Have you ever experienced a pat down by a TSA agent while flying somewhere? I don’t fly often, but I’ve had pat downs twice. One was minor but the other was enough to inflict pain and discomfort of my genitals. The TSA agent ran his hand up into my groin quite rapidly and it felt like someone had hit me in family jewels. I told him that was awfully forceful and painful and the guy just gave me a go to hell kind of look and never said a word.
Millions of other passengers have experienced the same and worse. Mark Hyman of Behind the Headlines, used the Freedom of Information Act to obtain over 200 pages of complaints from passengers who felt violated, groped and molested at the hands of TSA agents. One complaint was from a woman who had a metal implant in hip and who has to fly frequently on her job. Part of her complaint read:
1. Is a TSA agent allowed to spread my labia in her inspection IF AND ONLY IF the ONLY reason I am subjected to such a molestation in the first place is because I have had metal implants put into my hips?
2. Why, when an x-ray screening machine is available, must I be subjected to the molestation? Why can’t the TSA agent be required to use the machine if it is present?
3. Why is a TSA agent allowed to put so much pressure on my breasts that she leaves bruises? Is this standard procedure?
4. When I ask the TSA agent to touch her own body where she intends to touch mine – so I can get a true and honest understanding of her techniques – why is she allowed to refuse providing such explicit information? It would go a long way toward relieving my anxiety and fear about being man-handled (no matter that she is the same gender, it feels as if a MAN were molesting me!)
A dear friend of mine and former colleague was in a horrible accident years ago. For all intent and purpose, he should have died, but he didn’t. He has undergone dozens and dozens of surgeries over the years and he too has metal implants in several locations in his body. I recall him saying once after 911, that he was taken to a private room and forced to strip completely naked. While naked, they examined him quite thoroughly. This man is a modest and humble person and found the experience quite embarrassing and humiliating.
Yet, TSA agents are allowed to continue to use these pat down procedures which are spelled out in their Screening Management: Standard Operating Procedures manual in spite of all of the hundreds of complaints they continue to receive.
But let three suspected terrorists complain about being patted down and a federal judge rules that it must stop. Three detainees at Guantanamo Bay filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama, claiming that they are being violated every time they are searched when they leave or return to their cells.
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