Protester Who Stripped at Airport Security Found Not Guilty

It’s nice to know that there are a few judges left in the United States that aren’t upholding the statist agenda:

An Oregon man who stripped nude at Portland’s airport security to protest what he saw as invasive measures was found not guilty of indecent exposure.

Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David Rees ruled Wednesday that John Brennan’s act was one of protest and therefore, protected speech.


When he reached the gate, he declined to go through the airport’s body scanners, instead choosing the alternative metal detector and body pat-down. After the pat-down, Transportation Security Administration officer Steven Van Gordon detected nitrates on the gloves he used to check Brennan.

“For me, time slowed down,” Brennan said. “I thought about nitrates and I thought about the Oklahoma City bombing.”

Brennan said before his trial that after months of angst every time he went through security, the nitrate detection was the final straw for him, a wordless accusation that he was a terrorist.

So he took off all his clothes.

Good on the judge and good on Brennan. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) thugs like to flaunt their power by embarrassing air travelers so it’s only right that air travelers do everything in their power to embarras TSA thugs. Hopefully this ruling will lead to more such incidents. I’d love nothing more than to see airport security checkpoints turn into scenes of chaos as air travelers rebel against being irradiated, sexually molested, and treated like a terrorist suspect.