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    British tourists arrested at US airport after posting Twitter jokes about destroying America and digging up Marilyn Monroe

    Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.
    Despite telling officials the term 'destroy' was British slang for 'party', they were held on suspicion of planning to 'commit crimes' and had their passports confiscated.
    Federal agents even searched his suitcase looking for spades and shovels, claiming Emily was planning to act as Leigh's 'look out' while he raided Marilyn's tomb.
    Bar manager Leigh, from Coventry, and Emily, 24, from Birmingham, were then quizzed for five hours at LAX before they were handcuffed and put into a van with illegal immigrants and locked up overnight.
    They spent 12 hours in separate holding cells before being driven back to the airport where they were put on a plane home via Paris.
    Emily's charge sheet stated: 'It is believed that you are travelling with Leigh-Van Bryan who possibly has the intentions of coming to the United States to commit crimes.'
    Leigh's charge sheet, alongside a police mug shot and finger print, added: 'He had posted on his Tweeter website account that he was coming to the United States to dig up the grave of Marilyn Monroe.
    'Also on his tweeter account Mr Bryan posted that he was coming to destroy America.'
    Read more: Emily Bunting and Leigh Van Bryan: UK tourists arrested over 'destroy America' Twitter jokes | Mail Online

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    Wow.
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    Freedom of speech does not include yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Civics 101.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    A bit harsh.
    They should have tweeted him and told him not to come, he could have saved alot of time, money and heartache.
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Freedom of speech does not include yelling "fire" in a crowded movie theater. Civics 101.

    Apples and oranges.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhino View Post
    Apples and oranges.
    ...perhaps prior to September 11th, 2001.

    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
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    Please!!! Somebody in the TSA needs to get a grip!

    Apparently all common sense is beaten out of the poor sods at their swearing in. Digging up Marylin Monroe? It's a FUCKING joke, you TSA morons.

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    OK, I can see that STRICTLY speaking, having seen the tweet it could have triggered an alarm somewhere, however, why it was acted upon in this manner is beyond my comprehension.

    Perhaps the DHS should take a leaf out of a chap who defended our homeland in WWII.

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    TSA wanted to seem like they were on top of things after all the reports of the stuff that got past them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    TSA wanted to seem like they were on top of things after all the reports of the stuff that got past them.
    What is REALLY SCARY is that the Red Team is getting over on these folks 70% of the time. Do you really want to fly?

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    I would like my country back. I used to believe that one man could never destroy this country. Not so sure anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car 4 View Post
    Do you really want to fly?Car 4
    No, I really don't. In the left seat flying is...sufficient. Right seat...political. Everything behind : animal quarantine.

    Since I can't find enjoyable seating I'll take a guy named Larry (or Darrel, or the other Darrel) driving me in a classic Dodge Dart anytime. More interesting way to travel and so much cheaper.

 

 

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