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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The TSA Is Keeping A Secret Watchlist Of Americans Who Fight Back Against Pointless Groping

"I need a witness!" exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a scanner, he explained, I must undergo an "enhanced patdown."

I told him that if he jammed his hand into my groin, I'd file a formal complaint. So he summoned his supervisor to keep an eye on the proceedings.

I thought of this exchange last week when the New York Times revealed that the Transportation Security Administration has created a secret watchlist for troublesome passengers.

The TSA justified the list by saying that its screeners were assaulted 34 times last year, but did not release any details about the alleged assaults.



Anonymous said...

Oh but don't you love how you exchanged rights for security and now you have neither???? Kinda sounds like what a certain founding father said would happen!!!!!! Hmmmmm interesting how that works huh????

Anonymous said...

3:37. You have plenty of rights if you are so worried about being “groped”. The right not to travel, the right to travel by car, the right to travel by train, or the right to travel by boat. I look at the TSA as protecting my right to fly safely, not an infringement of my rights. And I always thank the TSA agents as I pass through security.

Anonymous said...

@ 3:37, I did not exchange my rights, they were illegally taken from me! Along with many others.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the machine.
Tyrannical government.

Anonymous said...

4:45 Try reading the article which describes the piss poor record of the TSA at actually detecting prohibited item during baggage/people checks.

Anonymous said...

Make the TSA PRIVATE again. When you EVER fly. Look at the TSA employees. Very unprofessional and incompetent. Most of these so called pat down's are unnecessary. Kids. Elderly. Good looking woman. But someone speaking Arabic with a costume on can Walt's on by. Don't want to seem to single anyone out. LMAO.

Anonymous said...

America is keeping a list of TSA employees. It’s public information although the Stasi DHS would probably make you get a FOIA for it. Nothing in the world like giving underqualified, under credentialed people a badge and power. I just shake my head and act dumber than they are. I got an enhanced pat down and luggage sweep once and he tried to take my deodorant, he said “it’s 4 oz. that’s over the limit”, I said “it’s half empty, that makes it 2 oz. 1 oz. under the limit” as I grabbed it out of his hand... he was baffled. The luggage swab tested negative for Uranium, heroin, TNT and MSG. Lol