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Thread: TSA Groping Out Of Control

  1. #161

    Khloe Kardashian Compares TSA Search To Rape (VIDEO)

    Huffington Post
    Dec 7, 2010

    Khloe Kardashian hates flying – and doesn’t much appreciate the TSA’s new pat down security checks, either. Appearing Monday on ‘Lopez Tonight,’ the reality star told the host about a recent uncomfortable encounter she had at the airport.

    “Well, they basically just are raping you in public. I got asked the other day, do you want to go for a screening or get padded down, I don’t want that X-Ray to see everything, honey,” she said. Perhaps it was a bad choice.

    “The people are so aggressive! It’s like, ‘Chill out, you didn’t find anything on me yet, calm down,’” Kardashian pleaded. “They say, ‘OK, I’m going to be patting you down and I’m going to be touching the crease of your ass.’ That is so inappropriate!”

    Khloe isn’t the first Kardashian sister to have problems with the TSA – in September, sister Kim was photographed getting a full body metal detector wand search.



  2. #162

    TSA Agents Complain Over Body Scanner Radiation Exposure

    TSA refusal to release radiation inspection reports raises concern among workers

    Steve Watson
    Monday, Dec 7th, 2010

    TSA workers are complaining about the amounts of radiation they are being exposed to on a daily basis in the wake of the mass introduction of body scanners to airports around the country.

    USA Today reports that TSA agents are unhappy with the fact that they are being kept in the dark by their employers, despite repeated requests for information.

    “We don’t think the agency is sharing enough information,” said Milly Rodriguez, occupational health and safety specialist at the American Federation of Government Employees, the union that represents TSA workers.

    “Radiation just invokes a lot of fear.” she added.

    According to the USA Today report, several TSA employees have expressed their concerns to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

    …a TSA employee at an unidentified airport asked CDC in June to examine concerns about radiation exposures from standing near the new full-body X-ray scanners for hours a day. The CDC said it didn’t have authority to do a hazard assessment unless three or more current employees at one location made a joint request, according to a September letter from the CDC to the unnamed worker. The CDC provided the letter to USA TODAY.
    Despite claiming that the body scanners and baggage scanners emit safe doses of radiation and are routinely inspected, the TSA has refused to release its radiation inspection records.

    Worse still, an independent study by the CDC carried out in 2004, found that some baggage scanners were in violation of federal radiation standards, and were emitting two or three times beyond the agreed safe limit.

    A further 2008 CDC report noted that some x-ray machines were missing protective lead curtains or had had safety features disabled by TSA employees with duct tape, paper towels and other materials.

    Now there are even more x-ray devices in use, TSA workers’ concerns, as well as recent public backlash, is beginning to force the issue.

    This has prompted members of congress to get involved, with a group led by Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass, demanding that the TSA release the documents.

    As the USA Today report explains, The TSA is responsible for inspecting the x-ray scanners itself, rather than the FDA, because they are not classed as medical devices.

    Following the congressional attention, the TSA has said that it will attempt to release the radiation records to USA Today, but has not indicated when this will be, citing the need to review the records for security reasons.

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, the top Republican on a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee over federal workforce issues, has vowed to press the TSA for the documentation.

    “It should send some flashing red lights when they won’t allow the public to review that data,” said Chaffetz, who oversaw the passage in the House last year of an amendment to ban “strip-search” imaging at airports.

    “You don’t have to look at my wife and 8-year-old daughter naked to secure an airplane,” Chaffetz said at the time.

    “You can actually see the sweat on somebody’s back. You can tell the difference between a dime and a nickel. If they can do that, they can see things that quite frankly I don’t think they should be looking at in order to secure a plane,” Chaffetz told the House.

    Frankly, more TSA workers should be concerned over the levels of radiation they are being exposed to and are being asked to expose the public to.

    Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins school of medicine recently told AFP that “statistically someone is going to get skin cancer from these X-rays”.

    “…we have a situation at the airports where people are so eager to fly that they will risk their lives in this manner,” he added.

    John Sedat, a University of California at San Francisco professor of biochemistry and biophysics and member of the National Academy of Sciences tells CNet that the machines have “mutagenic effects” and will increase the risk of cancer. Sedat previously sent a letter to the White House science Czar John P. Holdren, identifying the specific risk the machines pose to children and the elderly.

