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Fight The T.S.A!                                           SCROLL DOWN FOR ALL CURRENT EVENTS!

                                                                       Sept 22, 2014 - Corbett vs USA - 2-1 Split Decision Against Corbett

                                                                                         June 4, 2014 - Corbett vs USA - Orals on TSA 4th Amendment violations

                                                                                         January 7, 2014 - Ruskai vs Pistole. TSA violates ADA Act argued

                                                                                         January, 2013 - TSA forced to remove X-RAY Scanners                      

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Welcome! We are United States citizens - just like you - who want to regain freedoms taken away by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). We are fighting against the completely illegal, warrantless strip searches of our citizens, and fighting against the coerced, inappropriate physical touching of bodies, including our private parts.


Now is the time to go to the next level in this fight to preserve America's freedoms. We are building on the current efforts and creating a coalition with a strong organization and focus.


DOWNLOAD the INFORMATION KIT!  - learn why this is important, understand how your rights and our children's rights are being taken away, and see how the TSA is doing things that the police can't do under our constitution.


Join other concerned citizens
 and help influence your federal and state legislators to stand up for America's freedoms and your dignity.


IMPORTANT! Amicus Brief filed November 11,2014 to Defend Right To a Fair Trial for Constitutional Rights When Challenging the TSA


Freedom To Travel USA filed an Amicus Brief in Jon Corbett's case against the TSA (Jon Corbett vs TSA). Our main concern is that the Appeals Court made some comments on the constitutionality of nude body scanners and criminal touching pat downs. They did this with absolutely NO DUE PROCESS as there has not been any reasonable opportunity for Jon to present facts - the entire record is an incomplete, one-sided, self-serving presentation by the TSA.  Our lawyer (Emily Adams) has presented a strong argument asking for a fair discovery process in support of Jon's En Banq filing.

CLICK HERE -> FTTUSA Amicus Brief

IMPORTANT! Oral Arguments January 7, 2014 on the TSA Assaulting Patients with Metal Implants, Violates ADA


Freedom To Travel USA is pleased that a College Professor, Mary Beth Ruskai, is fighting for those with metal implants. As pointed out in the full brief, the TSA unreasonably pats down her groin and breasts after a walkthru metal detector alarms on her knee and hip implants. This makes a whole CLASS of medical patients subject to criminally touching pat down, and arguably violates the Americans with Disabilities Act.

CLICK HERE ->  Ruskai vs Pistole Brief PDF


IMPORTANT NEWS! First Circuit Court of Appeals Heard Oral Arguments by Amicus Brief In Redfern, et. al vs Janet Napolitano


Freedom To Travel USA participated in the Oral Arguments in Redfern vs. Napolitano on April 3rd, 2013. It is the MOST IMPORTANT 4th Amendment Case in trial this year. In our accepted Amicus brief, we suggested the Court should consider establishing a full record of the TSA scanner and "pat down" program and its impact to passengers, risk justification, and consequences of privacy intrusions for ALL scanner types and pat downs. The Court GRANTED us permission to participate - an extremely rare occurrence for Amicus - which shows they took our arguments seriously.

The attorney who represented Freedom To Travel USA as amicus curiae at oral argument was Mahesha Subbaraman, of the firm Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. (http://www.rkmc.com/)


Freedom To Travel USA filed an Amicus Brief for a major TSA 4th Amendment court case pending in the US Court System. Our brief has requested that the Court consider an evidentiary hearing based on the intrusiveness of TSA screenings which have caused many Americans to experience humiliation, fear, and a total loss of dignity.


CLICK HERE ->   FTTUSA Amicus Brief - Redfern vs Napolitano



CURRENT EVENTS

JUNE 2013: June 24th, 2013 Public Comment


Freedom To Travel USA submitted its public comments concerning the court-order Notice of Public Rule Making (NPRM) forced on the TSA for violating administrative procedures.


The TSA was forced by the judge in EPIC vs DHS to take public comments on the use of scanners for airport screenings.

OUR SUMMARY CONCLUSION (Response ID 1jx-862q-h3wh)

Freedom To Travel USA’s evaluation shows the suggested rule is useless, unnecessary, and unresponsive to the Court order. It fails to protect the Constitutional rights of Americans and does not adequately address or prevent the abuses which have unarguably occurred ALREADY since the Nude Body Scanners and criminal pat downs have been deployed unlawfully for over two and half years now.

FULL TEXT - Click Here To See Full Text


JAN 2013 - TSA Announces Back Scatter X-Ray Scanners Will Be Eliminated!!!

The TSA announced it will remove Back Scatter X-Ray scanners from service because the manufacturer can't create software to hide nude images and still "detect anomalies". A congressional mandate to eliminate nude-picture taking on all scanners was passed in 2012.

