Skip to comments.Refuse to be groped or scanned - face $11,000 fine and/or arrest
Posted on 11/21/2010 7:10:40 AM PST by FredJake
For travelers going through Spokane International Airport - or any airport - this holiday season, the choice is simple. Either go through a device that allows security personnel to see your body through your clothing, get felt up and groped, or find another way to your destination.
According to an article at the Sun-Sentinel:
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.
If you refuse to be scanned or groped, you could face a penalty of $11,000 and possible arrest.
Miami-based TSA spokesperson Sari Koshetz told the Sentinel that passengers who first submit and then refuse the process would be questioned by authorities "until it is determined that they don't pose a threat"
The Sentinel reported that the ACLU is urging Americans to petition the Department of Homeland Security to change the policy. In a statement, the group said,
"All of us have a right to travel without such crude invasions of our privacy. Tell DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to put in place security measures that respect passengers' privacy rights. You shouldn't have to check your rights when you check your luggage."
But the TSA plans to continue the invasive practice.
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Why wouldn’t they just allow you to leave the airport??
This appears to be more about intimidation and control than actually stopping terrorist attacks.
So basically TSA is a cheap date - get groped and save $11,000!
It appears the TSA fiasco is not being linked to Obama.
According to Rasmussen Obamas negatives are not getting worse.
The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows that 27% of the nations voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty percent (40%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -13
This is way out of hand and needs to be stopped.
Strip search every passenger and all crew members. That would make Liberals happy!
If it doesn’t stop by Black Friday, it never will. People will lose interest.
Muslims want to blow up stuff....so lets humiliate the potential non Muslims victims.
and the muslims who caused the problem are exempted..... all by executive order from the muslim commander in chief, the grand jihadist, living in the big White House, Ibn Hussein Barrack.
Welcome to the new and great dissolution of American circus.
All men should show up in kilts with no underpants.
All women should wear a dress or skirt, also sans underpants to the airport.
The ladies should rig a mouse trap close to their genitals.
No, we have another choice - not to fly. Hit them where it really hurts - ticket $ale$.
Yes, Barry has found a new method to humiliate the American public. The ridiculous groping plan was obviously unworkable in concept, let alone in execution. Any normal person would reject such a plan on its face, but Barry thinks it’s okay for the average American to be considered guilty until proven innocent.
Or more about Obama throwing his temper tantrum against Americans because they rejected him and his corrupt agenda at the ballot box.
On a side note; has anyone seen any film footage or written MSM articles regarding TSA encounters with Muslims refusing the airports security system that Americans are being subjected to by TSA infidels? I haven't seen anything on this subject of Muslims and the TSA except the odd quip about Janet saying that aspect is under review.
One other item. Isn't it odd that the very people we are supposedly being protected against are now asking for and will probably receive exemptions from the security screening process.
Bombs in body cavities have already been used and this won't detect those. So scanning and groping were useless even before they were implemented -- it was all only a way for Chertoff (sp?) to abuse his connections to make more money.
America -- a great idea, didn't last.
This can’t be legal. It’s nuts! They’re going to allow Muslim women to check themselves????? If you’re a regular American, though..... you have no basic rights in your own country!
Some of us have to really save up the cash to buy a ticket. They want to hit those people with a fine they can never pay? Debtor prison is on the way!
If I can't drive there, I won't go there is my new motto.
I’m a private citizen trying to get on a privately owned airplane. At what point did I surrender my 4th Amendment rights given to me by God?
Dont fly. Thats what obama has planned
It is only about intimidation and control (and ripping off the public for the useless scanner machines).
America -- a great idea, didn't last.
Now that got a laugh. ;-)
ACLU wants it both ways. They usually file a lawsuit, find a friendly judge, and get their way. Not this time? Why?
“Not flying” hurts the airlines, not the TSA. Two different things.
I liked this comment from a poster on another website:
The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners at the airports.
Its a booth you can step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on you. They see this as a win-win for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It also would eliminate the costs of a long and expensive trial. Justice would be swift. Case closed!
You’re in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter an announcement comes over the PA system . . . “Attention standby passengers we now have a seat available on flight number XXXX. Shalom!”
Hats off to the Israelis!!!!
It's time for some serious push-back, I would think that a million or so lawsuits might be a start or maybe official complaints filed for sexual assault, especially on behalf of children.
But what may negate that sort of thing is that travelers knowingly, which might imply that they approvingly enter that system with its inherent abuse in order to travel.
LOL!....watch the Muslims call it RACISM!
TSA lines are earily similar to pre boarding trains to the death camps of the Holocaust era.
“ACLU wants it both ways. They usually file a lawsuit, find a friendly judge, and get their way. Not this time? Why?”
They are all working in the Justice dept now...
Refusing to go through TSA is saying you have something to hide in their minds?
“The airline industry will be just one more American business that obammy and his henchmen will destroy.”
Six months of Barry’s TSA groping the American public will result in dwindling profits for the airlines. At that point Barry will be able to stage another Federal Government takeover of another industry. The country is being dismantled by lefty hacks.
Quiet please. If Obama finds that out he will start ordering his TSA infidels to start doing cavity searches. That will go over don't you think?!
All polls over-sample democrats plus they give Obama a
ten point affirmative action bonus before they make the first call.
And then there is the “Dinkens Effect.”
The real poll took place Nov 2.
That’s exactly what it’s about. Among others(including you and me), the lawyer for John Tyner said that the other night on FNC, stating that the Feds want to see if we’ll take it. And, let’s face it, the TSA is no more or less than the equivalent of one of the early ‘30’s Nazi organizations designed to control and destroy opposition.
We need our own “Tiannamen Square” moment in the good ol’ US of A.
Fly nude, fixes everything but air sickness.
I think that’s part of the strategy: provoke us until good Americans are the “bad guy” when they snap and can’t take any more.
...if, on the other hand, people get used to the scanners and do not protest by not flying, then the tyranny will be confirmed.
...it is entirely up to the flying public now as to how this mess is resolved....