    The letter stated:

    “it appears that real independent safety data do not exist… There has not been sufficient review of the intermediate and long-term effects of radiation exposure associated with airport scanners. There is good reason to believe that these scanners will increase the risk of cancer to children and other vulnerable populations.”

    The TSA has repeatedly stated that going through the machines is equal to the radiation encountered during just two minutes of a flight. However, this does not take into account that the scanning machines specifically target only the skin and the muscle tissue immediately beneath.

    The scanners are similar to C-Scans and fire ionizing radiation at those inside which penetrates a few centimeters into the flesh and reflects off the skin to form a naked body image.

    The firing of ionizing radiation at the body effectively “unzips” DNA, according to scientific research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

    The research shows that even very low doses of X-ray can delay or prevent cellular repair of damaged DNA, yet pregnant women and children will be subjected to the process as new guidelines including scanners are adopted.

    The Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety concluded in their report on the matter that governments must justify the use of the scanners and that a more accurate assessment of the health risks is needed.

    Pregnant women and children should not be subject to scanning, according to the report, adding that governments should consider “other techniques to achieve the same end without the use of ionizing radiation.”

    “The Committee cited the IAEA’s 1996 Basic Safety Standards agreement, drafted over three decades, that protects people from radiation. Frequent exposure to low doses of radiation can lead to cancer and birth defects, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,” reported Bloomberg.

    Scientists at Columbia University also entered the debate recently, warning that the dose emitted by the naked x-ray devices could be up to 20 times higher than originally estimated, likely contributing to an increase in a common type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma which affects the head and neck.

    “If all 800 million people who use airports every year were screened with X-rays then the very small individual risk multiplied by the large number of screened people might imply a potential public health or societal risk. The population risk has the potential to be significant,” said Dr David Brenner, head of Columbia University’s centre for radiological research.

    Despite all these warnings, The Department of Homeland Security claims that the scanners are completely safe, pointing to “independent” verification from the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, both federal government bodies.


    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.


  3. #163

    Orlando International Airport Considers Dumping TSA Screeners

    Wednesday, December 8, 2010

    ORLANDO, Fla. — Leaders at Orlando International Airport could start taking steps to replace TSA screeners with a private company during a meeting Wednesday.

    WFTV has been following the uproar over the TSA’s controversial full body screens and intrusive pat downs.

    Orlando Sanford International airport is already making the switch to a private screening company. It would bring about a huge change at the airport, but passengers might not even notice.

    Transportation Security Administration officials say the controversial full-body scanners are here to stay. They will be the primary security screening for “as many people as possible.” By next year, those who refuse the screenings will get a full pat-down.

    On the other hand, TSA screeners could be getting the boot.

    In a memo, Orlando International Airport confirms it is now considering hiring a private company to do the job just like the Sanford airport.

    Full story here.


  4. #164

    TSA Opts Out of the Truth

    Despite evidence to the contrary, TSA claims they didn’t alter security procedures immediately before Thanksgiving

    Liberty Guard
    Thursday, December 9, 2010

    (Atlanta) - “News and personal reports from around the country indicate that the Transportation Security Administration deactivated many of their controversial body imaging scanners on Wednesday, November 24th – one of the busiest travel dates of the year,” began a recent Liberty Guard news release. “In so doing, the TSA defused ‘Opt Out’ activities planned by civil libertarian and conservative activists, resulting in shortened waiting lines and quelling public dissent over recent changes in security procedures at our nation’s airports.”

    A TSA spokesperson is now denying that any unusual screening procedures took place the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

    “AIT operations were normal throughout the week,” stated TSA spokesman Kawika Riley regarding a WUSA interview of Liberty Guard Executive Director Joe Seehusen on this topic. “Including last Wednesday. Any suggestions to the contrary are not true.”

