The people saying "if you don't want a ticket don't break the law" have passed RKOs dumbassery tenfold. You guys truly don't get it. One guys dad is a cop so it's obvious as to why he says that, but the others should know better.
I really need to expand my horizons and get a new group of friends.
All of my friends are educated, law abiding people who never have issues with cops/TSA/etc....except for an occassional traffic violation (for which we each actually DID break the law).
I need to start hanging out with all of you innocent people who are continuously harassed and targeted by the cops for absolutely no reason.
The TSA frightens me because the fact most of them are wanna-be cops who were likely applicant rejects from their local PD, former military who enjoy the false sense of bad-ass the uniform gives them and mall cops who got promotions. They just stand there and wait for you to make a mistake... "You took your left shoe off first?!?!? Up against the wall!"
Now, the Customs guys when I come back to the states... another story. Not fuggin' with them at all.
I have flown over 100 times in the last couple of years. I have flown in and out of dozens of US cities. And I have never had ANY issue with TSA.
Those that typically have run-ins with TSA are the ones looking to antagonzie them when they go through security.
Take off your shoes...take out your computer....put your poo in a bin....walk through security. You won't be hassled.