Tuesday, September 07, 2010

TSA: Fear the terrorist photographers!

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What’s the biggest threat to airplanes? If you guessed bombs, hijackers or drunken pilots, you’ve obviously been blinded by the terrorist scheme intended to shield from suspicion the most insidious evildoers out there … photographers!

TSA poster: “Don’t let our planes get into the wrong hands.”
TSA warning poster
[source: Photography is Not a Crime (Carlos Miller)]

This is a TSA poster found by Carlos Miller, a renown chronicler of police abuses regarding photography of officers (which is always legal), at Gravelly Point, a recreation area near Reagan National Airport just outside of Washington, D.C. We are presumably supposed to find the figure in that picture suspicious in some way. Maybe it’s because he’s taking pictures of airplanes. My, what creepy behavior. Or maybe it’s the hoodie. Only stealthy criminals wear those, don’t ya know?

Point is, he’s obviously a bad guy doing bad things, so even if you have absolutely no rational reason to doubt his activities or motives, you should still call the feds. You know … just in case he takes a snapshot of Air Force One’s license plate or something.

(via The Agitator)