It’s been a little under 3 months since the Georgia Tech YAL chapter was founded, and we’ve already hit the ground running!
For our “Government Gone Wild” activism project, we tabled in our Student Center and we were lucky enough to be joined by our lovely Transportation Strip-Search—err I mean, Security—Agent, Ken I. Seymour. Thanks to our Treasurer and impromptu actor, Alex Sullivan, we were able to educate some of our peers, who truthfully answered that they wouldn’t know what to do if they were stopped by the police.
Our Outreach Director, Hale Schwerin, did a great job making the “Do you know your rights?” poster, as well as some fliers that outlined what to do and not do when dealing with the authorities. We thought those would be useful to our peers, especially the week before spring break, when most of them headed to Panama City Beach—the ultimate trap for college students who don’t know their rights when dealing with the authorities.
We also talked to people about the unconstitutionality of the TSA and the perverse nature of the body scanners used in airports. We reminded them that not every TSA agent sitting behind the screens would be as young and charismatic as Officer Ken I. Seymour, who by this point, had fully embraced his character by sprawling out over our table… All in the name of liberty of course.