6-year-old patted down at SEA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The child molesters are still at it:

    KING5: Kirkland 6-year-old patted down by TSA agents

    The boy got patted down twice. TSA's excuse was that he had a video game in his pocket. His mother says he picked that up off the belt after he was screened.
     
  2. LeapingFrogs

    LeapingFrogs Original Member

    Two stories in one week at SEA. The hair search and now this. These folks in this story live in my hometown. I'm outraged. Obviously the TSO's at SeaTac are out of control. I'm sick and frustrated. I can only hope that the persecution of the TSA in the media continues to escalate. I would submit to anyone who's been molested or unlawfully treated by the TSA immediately contact their local news organization. It might not do any good, but with enough salacious details, they might jump on it.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We have some easy to remember links you can give out:

    tinyurl.com/AbusedByTSA​

    This page currently links to 15 places where you can complain about TSA abuses*​

    tinyurl.com/TSAHorrorStories​

    Shows the TSA horror-stories reports that are public on the web​

    The "tinyurl.com" links are probably better to give out because they are not case sensitive.

    *Airport-specific information is now being compiled.
     
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  4. LeapingFrogs

    LeapingFrogs Original Member

    Awesome Mike. I'll keep these handy to pass out in a few places, inlcuding leaving them with my HR department at work for our sales staff that still continues to choose to travel--we don't make any employee travel anymore after one of our employees was abused back in December 2010. It's personal choice now, we don't want to be sued for forcing someone to be abused at the hands of the TSA.
     
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  5. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Hey, it's for a reason that restaurant by SEA refuses to serve TSA employees!!
    Well, I guess I could go public and that might actually spur the SEA police to act. Who knows how many people have been felt-up by this woman since I reported this.
     
  6. LeapingFrogs

    LeapingFrogs Original Member

    I'm almost half considering collecting stories from SEA and sending them in an organized manner to a local news anchor who I know opted out of a death ray screening in Feb. 2011, only to be fondled by an clerk in SEA (this was after his very public battle with cancer the year before). The clerk(s) had to have known he was a news anchor and NOT a terrorist. Maybe sending him stories similar to his own will motivate him into getting a special piece done for the news. It's a semi-longshot, but it would be worth a try. Media persecution is ALWAYS helpful as much as we may dislike it.
     
  7. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Inquiring minds want to know: has your legal department determined that the company can be sued by employees who suffer abuse at the hands of the TSA? There was some discussion of this at the other site, with varying opinions as to whether suing the employer was a viable option.
     
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  8. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    The USA gets sicker and sicker each and every day...
     
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  9. LeapingFrogs

    LeapingFrogs Original Member

    We have an attorney looking at the policy right now and I think she's coming to the conclusion that there's not a whole lot of precident at this point. We're a relatively small company with a little over 300 people (mortgage banking) and the vast majority of our staff is purely commission so they do on a level run their own business and own clients. Many have business in other states but it's really up to them if they want to persue out of state business. We're less worried about those staffers but more worried about the very few of our operations staff that have to travel to out of state branch offices. My department (IT) included. The HR department just decided it was better to be safe rather than sorry. Even if they find they can legally force us to travel, they assure us we won't have to.
     
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  10. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Congratulations to your company's HR department for seeing the handwriting on the wall. My direct supervisor says "travel isn't that bad. Just go with the flow. It is what it is." Might begin discussing this with our HR department.
     
  11. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Does your direct supervisor do any traveling?
     
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  12. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    Once in a while. When I've discussed this with him he's pro TSA - they've got to protect us type. So absolutely no help there.
     
  13. SafeButFree

    SafeButFree Original Member

    A new career for defrocked priests! If one is found, remember who told you first.
     
  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Where else can defrocked priests and underachieving greeters & burger flippers go?
     
  15. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

  16. LeapingFrogs

    LeapingFrogs Original Member

    Please, if anyone else has a personal experience with the TSA in Seattle, send me your story. Give details, facts, whether you complained and what the result was. I'm putting together a packet of folks who have been abused by the TSA at SeaTac (or even Amtrak, King Street, Metro, or Sounder Rail) in particular which I'll send off to a local news anchor who is not only a personal friend, but has also had their own experience with an Opt Out. Whether it will get any attention or not, I don't know, but it's always worth the shot.
     
  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Sorry, Mike, I didn't realize you had already posted this story!
     

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