An amazing waste of taxpayer dollars and resources to try to intimidate this pilot. I especially appreciate how they have revoked his concealed carry and his carry on weapon. Of course he still has full control of an airplane full of people so if his intentions were malign he could easily effect them without those tools – which were ostensibly granted to him to help protect his passengers.
So it appears that the net of this is:
1) Chilling effect on whistleblowers of the TSA due to gross misuse of authority
2) *Reduced* security for airline passengers due to reduction in pilot available defensive resources
3) Lessons learned by TSA that may help US Citizens – None
I’m glad we have ballsy guys like this out there willing to take this kind of heat.
Read the details here: Sacramento-area pilot punished for YouTube video
This post was written by Marc
on December 23, 2010 at 8:04 am