    However, as noted by Seehusen, “There is a great deal of information, ranging from mainstream media articles to anecdotal reports from travelers spread across the Internet, detailing curtailed scanning operations at airports throughout the country. The TSA seems to be Opting Out on the truth as Wednesday’s atypical TSA operations are why we initiated a Freedom of Information Act request with the agency.”* For Example:

    • At the New York Times’s FiveThirtyEight column, Nate Silver noted *that “there were anecdotal reports that the new scanners were not used over the holiday weekend at some checkpoints where they normally are.”
    • “The majority of Newark’s full-body scanners were idle throughout much of the day, depriving most passengers of the chance to opt out of the controversial screening procedure even if they had wanted to,” reports The Newark Star-Ledger.
    • A Gizmodo post *entitled Fliers Claim TSA Have Deactivated Body Scannersindicates that scanners where partially or totally shut down in at airports like LAX, San Jose and SeaTac.
    • St. Louis’s KMOV reported that theTSA wasn’t even using the controversial scanners” at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport.
    • “Many of the scanners at the main security checkpoint were roped off at mid-day Tuesday,” stated *the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Transportation Security Administration spokesman Jonathan Allen said travelers should expect the enhanced security measures, such as the scanners, to operate ‘just as they would any other day.’ He didn’t address why the full body scanners appeared to not be in use Tuesday.”
    Liberty Guard is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with one specific mission: Protect and Defend Individual Liberty. Members of Liberty Guard believe the invasive nature of the newly implemented Full-Body Scanners and the new “enhanced” pat downs are a violation of the 4th Amendment, which guards against unreasonable searches and seizure. *Liberty Guard has recently filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Transportation Security Administration to determine why many airport imaging scanners were shut down across the country on Wednesday. The FOIA request specifically demands TSA’s internal communication regarding certain activists and organizations that are opposed to the new intrusive procedures.


  5. #165

    TSA Subjects Indian Ambassador To US To Glass Cage, Enhanced Groping

    Indian Embassy describes incident as “unacceptable”

    Steve Watson
    Thursday, Dec 9th, 2010

    The Indian embassy in Washington is to issue a formal complaint to the US State Department following the treatment of a leading Indian Diplomat at the hands of the TSA.

    Indian Ambassador to the United States, Meera Shankar (pictured above with the president) was pulled out of a security line at Jackson-Evers International Airport in Mississippi, taken into what has become known as a TSA “glass cage”, and forced to undergo an enhanced pat-down in full public view.

    It is believed that the TSA operatives flagged Ms. Shankar not because she set of the metal detector, but because she was wearing a sari, a long traditional Indian robe.

    Despite making it known that she was an international diplomat and asking for the search to be conducted in private, the TSA led her into a glass box where not one but two agents proceeded to conduct what has been described by thousands of travelers as nothing less than groping akin to foreplay or sexual molestation.

    The Ambassador was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending an event at Mississippi State University.

    “She is a very strong woman, but you could see in her face that she was humiliated,” Tan Tsai, a research associate at MSU’s International Security Studies center who witnessed the screening, told The Clarion-Ledger. “The Indian culture is very modest.”

    “The way they pat them down, it was so humiliating,” Tsai added, “Anybody who passed by could see it.”

    Janos Radvanyi, Chair of the MSU’s International Studies Department was quoted as saying, “She said, ‘I will never come back here.’ We are sending her a letter of apology,”

    Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna has described the incident as “unacceptable”.

    “Let me be frank, this is unacceptable to India. We are going to take it up with the government of US that such unpleasant incidents do not recur,” Krishna told reporters outside parliament. He said that there were “certain well-established conventions, well-established practices as to how members of diplomatic corps are treated in a given country”.

    “I am rather surprised by the way the Indian ambassador to the US has been treated. This has happened for a second time in three months,” he said.

    A TSA spokesman told the Clarion-Ledger in an e-mail that “this passenger was screened in accordance with TSA security procedures.”, adding that foreign dignitaries are not exempted.

    The office of Mississippi governor Haley Barbour said that they were looking into the incident.

    The state Lieutenant Governor, Phil Bryant, who had met with Shankar during her visit to the state, said in an e-mail to Clarion-Ledger “Although I understand we need proper security measures to protect the passengers in US airports, I regret the outrageous way Indian Ambassador Shankar was treated by the TSA while visiting Jackson.”

    This is the latest in a string of incidents that has led to mass backlash against the TSA’s enhanced screening measures.

    Last week we reported on another TSA incident involving the “glass cage”.

    At Phoenix airport, a young mother was subjected to enhanced groping and then shut inside the clear screening box for almost an hour by agents after she refused to allow them to put her breast milk through an X-ray device, a legitimate request that is even written into the TSA’s own guidelines.

    The clear box, which has been built into some security lines at airports, is obviously intended to serve as a holding area where TSA agents can conduct searches in full public view.

