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Re: BBtv: Star Simpson's first interview on the Boston airport LED sweatshirt scare. - Boing Boing
From: David Farber <dave () farber net>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2008 19:32:54 -0400



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From: "Wendy M. Grossman" <wendyg () pelicancrossing net>
Date: September 19, 2008 6:36:20 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Cc: ip <ip () v2 listbox com>
Subject: Re: [IP] Re: BBtv: Star Simpson's first interview on the Boston airport LED sweatshirt scare. - Boing Boing
Reply-To: wendyg () pelicancrossing net

As Simpson's interview makes clear, she was surrounded by Massachusetts State police bearing machine guns. She did not come into contact with the TSA - she was meeting a friend by the baggage claim. She did not need to pass security.

The charge eventually brought against her was disorderly conduct, something for which the state does not have to prove intent (as she also says in the interview).

wg

David Farber wrote:
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From: Dave CROCKER <dcrocker () bbiw net>
Date: September 19, 2008 5:12:37 PM EDT
To: dave () farber net
Cc: ip <ip () v2 listbox com>
Subject: Re: [IP] BBtv: Star Simpson's first interview on the Boston airport LED sweatshirt scare. - Boing Boing
David Farber wrote:
This is one of the more stupid acts of the TSA
http://www.boingboing.net/2008/09/19/bbtv-star-simpsons-f-1.html
Dave,
What the article makes clear is that the problem is much more extensive than just TSA's initial over-reaction. "A Boston judge ruled that Star must perform community service and make a public apology." That means she was found guilty of a crime. Not to mention "She has moved out of Boston in part because of recurring threats and attacks from strangers." TSA created the particular incident, but they did not create the mass culture of destructive silliness in which TSA operates and which persists far beyond TSA's limited domain.
d/




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