Man Arrested & Held for 24 Hours Over Peanut Butter

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Just another measure of how dark things have become:

From Steve Watson/Prison Planet –

An Arizona man who was arrested at the behest of the TSA, following a wisecrack over a jar of peanut butter is suing the federal agency for $5 million.

Frank Hannibal, 50, was detained and dragged from LaGuardia Airport recently by police after a run-in with TSA agents over the jar of gourmet sandwich spread.

“The liquid oil that separated from the peanut butter had them baffled,” Hannibal told the New York Daily News.

Hannibal then commented to his wife and children that “They’re looking to confiscate my explosives,” as TSA agents inspected the 16-ounce jar of “Crazy Richards” chunky peanut butter.

TSA screener Edwin Sanchez, overheard Hannibal’s remark, did not see the funny side, and immediately called the cops, according to the court complaint.

Hannibal spent the next 24 hours in a cell, during which time he was fed a peanut butter sandwich by cops who later charged him with the felony of “falsely reporting an incident”.

“It sounds laughable now but at the time to be led out of there like a terrorist was unbelievable,” Hannibal tells the Daily News. “My whole life was up in the air. It was a nightmare. My children were overwhelmed. It was crazy.”

Hannibal has brought a $5-million-dollar lawsuit against the TSA worker and the Port Authority officer who arrested him, all over a $7 confectionary which was returned to him upon his release from jail.

“It’s a sorry state of affairs in this country when sarcasm is considered a felony,” his attorney, Alan D. Levine of Queens, noted, adding that TSA agents need to act with common sense in such situations.

This is not an isolated incident. The TSA has a history of concentrating on looking out for cakes and pies, as well as sauces, oils and vinegars.

The Homeland Security agency has also instituted a crack down on candy and cupcakes.

At the same time, people are routinely waltzing through security lines with swords, knives, explosives and guns. Many agents are too busy groping women and searching old people’s diapers to bother checking passports and flight passes.

Still, it’s good to know that the government is keeping Americans safe from sandwich wielding jokers.

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21 COMMENTS

  1. Every sign at the airport has emblazoned at the bottom “Your safety is our concern”….

    At any moment I was expecting to hear that voice from “Starship Troopers” say “Do you want to know more?”….. Jesus!

  2. The TSA will confiscate objects that “might be a bomb” and what do they do with those objects? They either keep them for themselves (steal) or throw them in the trash. If the object really “might be a bomb” why is it ok for them to throw it in the trash? (rhetorical question. The answer is, of course, because the TSA is a bunch of skill less morons who would rather have a job where they are paid in other peoples’ tax dollars as opposed to getting a real job and actually earning an honest living).

    • TSA (Thieves and Sexual Assailants) has decided that it can seize electronic devices even without suspecting anything. Yes, they can steal your laptop for any reason, or for no reason. Here’s the article: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/02/electronics-border-seizures/

      My favorite part is where the TSA “watchdogs” say, “We also conclude that imposing a requirement that officers have reasonable suspicion in order to conduct a border search of an electronic device would be operationally harmful without concomitant civil rights/civil liberties benefits.” Notice also that they claim that they can make those seizures within 100 miles of the border.

      Remember when there was a Fourth Amendment? Hell, remember when there was a Constitution?

    • That’s like how they can just dump all those liquids into a container for disposal…. remember they are supposed to be components that when mixed make an unstable chemical compound that goes ‘boom’.

      It’s just theater for boobus.

  3. Unspeakable Douchery of a Police State

    Maybe the next cop that dies, we can flash freeze him, so we can admire him year after year. They truly are national treasures. How could we live with out our Safety Marshalls, watching over our every step?

    Disgusting Zod Enablers

    The forsaken promise of America? In every country, American soldiers help install some version of a power mad Zod. That’s not even the worse part. These Zod’s are untouchable unionized members of the United Nations, they don’t answer to anyone and even now are helping enslave the American People. Fuck you American Soldiers. Fuck you Zod.

    Fucking Maggots.

  4. Pffft.. Peanut butter’s harmless compared to a bag of flour puffed into the air onto a flame.

    I would have said “They’re looking to confiscate my TSA arse lube”.

  5. I ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from first to third grade daily for lunch. I still like it, but not as much as I did back then. I used to think Japan was the largest insane asylum. Now I’m forced to reconsider.

    • “THE” asylum. Faulty premise: there can be only one. 😉

      Multiple asylums more likely: it keeps the people divided against each other, instead of against the masters.

