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!!!
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