Another passenger charged with assault against a screener

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, May 1, 2012.

  1. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I hope this just blows up in TSAs face... Cant have your cake and eat it too. Should be a interesting case to watch.
  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Unless it's one of those Terrorist Cupcakes In A Jar.
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    If such a case was to go to jury trial I think a person could expect at least one anti-TSA individual being placed on the jury.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    One? Oh, baby, way more than that, methinks.
  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well I did say at least. My thinking is that many people would question the honesty of a TSA employee if they testified. It seems a normal part of being TSA to do dishonest things. In my mind that would make the case for reasonable doubt.
  6. Louis Betti

    Louis Betti Original Member

    Why are TSA screeners (I'll never call them "officers") so special that they do not get nude-0-scoped or groped before reporting to work? Sounds like a huge security gap to me!

    What about those working on the ramp? Oh, I know, they are "trusted". Oy!

    Hawley and Pistole never had a clue, but Hawley got one and is cashing in on a book deal! Napolitano needs to ask for a refund from where she purchased her brains from!
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  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Of course they are trusted. Even the drug couriers trust them.
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  8. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    True, but if they just feel up each other, it's pointless then.
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    ...or when they're leaving, to make sure they're not carrying a secret pocket full of stolen iPads?

    Employees of the TSA are not trustworthy.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Marco Eagle: Bonita Springs woman accused of groping TSA agent

    NBC-2: Woman accused of groping TSA agent

    Fox 4 WFTX: TSA supervisor groped by passenger, caught on camera: Former TSA worker is the one arrested for battery

  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    We need more gropebacks like this!!! :D
  12. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    if at some point, juries start acquitting....
    IMO, if she took a baseball bat to the perv who groped her, I'd still vote to acquit. Why is it that it's assault to do this to them but its not assault for them to do it to us?

    we need more of this. lots more...
  13. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Like Lisa continues to say, it doesn't matter until it happens to you. I wonder how many passengers felt violated in the same way after this former TSA gave them a pat down. Karma's a bitch isn't it?
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Was the video out?

    & was it known that the groped groper was a former groper?
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I merged the threads. The fact that she was a former screener herself was not previously indicated.
  17. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Yes, it was known. I remember a comment or two to that effect, either here or at TSA News. Will dig it up.
    Okay, here it is. Some (frankly, semi-literate) person who goes by "Drboatman":

    TSA News Blog: Another Passenger Charged After Being Assaulted by TSA
  18. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    So would I. I think I'd vote to acquit any passenger for any assault against any TSA employee. At this point the goal has to be to cut TSA's legs out from under it, to rob it of all its power.

    Smurf-clerks need to be scared. They need to be as lab mice subjected to one too many random electric shocks - mortally terrified of every passenger they screen to the point that they can't even finish a complete sentence without stuttering and their voices wavering in unbridled fear. If a passenger makes a sudden movement, every smurf-clerk at the checkpoint should duck and cower and cover their heads in fear; fear stemming from the (at that time) legal reality that a passenger could lazily flay them with a potato peeler and no jury in the world would ever convict the pax, but instead ask "What did you do to make that pax so angry they saw the need to flay you with a kitchen instrument? Be more careful next time." At the very least, they need to fear for their future employment.

    This whole situation needs to be reversed and amplified. While pax currently treat TSCs with deference out of fear of missing flights or being arrested on unjust grounds, what needs to happen is that TSCs need to treat pax with the deference due kings in the olden days for fear that a single misstep, even one so slight they didn't realize they made it, will see them terminated and thrown out on the street from the only job they could ever work because "TSA" will be a black mark on their CVs for the rest of their days and nobody else will ever hire them even in the best economy.

    We need to reshape the legal climate to terrorize these terrorists.
  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    And good luck with that.
  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I note that I haven't seen any TSA employees in uniform outside the airport in recent months. Used to see them on the light rail fairly regularly.

    That's a good start, if they're either embarrassed to wear the uniform or simply afraid to wear it when they're not actually in the airport.

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