Phoenix PD doesn't want complaint about sexual abuse at hands of TSA

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

  2. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    PD invites false sexual assault charges to be brought against Yukari Miyamae, but a passenger can't file a complaint?
  3. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This will all continue, all over the country, and will only get worse, as long as people put up with it. As long as people are more concerned with getting on their flights than with making a stink, this abuse will continue. And as I keep saying, it's going to have to get a lot worse before it gets better.

    I look back at stuff I wrote a year ago, with commenters chiming in, "oh, this won't stand," "people won't put up with it," "I think we've come to a turning point," blah blah blah. No, we haven't, I kept saying. People will put up with it. Watch. And here we are.

    It's all too depressing.
  4. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Comment left at that story:
    In the old days I would ask why they let their 13-year-old daughter travel alone. I don't anymore. I've given up.

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  5. RB

    RB Founding Member

    It's been many, many years ago but when I was a young high schooler I flew without parents from LAX to DAL. Of course in those days there was no TSA in fact no security that I recall. Everyone could go to the gate and the airlines acted like they really wanted you as a customer.

    Our society has really deteriorated over the years.
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I have no problem with a 13 year old flying alone, but what bothers me is that the parent(s) seemingly did not accompany her to the checkpoint and stay with her until she cleared.
  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I should clarify: what I meant by "old days" was when the stories of abuse first starting getting out. So those "old days" were only a year ago. Back then, I questioned why anyone would allow their child to travel alone knowing that said child could be abused, plus have no one there to advocate for him/her. In the true "old days" -- before the TSA began its reign of molestation, of course I had no problem understanding how a 13-year-old would travel alone.
  8. mikemey

    mikemey Original Member

    I actually traveled alone at 14 and 15 to Florida. Then again, it was the mid-80's.
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Scroll down at this entry at Elliott Blog to see how the know-nothings are raking Sommer Gentry over the coals. People in this country are disgusting. I know Sommer. She was sexually assaulted by the TSA. It has totally changed her life. And she's no shrinking violet. But the number of scum responding to her -- under cowardly internet aliases, of course -- is sickening. Discredit, mock, ridicule, discredit again -- that's SOP for apologists and deniers. I can't stand these people.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

  11. FetePerfection

    FetePerfection Founding Member Coach

  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    I've been aware of it for 2-3 years. One of my other projects (somewhat neglected) is a vB-based forum on police misconduct.
  13. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    ^ Then you must be a fan of the work of my friend Radley Balko, who does some of the most careful and important work on police misconduct.
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    lkkinetic, I have read some great stuff by Radley Balko.

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