Gamer Hassled by the Man

Greg Costikyan reports on a kid who, during a search on the Waterway Ferry from New Jersey to New York had a had a White Wolf book confiscated because it was “inappropriate.” Costikyan is outraged, pointing out that the role of these searches are to find things like bombs and guns, not decide whether passenger’s reading material is to the liking of security guards. Also reproduced in that post is the text of the letter he wrote, as well as the responses he received. It sounds like the organization is hunting down the rogue guard who did this action, which is the correct response. I like the idea of these abuses of power quickly being brought to light, followed by vigorous actions to purge the organizations of such abusers.

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Dave Slusher is a blogger, podcaster, computer programmer, author, science fiction fan and father. Member of the Podcast Hall of Fame class of 2022.