    As previously noted by many travelers who have complained to the ACLU, as well as New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey, this policy is purposefully designed to humiliate and ward off anyone else who may be thinking about refusing to go through full body scanners.

    No one should or need be subjected to being treated like cattle as part of an effective security procedure, no matter whether they are dignitaries or members of the public. What the TSA is engaged in is blatant security theatre. Clearly groping elderly women, and 8 month old twin babies has nothing to do with keeping people safe.

    The TSA has already changed it’s procedure for pilots and flight attendants, and conceded that the overall policy is under review. During the recent “opt out” protests, the TSA was forced to mothball the majority of it’s x-ray body scanners and tone down the pat-downs so as to avoid a huge PR embarrassment.

    As more and more incidents such as the ones described above occur, as the complaints continue to flood in, and as Americans boycott airports altogether, it can only be a matter of time before the pressure on the TSA results in a significant breakthrough and the government imposition of tyranny within airports is halted before it is fully exported to rail stations and sports stadiums across the nation.


    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.


  6. #166

    India Protests Ambassator's 'Pat Down' in MISS Airport

    Oh boy, who's in trouble now?

    9 Dec, 2010, 09.07PM IST,IANS

    NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India Thursday termed as "unacceptable" the "pat down" search Indian ambassador Meera Shankar was subjected to in the US, the second time in three months, and said it will take up the issue. Washington however, asserted that diplomats were not exempt from the searches even as it expressed regret and agreed to look into the incident.

    "I am rather surprised by the way the Indian ambassador to the US has been treated. This has happened for a second time in three months," External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna told reporters in New Delhi.

    "Let me be frank, this is unacceptable to India. We are going to take it up with the government of US that such unpleasant incidents do not recur," said Krishna.

    He added that there were "certain well-established conventions, well-established practices, as to how members of the diplomatic corps are treated in a given country".

    The minister pointed out that India had a "very cordial relationship" with the US and hoped this was taken forward.

    Government sources in New Delhi said that the external affairs ministry has sent a demarche to the US over the issue and is expecting an apology for this "unacceptable" behaviour by the US authorities.

    The ministry is also looking for an assurance from the US that "this kind of behaviour is not repeated in the future and Indian diplomats are not subjected to additional screenings", said the sources.

    On Dec 4, Shankar was subjected to a rigorous public "pat down" at the Jackson-Evers International Airport after a visit as a guest of the Mississippi State University.

    According to The Jackson Clarion-Ledger, Shankar was singled out from a group of 30 passengers and pulled aside. Witnesses told the paper that she was chosen as she was wearing a sari.

    Amid the uproar, the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) asserted that diplomats are not exempt from the searches. Shankar "was screened in accordance with TSA's security policies and procedures", spokesman Nicholas Kimball said in Washington. A number of factors could prompt a pat-down search, including bulky clothing, but he said the agency did not generally discuss specific cases.

    Kimball said less than three percent of passengers received a pat-down search and anyone who asked for a private screening would be taken to a room out of public view.

    Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's spokesman Dan Turner said the governor's office was looking into the incident. "At this time, we're trying to find out exactly what happened," Turner said.

    However, Indian officials say Shankar was pulled from an airport security line and patted down by an American security agent in Mississippi despite being told of her diplomatic status.

    The official said the Indian embassy will take up the issue with the State Department.

    Apparently, TSA's guidelines do not have any exceptions for foreign dignitaries, but officers have the discretion to pick and choose, depending on whether they set off metal detectors, the newspaper said. The Indian ambassador did not set off any alarms.

    At the same time, TSA allows additional screenings when passengers are wearing "bulky" clothing.

    The Clarion-Ledger added that Shankar had asked for a private security check, but she was led to clear box for the "pat down" in public view.

    "The way they pat them down - it was so humiliating," said Tan Tsai, a research associate at MSU's International Security Studies Center who witnessed the screening. "Anybody who passed by could see it."

    Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant, who had met Shankar during her visit to the state, said that they regretted the "outrageous" way she was treated.

    "Although I understand we need proper security measures to protect the passengers in US airports, I regret the outrageous way Indian Ambassador Shankar was treated by the TSA while visiting Jackson," he said in an e-mail to Clarion-Ledger.

    The Jackson airport does not yet have full-body screeners, which meant that the ambassador became subject to the pat down.


