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Fmr. Assistant TSA Administrator: Airport Pat-Downs a Violation of the Fourth Amendment (w/Video)
Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/15/10 | Stupac

Posted on 11/15/2010 3:08:20 PM PST by Superstu321

In a Nov. 15 interview with the Fox News Channel, former TSA Administrator Mo McGowan admitted that the newly instated TSA pat downs are a violation of the Fourth amendment and said, “Nobody likes having their Fourth amendment violated going through a security line, but the truth of the matter is we’re going to have to do it.”

McGowan left the TSA in 2009 and was the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Operations. There he was in charge or the largest non-military workforce in the U.S. Government. McGowan currently is employed by the Command Consulting Group, a private “international advisory firm.”

In the last few weeks the TSA has drawn the ire of both sides of the political spectrum over their use of full-body pat-downs. Many have claimed it has violated their Fourth amendment right, which guards against unreasonable search and seizures. Some have gone so far as to claim they might be committing sexual harassment. TwitThis

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Society
KEYWORDS: fox; groin0chech; news; tsa; tsapervs; tsascanners; violation
video after the jump
1 posted on 11/15/2010 3:08:26 PM PST by Superstu321
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To: Superstu321

Just curious, what makes a former TSA executive an expert on Constitutional law?


2 posted on 11/15/2010 3:14:18 PM PST by Always Right
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To: Superstu321

Well then, the truth of the matter is that I won’t be flying.


3 posted on 11/15/2010 3:16:34 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Superstu321
We refuse to profile. Our liberties are being trounced upon in favor of political correctness.
4 posted on 11/15/2010 3:16:56 PM PST by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Superstu321
In a Nov. 15 interview with the Fox News Channel, former TSA Administrator Mo McGowan admitted that the newly instated TSA pat downs are a violation of the Fourth amendment and said, “Nobody likes having their Fourth amendment violated going through a security line, but the truth of the matter is we’re going to have to do it.”
5 posted on 11/15/2010 3:19:55 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ...........Income = Net Work!)
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To: Superstu321

“Nobody likes having their Fourth amendment violated going through a security line, but the truth of the matter is we’re going to have to do it.”

Not true. If you feel you absolutely MUST violate the constitution, then do it in a way that affects the fewest people:

PROFILE MUSLIMS, YOU EFFING MORONS!
The answer is here:
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/29963


7 posted on 11/15/2010 3:26:59 PM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Always Right
Just curious, what makes a former TSA executive an expert on Constitutional law?

Well he's had 25 years experience in violating constitutional rights, so I'd say he knows it when he sees it...

Prior to joining TSA, McGowan worked for a Fortune 500 company in the area of network protection. He also was a Richardson, Texas police officer for 25 years.

http://www.marketwire.com/press-release/TSA-Names-Morris-Mo-McGowan-as-Federal-Security-Director-Dallas-Love-Field-Airport-929754.htm

8 posted on 11/15/2010 3:32:07 PM PST by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Superstu321

just so you are aware if you elderly and need a wheelcahir to get in and out the plane you can be refused. As a disabled veteran in a wheelcahir, I have been informed when making a reservation that I would not be able to fly without an attendant, and also I would be subject to body search. i would have to have someone assist me in and out of the wheelchair. Just be prepared this holiday season if your elderly mother or father generally flys alone, he or she can be denied the opportunity to fly. Welcome to Odumbo’s America. I am not pulling your leg, was making reservations to fly out of Green Bay’s Austin straubel airport to fly to Dallas/Ft. Worth International.


9 posted on 11/15/2010 3:33:03 PM PST by hondact200 ( Lincoln Freed the Enslaved. Obama Enslaves the Free. Obama is Americas Greatest Threat)
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To: Superstu321; John Semmens

Paging John Semmens: this is BEGGING for a parody. There’s surely a huge laundry list of constitutional rights that the Obama administration is “reluctantly” prepared to sacrifice for our own good (the individual mandate comes to mind).


10 posted on 11/15/2010 3:34:46 PM PST by DrC
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To: Steely Tom
I'm done... never again... no matter what these jerks finally do. Let the commercials fail... let El Al (Israel's airline) have the monopoly on all US air flight. They know how to keep you safe and they will not force you into an unwanted “reach around”.

I understand that the tsa does offer a free prostate exam, if they choose to sexually assault you.

LLS

11 posted on 11/15/2010 3:35:57 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Superstu321
“Nobody likes having their Fourth amendment violated going through a security line, but the truth of the matter is we’re going to have to do it.”

What an idiotic comment.

Why we, as a nation, put up with putting people such as this in positions of bureaucratic power is beyond me. We have no duty to forgo our god-given rights in the name of "security." I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said something to that effect.

The government has a right to take reasonable measures to keep us safe which do not impose upon our god-given rights. The government does not have a right to impose measures upon us which, we, the People, see as dangerous or unduly invasive.

We do not have a responsibility as Americans to sacrifice our fundamental dignity as human beings for the sake of safety. To be sure, while I believe that it is within the role of government to regulate the safety measures taken by private companies connected to air travel, the government has absolutely no right to push such regulation in the direction of abusive measures which demean both ourselves and our children, most especially when such measures are ineffectual at best.

We need more of a ruckus around this issue. Socialist travel policies should not be tolerated in this country.

12 posted on 11/15/2010 3:36:23 PM PST by MWS
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To: Superstu321
“Nobody likes having their Fourth amendment violated going through a security line, but the truth of the matter is we’re going to have to do it.”

