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Woman 'humiliated' when told to remove bra at federal courthouse
Spokesman Review ^ | 3 Oct. 2007 | Taryn Hecker

Posted on 10/03/2007 6:22:26 PM PDT by Bean Counter

A Bonners Ferry woman says she was humiliated when security guards at the federal courthouse in Coeur d'Alene told her she'd have to remove her underwire bra to get inside.

Lori Plato said she was going into the courthouse for a court hearing Sept. 20 when the metal detector went off as she passed through security.

"When I walked through, the gentleman said, "'Do you have an underwire bra on?'." Plato said. "I said, 'Yeah.' He said, 'You have to remove it.' "

But there was nowhere private to remove her bra, she said. The guards suggested she go out to her car to do it.

Instead, Plato — who describes herself as "not petite" — said she removed her bra while her husband tried to shield her from view of others in the crowded lobby by holding up his coat.

She said she had to put the bra on a conveyor belt and send it through an x-ray machine.

"After I got through the metal detector and waited for my bra to come through the conveyor belt, one of the security guards said, "'That's a girl,'" Plato said. She thought the guard was making fun of her.

The U.S. Marshal's Service, which supervises security at the courthouse, said Plato was given options and chose not to exercise them. She was told she could have gone to her car or to a neighboring business to remove the bra, U.S. Marshal Patrick McDonald said.

"She's inflating it," McDonald said.


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1 posted on 10/03/2007 6:22:41 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: Bean Counter
"She's inflating it," McDonald said.

Haha!

2 posted on 10/03/2007 6:24:13 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (Buy a Mac ...)
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To: Bean Counter

U.S. Marshal Patrick McDonald

“She’s inflating it,” McDonald said.

Good grief - he’s gonna be looking for a new job!


3 posted on 10/03/2007 6:25:03 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair -Man's surrender. Laughter - God's redemption)
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To: Bean Counter

No pics?


4 posted on 10/03/2007 6:25:04 PM PDT by South40 (Amnesty for ILLEGALS is a slap in the face to the USBP!)
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To: Bean Counter
Better safe than sorry....


5 posted on 10/03/2007 6:26:05 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Bean Counter

I know there’s plenty of fun being made here about this subject, but there’s no reason for them to insist she remove her bra. This would indeed be humiliating to a woman. The security guard would surely have a device to check the properties of the undergarment.


6 posted on 10/03/2007 6:29:44 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: sodpoodle
There was this fellow appointed to be Assistant Postmaster General for Facilities ~ named Henry Lane.

In a discussion of what postal facilities ought to look like and what kind of comforts they might have he recommended that the Post Office Department eliminate restrooms since the employees could just "go down the street to a gas station just about anywhere".

Henry didn't get fired but you'll notice he isn't forgotten. Looks like he has a first cousin guarding courthouses these days.

7 posted on 10/03/2007 6:30:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: OCC

Women can take them off and never show an inch of skin. We shouldn’t have to on demand though.


8 posted on 10/03/2007 6:31:03 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Bean Counter
LOL !

She wasn't a member of "breasts, not bombs", was she?

If so, somebody's toes were at risk!

9 posted on 10/03/2007 6:32:41 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

You never know, she may have had a small bottle of liquid, or even a pair of nail clippers, hidden in there!


11 posted on 10/03/2007 6:33:41 PM PDT by chaos_5
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To: Bean Counter
Reminds me of that old Saturday Night Live (1992, I think) sketch where Sharon Stone is walking through a metal detector at the airport.

Every time she walks through it, the alarm sounds, and she's asked to remove another article of clothing.

Pretty soon she's down to just her bra and a few other things and the airport screeners (played by Kevin Nealon, Dana Carvey and Rob Schneider) are saying stuff to her like, "Now, arch your back for more security."

I don't think it's on YouTube or else I'd post it. It's a classic.

12 posted on 10/03/2007 6:34:12 PM PDT by jdm
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To: CindyDawg

Hm. maybe if they’re members of the itty bitty committee, but not if they aren’t petite in that way.


