Monday, October 1, 2012

TSA Confiscates Camera, Deletes Footage of Checkpoint

Paul Joseph Watson
October 1, 2012

Despite the TSA admitting on its own website that there is no law which prevents people from filming TSA checkpoints, a man traveling through San Juan airport in Puerto Rico had his camera confiscated and footage deleted.

Since the TSA deleted most of the video footage, this clip shows only the end of the incident.

Tom McCormack explains how he was repeatedly harassed by TSA officers and then police simply for filming at a body scanner checkpoint, before TSA agents violently grabbed his camera from him and disappeared, a concerning development given the fact that TSA workers are routinely caught stealing expensive personal items belonging to travelers.

The following account of the incident comes courtesy of the Pixiq website.

I was in the San Juan airport at noon (Sept 24) heading for St. Kitts.

I videotaped (Canon Power Shot) the podium where they make you show the passport/boarding pass, as I approached and then the next area with the X-ray scanners. It was busy. One TSA woman told me to stop from about 20 feet away. I didn’t.

They all seemed intrigued I wouldn’t follow their orders. A TSA guy soon approached me and said I had to stop. I kept the video going and said

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