      • Ditto. Most people think I’m crazy for not flying anymore. I think they’re the crazy ones. It’s disheartening to see what “sheeple” will allow to be done to them.

        • I may be testosterone poisoned. More likely, I just really hate bullies. And bullshit. The urge to do something when I see those pricks is almost overwhelming.

          • Unfortunately avoiding flying may not be enough to avoid dealing with the TSA. I’ve read that they have set up check points on highways.

          • Eric,
            I fall on the “rainbow” (TG).
            1. “Testosterone poisoning” is fake in that sense; don’t even use it as a joke. (There is a real problem for those in the TG realm, I wuold guess that doesn’t apply – but it still refers to physical mutation isntead of a supposed stupidity from exposure to testosterone. As such, the concept of Testosterone poisoning is an insult directed at men, usually by women who aren’t able to compete in any meaningful way, but think they’re a man’s equal in everything, except when they’re better than men. And those same females – not women – are usually vicious, aggressive, incapable harpies. Feinstein, for example, who is more manly than I am – and I come across as a “man’s man” in many ways, though I’m TG and wish I were female. Go figure: God gives women such gifts, and they want to be rough-and-tough and one of the guys and yet – the first time someone’s mean, they run to a MAN to defend them. “Pussy” is too genteel. They should try getting stuck in a door because their shoulders are too broad – pun not intended – and see from an objective standpoint how their attitude is nothing more than, “ME ME ME ME ME!!!” or, “GIMME, GIMME, GIMME!” The first time they have to EARN something, they display the worst of female nature: screaming, kicking, throwing a temper tantrum, acting like infants, demanding they be compensated for how UNFAIR it is.
            Point stands: You’re a man, you act like one: You’re NOT poisoned, the world is drugged. There’s a difference.)

            2. Part of it is intelligence. As noted, I’m TG – wish I were a graceful, beautiful woman. OK…. YET: I’d LOVE to commit heinous acts of violence on these people, just because they are (a) SO VERY STUPUID, and (b) do immoral things under government sanction – which also means, I want to do heinous things to their superiors, bosses, commanders, creators. They should ALL be sent to hell, permanently, body and soul.

            So – it’s love of moral freedom, and intelligence. Not “testosterone poisoning.”
            And I knwo plenty of others, male, female, and those in between – who feel the same way. The whole country is going to hell, and these TSA, .Gov, “Eqwalitee” jokers are driving the bus – and there are a LOT of us trying to change course, but we’re outnumbered by the dumb bunny breeders. (As opposed to the high-parental investment types, like wolves and elephants and other primates, dolphins, whales, and how humans USED to be. Quality ofer quantity. We’re allowing the Town Idot to not only procreate, but to do so multiple times, with a safety net for his/her children, and him/herself, and NO regard for the quality-breeding people, who plan for their offspring and future concerns.)

            We are a moral people in an evil situation.
            Sometimes, you’ve got to fight fire with fire: keep that in mind.
            And keep with the Testosterone. Look up Jack Donovan’s “The way of men.” for more information.

            • Good stuff, Jean.

              On fighting fire with fire:

              Arguably, one of the reasons the Southern states lost their bid for independence was the reluctance – the outright refusal in the case of most high level commanders – to emulate the tactics of their counterparts in the federal army. Lee, for example, was a gentleman who was appalled by the idea of looting – let alone the deliberate murder of civilians and the destruction of civilians’ homes and so on. The federal armies – commanded by men who would have been at home in the Waffen SS on the eastern front – labored under no such scruples. After subjugating the Southern states, some went on to the genocide of the Indian peoples.

              Sherman, Sheridan, Butler… etc. They were – literally – mass murdering psychopaths. And that’s exactly the sort of creatures we’ll be dealing with this time. We ought to be aware of this – and reconciled to its consequences.

              On Manliness: In my life, I have come to discover that the men who most embody manly virtues are the least likely to be bullies and thugs. They are secure in themselves and so feel no need to demonstrate, by aggressive asshole-ness – how “manly” they are. They’re typically quiet, humble and just trying to do their thing. But if provoked, they’ll respond.

              And to me, that’s what being a man is all about.

          • Myles,
            Yes – they’re called VIPR squads.
            The tyranny will continue until obedience improves. (Then it will increase.)

            • in re “VIPR” –

              It’s interesting that the goons invariably gin up some steroidal but infantile acronym for their shenanigans. If they weren’t so appallingly numerous and strong by dint of their state authority, they’d be as pathetic as an angry mall security cop.

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