13 posted on 10/03/2007 6:34:19 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Bean Counter

The U.S. Marshals make the FBI look bright.


14 posted on 10/03/2007 6:34:53 PM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Bean Counter
Why is every personally potentially embarrassing incident now almost universally deemed “humiliating” ?
I smell reporters and lawyers...Oh, thats right, it was at a courthouse.Nevermind
15 posted on 10/03/2007 6:34:59 PM PDT by sarasmom (Hunter-Thompson 2008 . It satisfies the senses on multidimensional levels .)
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To: Bean Counter

that guard ought to be glad that woman wasnt me.
Last year going through Manchester airport in England, I got pull from line and patted down because of an underwire bra. The security people were polite and respectful.
There is no excuse for the behavior of the guard and no reason she should have had to remove her bra.
I would have told him if he removed his jock seeing how he must have reinforced it, I would then remove my bra.


16 posted on 10/03/2007 6:35:14 PM PDT by donnab (Saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Absolutely! THis is ridiculous!!


17 posted on 10/03/2007 6:35:36 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: CindyDawg

I 100% agree, just having a little fun.


18 posted on 10/03/2007 6:36:01 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Bean Counter
Foreshadowings to another burn the bra movement


19 posted on 10/03/2007 6:36:03 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: chaos_5

If that were the case, and she could pass the ‘can test’ then the bottle of liquid and clippers would still be hidden. Knowwhatimean?


20 posted on 10/03/2007 6:36:15 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Nah. Right arm out/ the left, then freedom.


21 posted on 10/03/2007 6:37:02 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Bean Counter
I’ve gone through those detectors & I always have an underwire bra on. At no time has anyone ever questioned me.
22 posted on 10/03/2007 6:37:24 PM PDT by pandoraou812 ( zero tolerance to the will of Allah & Muslims ...... dilligaf? with an efg.....)
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To: CindyDawg

nope. not that easy.


23 posted on 10/03/2007 6:38:15 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Bean Counter; Thinkin' Gal; martin_fierro; aculeus
"She's inflating it," McDonald said.


24 posted on 10/03/2007 6:38:16 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe (I get enough exercise just pushing my luck)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
"she could pass the ‘can test’ "

Never heard of that one, but I DO remember the "Pencil Test"...

LOL

25 posted on 10/03/2007 6:38:29 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: Bean Counter

This begs for a joke about a pair of 38’s but I’m not going to stoop to that level.

But if we wanna talk about .45’s.....!


26 posted on 10/03/2007 6:39:13 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (If you agree with Democrats you agree with America's enemies.)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Just takes practice:’)


27 posted on 10/03/2007 6:39:39 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: donnab
Hey, she can’t be that humiliated if she is telling the press.

My family and I were searched on the way into a museum and we didn't run to the 5 o'clock news.

28 posted on 10/03/2007 6:40:02 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: traditional1

Pencil test is for members of the itty bitty committee.


29 posted on 10/03/2007 6:41:30 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Maybe THAT’s what happened! Now I would understand why she was humiliated!


30 posted on 10/03/2007 6:42:28 PM PDT by Calpernia (Hunters Rangers - Raising the Bar of Integrity http://www.barofintegrity.us)
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To: CindyDawg

nope. If you can do the ‘can test’ then a quick bra removal is a bit more challenging.


31 posted on 10/03/2007 6:42:39 PM PDT by mrs tiggywinkle
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To: mgstarr

Yet another non Muslim American who has to suffer because of the behavior of your Muslim males.

Of course, that is Hate Speech.


32 posted on 10/03/2007 6:43:25 PM PDT by Brakeman (Eh?)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

I have the same issue every time I fly through Kansas City. Always get pulled for the pat down. And I’m a frequent business traveler. Now, I wear a sports bra when I’m going out of there.


33 posted on 10/03/2007 6:43:42 PM PDT by trimom
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To: Bean Counter

That reminds me of a basketball game between our Summer resort staff and a girls camp staff. It was played in our gymnasium.

When the opposing team arrived they were wearing jerseys identical in color to our girls. I was rec director and went to the rec shack and retrieved a bunch of printed T-shirts from a prior event.

