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A 58 year old runner and architect, Roger Vanderklok, was held for 20 hours without the ability to call his wife, or do much of anything, with no explanation after asking how to file a complaint against the TSA supervisor who searched his bag of energy bars and sports watch. Basically, he felt he had not been treated right, so he wanted to file a complaint, and the supervisor put him into holding. According to the supervisor's report, Vanderklok issued a verbal threat against him.
Regardless of if a verbal threat was issued or not, is TSA getting too much power? There was a similar situation at an airport where a young man was held for hours after it was found that he had Arabic flashcards in his pocket that included the word "kill." I understand taking realistic precautions, but arresting a man because he wanted to file a complaint? Arresting a boy for having Arabic flash cards? It's too much.
How can we keep the TSA powerful enough to protect the air without having too much power?
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@greggr I haven't heard any updates. I'll let you know if I do. @drwhat Of course. What we really need is the clear story, and transparency.
@yakwithalan Hopefully that wasn't really the situation, but it sure did seem like it.
Are we no longer allowed to speak our complaints when it comes to certain security officers? Oy.
Wow. I hate hearing about this kind of thing. Of course TSA is great because we need some securtiy in place but we don't need unnecessary protocols.
I'd love to hear more about this; have there been any developments? @amog32