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."
Having just went through a pat-down in San Diego's airport—they were running the nudeoscope and I opted out—I have to agree. It's funny, too, the person giving me my "freedom frisk" had told me "wow, I hadn't done one of these since November when there was a big ruckus about the scanners."
I hope he's able to move the needle on this, but I'm guessing he'll be told to "shut up slave" when it comes to brass tacks.