More fun TSA stuff

Lately there are more stories appearing in the media about the disgusting behavior of TSA.  Here's one more stumbled across.

It's a lengthy post, so here's a summary:
  1. Guy goes to the airport 
  2. Guy declines the nude-o-scope (AKA virtual strip search, AKA Back Scatter X-Ray) 
  3. Guy declines "enhanced pat down" 
  4. TSA informs him he can't fly as a result
  5. Guy says OK.
  6. Guy gets escorted out of the secure area.
  7. As guy tries to leave the airport, as TSA already instructed him, another TSA guy tries to stop him from leaving and threatens a civil penalty of $10,000.

1 comment:

Keim said...

Read that last night. Pretty disgusting. A similar article in todays paper about a guy getting taken off the plane and questioned because he had a tattoo that said "atom bomb." In his case he was turned-in by a passenger.

The TSA needs to find the proper balance between security and our 4th amendment rights.

"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

I don't think getting graphically scanned or thoroughly groped without probable cause fills the bill.

I avoid flying whenever possible, and this is one of the reasons. Though I admit the tiny seats are probably the larger reason.