  7. #167

    Clinton: TSA Policies To Be Reviewed After “Humiliating” Pat Down Of Indian Diplomat

    “Livid” Ambassador to United States vowed never to return to America after being confined to a glass cage and groped

    Paul Joseph Watson
    Prison Planet.com
    Friday, December 10, 2010

    A humiliating TSA pat down that left Indian Ambassador to the United States livid and insistent that she would never return to America has prompted Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to promise a review of TSA policies in the aftermath of a nationwide revolt against invasive airport security measures.

    At the height of the TSA backlash last month, that the pat down procedures were so invasive that she would personally want to avoid them.

    Now she has been forced to promise an inquiry into measures that led to Indian diplomat Meera Shankar being confined to a glass cage before being invasively groped by TSA staff in full public view, after Indian authorities demanded an apology for her treatment.

    “We obviously are concerned about it,” Clinton told reporters in Washington.

    “Although the matter had not been raised when she met with Shankar on Tuesday, she said, “certainly we will be looking into it and not only responding to the Indian foreign minister but also reviewing the policies,” reports CNS News.

    As we reported yesterday, eyewitnesses described Shankar’s fury at being humiliated after she specifically asked for the search to be conducted in private. Shankar later reportedly said she was “livid” and refused to ever return to America, a strong statement for someone who is India’s Ambassador to the United States.

    Shankar was about to board a flight to Baltimore after attending an event at Mississippi State University.

    “She is a very strong woman, but you could see in her face that she was humiliated,” Tan Tsai, a research associate at MSU’s International Security Studies center who witnessed the screening, told The Clarion-Ledger. “The Indian culture is very modest.”

    “The way they pat them down, it was so humiliating,” Tsai added, “Anybody who passed by could see it.”

    Janos Radvanyi, Chair of the MSU’s International Studies Department was quoted as saying, “She said, ‘I will never come back here.’ We are sending her a letter of apology,”

    As a result of the massive and sustained backlash against invasive airport security measures that are tantamount to sexual molestation, TSA chief John Pistole stated on several occasions that the pat down procedures would be investigated and probably amended. However, with more cases of TSA abuse pouring in on a daily basis, there is no indication that any changes to the policy are imminent.

    The TSA has still failed to respond to a FOIA request filed by former Congressman Bob Barr’s Liberty Guard organization, which seeks to clarify why the agency relaxed the pat down procedures and restricted use of naked body scanners over the Thanksgiving holiday period, in what many charge was a blatant and hypocritical ploy to diffuse the effectiveness of a national opt out day protest.


    Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show. Watson has been interviewed by many publications and radio shows, including Vanity Fair and Coast to Coast AM, America’s most listened to late night talk show.


  8. #168

    Violated by TSA at Tampa airport

    Charlotte Observer
    Dec 12, 2010


    The woman grabbed my wrist and said she had to look at my plastic watch. I tried to take it off and hand it to her, and she yelled at me not to interfere with her search.

    Then, with no explanation, she pulled up my shirt, exposing my stomach and the top of my underwear, and stuck the top half of her fingers inside the waistband of my pants. I yanked my shirt down and told her she was not showing the top of my underwear and my naked stomach to anyone.

    She put her hand up in front of me, threatened to call security and have me arrested if I “tried to get away from her again,” and called security for a private screening.

    I was not allowed to get my things. I was not allowed to put on my shoes. I was taken through a side door, down a dirty hall, to a dark dingy windowless storage room.

    I had to pull up my shirt, and the woman put half her hand down my pants to search me. She complained that I should have cooperated originally and this would not have happened. Then I was allowed to put on my shoes and get my things.

    Full article here


  9. #169

    New Jersey looks to ban TSA searches

    Human Events Online
    Dec 14, 2010

    New Jersey could soon become the epicenter of the growing controversy over the new Transportation Security Administration (TSA) passenger screening procedures being implemented at airports nationwide.

    Conservative state Senator and tea party favorite Mike Doherty (R) announced that he plans to introduce a bill in the legislature to ban the searches in the Garden State. While the bill is being drafted, Doherty has introduced a resolution and an online petition calling on Congress to immediately review both the screening procedures and mounting passenger complaints of abuse at the hands of TSA officers.

