TSA Forbids Blogger From Video Recording Them Fondling her Husband's Genitals

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Carlos Miller @ PINAC, Jun 10, 2012.

  1. A popular conservative blogger was ordered to stop video recording for “security reasons” to allow a Transportation Security Administration screener to fondle her husband’s genitals.
    Unfortunately, Dana Loesch did as she was told, apparently not realizing at the time that she had every right to record the interaction.
    The incident took place earlier today in Providence, Rhode Island. Perhaps T. F. Green Airport but that is not specified in her blog post.
    While leaving the Providence, Rhode Island gathering for the Franklin Center where the first annual Breitbart Awards were held, we were detained by the TSA and my husband was subjected to intrusive screenings based on the claim that he was covered in “nitrates.”​
    We fly frequently and when told to walk through the hotly debate Backscatter machines, we opt out for patdowns. I walked through the metal detector but Chris was directed to the bodyscanner, at which point he opted out.​
    He was subjected to the standard pat-down: back of the hands, check your waistband, run hands up and down the inside of the leg stopping at the groin. When the agent went to check his gloves he claimed that something on his gloves “set off the alarm” at which point informed us that Chris would be subjected to another pat-down and his luggage searched.​
    They directed us over to the side of the security area and searched his luggage; they also swabbed everything in it. It was at this point they began talking about “nitrates,” a reason often in the news because of the propensity for false-positive results in such tests. They asked him if he fired a gun or handled gas today. We explained to them that we had not been to a range in a few weeks and did not go in the clothes he was wearing or take with us our carry-on luggage. They zipped up his luggage and directed us to a private room.​
    ***​
    The TSA agent informed us, as he snapped on his blue latex gloves, that he would be performing another pat-down, this time using the front of his hands, and he would be touching Chris’s “groin.” It was at this point I began asking questions. He became aggravated and asked for me to turn off my camera. I asked once more about photos and video for clarification, and he stated that the reason I could not film them touching my husband’s genitals through his shorts was due to “security reasons.” The other agent in the room spoke into his shoulder walkie about security. I complied and turned off my phone. When I asked for the agent’s name a second time, he informed me that if I would like, he would call security. The agent demanded that I put my phone away entirely and get it out of my hands and would not start the intrusive screening procedure until I had done so.​
    As I wrote a few days ago, TSA screeners have continued to violate their own policy, even to the point of erecting a sign forbidding cameras in Orlando’s airport.
    Just last month, a U.S. Congresswoman published a scathing report on how the agency responsible for screening terrorists from boarding planes has proven unable to screen criminals from its own ranks.
    Please send stories, tips and videos to carlosmiller@magiccitymedia.com.


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  2. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Thugs and liars. Where are our TSA shills, telling us this was a "one-off," that the TSA goon didn't follow "standard operating procedure" (which is, in any case, SSI, of course), because we know we're allowed to videotape, etc.?
     
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    another sexual molestation for a 100% bad results test. It's a big charade except that in every case there's a goon grabbing another man's crotch, the victim thinks he has to go along with it, and goon actually goes away thinking he accomplished something other than what he did, which was sexual molestation.
     
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  4. I'm always glad to see more publicity for both the false positive problem and the private room searches, which I'm convinced violate administrative search doctrine.
     
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    People need to start carrying pen cameras for this purpose -- much more discrete.
     
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  6. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Yep. They work great and the solid media versions (USB) are very easy to use. Just need a piece of electrical tape over the record light. About $35 at Amazon or ebay.
     
  7. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    When Pistole stands up and lies before Congress and the American people repeatedly, he sets the tone for the entire agency. They're all pathological liars. They are following in lockstep behind their criminally insane "leadership."
     
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  8. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Amy Alkon has written about it at TSA News.
     
  9. lkkinetic

    lkkinetic Original Member

    Instapundit has posted a link to the original post; Instapundit is widely read and increases visibility:

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/144721/

    At this point in our battle I think visibility is paramount. The more seeds of doubt are sown, the more we can overcome the sheeple attitude hurdle.
     
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    I agree that visibility is now, has always been, and will continue to be of most importance. Getting the word out there, again and again and again and again and again, is critical, even though I know millions of people will steadfastly refuse to acknowledge it (like lots of my friends). No matter what, we have to keep hammering away.
     
  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Based on threads here and at the other place it seems TSA has posted signage stating that no video or pictures are allowed to me made of the TSA Private Sexual Assaults. I'm sure it's an effort by TSA to limit evidence for some future trial. Seems the clear answer is to demand that any Administrative Search be done in public. Surely TSA has nothing to hide.
     
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  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't think Herr Pistole can speak without lying.
     
  13. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Not at this point, either because of his poor character or because of prior lies. If he told any truths now, they would uncover his past lies and create a bigger storm than is here now for him. So, like his all in move for strip searching and assaulting, he is now all in on past lies.
     
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  14. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I believe that it is more to keep the public ignorant of what goes on in the private room because if the public were to know that a private room search is a full-on sexual assault there would be more voices raised in protest. This is also why they won't do a "resolution" pat down in public, even if one requests it.
     
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  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    They can't force you to go into a private room. People need to stop being so cowed by authority.
     
  16. RB

    RB Founding Member

    TSA can charge a person with "not cooperating" with screening procedures, whatever that is since we don't know the procedures or just deny access to the airline gates.

    The first best course of action is to not fly. If that results in every airline going under then that's just to damn bad.
     
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  17. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    But they can detain you and keep you from making your flight, perhaps any flight that day.

    And a LEO can threaten you with arrest for some spurious charge, potentially in a distant city where you have no family or friends.

    And until someone does take those risks and refuses a private search, and a court rules on the legality of mandatory private searches, where filming is not allowed, there will be no end to the mandatory private searches.
     
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Not according to the TSA - they claim they never detain anyone.

    But that statement comes from the TSA, and we already know what they're worth as far as veracity.

    We also know exactly how much their employees are worth - or not.
     
  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    If my choice were to go into a private room to be sexually assaulted by one of these thugs, or be "stranded" in another city, I know which I'd choose.

    We don't live in Outer Mongolia. You can get to another destination via another means. Yes, it's inconvenient. I get it. But people are choosing to fly knowing that this could happen. Therefore, they should have a Plan B.

    Do I really have to quote Frederick Douglass again?
     
  20. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    P.S.
    How to stand up to the TSA and say “no”
    by SOMMER GENTRY on NOVEMBER 21, 2011
     

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