Thursday, January 26, 2012

Police Lied about Rand Paul Being "Irate" at Airport

Nashville International Airport police asserted in an incident report that Rand Paul was irate when he was stopped earlier this week by TSA officials because a false detection alarm went odd and he refused a pat down.

Just released video of the incident does not suggest that the Senator was irate at all. As the Nashville paper, The Tennessean put it:
A security video of U.S. Sen. Rand Paul at a Nashville International Airport checkpoint doesn’t show him being “irate,” as police asserted...An incident report describes the police response as encountering “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 authorities. Paul appears to make a few phone calls as well.

The video is here.


  1. "Irate" means "not complying with fascist thugs".

  2. The video is a double edged sword that can cut both ways as it was intended to be used against the public but in this can be used against the police and the press who misreported the incident. Having a camera phone is the next best thing to carrying a gun.

  3. Opinionated qualifications are worthless coming from the police especially, as evidenced over and over again.

  4. No different than the police yelling "stop resisting" as they beat a peaceful suspect.

    1. William Grigg calls that "the rapist's refrain."

  5. Detainment does tend to make one irate. That being said, these police have a funny idea of what irate is.

  6. Lesson here is to wait for the video before commenting.

    But why risk your physical health going thru a pornoscanner or emotional/mental health submitting to a grope even if they use new gloves. They back off a little when you identify sensitive areas on your body.