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Man harassed, detained by TSA at Boston Logan

By Lisa Simeone - Posted on 05 February 2013

A young man who goes by the name Sai — yes, that’s his full name — was abused by TSA agents at Boston Logan International Airport on January 21st. And he’s not about to take it lying down.

Sai appears to be a whip-smart citizen and self-taught student of law who knows his rights and knows when they’ve been violated. This is Sai’s Google Plus page. This is his CV.

He has posted publicly as a Google doc the timeline of events during his journey on January 21st, along with documentation and tons of legal citations. I’ll excerpt a few bits from the lengthy account. I have bolded certain passages. You should know that Sai has a neurological disorder that makes speaking difficult. He can, however, use sign language and write. He travels with a doctor’s note explaining his disability (though we know how the TSA treats those):

Read the rest at TSA News.

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