OhmyGOD I don't even know where to begin with all of the recent posts in this thread. I don't have time to go back and quote all the posts I want to respond to, as I have a full day at work today. So I'm just going to do this free-form and hope my meaning is clear. Rugape: Yes it DID happen to me - I had two TSO's, one a Supervisor, demand that I remove my post-surgical back brace. I had with me a print-out from TSA's own website that said I didn't have to. They wouldn't even look at it. When it finally dawned on them that I really wasn't going to remove it, I was subjected to one of the most painful and horrific experiences of my life: the Supervisor "cleared" my back brace by manhandling every inch of it, swabbing the entire thing, then pressing down on it over my recent surgical wound, over my clear objections, until I literally cried out in pain. I was also treated to two complete grope-downs - not one but two, even though the first had already done the whole thing, hair boobs crotch and all, but hey I guess the Supe wanted her shot at pawing me so she did me ALL OVER AGAIN. That Supe is the one who proceeded to rub her hand across my pubis, pressing in until I felt it on my clitoris. Hmmm...do ya think some people take off their medical devices, even though they don't "have to" , because NOT doing so means they'll be treated to similar abuse??? Your continued refrain of "I don't know the facts so I can't comment" is disingenuous at best, and deceitful and disgusting at worst. Have you ever heard the term "a preponderance of evidence"? Given the vast number of passengers reporting the EXACT SAME THING happening to them, how can you continue to stick your head in the sand and say "well garsh I can't comment because I don't know for sure what happened"? It reminds me of the one time my husband was on jury duty - they had a petty thief on trial, he was CAUGHT with the stolen purse (taken from a streetside office he walked into), they had several eye-witnesses who identified him, including his distinctive neck tattoo. But he denied that he did it. No real defense, just "I didn't do it". They ended up with a hung jury because one juror, this batty old lady, refused to convict because SHE wasn't sure it happened. Hey, a martian could have dropped to earth, shape-shifted into looking exactly like the defendant, and stolen that purse! Hung jury, not worth re-trying, dude got off. WAKE THE F* UP! You know full well it's happening. You just won't go on record as saying it is. And we know you know. Many in here think you are a nice guy because your posts aren't filled with the disgusting vitriol and contempt for passengers that we see in so many other TSOs who post on these forums. But that doesn't change the fact that you work for an organization that is practicing wholesale assault on a daily basis on innocent civilians...and you refuse to admit it, or treat us with the most basic respect of acknowledging the truth. Go ahead, Rugape. Call me a liar. Say it to my face. Then we'll see the real you.