But thanks for the straw man!
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