KBZK: Man claims his mother was mistreated by TSA at Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Airport

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Sounds like die Gropenfrauen were getting their jollies ...

    KBZK: Man claims his mother was mistreated by TSA at Bozeman Yellowstone Int'l Airport

  2. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I was wondering if "under" meant inside her bra or below her bra. The choice of words makes a big difference in this instance.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Normal usage = inside her bra.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Another report, wording might clarify your question ...

    KAJ 18: Man claims mom mistreated by TSA at Bozeman airport

  5. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    What she experienced doesn't "border" on obscene - it WAS obscene. But hey, since she's 73 she only has two more years to wait until she meets the requirement of less intrusive screening for elderly passengers 75 years or older - like I believe that's really going to happen. This happens often enough that it sure makes me believe that TSA is deliberately targeting older people for no other reason than they are easy targets who won't complain when faced with an "authority" figure.
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  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    We've seen it time and time again: kids, the elderly and the disabled. "Easy targets", most definitely.

    Someone needs to figure out how to record a checkpoint over a period of hours to determine what percentage of the above class gets extra attention. I don't think we would be surprised at what the results would be.
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  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Frankly, this sounds to me like the "standard" "pat down" that TSA "people" do.

    Reading this account it sounds to me as if "proper procedures were followed".

    I bet that's a real eye-opening experience for Mr. Anselmany and his mother.

    And that's sad.
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    One grope at a time. One grope at a time.
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    KBZK: Man plans to file complaint over mother's treatment by TSA at Bozeman airport; TSA responds

    Either sue them or get the local cops to throw their sorry asses in jail for sexual assault. Filing a complaint with the morons at TSA is like whizzing in the wind.
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  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    One grope at a time ...

    NBC Montana: Bozeman Man Claims TSA Crossed The Line

  11. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    Cuz it blows back at you? For the next time you fly, you're on a spooky list and then grope and harasses you with double ferocity?
  12. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I doubt they put that much effort into it. They simply "lose" them or laugh and toss them put.
    All complaints should be sent through the Fly rights app from the Sikh Coalition. At least those get registered separately from the TSA count even though they get forwarded. These are made public so TSA can't fudge the numbers.

    WRT to the app, that might make a good sticky for those TUG guests looking for a venue to file a complaint.
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  13. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    a privatized screening would be a very similar process but that private companies would have a vested interest in not only doing a good job for the airport and the government but more importantly, a good job for customers.

    A grope is a grope is a grope - doesn't matter whether it is done by a private company or the government, by a screener with a smile or a frown. No matter who does it it is still a violation of your 4th Amendment rights. What is needed is a change in the procedures and screening techniques, not just a change in personnel. Whether I'm groped by someone who is friendly or someone who is not, if you molest me by touching my breasts and my genitals I'm still violated.
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They're too incompetent to keep such lists. There's no way they're keeping lists like that.

    Look at all the critics who fly all the time -- Bruce Schneier, Glenn Greenwald, Wendy Kaminer, Jeffrey Goldberg, James Fallows, Ralph Nader, on and on. None of them report getting groped more often than the common man.

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