What we’re watching: ACLU on photography, Obama speaks at DC museum groundbreaking, TSA prevaricates


This group of videos provides an ACLU explanation of your rights when taking photographs, President Obama’s remarks during the groundbreaking of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and a news report from Orlando noting the disingenuous actions of TSA.

President Obama Speaks at the National Museum of African American History and Culture Groundbreaking

TSA exaggerates claims about 2008 incident at Orlando Airport

You’ll have to click through to see this video. but it is telling about exaggerations (some call them lies) that have been used by TSA to justify various security programs. In this case, their “behavior detection” program.

A man that TSA claimed to have ‘explosives’ in his luggage actually had none an FBI lab report found.

The agency claims its behavior detection officers (BDOs) were able to intercept Kevin Christopher Brown on April 1, 2008 through careful examination of his involuntary behavior – subtle cues of deception exhibited by possible terrorists that BDOs are specially trained to recognize.

Yet the TSA in 2010 continued to claim its behavior detection officers in Orlando “spotted an individual who was discovered to have explosive components.”

  • Leonardvavra

    Disband the TSA and privatize a new TSA

  • Lily

    Unfortunately, they would most likely hire back former TSA workers as a cost saving measure, so not much would change.