Why I refuse to travel to the USA

This is a collection of background articles and videos that illustrate my rationale for not wanting to travel to the USA or use a flight that is scheduled to land there to refuel. Or a flight that would have to land in the USA in case of an emergency. Or a plane that enters the USA area of forward defense (apparently Canada, Mesoamerica and the Caribbean).

Techdirt: How The TSA’s Security Theater Harms Us All
The Independent: Planning a trip to Canada or the Caribbean? US Immigration may have other ideas…
The Register: Busted in the US? ‘Drop your trousers, sir’
Another TSA Video To Make Your Blood Boil
U.S. government begins asking foreign travelers about social media I have no such account, so I’m suspicious.
Münchner Ehepaar darf nicht nach Kuba - und keiner weiß warum
Government May ‘Seize’ Citizens’ Fingerprints To Unlock Apple Devices, Federal Court Rules
Flugreisen in die USA: Mit Befragungen ist zu rechnen
US-Grenzschützer durchsuchen mehr elektronische Geräte als je zuvor
Extreme vetting: State Department to demand tourists’ social media history
US-Behörde TSA will massenhafte Gesichtserkennung einführen
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says photos of travelers were taken in a data breach

Or maybe just because the USA are becoming a place nobody wants to be.
The Washington Post: Stop and seize
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Civil Forfeiture, Law Lets I.R.S. Seize Accounts on Suspicion, No Crime Required, Impact of New Federal Budget on Asset Forfeiture Program
Supreme Court: It’s OK for Cops to Guess Wrong About What the Law Is
The feds have resumed a controversial program that lets cops take stuff and keep it
Court: US seizure of Kim Dotcom’s millions and 4 jet skis will stand
NYPD Has No Idea How Much Cash It Seized, Claims Transparency Would Lead to “System Crashes”
USA: Riskante Begegnungen mit der Polizei
Amerika in Angst — Fürchtet euch
Police Accountability: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Notruf gewählt, von Polizei erschossen
Man dies after being shot by Wichita officer investigating possible homicide Background: Kansas Man Killed In ‘SWATting’ Attack
“Get Out of Jail Free” Cards
Police officer fired for not shooting black suspect wins $175,000 (Not because of the court ruling, because of the firing for refusing to fire.)
Immigration Courts: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Especially as a foreign resident.)
Utah Man Shot and Killed While Complying with Police Commands to Show His Hands
Mit Sicherheit ohne “Migrationshintergrund”
Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning’s Home with Guns Drawn — in a “Wellness Check” Welfare checks like this, usually prompted by calls placed to 911 by concerned friends or family, too often end with police harming — or even killing — the person they were dispatched to check on.
Sheriff: Deputy sexually assaulted child, threatened undocumented mom if she reported it
Rat invasion discovered at historic Los Angeles City Hall amid city typhus outbreak
Vierjährige klaut Puppe - Polizei droht mit Kopfschuss
Amnesty International: Travel Advisory: United States of America
Georgia Southern QB says false-positive field test showed bird droppings as cocaine
O Oberlin, My Oberlin

Or maybe because it has been for a long time.
The Police Are Still Out of Control
Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns

Definitely a place nobody wants to use an airport.
The TSA’s FAST Personality Screening Program Violates the Fourth Amendment

Or have to take treatment in a hospital.
When the Hospital Fires the Bullet
I Needed Treatment, Not Judgment From My Catholic Hospital

More to come when I find good articles.

Just in case: Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices and In the Cloud by the EFF.