TSA Continuing to Wantonly Grope People

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A Brooklyn woman told the Post she was inappropriately patted down at LaGuardia. You're thinking: Welcome to the club, sweetie! But this is unusual because she had already cleared security. A female agent stopped her on the way to her gate and gave her a three-minute frisking, involving a lot of manhandling of the breasts, crotch, and inner thigh. Nancy Campbell, 33, was told that if she didn't submit to the pat-down she wouldn't be allowed to fly:

When she balked, the agent told her, "You can either continue on flailing about, or you can let me do my job. If you don't, you can't fly." Apparently Campbell got on her flight in tears.

Her complaint is one of 1,000 the TSA has received from gropees since November, when full-body scanners/groping was introduced. And it's receved over 4,000 complaints from people who just wanted to complain about the idea of pat-downs.

A TSA spokesperson said, "We will certainly look into the specifics of this passenger's complaint. Officers are trained to conduct these pat-downs in a professional manner." I'm never flying again.

[Gothamist via NYP]

[rgray@villagevoice.com] [@_rosiegray]

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To the ignorant author Rosie Gray: ive noticed that you people who think the TSA is completely reasonable FAIL miserably at thinking beyond your experience with being randomly selected and think of the people that might be effected profoundly.This includes rape victims (1 in 6 women in the Us has experience some form of sexual violence), people with medical implants who set off detectors have to get the crotch treatment every time(I have an implant by a major manufacturer-every time I fly I get a full gross crotch search,not once in the history of of my experience as a flier) AND foreigners and tourists,especially those from very conservative cultures.MOST IMPORTANTLY it doesn't make us safer,since i have an implant I get to see how functional they are more regularly- I've made it on the plane once with razors and a bottle of water in a suitcase because they were focused on the Patdowns.

Sharon
Sharon

The TSA is a fourth amendment violator. I do not know what action as "We the People" can take. I have written every level of government. When I took my last flight in December, I had the number of my local ACLU office and Milgrams four statements memorized, for making a TSA arrest if a TSA tried to touch me without probable cause and a police officer was called over. 1 Please make a TSA arrest. 2 The state law requires that you make a TSA arrest. 3 It is absolutely essential that you make a TSA arrest. 4 You have no other choice, you must make a TSA arrest. I figured I would give it a try because the State Law should get enforced. I made it through without have my 4th amendment rights violated, only the terror and fear of someone touching me in such a manner could happen at any time. The rise of the third reich is on the history channel this week....so we have begun.The Marriot sent me a survey asking why I stopped spending the 47 weeks with them like I did last year. My answer, the TSA.

Wimpie
Wimpie

I think its going to get a lot worse. In fact TSA has only moved into one direction. Virtually each incident is worse than the last.

At the current rate of decline, within a decade people will be enduring cavity searches. TSA will eventually be armed and the TSA abuse stories of today will eventually be stories of passengers being shot or tazzed.

Think that is to extreme? Well 10 years ago, who could have imagined that people would be routinely irradiated, have their genitals groped, and be the subject of police brutality for refusing such?

TSA and DHS is leading this country into fascism.

We don't need terrorists. TSA/DHS is terrorizing America in a way that an Al Qaeda never could.

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