Saw these bumper-stickers over at Althouse. So funny!
I saw the following stories, elsewhere. Not so funny, at all.
Strip searching children?
H/T Left Coast Rebel
TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine
'I was absolutely humiliated,' said bladder cancer survivorCancer surviving flight attendant forced to remove prosthetic breast by TSA
A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.
“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.
Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my stomach and then attach the bag. If the seal is broken, urine can leak all over my body and clothes.”
Three year old boy sexually molested?
Enhanced pat down leaves Grand Rapids airline passenger in tears
TSA - Transportation Sexual Assault
$11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs
If you don't want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.
That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.
TSA Forces 12 Year-Old Girl Traveling Without Parents Through Naked Scanner
Recently a 12 year-old girl traveling with friends of the family was separated from her group and forced to go through the naked scanner at the Tampa airport. The girl’s parents say that TSA, “In essence conducted a strip search on a 12-year-old girl without her parents present to advocate for her.”
TSA “Wanted To See My Penis” But It Was Only “Optional”
A creepy story, certainly—almost too creepy for Hannity. “They wanted to see it?” the incredulous Fox News host asked. “That’s what those machines do,” Roberts explained. “It’s a virtual strip search. They can see whether a man is circumcised or a woman is menstruating.” After a pause, he added, “They can see everything.”
Geraldo Rivera and Juan Williams making the case of criminal profiling, which is legal.
Interesting that an Hispanic and an African American would support profiling at the airport, and I’m pretty sure they are both against profiling in Arizona… But if criminal profiling is legal, I don’t know why they can’t use it at the airports and in Arizona, Texas, etc.
What is the difference? Men, originating from certain countries, between a certain age meet the profile for terrorists that have broken the law, and launched attacks after having passed through security at airports – therefore can be criminally profiled.
Can’t you say the same thing about illegal immigrants in Arizona – men and women (of a certain age?), lack of english skills, majority originating from Mexico, that have broken the law by passing through the border, fit the profile for people breaking the law, and illegally entering the US, thus the police should be able to criminally profile them, no?
Keep in mind - there are scanners that don't show you naked. Why aren't these installed in airports? The machine converts your image to a unisex stick figure. Would anyone object to these? I highly doubt it. Also, they are less harmful for you. Why did lobbysists push for naked scanners, and not these image-free scanners that eliminate privacy concerns?
“One of the most frustrating aspects of this fight against terrorism is that it has created a whole security apparatus around us that causes a huge inconvenience for all of us,” Obama said.
All of us? Yea, right. I wonder how he would feel if it was his wife and daughters who were the ones being stripped, felt up, and humiliated?
“Clearly, there is a need,” Clinton said of heightened security screening. “Now, if there is a way to limit the number of people who are going to be put through surveillance, that’s something that I’m sure can be considered. But everybody is trying to do the right thing … and I understand how difficult it is, and how offensive it must be for the people who are going through it."It's not the fault of most of the TSA men and women at the airport, tasked with feeling you up. Most of them hate it, too.
“So striking the right balance is what this is about,” Clinton told NBC's David Gregory. “And I am absolutely confident that our security experts are going to keep trying to get it better and less intrusive and more precise."
Asked by CBS’s Schieffer, “Would you submit to one of these pat-downs?” Clinton said no.
“Not if I could avoid it," Clinton said, with a laugh. "No, I mean: Who would?”
The fault is on the government for their overly sensitive political correctness that is stopping TSA agents from being allowed to legally use criminal profiling, for allowing special treatment for some travelers, and for installing scanners that show people naked.
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