CLICK HERE for X-Ray Scanner Announcement

Freedom To Travel USA reminds everyone that ALL scanners violate the 4th amendment and lead to privacy violations and criminal touching of private parts. So, removing the X-Ray scanners, never tested in situ by independent parties, is just a minor, but important, first victory. 

The remaining scanners do NOT detect explosives, weapons, or incendiary devices. So, any "alerts" are followed by "pat downs", which touch one's private parts or other parts of your body. The scanners cannot tell the difference between an explosive, medical device, or mastectomy scar. The coercive physical touching by the TSA violates criminal laws in all 50 states if performed by anyone, at any time, anywhere else.

The false positive rate (not counting the actual alarms which have never detected a working non-metallic bomb on any of the 1.3 billion passengers from 2010 to 2012) of the remaining scanners likely leads to at least 10 million plus pat-downs every year, many of which involve criminal touching of private parts, such as experienced by mastectomy patients, those with medical devices, and those with artificial limbs.

If you are fortunate enough not to be "profiled" by the TSA, please consider those who do fit these categories and voice your concerns to "restore liberties" for all.

DEC 2012 - First Circuit Accepts Amicus Brief in "Redfern, et. al vs Janet Napolitano"

Freedom To Travel USA had an Amicus Brief accepted by the First Circuit in "Redfern, et. al vs Janet Napolitano". Our brief suggests the Court should consider a special discovery process so evidence may be introduced concerning the TSA's procedures which include well-documented violations of privacy such as molesting, not one, but two terminally ill, dying cancer patients in addition to performing criminal touching of passengers' private parts in all 50 states.

Read more about why ALL scanners lead to privacy issues and violations of the 4th amendment with unprecedented general searches of our persons.

CLICK HERE for Amicus Brief

SEPT 2012 - Aviation Security Advisory Committee - Personal Testimony

One of Freedom To Travel USA's Co-Founders spoke at the ASAC meeting, which is a committee to provide recommendations to the TSA on various issues. It is mostly populated by travel industry or airport industry representatives.

Her very moving testimony concerning her experiences on why "Flying While Handicapped" is the new and just as unacceptable "Driving While Black" is at this link.

FTTUSA Testimony at ASAC

MAY 2012 - Congressional Briefing - "TSA: Failure By The Numbers"

Freedom To Travel USA presented a Congressional Briefing discussing why the TSA strip search scanners are mathematically a failure and makes a strong argument to eliminate spending and time on them. Also, the strip search scanner vulnerabilities which easily allow metal objects pass them undetected were discussed by Jonathan Corbett.

Original Invite - Congressional Briefing May 22, 2012

MARCH 2012 - Press Release - SCANNERS PROVEN WORTHLESS! Blogger defeats both AIT and ATR Scanners in Real Airports!

Patriot Jonathan Corbett defeated the Strip Search Scanners with a sewing kit. FTTUSA requests funding suspended for this unreliable technology.

Press Release - Press_Release_03-6-2012_FTTUSA_Announces TSA Scanners Proven Ineffective

JANUARY 2012 - Press Release to support STRIP ACT, Letter to DHS Secret Meeting

FTTUSA supports the STRIP ACT, a first step to challenging the TSA.

Press Release - Press_Release_01-25-2012_FTTUSA_Supports_STRIP_ACT

FTTUSA submitted this letter to a closed, secret meeting held by DHS in January, 2012 to discuss the irrational fear over extremely small risks, and how this does not justify the TSA abuses.

DECEMBER 2011 - Special Press Release

Freedom To Travel USA is pleased to announce it has submitted a letter to all members of the House Sub-Committee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security concerning the TSA Appropriations Bill H.R. 3011. The Press Release and the Letter Template are as follows:

Press Release -  FTTUSA_Press_Release_12.07B_-_HR3011_Public_Comment.pdf


"Freedom To Travel USA Asks Congress To Stop Strip Searches and Genital Groping By The TSA"

Letter To Congress Template - H.R. 3011 Comments

OCTOBER 2011

We are actively testing our legislative contacts at both the State and Federal levels. With the summer past us, we are gearing up our legislative contacts to find those legislators who believe that the TSA should not be able to perform actions on Americans that the police are NOT allowed to do unless someone is under arrest or in custody.

AUGUST 2011

Our members were proud to assist Alaskan State Representative Sharon Cissna this August, when she was holding "TSA Teas" on her trip to the National Council of State Legislators Conference and back home. Rep. Cissna is nationally known for her refusal to be subjected to TSA indignities and has testified to Congress concerning her experiences.

TEMPE, AZ COVERAGE

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How Can You Help?

 

All we need is to have you JOIN the coalition. We are not going to ask you to join a demonstration, get arrested, or write millions of e-mails. We will ASK you to do very few, targeted actions at the right time to maximize your time investment. For those who are motivated, you can become leaders in the campaigns described in the Federal and State campaign section of our website. Even with that, there is not a significant time investment required in order to be effective.