Sheriff’s Deputy Protects the Rights of ‘Opt-Out’ Activists/Journalists at Airport

An officer of the law intercedes to protect the rights of two activists against the wishes of a peevish, but ultimately powerless, airport bureaucrat. The moment where the guy flings one of their hand-outs on the floor and stomps off furiously tapping on his iPhone is internet comedy gold.

25 Comments on "Sheriff’s Deputy Protects the Rights of ‘Opt-Out’ Activists/Journalists at Airport"

  1. itsmefool | Nov 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm |

    Heck, yeah! Power to the people…love it! BTW, where can I get a flyer?

  2. Kudos to Mr. Lenic. If every police officer upheld their sworn oath to the Constitution America would truly be the land of liberty.

  3. emperorreagan | Nov 29, 2012 at 4:31 pm |

    When useless authority figures battle!

  4. DeepCough | Nov 29, 2012 at 5:13 pm |

    I’d call this inane–of course, when was the last time you saw civil liberties protected at the airport?

  5. You can opt out of the body scanner?

    Why am i not surprised i didn’t know this.

  6. Oh the cops are priceless! Thank god a few of them are actually respecting the laws they are charged with enforcing, and aren’t just bullies like that douchebag airport official!

    As I watched that, I was pleased that the cop point blank told him, “They aren’t doing anything wrong. They aren’t violating state or federal laws.” The end, period, goodbye.I also appreciate his simple statement that, I know you’re well within your First Amendment rights. !!! FINALLY!!

    And to the airport authority official, 1.) An airport is taxpayer funded, so it’s OUR airport, bitch. 2.) In no way are they “blocking traffic” by handing out a simple flier. 3.) It’s not private property and such a simple harmless act does NOTHING to hurt anyone (as is clearly shown by the video), so RELAX.

    Seriously to guys like this, I just wanna go, “Hey dude, just chill. It’s so much easier than ramming that stick up your ass every morning.”

    Most of all though, I’m really pleased with the cop who simply KNEW HIS JOB is as much to protect and serve people’s right to speak freely with each other in a Free Society, as is it is to protect life and property. WELL DONE.

  7. MoralDrift | Nov 29, 2012 at 6:36 pm |

    this restored some of my faith in the law enforcement community

  8. Moments like this are like a unicorn. Must be preserved at all costs cause who knows when if will gona happen again.

  9. Fuck you people! And the modem that brought you here!

  10. Anarchy Pony | Nov 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm |

    A pig not being a pig? Color me pleasantly surprised.

  11. InfvoCuernos | Nov 30, 2012 at 1:40 am |

    The airport official seemed like he was just being a dick, just to be a dick. Really what does he gain by keeping people in the dark about opting out of the body scan? The only reason I can think of is that the body scan really is used in some nefarious way and they don’t want people dodging out of it.
    I hate flying, not out of any fear of flying but out of extreme discomfort induced by all these security measures.

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness | Nov 30, 2012 at 8:29 am |

      The campaign to opt out is an attempt to break the fascist practice of coercive body scans. It’s that guy’s job to enforce this fascist practice, and so what these people are attempting will make his life more difficult. Long lines, complaining passengers, increased expenses, maybe even him losing his job if it effects the bottom line for the moneyed interests involved.

      While I can understand the frustration over potential inconvenience, he was protecting his position of privilege with coercion and threats. Total dick move, even if he had a reason.

  12. awwww mister bigshot got his balls cut off… 😛

  13. Why you should opt out and also call your congressional reps:

  14. i would the dudes doing this more seriously if they were not constantly using the refrain

    “ the number one alternative news organization!!!!!!!!!”

    seriously, every god damn other word out of their mouth is that.

  15. jhdjbdjbjd | Dec 4, 2012 at 4:11 am |

    Stupid hippies, why don’t get YOUR own transportation and stop using THEIR transportation so we all can can stop worrying about them fondling on people, you put yourself into harms way by using what is theirs know what they do! smh. Dumb Americans!

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