I handed them out to all our girls (around 15 of them) and to my surprise they all put the new shirts on over their others then proceeded to easily take the old ones off in public, (actually during a timeout) without the slightest problem and without showing any skin at all. The thing which was so amazing to me is that they all knew just how to do something I would have thought impossible.


34 posted on 10/03/2007 6:44:31 PM PDT by yarddog (`)
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To: Bean Counter

“She’s inflating it,”

LOL!!!!


35 posted on 10/03/2007 6:45:14 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Who would the terrorists vote for?)
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To: Bean Counter
 

"She's inflating it," McDonald said.

 

No , It was an underwire  bra

 

36 posted on 10/03/2007 6:45:56 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: mrs tiggywinkle
Itty-bitty-committee....LOL

Never had heard THAT one, but it's good...

37 posted on 10/03/2007 6:47:07 PM PDT by traditional1 ( Fred Thompson-The ONLY electable Republican Candidate)
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To: traditional1

Neither had the principal of our high school when my friends and I wore T-shirts with I.B.T.C. printed across the front!


38 posted on 10/03/2007 6:48:47 PM PDT by Theresawithanh (FRED!)
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

Yup. Comply or else. The options she was given for a stupid underwire bra were really half-assed ones. They could’ve had a female guard do a pat search if they absolutely had to, and be done with it.


40 posted on 10/03/2007 6:49:26 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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To: mrs tiggywinkle

What’s a can test?


41 posted on 10/03/2007 6:50:08 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: Bean Counter

thankfully we don’t have underwire jock straps.


42 posted on 10/03/2007 6:50:18 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (life is like "a bad Saturday Night Live skit that is done in extremely bad taste.")
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To: Bean Counter

all kidding aside, the antics of the tsa are notorious. do they have score off-the-chart on the devious-perv test to get the job?


43 posted on 10/03/2007 6:51:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (life is like "a bad Saturday Night Live skit that is done in extremely bad taste.")
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To: South40

ttiwwp


44 posted on 10/03/2007 6:51:47 PM PDT by Hoodat (satan always overplays his hand)
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To: donnab

What happens if you have a plate in your head? I have 4 of them since june and lotsa screws...havn’t had to walk through a metal detector yet though.


45 posted on 10/03/2007 6:52:28 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: the invisib1e hand

“Sir, is that a roll of quarters in your pocket?”

“No, I just took a viagra.”

“I’m afraid we’re going to need proof.”

- The New Zero Tolerance Baggage Checker wannabe Security ‘Officers’


46 posted on 10/03/2007 6:52:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man
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To: Calpernia

Exactly!!!!

My flying lib/lesbian sister sent me an email about how Kroger did not sell Plan B to some woman.

I wrote back and said that as a Catholic (Cino, really) she should not be promoting Plan B as it is against Church teachings.

She wrote back screaming that it was her “choice” that they were taking away.

I then asked her “WHAT choice?” Besides having her Uterus removed a few years ago, she also was sleeping with a woman and could not get pregnant so there is no CHOICE.

I also added that when I was pregnant with my last daughter, I was spotting and prescribed Progesterone suppositories. These were available at only ONE pharmacy in the city. I went, I got them and never once called the media to complain.

(to add to the fun, I told her that I forwarded the message to every homeschooling and Christian group that I was with to start frequenting Kroger to support them in their decision not to sell Plan B)


47 posted on 10/03/2007 6:53:38 PM PDT by netmilsmom (To attack one section of Christianity in this day and age, is to waste time .)
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To: mamelukesabre

is that where the term “a screw loose” comes from?


48 posted on 10/03/2007 6:54:16 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (life is like "a bad Saturday Night Live skit that is done in extremely bad taste.")
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To: Lijahsbubbe

Thank you ... and (I’m guessing) Google Images?


49 posted on 10/03/2007 6:54:35 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: mamelukesabre

I’m glad I’m not the only one that doesn’t know what the tests are. The only pencil test I can think of if when we hit 1o y/o boys for dropping them


50 posted on 10/03/2007 6:56:18 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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