The video shows activists Ashley Jessica and Jason Bermas handing out flyers warning travelers about the dangers of x-ray body scanners at Albany International Airport in New York.
Almost as soon as the activists begin to hand out the flyers, they are confronted by an aggressive airport official later named as Douglas I. Myers, the airport’s Director of Public Affairs.
Myers orders the activists to leave the top floor and later takes the unprecedented step of closing off the entire level and preventing families from meeting their loved ones. He subsequently claims the activists need a permit and a $1 million dollar insurance liability merely to film inside the airport, despite the fact that the TSA’s own website clearly states that TSA checkpoints can be filmed at any airport.
I think this police officer should be commended for upholding his oath, and protecting citizens and their first amendment. We hear too much lately about the bad apples in law enforcement, lets tip our hat to those who actually serve and protect.
Be sure to share this video with your friends, let’s show some respect for the law enforcement who are protecting us and our rights.