Comments on: Border agents vs. musical instruments http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/border-agents-vs-musical-instruments/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=border-agents-vs-musical-instruments Chronicling the high cost of our legal system Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:56:36 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: JohnC http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/border-agents-vs-musical-instruments/comment-page-1/#comment-258227 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 05:36:59 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43271#comment-258227 @ Mike

I agree. I work with assorted federal drones, and have no troubling imagining all sorts of nincompoopery; but, as you said, the details seem a bit off re the piano. I can’t find any thing to substantiate his story that “the TSA … destroyed the instrument,” other than an earlier (also unsubstantiated and well-after the fact) reference by him to a piano of his having been “confiscated for five days [at JFK] … and returned with some broken keys.” So….

The DHS family is target enough one needn’t so readily swallow “DURR glue smells funny DURR SMASH” hook, line, and sinker.

And, re the flutes, there’s an update at FP: “In an e-mail exchange with NPR Music, a Customs official says no musical instruments were involved in the CPB’s actions….The story indicates that fresh bamboo was found in the luggage separate from Razgui’s 11 flutes. However, when American Airlines eventually delivered Razgui’s luggage, it did not contain the flutes.”

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By: Mark http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/border-agents-vs-musical-instruments/comment-page-1/#comment-258210 Sat, 04 Jan 2014 03:11:33 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43271#comment-258210 The government is smarter than you… they know what they are doing. This is why people voted to turn their healthcare over to government workers. Stop being disloyal and respect the government who is all knowing and smarter than anyone in the private sector.

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By: Mike http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/border-agents-vs-musical-instruments/comment-page-1/#comment-258082 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:52:52 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43271#comment-258082 Is there a reliable link that supports Zimerman’s version of that story re his piano? TSA agents, in my experience, use a wand and pad to check for traces of explosives, they do not destroy things because they “smell funny.”
Not that it couldn’t happen, but I am skeptical at this point..

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By: No Better Than The Most Ignorant Agent | Simple Justice http://overlawyered.com/2014/01/border-agents-vs-musical-instruments/comment-page-1/#comment-258069 Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:39:24 +0000 http://overlawyered.com/?p=43271#comment-258069 […] Overlawyered, Walter Olson writes of the sad death of musical instruments at the hands of morons with authority […]

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