Lawsuit Claim for procedural redress

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Step One: Administrative Claim Filed August 5, 2011. "TSA has shown reckless disregard for potential harm" to rape survivors:
    • Claim to TSA for damages for harm done by Federal agent while in conduct of duty, penetration constituting "sexual intercourse" per WA law. Asking for individual damages for psychotherapy because of harm done to rape survivor, triggering of PTSD memory of original assault.
    • Claim for procedural redress and end to forcible pat-down of rape survivors/ disabled as condition of taking commercial air travel mode. TSA knowingly and willingly continues to inflict harm. Forcing rape survivors to face traumatic injury or alternate mode of travel is wrongful.
    Asking for substantial future damages if practice continues due to need for legal action to address equal treatment.

    When they jail me under a (bogus) false claim charge, I hope I'll have everyone's support.:D
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  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Whenever a story regarding a rape survivor or disabled passenger emerges I am appalled at the lack of support from the organizations that claim to represent these groups. They seem very vocal when asking for donations or going after a small employer, but when TSA repeatedly abuses their members they remain silent. What a disgrace.
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Non-profits aren't my world, but they--like electeds--seem to spend too much of their time fundraising. One biggish TSA contract would float most of these organizations for a long long time. Maybe if that trade were made, they could lift their heads up and assist.
    I think Obama-Stockholm Syndrome has something to do with it too.
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Take a look at the non-profit and see if they are a suckling of the Federal teat.
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  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I actually wrote a detailed letter to His Grace John Pistole explaining how my childhood sexual abuse was exactly like what's going on at the airport. Mind you, I never expected that he would see it, but I do know that a snail mail letter to a high up is ultimately read by a human. My hope was that if enough of these stories get to HQ it will really disturb someone. Hey, a guy can dream, can't he?

    So, I got a fairly stupid form letter back. The most disturbing paragraph was as follows:

    So I responded with my own letter asking for a list of those groups so I can augment my anti-TSA campaign. It's been 4 months now, and no reply. :rolleyes:

    Seriously, KrazyKat, good luck. We're all behind you!
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Yep, follow the money trail. Many are receiving federal grants which I am certain would be cut off if they came out against the TSA's procedures.
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  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Pistole himself says those TSOs that went beyond the call of duty with us will be er, um, disciplined or something (0:43-1:00):

    He's heard about the complaints, he just hasn't done anything about them.
  8. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    He doesn't care. He just admitted that there are abuses, just that they aren't bad enough yet to do anything about them.
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