    The petition has garnered over 1,400 signatures since it was launched last week. In a statement announcing the bill, Doherty characterized the searches as unconstitutional, and said that the Obama Administration’s “attitude and actions” in implementing the searches left him no choice but to move a bill to ban the procedures. “[O]ur society is founded upon our ability to exercise our individual civil liberties freely, and I stand ready and willing to defend those liberties when they are threatened,” Doherty stated. “It is with great sadness that I have come to recognize that one of our greatest threats has been presented by officials of the TSA who have begun to implement intrusive searches of law abiding Americans who are traveling within our borders.” “I am drafting new legislation that will make it perfectly clear that in New Jersey, our Constitutionally granted civil liberties are treasured and will be protected. I am calling upon my colleagues in the Legislature to step up and co-sponsor legislation that will protect the rights of citizens in New Jersey,” Doherty said.

    Full article here


  10. #170

    Boy Asks TSA ‘Why Pat Down Mom And Not Me?’, TSA Replies “You Don’t Have Boobs”

    Open admission that women are targets of airport groping

    Steve Watson
    Tuesday, Dec 14th, 2010

    A California woman is suing the TSA following an incident at Albuquerque International Sunport where she was subjected to an invasive breast groping in full public view by the TSA, despite making it known that she had been forced to undergo a mastectomy last year.

    Adrienne Durso describes how a female TSA officer pulled her out of line after she had gone through the metal detector and proceeded to pat her down, “Heavily concentrating on my breast area” in a search that “just seemed to go on and on”.

    Relating her story to KOB Eyewitness News 4, Ms. Durso explained how she was made to feel humiliated in front of her seventeen year old son and the rest of the queuing passengers.

    “I felt as though I didn’t have any rights other than I had to stand there and let them do what they want to do to my body,” Durso said.

    Feeling violated and embarrassed, Ms. Durso asked to speak to a TSA supervisor.

    As if things couldn’t get any worse, when the supervisor arrived and Ms. Durso’s son asked why he had also not been subjected to the body search, the TSA agent told the boy “well you don’t have boobs”.

    Following that statement, Ms. Durso decided to take legal action, with her attorney arguing that the incident is a violation of 4th Amendment rights and constitutes unreasonable search and seizure.

    Details of the lawsuit can be accessed here.

    “I thought, ‘you know, surely this story must mean something to somebody, maybe this will help somebody who is trying to change the situation at airports because I don’t think anybody should have to go through this,” Ms. Durso added.

    Below is a KOB Eyewitness News 4 report on the incident:

    Clearly the TSA supervisor who made the lewd statement is either just plain stupid or took such umbrage with a seventeen year old boy daring to question his actions, that he snapped back with the statement as a pathetic way of re-exerting authority, suggesting that ‘yes the TSA can grope your mom’s breasts if it wants to and there’s nothing you can do about it boy’.

    There have been scores of complaints against the TSA recently by women who say they were singled out for enhanced screening based on their figures.

    Eliana Sutherland recently flew from Orlando International Airport and told Local 6 News she felt the two male TSA workers were staring at her breasts and chose her for additional screening because of their size.

    “It was pretty obvious. One of the guys that was staring me up and down was the one who pulled me over,” said Sutherland. “Not a comfortable feeling.”

    Former Baywatch star Donna D’Errico also recently claimed she had been singled out for the same reasons.

    Another disturbing incident, which is subject to an ongoing lawsuit, involved a 21-year-old college student from Amarillo Texas. The woman was passing through security at Corpus Christi airport on May 29 2008 when she was subjected to “extended search procedures” by the TSA.

    “As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area,” the lawsuit said. “As would be expected, plaintiff was extremely embarrassed and humiliated.”

    TSA workers continued to laugh and joke about the incident “for an extended period of time,” leaving the woman distraught and needing to be consoled. After the woman re-entered the boarding area, TSA workers continued to humiliate her over the incident.

    “One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video,’” the suit said.

    The woman filed an administrative claim against the TSA but was forced to launch a full lawsuit after the agency failed to respond.

    The incident bears similarities to a 2002 case involving a pregnant woman who had her breasts exposed by TSA agents in public. Her husband was thrown in the airport jail for complaining about the treatment of his wife.

    Other cases involve TSA agents making comments about the size of private parts, subjecting those involved to trauma and humiliation.

    Despite these and thousands of other complaints against the TSA, and the fact that police are being called to look out for over enthusiastic TSA gropers, the agency still maintains that no fondling, groping or squeezing is taking place at airports at all.

    Related reading: TSA’s Top Transgressions: Who Is Doing The Terrorizing?


    Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.


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