TSA defends patdown of uncooperative 4-year-old

Apr 26, 2012 Full story: WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg 231

WICHITA, Kan. - The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

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“I was a Grim Reaper”

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#210 May 18, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
<quoted text>
You know that really isn't that far fetched...
We do already tazer kids as young as 5......... http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/taser_on_...

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Dread Pirate Roberts

#211 May 18, 2012
Billy R wrote:
<quoted text>We do already tazer kids as young as 5......... http://www.infowars.com/articles/ps/taser_on_...
Yeah...why is it I feel we're heading to where Germany was when Hitler came to power?
sergeantryno187

Chicago, IL

#212 May 18, 2012
Idiots. The educated have responded. Common sense has vanished with the arrival of the so called terrorists.
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#213 May 21, 2012
http://www.kens5.com/video/featured-videos/13...

Complaints of TSA 'passenger peep shows'

"A woman says she was put through three TSA body scans because she has a cute figure. But, she is not the only woman complaining about what some call "passenger peep shows." Right now there are over 500 complaints about the TSA for similar reports..."

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#214 May 21, 2012
Knightmare wrote:
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Yeah...why is it I feel we're heading to where Germany was when Hitler came to power?
Because we ARE.

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#215 May 21, 2012
http://www.kens5.com/home/I-TEAM--Congressman...

I-TEAM: Congressman Canseco says he was assaulted during TSA pat-down

U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco said he was assaulted by a TSA agent at the San Antonio International Airport.

The Texas Congressman said the security agent went too far during a pat-down earlier this month.

"The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” said Canseco.“It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else."

"A week later when going through the San Antonio International Airport, Canseco was once again selected for a pat-down.

"I did not see it as a coincidence,” he said.“I asked them why are you going to pat me down again, so we discussed it further and after discussing it further, they patted me down."..."

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#216 May 21, 2012
http://www.kens5.com/home/138492319.html

TSA agent arrested at DFW Airport for allegedly stealing iPads from luggage

"DALLAS- Police arrested Clayton Keith Dovel, a Transportation Security Administration baggage inspector at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Terminal E, for allegedly stealing iPads from checked luggage."

"For me, it was like zero chance of me thinking I'd get the iPad back," said Borna Mojra, an architecture student at the University of Texas at Arlington.

It was a long shot, but eight months after his new, 64 gigabyte iPad was stolen, D/FW Airport Police say they found Dovel with it at work.

They also found him with seven other iPads."

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#217 May 21, 2012
http://www.kens5.com/home/TSA-critic-claims-f...

TSA critic claims fault with high-tech airport security

"DALLAS — At many airports, travelers cannot board a plane without walking through one of the Transportation Security Administration's new full-body scanners.

But Jonathan Corbett, one of TSA's biggest critics, claims the devices have a major security flaw and should be removed from service.

Corbett said the full-body scanners cannot detect metal objects on your side.

"If you have a metallic object on your side, it will be the same color as the background and therefore completely invisible to both and visual and automated inspection," Corbett explained in a video he uploaded to YouTube."

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#218 May 21, 2012
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/female-pas...

Female Passengers Say They’re Targeted By TSA

"DALLAS ( CBSDFW.COM )- Women passengers complain that TSA agents are targeting them for extra screening.

The Transportation Security Administration has a policy to randomly select people for extra screening, but some female passengers are complaining. They believe there is nothing “random” about the way they were picked.

A Dallas woman says TSA agents repeatedly asked her to step back into a body scanning machine at DFW International Airport.“I feel like I was totally exposed,” said Ellen Terrell, who is a wife and mother.“They wanted a nice good look.”

When Ellen Terrell and her husband, Charlie, flew out of DFW Airport several months ago, Terrell says she was surprised by a question a female TSA agent asked her.“She says to me,‘Do you play tennis?’ And I said,‘Why?’ She said,‘You just have such a cute figure.’”

OMG!!!!

"CBS 11 News dug through more than 500 records of TSA complaints and found a pattern of women who believe that there was nothing random about the way they were selected for extra screening. TSA redacted the names of the passengers who complained, but here are quotations from several complaints.

“I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.”
“The screener appeared to enjoy the process of picking someone rather than doing true random screening. I felt this was inappropriate. A woman behind me was also “randomly selected.”
“TSA staff ‘trolling’ the lines looking for people to pull out was unprofessional.”
“After that, I saw him going to the private room where x-rays are, to speak to the guy on that room.”
“I know he went to that room to see my naked body through the machine with the other guy.”
“When I looked around, I saw that there were only women that were “told” to go through this machine. There were no men.”
“Maklng American citizens unwilling victims of a peep show by TSA employees using full body imaging devices is an over-the-top invasion of privacy to which I strenuously object.”

