Apparently even verbal dissent is not tolerated when dealing with the Federal molesters known as the TSA – the Transportation Security Administration. Fox News has the sad story of a how a Tennessee jury convicted a mother who objected to TSA agents patting down her daughter. Notice that she stood on principle and spoke openly about the decline of liberty in the United States since 9/11 – and she was threatened by the judge for doing so.
A woman was found guilty Tuesday of disorderly conduct for berating security officers trying to pat down her teenage daughter and then refusing to submit to the procedure herself at a Tennessee airport.
Jurors deliberated four hours before convicting Andrea Abbott. She had faced up to 30 days in jail and a $50 fine for her conduct in the July 2011 confrontation at Nashville International Airport, but the judge placed her on probation for a year because she has no criminal record.
Judge Joe P. Binkley Jr., warned the 42-year-old “to be certain you don’t get into any further problems with the law.”
…According to an affidavit, Abbott first refused to allow her daughter — then 14 — to go through a body scan machine, saying she didn’t want “someone to see our bodies naked.”
Abbott and her daughter went through a metal detector and TSA Officer Karen King was sent to conduct a pat-down. King testified that before the pat-down, Abbott yelled in her face that she didn’t want anyone “touching her daughter’s crotch.”
…The case briefly drew national attention as hundreds offered Abbott support and donations amid debate over whether new, intrusive screening methods should be allowed at airports.
“Since 9/11, we’re losing a lot of freedom, and we have to draw the line somewhere,” Horst said in closing arguments.