Woman: TSA Screener Touched My 'Private Area' - Video - KRDO Colorado Springs

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I initially thought this was old but it is in fact current. It demonstrates that even experienced travelers who have been through the post 2010 pat down are learning that screeners are still molesting people and that TSA is apparently okay with that.

    http://www.krdo.com/video/28854237/index.html
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And TSA says the screeners acted correctly in the email to the news station so that means that screeners are suppose to touch genitals and all of the claimed TSA employees who post here and at FT have been dishonest when they claim that is not how the pat down is done.
     
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  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    That is the only logical conclusion.
     
  4. There's that thread at "the other site" called something like "Extreme Opt-out SEA" where the guy said to the screener (who had "lead" on his nametag) "You're now touching my penis" and the screener said "That's what I'm supposed to do." And it seemed from the account that this was under the guise of "feeling resistance." I still scratch my head at how the whole thing can possibly be going on.
     
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  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Based on this woman's account apparently it was okay until they did it to her.

    Change will come one grope at a time.
     
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  6. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    Of course they want to feel the genitals. They need that touch to determine if something is in there and to get a better ETD test. Look at the woman being assaulted at the 1:02 mark. What do you think the prison matron is feeling there at 1:02? Do you think it is all leg? Clearly it is not. Over at the "other" site, SATTSO has been waxing poetic about the changes coming with risk based security. Yet he remains defensive on these gropes, which tells me they are not going away. Why he focuses on shoes and not on these inhuman and obscene practices is beyond me.
     
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  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Their continued employment is predicated upon their dishonesty. What did you expect?
     
  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Deep down inside, he knows that the gropes are unconscionable so he defends them because that's the easy way out and chooses to focus on shoes which are mostly innocuous.
     
  9. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm betting he enjoys performing the gropes.
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I expect nothing but the worst from TSA employees. I don't trust them, I don't support them, and I do not believe anything they say unless I have a means to substantiate independently any claims made.

    :eek:Other than that I like TSA employee just fine.:td:
     
  11. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I believe so. He has gotten very upset with me lately, when I pressed the issue of male clerks feeling over females. He knows this is wrong, he knows he wouldn't want his own wife and daughter rushed into the private hut by a couple of men to be felt over by them... But he's a company man, and he's stuck, in his own mind, he's stuck. He cannot see this for what it is. What is obvious to anyone not wearing blue.
     
  12. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    It's CYA too. Liability. TSA will not say they did something wrong. Period. I don't think the TSA folks here are necessarily being untruthful at all. Their organization denies any culpability. And as long as it's all secret SOP...
     
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  13. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    TSA employees either lie to themselves (to justify continuing their "work" for the TSA) or lie to the public - pick one.
     
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  14. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    What about the women's prison guard? Assault is assault. It's politically incorrect to suggest any same-sex problems, I know...
     
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  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    agree. non of this is good. but male on female is egregiously over the line and these TSA people know it. I can't believe they wasted their breath even arguing the point.
     
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  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    If it's removed from policy, their dreams of groping women instead of merely watching are dashed to pieces. As long as policy allows it, there's that ever-so-remote chance that he might be tapped to "pat-down" an attractive woman.
     
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