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TSA Harasses 9-yo Boy and Other Train Passengers After Their Trip
GIZMODO ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Jesus Diaz

Posted on 02/24/2011 2:51:55 PM PST by Leisler

After going down in a spiral of paranoid stupidity—called out for saving body scan images, ridiculed for patting down an almost-naked woman or nailed for harrassing a kid at airport security—the TSA has reached a new low. It's surreal.

Here's what a traveler recorded on February 13, after his train trip to Savannah:

The only bad thing on our trip was [the] TSA at the Savannah train station. There were about 14 agents pulling people inside the building and coralling everyone in a roped area after you got off the train. This made no sense! Poor family in front of us! 9-year old getting patted down and wanded. They groped our people too and were very unprofessional. I am all about security, but when have you ever been harassed and felt up getting off a plane? Shouldn't they be doing that getting on? And they wonder why so many people are mad at them.

Indeed, this doesn't make sense at all. Why search people after the train trip? What's the logic here? Did the TSA get an alert that dangerous 9-year-old terrorists were coming in a train to Savannah? Perhaps it was TSA Surprise Training Time? Or maybe it was TSA Let's Piss Off People Day again?

We will never know, but it doesn't matter at this point. Just, keep up the great work, TSA. You are winning American's heart one unnecessary pat down at a time!


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: tsa; tsapervs; tsasavannah
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1 posted on 02/24/2011 2:52:01 PM PST by Leisler
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To: Leisler
I thought it was against TSA guidelines to pat down any kid under 12yr old? Somebody needs to be held accountable for this!!!!

And why are TSA agents at train stations anyway? Next will there be TSA roadblocks on our nations highways?

2 posted on 02/24/2011 2:56:34 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
This was AFTER the train ride.( Maybe post flight TSA inspections are coming )


3 posted on 02/24/2011 3:00:01 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: rawhide

They will be outside your front door before long.
Patting you down and wanding you before you go out into publik.


4 posted on 02/24/2011 3:04:06 PM PST by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: Leisler

5 posted on 02/24/2011 3:04:56 PM PST by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Leisler

Where’s that Democrat Congressman who promised no TSA gropes if we all took the train?


6 posted on 02/24/2011 3:05:19 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Leisler
..quote from Charlie Sheen today on the radio..

"TSA , touch my children & I will eat your hands off the end of your arms, and send you back to the stupid troll hole you crawled out of...... "

7 posted on 02/24/2011 3:05:22 PM PST by de.rm ( sleep rhythms with sheep,)
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To: RightGeek
Wrong - it was Dear Leader Obama who said no pat downs on the train - http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/01/without_the_patdown_whoa_mr_pr.html
8 posted on 02/24/2011 3:08:30 PM PST by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: rawhide
Found out the TSA has the right to pat-down anyone, including little girls and boys, no matter the age, though with a modified pat-down, using the edge of their hands and never touching the genital areas. Look at the video, it is obvious the TSA agent is not following TSA guidelines for patting down children!
9 posted on 02/24/2011 3:09:32 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

You think you’re kidding about the roadblocks.

Somebody at the original article’s site surmised that the train station itself had gotten a bomb threat. I’m personally wondering if perhaps an outgoing train was named in the threat. Like the bastards did in Spain and Russia. So a passenger check happens that normally does not happen for Amtrak at all.


10 posted on 02/24/2011 3:11:16 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It was mentioned that these train passengers were getting off the train, so why grope them? It is like groping airline passengers after they land at their destination.


11 posted on 02/24/2011 3:14:16 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I read one of the comments. I also believe this is social conditioning of the public too.


12 posted on 02/24/2011 3:14:44 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rawhide

If the threat came in while the passengers destined to be groped were still on their incoming train, then TSA wouldn’t have known to specially scrutinize the passengers getting on that train. Again, groping isn’t normal for Amtrak passengers.

It would have shown more class if incoming passengers could be individually verified as intending to leave the station, then that group escorted out of it (so they couldn’t be the conduit of a bomb). I’d be pretty sure they were groping other passengers walking into the station, though, and I’d wonder why no squawks about that happening.


13 posted on 02/24/2011 3:20:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: rawhide
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14 posted on 02/24/2011 3:21:17 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|http://pure-gas.org|Must be a day for changing taglines)
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To: freekitty

Look on the bright side.
No TAZER.......This time.
This reminds me of the video of the scared kid getting patted on the head by Saddam Hussein. The benevolent one.
I had to buy a new remote control. And look where the batteries ended up so the dog couldn’t eat them.


15 posted on 02/24/2011 3:24:16 PM PST by glyptol
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To: freekitty

Than in combination with a bomb threat drill — maybe.

Moose bastards have been known to sneak bombs onto trains. Spain and Russia, and maybe Italy?


