• Man Held 20 Hours for Asking to File TSA Complaint

    February 13, 2015

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    Posted in: Democracy, Post-Constitution America

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    Here’s a flash in the dark peek at justice in America, all in the name of keeping us safe from terrorism by using the tools of law enforcement to terrorize us.

    If that’s not the case, then why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA?



    The Terrorist

    Random American Citizen Roger Vanderklok (aka “Josef K.“) had the misfortune of going through TSA Supervisor Charles Kieser’s security-screening area. Vanderklok, 57, pictured with his wife, is a Philadelphia architect who runs half-marathons. He flies around the country for weekend races.

    The TSA said it was concerned about the gear in his carry-on bag, and pulled him out of line. The items of concern turned out to be only a running watch and some Power Bars, wrapped in a small PVC pipe for protection against crushing. Nonetheless, for the next 30 minutes, screeners checked and rechecked the bag. They found nothing dangerous. Vanderklok protested that he was no threat, and that the items were of no danger to anyone, and insisted on making a complaint.

    Electronics and “organic mass” can be used to make bombs, TSA Supervisor Charles Kieser said in response to Vanderlok’s complaint. “The passenger made a bomb threat to me,” Kieser testified later according to a court transcript. “He said ‘I’ll bring a bomb through here any day that I want… and you’ll never find it.'”

    The Stormtroopers

    Kieser did not evacuate the area or follow TSA protocol to contact the FBI, as required in the face of a bomb threat. Instead, he just summoned the Philadelphia Police. Vanderklok was taken to an airport holding cell, and his personal belongings, including his phone, were confiscated while police “investigated” him. Vanderklok was detained for three hours in the holding cell, missing his plane. He was not questioned. Instead, after waiting the three hours, he was handcuffed, taken to a downtown police station and placed in another cell. He says that no one, not the police officers at the airport nor the detectives downtown, told him why he was there. He didn’t find out until he was arraigned at 2 a.m. that he was being charged with “threatening the placement of a bomb” and making “terroristic threats.” Despite all that threat stuff, he was released on bail. His wife, worried about not hearing from her husband, was never notified of his arrest until Vanderklok was allowed to phone her for bail money.

    The Trial

    When Vanderklok finally had his case brought to court, the charges were quickly dismissed. A review of airport surveillance videos showed that TSA Supervisor Kieser simply made everything up. Vanderklok made no threats. The security video shows him standing calmly with his arms in front of him holding a laptop. Prosecutors called no witnesses against Vanderklok except TSA Supervisor Kieser.

    As you may have guessed, Vanderklok has now filed a civil suit against the TSA, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that he was willfully deprived of his liberty, and his Fifth Amendment rights were violated, by the false statements made against him. Kieser remains employed by the TSA. No charges have been filed against him for what appears to have been outright perjury in his court testimony.

    Homeland Security has made no public comment, citing the pending lawsuit. Taxpayers will of course be on the hook for any settlement coming out of the lawsuit.

    BONUS: Taxpayers, on behalf of Philadelphia Airport TSA, recently paid out a $25,000 settlement over detaining a college student for possessing Arabic language flashcards.




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    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      quote”As you may have guessed, Vanderklok has now filed a civil suit against the TSA, the Philadelphia Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that he was willfully deprived of his liberty, and his Fifth Amendment rights were violated, by the false statements made against him. Kieser remains employed by the TSA. No charges have been filed against him for what appears to have been outright perjury in his court testimony.”unquote

      No charges. Outright perjury. right. gottcha.

      Meanwhile,from the GOOD NEWS department, United States Senator Chris Murphy is frightened of a well armed American citizenry. This is very good news. Those who would presume to govern a free people should be mortally afraid of the wrath of the people whose rights they threaten and violate. Like American Citizen Roger Vanderklok…

      http://www.examiner.com/article/u-s-senator-says-millions-of-americans-are-arming-against-the-government

      Geewillikers..I wonder why?

      bartender..yeah, you got it..a bottle of TwoRollingEyes and a shot of ThirtyRound.

      meanwhile, you know what I’ll be doing.

      02/13/15 2:13 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps..guess what will happen if this cockroach gets his way by passing an un-constitional law that turns 10 million or so gun owners with 30 round mags into Class A felons..overnight? Yes, he has reason to worry. Just like the Connecticut legislators who are worried now that the entire cast of scumbags who voted to turn 100k gunowners in Connecticut into felons last year, had THEIR addresses published on the net. I guess they never heard of the Law of Unintended Consequences.

      02/13/15 2:26 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps 2.. from the link..

      quote”The bills, between them, have 125 sponsors and co-sponsors. Clearly, the American people must have access to 125-round magazines.”unquote

      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

      bartender….order a case of 100prf 125Round. And make it my regular.

      02/13/15 2:32 PM | Comment Link

    • bloodypitchfork said...

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      ps3.. oh, and order a case of that new craft beer too..UnintendedConsequences.

      02/13/15 2:34 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      I’d be curious to know how a judge can dismiss charges and then not court arrest the guy who made the false charges under oath. Too busy? Didn’t think it merited a follow up charge against the prosecution? Hmmm.

      02/13/15 3:25 PM | Comment Link

    • chuck nasmith said...

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      Philly Police Dept. problems? How are the plans going for The Democratic Convention in 2016 in Philly? Will Elton John play Philadelphia Freedom there(hope he gets 1 million like Rush Limbaugh paid him to play at his wedding)?

      02/13/15 4:02 PM | Comment Link

    • John Poole said...

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      Thanks a lot Chuck! – for reminding me of the impending circus about to happen nine miles from my home in the Main Line. This is the city of the Benjamins so it will cost the delegates $50 for a three minute hand job inside a taxi. The hotels in center city are probably being booked in advance by “comfort women” in anticipation.

      02/13/15 6:54 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      Don’t be so hard on this dick. He’s obviously got anger issues, given he’s so fat that he hasn’t seen his dick in years.

      http://rt.com/usa/229791-tsa-holds-traveler-complaint/

      02/13/15 9:08 PM | Comment Link

    • Helen Marshall said...

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      I hope he will add the ACLU to support him in this suit.

      02/13/15 9:32 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      If you think this TSA clown is angry, wait until they stop paying him and 50,000 TSA employees:

      House Speaker John Boehner, the terrorists’ best friend, acknowledged Sunday he was “certainly” willing to let funding for the Department of Homeland Security run out at the end of the month.

      02/15/15 6:32 PM | Comment Link

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