The picture in the title says it all, this photo was taken of a TSA agents computer screen saver at a major airport,. It shows two TSA officers gloving up to do a body cavity search on a child and it reads “Teaching your child to understand why he may be a threat to National Security”. Federal Law Enforcement is currently investigating the airport and agents involved.
TSA agents are taking sick and twisted pleasure in demeaning children, and are calling it their job. These pat downs are a joke and prevent nothing other than to diminish the diginty of the person searched. They provide these perverts pleasure and a feeling of power. The behavior I have seen displayed by these people is disgusting and I travel on a routine basis.
A TSA Supervisor in Atlanta came running out of her office when a man complained about the indelicate search he received and screamed “I have power, I have power, don’t mess with me boy”. How proud the TSA must be of this example.
Another man recently told a TSA agent “If you touch my junk I’ll have you arrested”, he was eventually escorted out of the airport and may face a fine and civil action. This has made international news and has escalated the debate about the abuse of the TSA.
What makes this even better is that these same TSA Agents could be felons, or drug users, like the TSA Agents caught on film at LAX doing drugs and forging employee parking passes.
In Richmond VA, the TSA hired a front line Security Agent would had been convicted of armed robbery, just the man I want performing a search on me.
In addition, TSA has stated directly that pat downs are being made increasingly invasive not for any genuine security reason, but to make the experience so uncomfortable for the traveler that they would prefer to use the body scanner, despite the fact that scientists at Columbia University and the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety, along with other scientific bodies, have all warned that the devices increase the risk of developing cancer.Another fine example of how we have let the terrorist win and we give up liberty in exchange for perceived security.
Isn’t that special.