Invasive TSA: Screening procedures border on abuse

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Jul 8, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Contrary to the propaganda, it doesn't seem that the "public has adapted" to being assaulted at the checkpoint.
  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    It doesn't border on abuse, it is abuse.

    Would leave comment to that effect if I could, but they accept only FB comments.
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  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Frankly, I'm glad these people were abused. I'm sick of trying to defend the public against this.

    I hope people at airports get groped, rubbed, yelled at, and continue to be abused. F 'em. Every last one of them.
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Abuse or assault?
  5. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    And while the one woman is getting groped the writer of this piece gets through with a 5 oz. METAL container of sunscreen. The TSA must have missed one of their "layers" of security.
  6. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    I don't consider myself a mean spirited person but I must admit that when anyone who has told me to "get over" the TSA or just "deal with them" goes to the airport I secretly hope they get the meanest, rudest, most obnoxious TSA agent and are put through (expletive deleted) and have something stolen because they are tired of listening to me. I believe that's the only way some people will finally "get it".
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    I've been saying this for a long, long time. The baggage scanners cannot "see" liquids. Period. End of discussion.

    The screening of liquids requires one of 2 things:
    1. A clerk who recognizes a wide variety of standard and non-standard container shapes that they then determine may or may not contain liquids.
    2. The honesty of the screenee to bag, separate, and then remove liquids for additional screening.
    All it is going to take to get a liquid bomb through a checkpoint is a non-standard sized, shaped, or material container that stays in the passenger's bag. That's it.
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  8. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    from that story:

    Makes you feel proud, eh Rugape, to be part and party to this sick and perverse behavior?
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  9. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Well, he wasn't there. He doesn't have direct knowledge of it. What are you going to do?
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  10. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    For some reason, my comment didn't get posted.
    Not to worry, Lisa. Although I am on FB, my comment did not get posted. :rolleyes:
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    All of these things are by procedure. He doesn't have to be there. He knows the procedures. He's part of the problem. Without people like him to cooperate in violating human decency, these terrible things could not be done to people who are nothing more than peaceful travelers, molested by him and his partners.
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  12. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    My comment:
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  13. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    I posted this: (wonder if it gets put up)

    IT IS ABUSE. Even police officers need "reasonable cause" to search, and their searches are NOT rubdowns. If these airport searches were done anyplace else, it would be abuse and sexual assault.

    FWIW the article does unload on em more. :D
  14. yautjalady

    yautjalady Original Member

    Anonymouses didn't get posted; dunno how that got in this post :0
  15. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Unless there's a link to something like "see all comments" and I can't see it, only two comments to the article ever appeared. :mad:
  16. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    Don't worry, they will find the sunscreen when the TSO demands to wave a magic test wand over it as the passenger is applying sunscreen at the gate.

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