Jesse Ventura sues TSA for "sexual assault" security check

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Jesse Ventura: Don't touch him there.
Touch Jesse Ventura's junk and he's going to sue your ass for unreasonable search and seizure.

Our former governor filed the lawsuit today against the TSA, claiming its agents violated his rights during a November pat-down and full body scan search at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

Ventura had hip replacement surgery two years ago, and the titanium hardware in his body sets off airport metal detectors. He claims that as a result, he's been unnecessarily subjected to pat downs and body scans.

The way he figures it, his status as a military veteran, former governor, and frequent flyer ought to qualify him for the TSA's "trusted traveler" exemption to the searches. But he says he's been denied that classification, and in November was denied the option of undergoing a hand wand metal detector check. And he's not looking forward to a future of TSA groping and voyeurism as he flies around the world filming "Conspiracy Theory."

The pat downs -- "offensive touching, gripping and rubbing" of his genitals -- constitute unreasonable search and seizure, and meet the definition of sexual assault under Minnesota law, he argues. The full body scans are the subject of scientific criticism over potential health issues, and together they violate his Fourth Amendment rights.

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The millimeter wave scanner went into service last fall at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport. Here's an example of what you look like to the eyes of the government.
Also named in the lawsuit: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its secretary, Janet Napolitano, and TSA administrator John Pistole.

Ventura wants the court to recognize that his rights were violated, issue a restraining order against the government pat downs and body scans, require it to cover his court costs, and award him unspecified relief -- money.

(Download and read the lawsuit by clicking here.)

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MW
MW

Good for you Jesse!

lovebug
lovebug

if gov't has to get their nose in everyones business this is what happens, you get a body scanwaste of money to hire so many persons wanting to pat us downthey get real smart alecky with some people and i know this to be a fact. not nice people at all or at least a whole bunch of them aren't

precious
precious

jesse go gothe body scan is absolutely ridiculousother countries are making fun of us and rightly solet us do profilingthere are tooooooooo many persons who WANT to do the body scan for a bad reason!!!

Bill4Dahn
Bill4Dahn

Jesse is afraid that the public will know the truth after he get padded down.Sexual Assault is the for people that have a sex, not like You Jesse.You did to many steroids that you just don't have it hanging anymore.Billy D..

Buddy_Rogers
Buddy_Rogers

The man is a former honorably discharged US Navy S E A L who had a top secret security clearance.

IOW, long before he got involved in the comic world of pro wrestling {and excelled at it} he had the proven stuff of an unsung American hero.What are your credentials? (besides being a twerp)

Locoweed
Locoweed

You sound like the local dj from WOLD

locoweed
locoweed

Jotm1You are a haf ast poliical advocate wannab, tea party hugging dip$?it that blogs every politically motivated publication from coast to coast. I have read most of your rants and you are GETTING OLD. Give it a break my friend, we dont care what the Tea Party Express, Sarah Palin (oh now shes a shoe in for 2012) you or any other TEA advocate thinks you have in your hip pocket. what is your point other than proving you are educated beyong your intelligence and you know how to utilize the thesaurus. you think you can fast talk people with fancy words that noone really gives a rats a$$ about. In short STFU, we dont care about your personal agenda

Mooreconstruction
Mooreconstruction

I'd rather have someone other than the mortition play with my junk. Maybe we should all wear condoms, better safe than soory.

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