16 posted on 02/24/2011 3:24:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: freekitty

Than => That


17 posted on 02/24/2011 3:25:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler

Checking someone getting off?????

What a bunch of a-holes! Do we really need these creeps?


18 posted on 02/24/2011 3:27:05 PM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Leisler


19 posted on 02/24/2011 3:27:22 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Jack Hammer

I think someone in the Obama administration owes the public a good explanation for this. Hey! Darrell Issa?!?!? Warm up your subpoena machine!


20 posted on 02/24/2011 3:31:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler

I see trouble in my future. I’m 64, and some of my relatives and friends are in their late Eighties, and early Nineties. I haven’t taken a plane in twenty years. But if I have to go to a funeral, I will have to. I am not one to take this sh!t passively. I’ll probably get arrested.


21 posted on 02/24/2011 3:38:57 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

One organ of fedgov is trying to kill off our cars, the other organ is shoving us in mass transit, and a third is putting the finishing touch on us be full fledged sheeple.


22 posted on 02/24/2011 3:52:36 PM PST by Leisler (Our debts are someone's profit. Follow the money, the vig.....)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Make sure you have a friend or relative videotape everything (quietly and unobtrusively, of course).


23 posted on 02/24/2011 3:52:56 PM PST by khnyny (What exactly is a CDO??)
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To: rawhide

TSA at train stations now? How widespread is this?


24 posted on 02/24/2011 3:59:41 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
If the TSA had a credible threat, which we do not know. And who is to say it was a made-up threat just to have TSA practice their skills or to intimidate the general public into accepting this illegal 'inconvenience'.

And what if a train passenger refused the pat-down, what then? They have already completed the train travel, so what they going to do?

And there was not any metal detectors nor naked body scanners there, so everyone is forced to submit to a pat-down, including little boys and girls.

This is what a Democrat-led union-driven government looks like! Where is the ACLU?

25 posted on 02/24/2011 4:07:17 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Do a ‘google’ search on ‘Tsa train Savannah’. There is a lot of activity on the Internet, regarding this TSA incident. Lots!
26 posted on 02/24/2011 4:10:21 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Which is why I said it might be a drill.

Depending on the jackboots’ mood, refuseniks might be arrested, or might simply be inconveniently detained then ultimately escorted out of the train station.


27 posted on 02/24/2011 4:12:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

You might start preplanning on how it would be done with Greyhound Bus.


28 posted on 02/24/2011 4:14:11 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

TSA is already doing this at bus stations: http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/the-new-greyhound-metal-detectors-scanners-pat-downs-introduced-at-bus-terminals_12022010


29 posted on 02/24/2011 4:19:27 PM PST by rawhide
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To: HiTech RedNeck

And the TSA has already put up highway roadblocks to do their searches: http://www.ajc.com/news/feds-involved-in-major-643211.html


30 posted on 02/24/2011 4:21:50 PM PST by rawhide
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To: HiTech RedNeck

The ‘TSA search’ campaign would be extended to sports stadiums, labeled “sports and general aviation industries” in the press release, as well as businesses and communities in general...http://www.webnewsjax.com/?p=131


31 posted on 02/24/2011 4:24:25 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide
Found out the TSA has the right to pat-down anyone, including little girls and boys, no matter the age, . . .

No offense, but I must correct you, sir.

YOU have the RIGHT to be secure in your person, house, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, that SHALL NOT be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

The TSA has a regulation, not law, that says they have the "right" to take away YOUR RIGHT.

The only question is, will you let the TSA take away YOUR RIGHT. Given that after all of the scanning and groping, the TSA has not stopped one single terrorist and its neglect of our border, what does this tell you?

I laugh at those who condone this sexual assault in order to "feel safe" and convince the victim that the victim is indeed not a terrorist. This is nothing short of Big Sis conditioning the public to let the public know who's boss.

As for myself I am not a terrorist, I am not scared of terrorists (and therefore defeat them), and I will not allow anyone to take away MY RIGHT without a fight. I pity the fool that lays a hand on one of my kids, wife or myself.

We taught our children from the time they were knee-high that their privates are private. But it's somehow OK if someone wears a uniform from an agency that makes up its own regulation claiming that it can molest children and others at will? I think not.

Whatever happened to the men that used to live in America?

32 posted on 02/24/2011 4:25:52 PM PST by SlaveNoMore
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To: rawhide

This reads as setting up bus station facilities at which, possibly, gropes might be carried out in the future if a bomb threat appears.

They’re going to have to staff them first to make the gropes an ongoing practice, however. This is something that the GOP House is unlikely to give in on.


