Skip to comments.The TSA's Trayvon Martin revenge
Posted on 05/31/2012 7:52:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Had a rare video surfaced in which a black toddler was being brutalized by agents of the Transportation Security Administration, President Barack Obama would have enough solidarity, and some to spare. If I had a son, hed say, hed look like the boy whose breeches were breached by adults who should know better.
I dont wish the homegrown terrorists of the TSA to become equal-opportunity offenders; I want Congress to call off these attack dogs, now.
Still, I am unconvinced that when they travel, black women, tots and geriatrics are subjected to the same invasive searches as are whites.
My own experience this month was uneventful. I was spared the rogering Ive endured in the past, thanks, I believe, to the advice of WNDs commentary editor: Wear loose clothing. A young TSA agent waved me by.
I did see a tall and handsome TSA worker working-over a little old man (aged 80, perhaps). The agent was black; his victim Caucasian. It looked as though the former was examining the hunched old mans colostomy bag. It took the agent forever. He appeared to be enjoying himself.
I lingered as long as I could, to bear witness. The cruel ordeal was still under way when I left the scene, some 15 minutes later.
Dare I say it? The girl who no doubt by fluke did not violate my constitutional, Fourth Amendment rights to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures was Caucasian.
A previous flying experience saw me subjected to what are the odds? the ministrations of a large African-American woman, who summoned me with a crooked finger for a pat down. In no time at all, her giant digits were on my chest and between my legs....
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Why don’t we just have bomb sniffing dogs at multiple points of contact with people and luggage?
Too expensive to train?
But there’s probably a reason blacks aren’t searched as often. They are ~13% of the population, so they should be ~13% of the “random” searches.
Besides, we all know old people and toddlers are relentlessly plotting to blow us all to hell.
The reason given for not having bomb sniffing dogs is that it would offend members of Islam.
Its Kosher: Bomb-Sniffing Pigs Will Help Protect Settlements
I flew this month, Denver & Atlanta, and was not mistreated in either airport. In fact, Atlanta put us through the metal detector rather than scanner. At the same time, a young black woman went through the body scanner and had her hair “felt” by a black TSA agent.
I fly frequently and the TSA agents have always been reasonable. I went to NOLA last month and bought a sparkly shirt which didn’t do well in the scan. The TSA say they had to do a pat down but joked that next time not to wear the shirt. I have had my tattoo on my leg, looked at every time, I am thinking there must be metal in the ink.
My only issue is that my grandson gets pulled over every time for a secondary search. I think it’s his name, but TSA always says its random.
You are correct DIA acctuatly have the most polite TSA so far.
Is that a joke? Because if it's not, then the inmates really are running the asylum.
Also, though, as long as there are other methods of travel that don't require getting sniffed by a dog, I don't see how this can even be an issue. Don't like getting sniffed by a dog? Take a boat/train/car.
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