I can't fly anymore, I'd end up on the news and in prison....

BUT as I cited and showed in prior reference, TSA COMING TO AN INTERSTATE, PROM, SPORTS EVENT, CONCERT NEAR YOU!

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#219 May 21, 2012
"....TSA redacted the names of the passengers who complained..."

OF COURSE they did.

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Dread Pirate Roberts

#220 May 21, 2012
http://visiontoamerica.org/9851/obama-slaught...

Yes, of course...the real misunderstanding is trusting a president that insists on siding with terrorists and the countries that support them.

The awesome incredulity and audacious arrogrance of the left borders on complete and outright destructive tendancies.

{Sigh}

So if christians getting slaughtered by muslims is a misunderstanding what then is the TSA?

Is he trying to weed out christians?

Someone should test this theory.
Mona

Easton, PA

#221 May 21, 2012
TSA is nutz !!!

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#222 May 22, 2012
http://www.ajc.com/news/clayton/hartsfield-ts...

Hartsfield TSA worker allegedly abducts, assaults woman

"A TSA employee based at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tried to kill himself after allegedly abducting a woman, sexually assaulting her then giving her a suicide note to deliver."

"...A relative brought the woman, who was still bound in leopard print, novelty handcuffs, to the Union City Police Department, Det. Gloria Hodgson said..."

"...King, a behavior detection officer, has been with the Transportation Security Administration for nearly five years, spokesman Jon Allen told the AJC...."

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#223 May 22, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
http://www.ajc.com/news/clayto n/hartsfield-tsa-worker-allege dly-751953.html
Hartsfield TSA worker allegedly abducts, assaults woman
"A TSA employee based at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport tried to kill himself after allegedly abducting a woman, sexually assaulting her then giving her a suicide note to deliver."
"...A relative brought the woman, who was still bound in leopard print, novelty handcuffs, to the Union City Police Department, Det. Gloria Hodgson said..."
"...King, a behavior detection officer, has been with the Transportation Security Administration for nearly five years, spokesman Jon Allen told the AJC...."
WOW Pais, I didn't hear about this.
People ..... you're not paranoid if they're out there.

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#224 May 22, 2012
Fish_sticks wrote:
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WOW Pais, I didn't hear about this.
People ..... you're not paranoid if they're out there.
Hey Bex, how are you this AM? There's a LOT of criminal behavior committed by TSA employees that is under-reported by the news, just local news articles here and there. I could paste a couple of links a day to their crimes and not run out of links. Did you see all the links I posted earlier on this thread?

http://www.topix.com/forum/news/weird/TLU33BM...

Viola Gentry

Dallas, TX

#225 May 22, 2012
Paisley_Posey wrote:
<quoted text> There's a LOT of criminal behavior committed by TSA employees that is under-reported by the news
...but no one seems to care. I don't get it.
Today, an additional tax was approved for airline passenger's to increase the TSA's budget. Ugh!

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#226 May 23, 2012
Viola Gentry wrote:
<quoted text>...but no one seems to care. I don't get it.
Today, an additional tax was approved for airline passenger's to increase the TSA's budget. Ugh!
You're right, and I believe that is even more creepy than the TSA.:-(

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#227 May 23, 2012
Indeed, here's a move in the right direction! Go Congressman Mica!

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-05-2...

Mica claims progress in privatizing airport screeners

"WASHINGTON — In the decade since U.S. Rep. John Mica helped create the Transportation Security Administration, the veteran Republican has gone from reluctant father to outright critic.

Few areas of TSA have dodged Mica's scorn; he has attacked the $7.8 billion agency on issues ranging from wasteful spending to the intrusive pat-downs of passengers by airport-security workers."

"But only recently has the Winter Park legislator made progress on his top goal: eliminating the roughly 52,000 TSA screeners nationwide in favor of those hired by private security companies.

An airline law passed earlier this year included language — inserted by Mica — that makes it easier for airports to make the switch by removing barriers that give TSA broad power to deny privatization efforts..."

Here is Rep. John Mica's web page, please contact him to both thank him, and urge him on in his efforts.

http://mica.house.gov/
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#229 May 23, 2012
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#230 May 23, 2012

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