33 posted on 02/24/2011 4:25:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler

How long until the goons set up ‘check-points’ between cities - and we’re all carrying ‘papers’. I am so sick of liberal elites and their goons.


34 posted on 02/24/2011 4:26:17 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: rawhide

And if you are critical of the TSA, this may be coming to your front door: http://www.examiner.com/libertarian-in-national/federal-agents-search-home-of-pilot-critical-of-tsa


35 posted on 02/24/2011 4:27:05 PM PST by rawhide
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To: SlaveNoMore

I have yet to see a single Freeper fulminating about this to actually hit the news as having bucked the TSA and gotten arrested, or even report having personally done it and somehow evading arrest. The trumpets blow loudly but who’s marching?


36 posted on 02/24/2011 4:28:49 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler
They are now going to be unionized and have now forbidden airports to hire their own security.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlwb48COSS4&feature=related

For in country travel, small airlines are starting to provide a go-round. No pat-downs, no scanners, no long lines - your name is pre-checked against no-fly lists.

NO PAT DOWN TRAVELING - ahahaha - up yrs, TSA/’bama goons

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGuHCmgnkOg&feature=related

You go to the airport, get on the plane, no luggage charge, have a free in-flight meal and beer, no parking charges and when you get back home...get off plane, straight to car and off you go.

American ingenuity - block our way? We'll find another.

http://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/transeng/pages/-7207-/

Bethca this will catch on -

Now, if they only flew to Italy ;o( - I have to go for a family weeding. I've seriously been thinking about driving to Halifax and leaving from Nova Scotia. I believe I would, if the CAT were still running. but it’ s LOOONNNg drive up and around without the CAT.

37 posted on 02/24/2011 4:29:09 PM PST by maine-iac7 ('WE STAND TOGETHER OR WE FALL APART' mt)
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To: rawhide

Do you think you are safe from the TSA in your own car? http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-safety-security/1153902-tsa-goes-mobile-strip-searched-you-walk-down-street-drive-your-car.html


38 posted on 02/24/2011 4:29:20 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

This was the disgruntled pilot, I believe, who published a fairly detailed list of airport vulnerabilities.


39 posted on 02/24/2011 4:31:32 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler

This video needs to be sent to all Federal Georgia officials—Senators and Congressmen—and Georgia’s Governor, and State representatives.

This genie has to be put back in the bottle. The TSA has no “right” to do this, and they need to be defunded right away, and Janet Incompetano called on the carpet.

Rush and others need to se this.

We are at a turning point in America.

There is no other expkanation.

We can deny it all we want.

But our government has now been directed against us and a housecleaning is due.


40 posted on 02/24/2011 4:32:52 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: SlaveNoMore
I understand and agree with you, but ythe TSA would not. They have already asserted their right to arrest you and fine you if you dare cross them. This is what came out during the 'Don't Touch My Junk' incident, according to them.

A government regulation to a governmental employee becomes an absolute right to them. Do not dare cross them or try to fight them, they will say.

41 posted on 02/24/2011 4:34:08 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Leisler

These people are bullies and thugs.


42 posted on 02/24/2011 4:35:47 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: exit82

I have already forwarded it onto Drudge.


43 posted on 02/24/2011 4:36:01 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

They are talking about X-raying cars (or similar technologies). It would be interesting to see what the USSC does with this. Currently, even though a warrant is laughably easy to get, one is still needed to search a car whose driver refuses it.


44 posted on 02/24/2011 4:36:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Leisler

My dad remarked that when they come back from an internation flight to Cincinatti, they are required to go through TSA leaving the terminal and there is no option to step out such as going from the terminal straight to their car !

He has some unkind words about that !


45 posted on 02/24/2011 4:37:42 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: HiTech RedNeck

You are right, he did. And he was right to do so. And the TSA took revenge.


46 posted on 02/24/2011 4:37:51 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

The “Junk” case hasn’t been through court yet. Do you know when that is scheduled to happen?


47 posted on 02/24/2011 4:38:01 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: rawhide

He was right to publish an extensive list of airport vulnerabilities?

Wouldn’t it have sufficed to say he knows of a lot of vulnerabilities and other pilots know about it too?

After all even Jim Rob, the captain of this blog, says “Loose Lips Sink Ships.” The Moose have been surprisingly stupid in their attempts to attack thus far, by all accounts. No need to wise them up.


48 posted on 02/24/2011 4:39:39 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: CORedneck

Customs checks generally happen at one’s destination in an international flight. Has customs added groping to their check list?


49 posted on 02/24/2011 4:41:55 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No I do not. I would assume the TSA would decide not to go forward with it anymore, after the outcry, and the fact they got their message across to the sheeple, not to mess with them, period. Wait until they are unionozed.


50 posted on 02/24/2011 4:44:16 PM PST by rawhide
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