Jesse Ventura sues The TSA and Department of Homeland Security


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MINNEAPOLIS - Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration on Monday, alleging full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints violate his right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures.

Ventura is asking a federal judge in Minnesota to issue an injunction ordering officials to stop subjecting him to “warrantless and suspicionless” scans and body searches.

The lawsuit, which also names Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole as defendants, argues the searches are “unwarranted and unreasonable intrusions on Governor Ventura’s personal privacy and dignity . and are a justifiable cause for him to be concerned for his personal health and well-being.”

According to the lawsuit, Ventura received a hip replacement in 2008, and since then, his titanium implant has set off metal detectors at airport security checkpoints. The lawsuit said that prior to last November officials had used a non-invasive hand-held wand to scan his body as a secondary security measure.

But when Ventura set off the metal detector in November, he was instead subjected to a body pat-down and was not given the option of a scan with a hand-held wand or an exemption for being a frequent traveler, the lawsuit said.

The lawsuit said the pat-down “exposed him to humiliation and degradation through unwanted touching, gripping and rubbing of the intimate areas of his body.”

It claims that under TSA’s policy, Ventura will be required to either go through a full-body scanner or submit to a pat-down every time he travels because he will always set off the metal detector.

Ventura, who was Minnesota governor from 1999 through 2002 and is now the host of the television program “Conspiracy Theory,” did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.


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They have just unleashed a sexual Tyransaurus.


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lol@ the article not naming him as a prowrestler.


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He’s still amazing, when he came back for one night he owned Vince McMahon and Cena really hard.

Shout outs to homeland security and TSA on blast.

My friend was telling me how she felt violated at the airport, someone is definitely not doing what they’re supposed to be doing.


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i was dying laughing that night.


#6

so why didn’t they send him through the full body scan?


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You don’t touch The Body.


#8

it was revenge by mr.mcmahon


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it was revenge by mr.mcmahon


#10

I see what you did there…wait no I don’t…oh nvm yeah I do.


#11

My faitih in humanity has just been restored a little bit.

As I see it.


#12

It’s all because of HULK HOGAN and the PUKESTERS, Gorilla Monsoon!


#13

Dude is crazy. Curious to see how this turns out.


#14

Dude is crazy. Curious to see how this turns out.


#15

would be hilarious if blaine shuts these weak ass full-body scans down.


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i agree with him though. Should you be required to have somebody fucking rub you all over, every time you go to an airport, just because you have metal IN your body?
just hand wand that shit, TSA is getting stupider and stupider. Why don’t they just let people tongue your ass, to see if you hid drugs up there?


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i agree with him though. Should you be required to have somebody fucking rub you all over, every time you go to an airport, just because you have metal IN your body?
just hand wand that shit, TSA is getting stupider and stupider. Why don’t they just let people tongue your ass, to see if you hid drugs up there?


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Why are people getting so upset about full body patdowns or full body scans. I go through a full body scanner atleast once a week.


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Why are people getting so upset about full body patdowns or full body scans. I go through a full body scanner atleast once a week.


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Those scanner image ain’t a big deal imo, but TSA promised, confirmed the images won’t be store in any way, turns out it was a lie. Some how some image got stored. And the scanned images ain’t pretty at all, it’s kind of creepy. Combine that it is reasonable for people to have problem with it.

Body search, pat down w/e you call it. Any normal people won’t want their private parts to be touched by stranger, no matter how ‘innocent’, machine-like it claim it would be. And you bet there are people there abuse the searches to ‘cop a feel’ (for a lack of better term).

The stupidity and lack of common sense of TSA doesn’t help things a bit.