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Thursday, January 26, 2012

TSA Releases Video Suggesting Nashville Airport Police Lied About Senator Rand Paul's Response to TSA Encounter

Here's Rand Paul on Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano discussing his encounter with the police state TSA. Listen to the Judge's opening quip-- I laughed out loud:

Meanwhile the TSA released footage of Sen. Rand Paul at Nashville International Airport. Rand Paul showed no visible signs of being “irate” as Nashville International Airport police asserted in an incident report, according to newly released video of a run-in with airport security:

A security video of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, at a Nashville International Airport checkpoint doesn’t show him being “irate,” as police asserted.

The Kentucky Republican ran afoul of a millimeter-wave screening machine Tuesday morning that went off as he tried to enter the airport terminal. Airport officials asked him to undergo a pat-down, but he refused.

An incident report describes the police response as being to “a passenger being irate.” But videos released by the Metro Airport Authority late Wednesday show Paul entering the security line at 7:57 a.m. and then alternately sitting and standing in a glass cubicle while being watched by airport officials. Paul appears to make a few phone calls as well.

Paul is shown being escorted by an airport official at 9:04 a.m. Paul rebooked his flight and later went through security without incident.

Oh no! The government lied? No way!

Is it possible? Yes it is.

If you're having trouble viewing the video at the link above (like I was) try the video at The Tennessean.

Honestly, the most interesting part of the video to me was this part, which I've saved for you in an official screen grab:

Wes Messamore,
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