TSA thought woman's back brace was a money belt

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

  2. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Not any that I can see. I just looked, and all were anti-TSA (Terrorists Stripping Americans)! :D
     
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Exactly. Almost all anti-TSA, which is an improvement compared to this time last year. The number of TSA defenders seems to be steadily diminishing.
     
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  4. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Like nearly everybody else, I don't believe that excuse for a second. Just a blatant lie by either the TSA employees that did it, the TSA legal dept. or Bloghdad Bob, or all referenced.

    It most likely started at the TSA screeners who lied outright about what happened in the beginning. They then realized they needed to come up with a better excuse as the story pushed further into the mainstream and put more pressure on the org. Somebody along the chain realized they now needed to cover their a$$, and changed a few minor details to make it appear like a misunderstanding, thus the "non-strip" strip search was, in fact, necessary due mostly to the terrorist elderly lady hiding explosives in her money belt. :td:
     
  5. Even if this was true, if there was a back brace/money belt misunderstanding, it doesn't change the fact that three women report pant pull-downs, in this case forcibly. I'm also not impressed that, if there was some confusion, these screeners couldn't have a discussion with the woman to make sure they knew what she had on. People who are trained to be polite, discreet and dignified know how not to make these mistakes.
     
  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Those poor screeners must have been terribly disappointed at not being able to return the money belt with its threatening cash removed. :eek:

    They actually expect us to believe this :trash:?
     
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  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The stream (river) of lies from Blogger Bob are so blatant that I'm not sure he even expects anyone to believe them.

    The majority of comments about the incident and the continuing cover-up are strongly against TSA. Isn't that an indicator of having no credibility?
     
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So the woman was strip-searched because the TSA thugs thought they might be able to steal some money from her. Makes as much sense as anything else the TSA does.
     
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  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    There are two ways that can go. If your victim has a submissive personality and is conflict-avoidant, strip-searching them can cow them into letting you rip them off in hopes that the abuse will stop. If your victim has an aggressive personality and favors fight over flight, you wind up with a nice, big, fat lawsuit on your hands.

    In at least one of these cases, they mistook a #2 for a #1 and are staring down the barrel of a lawyer-gun with their victim grinning and waving at the other end.
     
  10. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    To me this just highlights why the TSA's 4th amendment violations are such a big problem. How does a money belt full of cash represent a hazard to the particular flight?

    It doesn't of course. Correct me if I'm wrong folks, but I don't think there's any legal obligation to reveal how much cash you're traveling with if you're remaining in the U.S.

    Grabbing money belts isn't appropriate. It's a gross violation of the citizen's 4th amendment rights. What business does the TSA have pawing at people's cash? They don't have any legitimate business rooting through wallets or money belts. It's all very, very improper. I know the individual TSA goons fancy themselves "front line warriors" on the fight against "tewwowwissssm," but this is ridiculous. Even if people are carrying cash for nefarious purposes, rooting through all our wallets, pockets and back braces is not the way to discover the "crime" of preferring legal tender to credit cards and checks.

    The news that the TSA thugs thought they were getting their grubby paws on the lady's money is hardly exculpatory. That anyone imagines it is simply highlights the degree to which U.S. citizens have accepted the federal government's incremental abuse of our Constitutional rights.
     
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  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I hope she pulls the trigger and doesn't settle out like the others have.
     
  12. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    Can you imagine how you'd feel if TSA thugs wandered away from you with your money belt? Personally, I'd prefer to make them sign receipt for it on the spot. They have no business stripping back braces off frail people, and they have no business separating any citizen from their wallet or money belt.
     
  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    This has happened to many people, as indicated in the Master Lists.

    As for the comments at that Washington Examiner article, best one so far, by "Gaframer":
    Brilliant!
     
  14. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  15. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  16. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Any organization capable of basic thought would have let sleeping dogs lie and not dragged this back into the spotlight.

    This demonstrates either immense stupidity or incredible arrogance and works against them regardless of which it is.
     
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  17. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Wow, they DO, don't they?!
    Great comments; my favorite (so far) is from "namegoeshere":
    :D:D:D
     
  18. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Over the last year, I've come to the conclusion that Curtis Robert (Blogger Bob) Burns either doesn't wear pants or his pants are made of asbestos and/or Nomex.
     
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  19. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member


    Brilliant. Just brilliant.
     
  20. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    AAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHHHHH! Brain bleach, STAT!
     
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