Susie Castillo, Miss USA, Slams TSA For Pat-Down Molestation in Airport Video

We've seen the uncomfortable situation that can arise when a 6-year-old gets patted down in the airport, and already Congress has said they are reviewing the incident. But it's not a one-off -- across generations people have increasingly expressed opposition to what they see as invasive airport searches, and now a famous voice is speaking out. Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003, filmed the tearful video above after opting for a pat-down instead of risking the radiation of a full-body scanner. "I do feel violated," Castillo says from the Dallas airport. "This woman, she touched my vagina four times."

"She actually touched my vagina," Castillo reiterates. "I'm already upset that they're making me choose to either get molested -- because that's what I feel like -- or go through this machine that's completely unhealthy and dangerous."

"I'm really, really upset that as an American I have to go through this," Castillo continues.

A while later, Castillo turns the camera on again to explain her attempts to register a formal complaint. She was given a comment card with her options for recourse.

"What happens when a bomber or somebody -- a terrorist -- puts something up their rectum? Are we going to get rectal exams?" Castillo asks. "What's next?"

[via Buzzfeed]

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]



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Fisher1949
Fisher1949

I am appalled by the number of people so willing to forfeit their rights because an out of control agency tells them it's for their "safety". No planes were hijacked between October 2001 and November 2010 when this idiocy began. So why is it "necessary­" now?

This woman had been patted down several times before and didn't complain. This time she was groped by one of the misfits that TSA attracts and was rightfully upset.

Twenty screeners have been arrested so far this year, including one last week for child pornography and people defend these criminals? If this is the quality of people on the plane with me then perhaps I will better off driving.

Twenty criminal acts, fifteen security failures, 4,000+ groping complaints and dozens of lawsuits later and TSA hasn't found ANYTHING! People need to wake up, they are being played by TSA's lies. Their children are being groped by child molesters and they're defending this criminal agency.

Public support for TSA is absolutely repugnant and those who defend this should be embarrassed by their lack of decency, humanity and intelligence.

Of course, many pro-TSA comments are likely from the TSA trolls that DHS pays to post these twisted opinions in hopes of convincing the public that public molestation by government is somehow normal.

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