posessing electronics is not a crime!
i strongly urge those of you that consider the arrest of star simpson to be legitmate to consider the following things.
Mossad used to make some highly effective and stealthy cell phone bombs that they used with great effect.
people carry these and other larger electronics items into airports all of the time and none of them get arrested.
many people have accomplishments that they are very proud of. sometimes they like to share them with loved ones.
I am an electrical engineering graduate and i took my first ever working circuit home to show my wife and child and they did not have me arrested.
I am completely certain that many people who are characterizing the arrest of star simpson as legitimate behavior have:
1. been proud of their technological accomplishments and choose to display their pride by wearing a tux shirt or something that says MSCE on it.
2. purchased and wore those goofy led id badges that where popular at nerd conventions. perhaps you had your name programmed into it or you had it programmed to say 'i heart star trek' or something.
3. carried cell phones and laptops and other electronic items into airports while wearing your nerd shirt.
the only differnce between u guys and her is that she made her OWN nerd gear herself and you guys PAID for yours.
you where not arrested. she was. the fact that she was arrested is a huge mistake and she should be apologized to and compensated for her trouble.
Now lets talk about the REAL PROBLEM: Lack of Law enforcement training. An 8 hour tutorial on recognizing electronics would have vastly lowered the possibility of this mistake *and* the aquateen hunger force fiasco.
Please do something constructive with this! Please urge your local public safety profesionals to work with your local electronics education professionals to create a 1 day electronics seminar combined with some IED recognition training.
If you take a few minutes to do this, you wil make ALL OF US SAFER!
tnx for reading!