TSA detains, harasses another disabled woman

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by TSA News Blog, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    'Splodin' Cokes and Sprites! :eek:

    A good prank was to shake up cans of diet pop in the galley, not something that I would ever do, of course. :p TSA seeing threats from high school pranks, maybe? :rolleyes:
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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Don't have much use for people with little ambition and settled for being comfortable in a dead end job.
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Voluntarily removes it. Like we voluntarily abandon our property. Voluntarily waive our rights. Voluntarily submit to whatever indignities are made up on the fly...:td:Nay to all the above.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Voluntary my (expletive deleted). :rolleyes:

    Lacking any medical qualifications whatsoever, screeners have absolutely no business mucking with this stuff.
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  5. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Completely different situation, I was speaking of when the passenger does it without being offered or encouraged. Some folks simply remove braces or other items as a matter of their routine. I am of the thought process that we should never encourage a passenger to remove anything that is an assistive device, we have screening processes that account for items like this, just so they do not have to remove the items.

    Agreed, see above response. Our first interaction should be a greeting, the second part should be asking what we can do to help the person through, whether it is advising them of the process, helping them get their items squared for the xray, or anything else they need help with to make it as smooth as possible.
  6. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I still can't tell if you really are that disconnected from reality, or if you're just being deliberately obtuse. Or both.
  7. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    You left out the possibility that I really operate this way. Which leads to the question of whether you are in disbelief because you have not been through my airport when I am on duty, or whether you simply wish to believe that all TSOs do things that are wrong. Policy disagreements aside, I try my best to be a positive experience for everyone that crosses my path, not just at work. What you take away from that is of your own choosing.
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Nothing you personally do can change the fact that what TSA is doing its wrong, anti-freedom, and against American values.
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  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    That's the rub, isn't it, pardon the pun. The process you mention must be so undesirable that these folks would remove their prosthetics to avoid it. According to the article, it involves VERY invasive touching. Feeling inside the woman's blouse??? really? and direct genital contact? If those are the processes, they need to be changed completely.
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member


    I really couldn't care less about your claims. TSA employees *lie*. They lie to the passengers about why they do what they do, and occasionally lie to themselves about why they do what they do.

    I do wonder how you can think you're offering anyone a "positive experience" by carrying out orders that you've personally admitted are distasteful - and yet you perform them anyway. Is that because you enjoy pretending to be a nice person while acting the part of the thug? Or is it that you're really so stupid and/or delusional that you actually believe the TSA serves a useful purpose?
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    There's one thing he could do, but he either won't or can't - because it involves quitting the "job" with the TSA and finding real employment.
  12. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    "Some folks simply remove braces or other items as a matter of their routine."

    Now how did that BECOME their routine? How did they get conditioned to think it's routine?

    Why/Who would take off a body part or brace that they need and is a part of their body? I'm sure they don't remove the parts to go into a church, grocery store, school, the DMV, hair salon, or step onto the city bus.
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  13. RB

    RB Founding Member

    No, Rugape doesn't have the horsepower to change TSA, nor the desire.
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Like I said - the only possible positive change he could make (deprive them of the willing hands to perform their outrageous searches), he won't.
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  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    After the freedom fluffer who is playing with her hoo-hah is not only beaten within an inch of his life, but arrested for sexual assault and put on the sex offenders list for life.

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