TSA: Protecting Your Daughter's Private Parts Now "Disorderly Conduct"
Disgustingly, airport civil liberties heroine Andrea Abbott, one of too few to stand up to the TSA, was convicted of "disorderly conduct" for exercising her free speech rights -- berating TSA thugs at the Nashville airport for trying to grope her teenage daughter for "security" purposes, and then refusing to be groped herself.
Barry Leibowitz writes at CBSnews:
It took jurors about four hours Tuesday to convict 42-year-old Andrea Abbott for the July confrontation. She was sentenced to a year's probation.
Abbott had faced up to 30 days in jail and a $50 fine, according to CBS affiliate WTVF.
Transportation Security Administration Officer Karen King testified that before the pat-down, Abbott yelled in her face that she didn't want anyone "touching her daughter's crotch."
Abbott eventually allowed her then-14-year-old daughter to undergo the pat-down, but then she refused one for herself and was arrested.
Lisa Simeone posts at TSANewsBlog:
Even though, as you can see in (the) video, Abbott wasn't being disorderly -- on the contrary, multiple TSA agents and an airport cop bullied her -- still, she was handcuffed, arrested, charged, and jailed.