Americans for Limited Government (ALG) intends to file an Appeal tomorrow to the U.S. Customs & Border Protection over their denial of a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request related to the 05 January, detention of Author, Independent Columnist, Journalist, Blogger and Former U.S. Special Forces Soldier Michael Yon at the Seattle/Tacoma International Airport.
Yon, described the incident on Facebook saying, “Got arrested at the Seattle airport for refusing to say how much money I make (The uninformed ones said that I was not arrested but they definitely handcuffed me. Their videos and audios should show that I was polite but simply refused questions that had nothing to do with national security.”
The FOIA requests seeks to determine the circumstances surrounding the incident, including any policies the TSA have in place related to appropriate questions that may be asked of U.S. Citizens.
Ironically the initial FOIA requested was Denied on 01 March, 2010 just two weeks before the Obama Administration’s Self Proclaimed Sunshine Week where they applauded themselves for the work they have done to increase transparency.
Related: ALG Initial FOIA Request 06 January, 2010
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Denial 01 March, 2010
Michael Yon FOIA Appeal 2010 F04 657
H/T: Get Liberty.Org