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What's Good for the Goose... [Arrest of Yakuri Miyamae for groping TSA screener]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by barbell, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    According to FB and Martindale Hubbell, her attorney's name is Judd Golden, who practices constitutional law, as well as general law. Says he'll be issuing a statement "soon."

    He's also chair of the Boulder County ACLU.
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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Celtic, thank you, thank you. Signed off early last night and missed all this. However you posted it is good. Thank you!
  3. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Submitted this to Slashdot just now. We'll see if it gets enough interest in the Firehose to make the front page.

    Hopefully it'll drive a little traffic here, though I feel kinda bad plugging TUG in the summary when a lot of Slashdotters are adamantly against "slashvertisements." Then again, since we're non-profit, maybe folks won't be as pissed about it.
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  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sorry if someone already mentioned this, can't remember, but do you know how far you have to push a culturally conformist person like a Japanese woman to fight back like this?? The Japanese are raised to bow to authority; it's a cultural imperative. Think about that for a minute. This woman must've been abused beyond endurance. And she has more guts than most Americans, who love to brag about "freedom" and "democracy" and "independence."
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  5. M

    M Muckraker

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  6. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Bravo, Mike!! Am going there now.
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    Except that her name is correctly spelled "miyamae"...

    ETA: From one of the Facebook pages in her support -

    Judd Golden
    Folks: I'm Yukari's attorney. Her last name is Miyamae.
    Yukari has been violated and traumatized. She wishes to maintain her privacy at this time. She appreciates everyone's support. We are gathering facts and will be making a public statement soon.

    And Mike, the site looks great!
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  8. M

    M Muckraker

    It seems to be "Mihamae" almost everywhere on the internet, which is what matters.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    When I wrote to the Maricopa County Attorney, I did it like this: Yukari Mihamae (Miyamae) just in case. News outlets are spelling it both ways. I hope they agree on a convention soon.
  10. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    You are so right, and this is such an important piece to this puzzle. Thank you for pointing it out.
  11. M

    M Muckraker

    Her phone listing is under "Miyamae".

    What's a few more domains among friends? I'm adding miyamae.org, yukarimiyamae.com & yukarimiyamae.org to the mix.

    When the dust settles, I'll make yukarimiyamae.org the primary domain.
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  12. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    Mike you know this, but it bears repeating that you are awesome!
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  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Hear, hear!
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  15. barbell

    barbell Coach Emeritus

    Perhaps, my comment posted immediately. Did you put in your link? I imagine those are a no-no at Time...
  16. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Ah, maybe that's why. Will try again sans link. Thanks.
  17. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Likewise!
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  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    barbell, are you "Silence Dogood"? I see your comment, and I tried re-posting mine with all links removed, but it still won't show up. I cleared my cache a few times; still no go. Here's what I tried to post:

    She's a hero. She was pushed to the edge.

    Do you realize how far you have to push a culturally conformist person like a Japanese woman to fight back like this?? The Japanese are raised to bow to authority; it's a cultural imperative. Think about that for a minute. This woman was abused beyond endurance. And she has more guts than most Americans, who love to brag about "freedom" and "democracy" and "independence."

    The prosecutor is going to have to make an example of her; otherwise, this will start happening all over the country, and they know it.

    Bill Montgomery is the County Prosecutor in Maricopa county. Maricopa County Attorney Office 301 West Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85003 Phone 602-506-3411. You can send an E-mail through the link at his website (not allowed to post links here).

    Her defense attorney is Judd Golden, who practices constitutional law, as well as general law. Says he'll be issuing a statement "soon." You can send letter of support to her through him.

    Incidents of TSA abuse are legion. They aren't few and far between, and they aren't minor: Check out two Master Lists of TSA Crimes and Abuses that a colleague and I have compiled at Travel Underground dot-org (not allowed to post links here).
  19. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Lisa, do you want me to try to post it for you?

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