The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Monday they will allow the Orlando Sanford International Airport to opt out of using its federal airline passenger screening system.
The press reports are horrifying: 95 year-old women humiliated; children molested; disabled people abused; men and women subjected to unwarranted groping and touching of their most private areas; involuntary radiation exposure. If the perpetrators were a gang of criminals, their headquarters would be raided by SWAT teams and armed federal agents. Unfortunately, in this case the perpetrators are armed federal agents. This is the sorry situation ten years after the creation of the Transportation Security Administration.
Hot on the heels of its attempted cover-up surrounding the dangers of naked body scanners, the TSA has been caught in yet another act of public deception, telling passengers before they land that filming TSA security checkpoints is prohibited, contrary to the TSA’s own public policy, in an apparent effort to stem the tide of viral videos showing TSA harassment that have saturated the Internet and caused a public relations crisis.
Though it has been a slow and often arduous task, American populists leading the revolt against the intrusive pat-downs and cancer inducing body scanners of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have made significant headway in recent months. What began as a grassroots insurrection against governmental abuse has now attracted the support of state and federal legislators:
The Transportation Security Administration has revised the application process for a program that allows airports to opt out of the federal screening program and instead apply to have private companies in charge of the security checkpoint.
Here’s a rundown of some interesting TSA related articles from over the weekend :
As the resurrected TSA anti-groping bill cleared the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence, and gathered enough support to pass both chambers, Texas state officials have recounted disturbing stories that highlight how the TSA is using forceful pat-downs as a form of “punishment to those who opt out of the full body scanners.
The Texas House passed a bill late Thursday night that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.
(NaturalNews) – Well, it was bound to happen. Someone has finally gotten so tired of the X-rated pat-downs at airports they are trying to criminalize it.
The shock of a video of a Transportation Security Administration screener patting down a 6-year-old child has drawn anger and even a subsequent potential legislative response. But the TSA’s actions were not improper, says Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.