Lawsuit TSA JFK Strip Search Lawsuit

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  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Two of the women in the JFK strip search spree of 2011 are following Shosana Hebshi's lead.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/...RcjiAW66SkK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Queens

    As many likely recall, there was a third woman who complained but that TSA ignored. The story from that period.
     
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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Great. sue their butts off. Take their lie act to a courtroom where a jury can see the accusers and the accused and make their own conclusions. Maybe we'll get lucky and the perps' low IQ *sses will be jailed for perjury.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Here are the cases from Justia.com:

    Sherman v. United States of America

    Plaintiff: Ruth M. Sherman
    Defendant: United States of America

    Case Number: 1:2013cv00847
    Filed: February 15, 2013

    Court: New York Eastern District Court
    Office: Brooklyn Office
    Presiding Judge: Edward R. Korman
    Referring Judge: Roanne L. Mann

    Nature of Suit: Torts - Injury - Other Personal Injury
    Cause: 28:1343 Violation of Civil Rights
    Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

    Zimmerman v. United States of America

    Plaintiff: Lenore Zimmerman
    Defendant: United States of America

    Case Number: 1:2013cv00846
    Filed: February 15, 2013

    Court: New York Eastern District Court
    Office: Brooklyn Office
    jr,: Ramon E. Reyes
    Presiding Judge: Carol Bagley Amon

    Nature of Suit: Torts - Injury - Other Personal Injury
    Cause: 28:1343 Violation of Civil Rights
    Jury Demanded By: Plaintiff

    Justia's "BlawgSearch" of legal blogs also turns up some posts about Lenore Zimmerman and Ruth Sherman:

    But For Video: Old Lady Knickers Edition
    6 Dec 2011, 4:31 am by SHG
    Would Lenore Zimmerman lie? Probably not. When she says that she was strip searched at JFK airport by two TSA agents, who required her to remove her pants and bloomers, it's unimaginable that she was making it up. But there's a problem. There's no video of it happening. She was taken to a private room, where no one else could see what happened. If there is a video of what happened inside the room, it hasn't been made public. Therefore, it never happened. That's the TSA's position, and they're [read post]
    Simple Justice - http://blog.simplejustice.us

    Reuters: TSA searches a colostomy bag of elderly woman
    18 Jan 2012, 2:15 pm
    Reuters: TSA: Agents erred in search of elderly passengers: The Transportation Security Administration said its agents violated procedures by inspecting an elderly woman's colostomy bag screening another's back brace but denied claims the women were strip searched. The women, Ruth Sherman, 88, of Sunrise, Florida, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, of Long Beach, New York, complained they were strip searched by agents at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport during the busy Thanksgiving travel holiday [read post]
    FourthAmendment.com - http://fourthamendment.com/blog/index.php?blog=1
     
  4. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    IANAL, but in my considered opinion, the fact that they took these women to a "private room" would indicate that they did so in violation of the "Administrative Search Doctrine" which states that an administrative search must be performed in "public view." Unless it was requested by the ladie's that were strip-searched, the TSOs had no business requiring them to go to a private room. NO ONE, BUT NO ONE, SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO GO INTO A PRIVATE ROOM FOR SCREENING. PERIOD. END OF DISCUSSION.
     
  5. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    DeafBlonde, where is it written that an administrative search must be performed in public view? I can't find it but maybe I'm no searching in the right places.
     
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  6. I've seen that before, too, that administrative searches are to be done in public. I don't know if I can find it again, though -- the big problem I've found when reading about administrative search doctrine is that straightforward sources that you don't need a law degree to comprehend are not readily available on the internet.
     
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