Skip to comments.TSA PAT DOWN & GROPPING of 10 YEAR OLD GIRL
Posted on 01/03/2016 11:04:45 AM PST by BBell
Maybe I'm over reacting ? I would have no problem submitting myself for a pat down, I support a high level of security, but I feel invasive touching of Children crosses the line, unless credible evidence exists.
On 12/30/15 TSA ordered a full Pat Down of my 10 year old daughter & detained us for over an hour (see YouTube video of the Pat Down, the link is below)
TSA policy states PAT Downs of children under 12 should be method of last resort.
In my 10 yr old daughter's case, after clearing metal detector, a forgotten Capri Sun juice pack was found in her hand bag by x-ray & agent swabbed bag resulting in a false positive.
Rather than retesting bag or alternate screening methods, my daughter was immediately ordered to submit to a full body Pat Down, and I was told I could not record the process. Luckily I knew the law regarding video recording and agent subsequently allowed me to record.
TSA policy states children under 12 will receive a "Modified Pat Down" yet my 10 year old received a full adult pat down. I feel it was intrusive, invasive, and unnecessary.
TSA made it clear I would be arrested if I resisted the search of my daughter.
TSA attempted to persuade me to allow my daughter into a private room, I felt safer with the general public surrounding us and refused several efforts to whisk us away.
TSA agent repeatedly touched my daughters buttocks and other sensitive areas with her palm & fingers not back of hand.
I don't know about you but I fell safer knowing the TSA is being so vigilant.sarc
I don’t think I’d trust any source that spells “gropping”.
Because that isn’t a word. Only a mentally challenged drunk blogger would try to spell “groping” like that.
If there was ever was a job custom-made for perverts, this would be it. We could probably save a lot of money and get them to work for free. I’m certain that they would be very thorough...
What? We are no longer allowed to misspell words? Especially we are under duress? Fine. Turn the Internet off when you leave.
She got the Joe Biden pat-down
what have we come to in this society to let this happen
Profiling is the way to go. But in this case I suspect the author’s truculence had a lot to do with how long it took.
At some point you have to say, “Arrest Me” the publicity might get viral, and the TSA agent will be transferred to a desk job scanning cookbooks
The bad part is they are not watching.
They are just being jerks
Perverts gravitate to this kind of work. Paedophiles love to become youth ministers or Boy Scout Leaders or work anywhere where they deal with a bunch of kids. Airports would attract all sorts.
Folks, go to your local airport and actually see and hear TSA agents in action. Not exactly rockets scientists, are they?
I'm stuned. I thought at least it would involve a beeber-like device.
They profile and they have some other unintrusive methods that are apparently 100%.
I’m sorry but that’s grounds in my book,to start a fuoo blwn Irish Donybrook; THEN & THERE!
Maybe he’s a bloger.
Your posts are usually good. That one sucked. Seriously. Her 10 year old daughter was essentially sexually molested by the TSA and you go Grammar Nazi?! Wow.
I saw the video. It registered a so-what on my give-a-crap meter. They patted her down all right. One can make the usual arguments that they should be profiling rather than following some strict rules-based process if some kid leaves a drink in their bag or something. The whole thing is rather silly. But as far as this particular pat down it seemed like the agents did their usual deal to me.
A few years ago my wife was recovering from brain surgery and had just got out of the ReHab hospital and it was still hard for her to walk, we was flying home for Christmas and she needed a wheel chair to make it through the airport. What the TSA put her through was outrageous and it was all I could do to keep my mouth shut so we could go and see the Grandkids. That was six years ago and we haven’t set foot on a plane since, nor will I until the useless gang of thugs call the TSA is disbanded,
I said it before and I say it again. If the flying public was to band together and do just a two week boycott of flying the airlines would be brought to their knees and the Feds would have no choice, but at least clean up the TSA and put a much needs leash on what is clearly and out of control agency.
I know it won’t happen as there isn’t enough back bone collectively among the flying to stiffen and earthworm.
So keep flying, but stop your bitching and lay back and enjoy the molestation.
Black TSA agent privilege.
But they sell CANS of tuna beyond checkpoints.
They would probably pay to work for the TSA.
Did you watch the video?
nope- it’s agin the spelling rules- but it’s not misspelled- it was a double time groping- so hence the need for two ‘p’s’
I have an idea.
I’m going to scout out the TSA checkpoint. See which line had the best looking female TSA screeners.
Swallow 3 Viagra.
Wait 5 minutes.
Get back in line.
Refuse the x-ray, tell them that I’m really a female cross-dressing as a male, and demand a physical search!
The flaw in your plan...
We were at an airport recently, and an Asian man and his two children were hurrying toward the airport entrance. One of the children was carrying a toy machine gun. They went into the airport. A few minutes later, they came out. The boy still was waving his toy around. Dad went back to car and left the toy in the car. It was interesting.
That is why I don’t fly. If you choose to fly, rest assured that at some point in time you get to know a TSA Agent’s finger intimately.
Yes the Israelis know what they are doing. They don’t waste time being PC.
At what point did the parent cop an attitude? That will generally garner extra attention. But here, there were two triggers - the juice box followed by the positive on the explosives screen. Sloppy parenting, or a parent that was trying to trigger a response.
Did you watch the video? The child was damn near molested you are hung up on spelling? Get a life.
Ten year old White girls are the most dangerous demographic so this was very reasonable. (((sarcasm))).
Training children to grow up into good submissive sheep.
Could be. Remember the flying Imams? They made bank.
My impression has been that the quality of TSA agents has increased in recent years. The ones I have dealt with seem professional and not idiots. Maybe it depends on the airport.
Folks who want to be taken seriously will spell stuff correctly.
That’s just how the world works. Eyes are drawn to the error and
away from whatever message is trying to be conveyed. It calls into
question all the rest of the account.
And no, I didn’t watch the video.
None of this crap is necessary and all of it is about intimidating Americans. They need to profile people and stop molesting little kids, women and old people. This is just Bull $**t and we have that moron GWB to thank for it.
If I had a kid potentially subject to TSA pat-down, I’d prepare the kid so that the instant he/she feels any contact with the private area to scream at the top of their lungs and keep it up non-stop. Might not stop the TSA but it sure would reinforce a later case of molestation.
On a couple of other recent occasions I was stopped when I set off their alarms and I was treated in a polite and reasonable way. In both cases it was something that they should have checked out and they did only what was necessary.
This is just Bull $**t and we have that moron GWB to thank for it.
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I never flew that much ‘before’ but I refuse to fly now. I can drive where I want/have to go.
I am not ‘afraid’ of flying, crashing or being hijacked, I am ‘afraid’ of what I will do if I run into one of these heavy handed SOB ‘govt employees’.
The only way ‘WE the people’ can get around this is fly only when absolutely necessary.
If the pocketbooks start getting hit the attitudes of the people losing money will change.
Too easy now for the airlines to say ‘WE don’t approve of this treatment, it is the Government’. When the money ‘dries’ up, attitudes may change.
Of course ‘we’ have to get around that segment of society who thing all this BS is a perfectly ‘good’ thing.
I don’t want to pull the ‘I served in the Military so I wouldn’t have to put up with what we are putting up with now’ line, but......
Old guy was in Paris and stumbling to find his passport when the Custom Agent started getting on him for not being ready. Old guy said “Well, this is new to me, last time I was here I didn’t need a passport”...
“You are not only slow and old but you are stupid we always require a passport for Americans when arriving”
“Son, when I hit Normandy in 44 there were not only very few Frenchmen around but there damn sure weren’t any idiots asking for a passport”.
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