Thursday, July 19, 2012

John Brennan who stripped naked in protest over 'intrusive' TSA search walks free (and this time, he's wearing clothes)

A man who stripped nude at Portland's airport security to protest what he saw as invasive measures by the TSA was found not guilty of indecent exposure.

John Brennan stripped down completely on April 17 after a TSA guard said he found possible nitrates, perhaps from Brennan’s clothes, a statement which Brennan took as an accusation that he could be a terrorist.

The images caused quite the stir, but Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge David Rees ruled today that the 50-year-old tech consultant’s act was one of protest and therefore, protected speech.

Deputy District Attorney Joel Petersen argued that Brennan's strip-down was an act of indecent exposure.

'I was aware of the irony of removing my clothes to protect my privacy,' Brennan said from the witness stand on Wednesday. Read More