Ltr. Re Magee Defamation Threat ResponseSeptember 6, 2011Page 2 of 4
II. The Transportation Security Administration.
After the 9/11 attacks, America wallowed in fear, and ignoble politicians took advantage of that nationaltemporary psychosis. In doing so, they foisted an intrusive security apparatus upon us, but one that was never effective at making us safer. It was, however, effective at rolling back our rights under the FourthAmendment. We may have killed Osama Bin Laden this year, but he actually defeated the American way of life ten years ago. On September. 11, 2001, America went from “the land of the free and the home of the brave” to a nation of mewling cowards, eager to give up their liberties for perceived “safety.” One of theworst symptoms of this transformation is the TSA and its minions of blue-shirted “officers.” As numerousinvestigations
of these checkpoints’ efficacy reveal, anyone with a marginal IQ and the desire to evade themcan and will do so.While the TSA fails miserably in providing security, it excels in undermining our protections under the Bill of Rights. This petty army has done its best not only to grind the Fourth Amendment into dust, but to strip us of our dignity as human beings. The Internet is replete with videos of travelers being groped by the TSA in away that would result in sexual assault prosecutions for people other than TSA agents, all while the victimscry, protest, and express their horror. Your client may feel that she is in no way culpable for these wrongs, but her continued employment by the TSA and her actions against Ms. Alkon are an integral and inseparable part of the TSA’s abuse of all Americans. Fortunately for all of us, people like my client take the position thatTSA agents cannot simply do whatever they want – not without dissent.Ms. Alkon is acutely aware of the TSA’s erosion of our rights. When she entered the airport, Ms. Alkon didwhat any good American should do – she refused to quietly give up her rights and her dignity. This was anact of patriotism by Ms. Alkon. Like this law firm, Ms. Alkon believes that the TSA has gone too far, and ithas turned America into a nation held hostage by its lowest common denominator. However, when Ms.Alkon refused to be subjected to the full body scan, your client, like so many other TSA agents before her,decided to teach Ms. Alkon a lesson. The message was clear: If you do not do as the TSA commands, youwill pay with your dignityAfter Ms. Alkon refused to allow her Fourth Amendment rights to be yanked away without protest, sherefused to remain silent when Ms. Magee sexually assaulted her, jamming the side of her hand between Ms.Alkon’s labia four times. And why
Ms. Alkon remain silent? Because your client felt that Ms. Alkonshould learn a lesson about respecting authority? If so, she is wrong. And if your client thinks that sheshould now win the lottery to the tune of $500,000 because she wants to punish a patriotic American for exercising her First Amendment rights, she should think again.We all know full well that Ms. Magee suffered no legal harm from Ms. Alkon’s statements; rather, Ms.Magee is lashing out at Ms. Alkon because Ms. Alkon’s statements come too close to the truth. Factually,Ms. Magee’s actions
rape. “Sexual violence includes rape, defined as physically forced or otherwisecoerced penetration – even if slight – of the vulva or anus, using a penis, other body parts or an object.”
Figuratively, the TSA has been raping this country for years – raping it of its Fourth Amendment protections,raping it of its personal dignity – and now your client is trying to rape Ms. Alkon of her First Amendmentrights. If your client feels any discomfort as a result of Ms. Alkon’s statements, she should quit her job and
For example, in February of 2011, a TSA tester snuck a gun through a checkpoint in Dallas. Not just once.
A month before, it took only a $100 bribe by undercover TSA agents to get anunaccompanied package on a JetBlue flight.
Etienne G. Krug, Linda L. Dahlberg, James A. Mercy, Anthony B. Zwi and Rafael Lozano, World Report onViolence and Health, World Health Organization (2002) at 149.