What an idiotic comment.

Why we, as a nation, put up with putting people such as this in positions of bureaucratic power is beyond me. We have no duty to forgo our god-given rights in the name of "security." I believe it was Benjamin Franklin who said something to that effect.

The government has a right to take reasonable measures to keep us safe which do not impose upon our god-given rights. The government does not have a right to impose measures upon us which, we, the People, see as dangerous or unduly invasive.

We do not have a responsibility as Americans to sacrifice our fundamental dignity as human beings for the sake of safety. To be sure, while I believe that it is within the role of government to regulate the safety measures taken by private companies connected to air travel, the government has absolutely no right to push such regulation in the direction of abusive measures which demean both ourselves and our children, most especially when such measures are ineffectual at best.

We need more of a ruckus around this issue. Socialist travel policies should not be tolerated in this country.

13 posted on 11/15/2010 3:36:23 PM PST by MWS
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To: Superstu321

What gives Mo McGowan the Constitutional authority to make that decision? When we get America back, these swine-headed usurpers need to live out their lives in prison, all of them.


14 posted on 11/15/2010 3:43:36 PM PST by pallis
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To: stocksthatgoup

“no one wants to pull the plug on grandma but the truth of the matter is we are going to have to do it”


15 posted on 11/15/2010 3:46:46 PM PST by omega4179 (Quem deus vult perdere, dementat prius)
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To: Superstu321

I stopped flying a few years ago when this crap really began to become burdensome and offensive. The airlines, and TSA, can suck it as far as I am concerned. When more people do this, things will change.


16 posted on 11/15/2010 3:48:29 PM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: rellik
Lets take back our Country, Before the Rats give it to La Raza and the Muzzies.

It's already begun. Obama has Muslim appointees in Homeland Security and LaRaza is part of Obama's go-to staff. Cecilia Munoz, Senior VP of La Raza, appointed to Obama White House Staff California is giving illegals college tuition preference over out-of-state students.

Two more years of democrat "diversity" is their methodology to becoming firmly entrenched by people/activist groups who loudly and consistently make demands that will be next to impossible to remove once granted by the anti-American sovereignty, anti-Constitution, and anti-Bill of Rights democrats, assisted by American media, in bed with the destructive democrats.

17 posted on 11/15/2010 4:16:44 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: MWS

“”We need more of a ruckus around this issue. “”

I believe we’re going to see exactly that. Boortz, Rush, Hannity and Beck all covered it today on their radio programs. Boortz covered it for the 2 hours I listened to him. He didn’t mince words and says he expects to be put on the “no fly” list after his tirades today - he lives in Naples, FL and sometimes flys himself back and forth to Atlanta but sometimes flys commercial. Said he will bet someone will deck a TSA employee before the end of the month.


18 posted on 11/15/2010 4:17:41 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Superstu321

P R O F I L E!!!!!


19 posted on 11/15/2010 4:19:10 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: Superstu321

The TSA is Obama’s civilian army. Think about it. And he wants to unionize it.


20 posted on 11/15/2010 4:31:03 PM PST by w4women ("All great change begins at the dinner table". Ronald Reagan)
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To: Always Right
Agreed, especially since I don't know how you can make that case unless air travel is now designated a right of all Americans like healthcare.

Unless you are searched anyway after you decline to take the plane and state that you are leaving, which should end their jurisdiction (or whatever the term is) over you.

21 posted on 11/15/2010 4:33:12 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Superstu321

I’d like to know what law Congress passed authorizing molestation by the TSA at US airports. When was it passed, and what BOZO signed it into law!


22 posted on 11/15/2010 4:36:44 PM PST by 41Thunder (The SUPPLY of Government is GREATER than the DEMAND of the people)
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To: Superstu321

What if it moves?


23 posted on 11/15/2010 4:38:40 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Democrat Party is shovel ready)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Unless you are searched anyway after you decline to take the plane and state that you are leaving, which should end their jurisdiction (or whatever the term is) over you.

Controlling legal authority?

24 posted on 11/15/2010 5:12:10 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Superstu321
I believe that technology will be the answer to this dilemma which seeks to detect explosive materials and other materials meant to do harm while on the other hand, minimizing the invasion of personal privacy.

There is one troubling method that avoids the type of detection now being employed. It is the surgical implanting of explosive materials that can be triggered to explode with inductive coupling. Standard X-ray scanning devices will fail to detect deep body cavity explosives and their electronic triggering mechanisms. All circuits and all wires can be hidden inside a body cavity to be triggered inductively by specially engineered devices that are inbedded in the circuits of commonly used devices. To detect such devices, one will have to do hospital type X-rays on every passenger. And that will be challenging because it would require an X-ray scrutiny of great detail to see wires and electronic circuits hidden inside bones and explosives made to look like body fat. The human body becomes the bomb strong enough to blow a hole through the pressurized cabin of an airplane. Because of the hazards of X-rays, such a procedure would not be good for the public health.

If I can think of a way to circumvent the nuisance procedures of airport workers, I can imagine what is being developed by those who want to take down the air transportation industry of the West.

That is why more advanced scanning devices need to be developed that detect the chemicals used in bombs or the materials used in circuits which trigger the bomb chemistry. Such devices would not image the private parts of the body. It would only be able to detect chemistry deep inside the body and display the chemistry being detected.

25 posted on 11/15/2010 5:43:50 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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