Naked TSA protest: Judge in Oregon approves, cites free speech
In Oregon, a judge said it’s perfectly okay to protest naked at TSA checkpoints. Airport stripper, John E. Brennan was acquitted Wednesday after convincing a judge that the freewheeling protest was his right based on free speech. Imagine that?
Wednesday, OregonLive said that Brennan, 50, a high-tech consultant, scored a victory in court about his nude protest against the Transportation Security Administration.
The naked facts of the case began on April 17 at the Portland International Airport. When it was Brennan’s turn to step through an airport scanner, he refused and agreed to a pat-down instead.
However, the TSA screener detected the presence of nitrates on the man’s clothing. Faced the possibility of a long delay to sort out if he posed a threat to public safety, Brennan disrobed in front of scores of others.
Photos of the naked TSA protester hit the Internet and headline news. For his actions, police charged him with indecent exposure.