A new term for groping by TSA employees is spreading rapidly across the internet. The term for the TSA airport screening procedure is Gate Rape.
Read the additional information on 12 TSA Harassment cases by clicking on the down arrow just under the view count on this the TSA violating it’s own rules with respect to the exemption from radiation for breast milk.
“Let a jury decide if the TSA went off the track” reads the headline of the nj.com article by Paul Mulshine of the Star Ledger. While appearing with United States Senator Frank Lautenberg, Janet Napolitano, Director of Homeland Security, Ms Napolitano had to backtrack from her claims about what was optional and admit “travelers have been told they face fines of as much as $11,000 for refusing to accept the pat-downs. According to the article Steve Strunsky of the Star Ledger “collared Lautenberg and asked him about a particularly disturbing case: An ABC News employee passing through Newark reported that a TSA employee had felt around inside her underwear, touching her bare skin.”
In fact the Gothamist published a report titled “3 Women Say TSA Screeners Groped Vaginas During Pat Down“.
Gary Benoit of the New American posted an article about Congressman Ron Paul on TSA Abuse: “Enough Is Enough”. Ron Paul, who posted a statement on his website, referenced the American Traveler Dignity Act he has introduced which would ensure that the TSA and its employees are subject to the same laws as the rest of us. Essentially it would mean TSA agents could be arrested for groping just the same as everyone else.
An article in the Philly Mag’s Philly Post says “TSA Makes Air Travel Seem Like Bad Reality TV“.
Natasia Langfelder’s post on the blog LEZGET Real shed more light on how Those TSA Body Scanner Things Suck.
The ACLU Reports More Than 900 Complaints This Month Over “Enhanced” TSA Security Measures and Novembers post-Thanksgiving reports are still coming in.
Lindsay Beyertein of the blog “big think” posted an article titled: “Pose Nude, or We’ll Touch Your Junk“.
The blog GladRags published a post including a quoted first hand account of how the TSA Groin Searches Menstruating Women and infowars also posted the account of how the TSA Groin Searches Menstruating Women.
The Stir had reported about the bladder cancer survivor soaked by urine when the TSA screener broke Tom Sawyer’s urostomy bag and there was no apology or offer for help at that time. The apology came later only after he’d filed a complain with the TSA.
Even after being subjected to the added radiation she did not want, TSA screeners subjected breast cancer survivor Cathy Bossy, a flight attendant, to an aggressive pat down, feeling her breasts with their full hands and then asking her to remove her prosthetic breast. Apparently TSA screeners have also been groping the genital areas of young children, traumatizing them.
The ACLU is asking people to sign a petition telling the Department of Homeland Security that the TSA must respect passenger’s privacy rights.
Surveys about the degree of acceptance of the Fourth Amendment violations of privacy and dignity have been badly skewed, because
the surveys do not include the large numbers of people who declined to fly and either stayed home or took alternative means of transportation rather than submit to being violated in this manner. Most people do not have a desire to submit to groping, assault and battery, forcible exposure, or molestation.