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by Andrew Liberman (reposted from list)
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 at 3:43 AM
Promoter/Organizer of politically oriented coffee house's detained for bumper stickers.
LA activist searched at LAX for bumper stickers
Date: Sun, 8 Dec 2002 00:34:06 -0800 (PST)
Traveling to San Fransico Saturday night, an LA peace activist was detained at LA International Airport as authorities reviewed each of 500 anti-war buttons and bumper stickers one at a time, in the name of "national
After diverting his lluggage for x-ray scanning just before walking on the a Southwest flight to the Bay Area, Andrew Liberman, of Coffee House Teach-Ins was detained as airport security asked for permission to open one pack. In it they located what they decided was the threat to national security-- and one at a time perused the items like "Peace is Patriotic" stickers, and the red, whiite, and blue "Are You Willing to Die For Exxon" buttons and stickers.
When Liberman asked what all the concern was about, and remarked that he couldn't understand what all the concern was about--with printed matter, the supervisor responded, "That's good that you don't understand. Our security system is then working".
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