Skip to comments.California prosecutors say they’ll charge TSA agents if pat-downs are inappropriate
Posted on 11/18/2010 11:07:37 AM PST by Nachum
As nearly 2 million holiday travellers pack Bay Area airports starting Friday, local prosecutors have a warning for overzealous security agents performing the new federal pat-down: touch passengers the wrong way, and well throw you in jail.
Although authorities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties said they have not received any criminal complaints since the pat-downs began this month, the searches can involve touching of the genital and breast areas, which critics say is akin to sexual assault.
The Transportation Security Administration says the pat-downs are rare and most commonly used when travellers opt not to travel through the full-body X-ray scanners, which reveal what is underneath passengers clothes and are used at all three Bay Area airports. Passengers who refuse both options would not be allowed to travel and the TSA could even fine them up to $11,000 if they delay other passengers.
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What is the “appropriate way” to grab a stranger’s groin?
The POLICY is inappropriate. They should arrest Janet Napolitano.
If pat-downss are inappropriate????? They all have been!!!!!!
Need Investors...Rent a Burka...pick up on way into airport, drop off when leaving airport..like luggage carts.
Sure they will. Next they will be arresting illegals too. I wont hold my breath!
ALL pat-downs are inappropriate, unless someone is in police custody for a misdemeanor or felony.
Who gave the TSA the authority to fine?
That’s the ticket; tie this up in the courts! Just like the states suing the federal government over ObamaCare’s individual mandate.
Holy Cow!!!!! No wonder that man that was arrested for punching a TSA agent punched him...dang.
Transportation Security Administration says the pat-downs are rare and most commonly used when travellers opt not to travel through the full-body X-ray scanners
And it is NOT a sexual assault to be photographed naked?
Well there is the old steak dinner and two bottles of wine approach.
Palms up? I couldn't find it in my Emily Post's guide to manners, so I'm just guessing.
Wait until some brainy nitwit sticks two wires up his penis with the ends hanging out and gets a body scan. Wahoooooooo! I’m so damn disgusted with this our newly formed Gestapo TSA I fear the beginning of the real revolution.
I wish this would make the agents refuse to do it.
Thanks! I am running out now to get a postal drop box. As soon as I get back I will post the address and anyone interested is free to send cash, money orders, etc. I promise I will keep accurate records and issue stock accordingly between all investors.
I find it amusing that they will prosecute after the crime instead of passing legislation to prevent the crime. Come on fellas, it works for murder and violence, BAN THE TSA!!!
I'm one of the fortunate few who can fart on cue....this talent could come in handy.
As was mentioned by someone else, does this mean that all breast implants must be surgically removed in case they are explosives or biological agents that could kill. Xray won't prove anything. There is no end to this crap because it is crap.
I know!...This is ridiculous!....All this because Obowma won’t profile Muslims?....This is way beyond pissed off!!!
Be careful!...You fart and that TSA agent might crack your family jewels!....
“Rent a Burka”......excellent idea!
Um, while you’re down there......
If I let my underage daughter go through the machine does it become child porn?
You have found the only white TSA groper in the entire world.
I just checked and a Burka can be purchased on line for around $75.00 bucks. My question is, would any of you female posters put one on to get through screening??
I think I’ll go to http://www.despair.com/tsa.html and get a TSA t-shirt that says:
“And they didn’t even give me the courtesy of a reach-around”
Buying about six lap dances would work, too.
How about colostomy bags, TSA? It's easy to make explosives from fertilizer...
Even scarier, what if your underage daughter is wearing a sanitary napkin? Will the TSA agent make her take if off and subject her to even more humiliation?
Looks like the TSA guy is holding his breath, maybe the guy did let one pass........
Everyone who pushed this through should also have to go through it too. But, they don’t. That’s why they don’t give a fig. I’m beyond pissed off too!!! What’s the next step, body cavity searches??? Interment camps? And how is this going to affect people mentally over time? Or even one time?
Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard
He’s probably wondering were the hell he put his resume....
Now turn your head and cough.
“I’m flying out for the holidays and so looking foward to this Christmas gift from Obowma!....
I'll tell ya one thing, while this is going on, I'm not going to be flying again.
Bush wouldn’t profile them either. We need a president that will profile and this should be a campaign issue.
If they're going to punish TSA agents for doing it incorrectly, they'll have to have a standard for doing it correctly. Somewhere someone is writing a guide for crotch grabbing that tells them how long they can hold on and things they should avoid saying when groping you.
Maybe they should ask Erin Andrews' opinion on this.
There's a rumor that Obama and his crew support unionizing the TSA. If that happens, don't hold your breath waiting for them to be punished, no matter how they push your buttons or rotate your handle.
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