Thursday, November 18, 2010

TSA Round-Up

One of the most disturbing, 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.
More on that here.

Meanwhile, the San Mateo (CA) district attorney vows prosecutions of TSA Agents who sexually molest passengers.  If only we had public servants like this in Ohio!

UPDATE: Our good friend Justin Higgins of No Muzzle Politics has a petition for Ohio residents to sign urging our state legislature to take action against TSA.  Check that out here.