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Congressman Canseco says TSA agent assaulted him during a pat-down
kens5.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Brian New

Posted on 04/24/2012 4:20:15 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

U.S. Rep. Francisco Canseco said he was assaulted by a TSA agent at the San Antonio International Airport.

The Texas Congressman said the security agent went too far during a pat-down earlier this month.

"The agent was very aggressive in his pat-down, and he was patting me down where no one is supposed to go,” said Canseco. “It got very uncomfortable so I moved his hand away. That stopped everything and brought in supervisors and everyone else."

Canseco told the KENS 5 I-Team the agent said he too was assaulted when Canseco pushed his hand away.

According to TSA, neither man was cited.

A week later when going through the San Antonio International Airport, Canseco was once again selected for a pat-down.

"I did not see it as a coincidence,” he said. “I asked them why are you going to pat me down again, so we discussed it further and after discussing it further, they patted me down."

However, before the discussion was over San Antonio Police Department officers were called to the security check point area.

Again, no one was cited.

TSA issued the I-Team the following statement about the incident:

"TSA incorporates random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport. Once a passenger enters the screening process, they must complete it prior to continuing to a flight or secure area."

(Excerpt) Read more at kens5.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canseco; franciscocanseco; tsaoutofcontrol; tsapervs

1 posted on 04/24/2012 4:20:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good. I’m glad that our elected officials are being molested too. Maybe if it happens more often, they’ll stop the BS.

I refuse to fly because of this. Not because of an assault on me but if TSA lays a hand on my daughter, I’ll remove their hands from their body. So, it’s best if I just avoid the potential dismemberment completely by just not flying at all. That way, my daughter doesn’t get molested, a TSA agent doesn’t get disability benefit because of me, and I don’t go to jail for going sideways on some pervert with a badge.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 4:24:46 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226

I could have written your post - daughter and all. Unfortunately, most of SWMBO’s family is in Mexico, and I refuse to drive there.

Here’s hoping to TSA having the gonads to seriously molest as many Congresscritters as possible - LET them face the same indignities that they’ve foisted on us. It’s the only way to get those fascistic child molesters under control.

By the way, now that the War on Terror has been declared over, and since TSA never caught any terrorists anyway, can we finally get rid of the American Gestapo?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 4:43:01 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Let us all recall the moment when Senator Charles Schumer (Demagogue, NY) told us that when private airport security personnel were federalized they would be more “professional”.

Thank you Sen. Schumer. I haven’t flown, nor intend to, since the violation of passengers has become routine.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 4:47:53 PM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I really think they just wanted to see how much we’d put up with. If they could photograph us naked or touch our genitals, then they knew they could spring the full-on tyranny. That comes this summer.


5 posted on 04/24/2012 4:54:43 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: Ancesthntr
By the way, now that the War on Terror has been declared over, and since TSA never caught any terrorists anyway, can we finally get rid of the American Gestapo?

If the TSA had existed on 9/11/2001, the attacks would still have happened as boxcutters were not prohibited items at the time.

TSA has been reactive at every turn rather than proactive as the Israelis are.

They were never effective in the war on terror IMO.

6 posted on 04/24/2012 4:54:50 PM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The only way to get rid of these **********s now is to defund them after a majority of us refuse to put up with their B.S.

I haven't been on a commercial flight since 1992 and don't intend to do so ever again until I can smoke and carry my pocket knife.

7 posted on 04/24/2012 4:55:33 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Canseco is not getting the picture yet. They are going to pat him down every time he comes through that airport. Good. Maybe now the congress will get rid of the TSA.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 4:58:11 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Francisco Canseco, U.S. House - District 23, Republican:

June 2, 2011 HR 2017 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act - Yea

http://www.votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/50146/francisco-canseco

9 posted on 04/24/2012 5:19:20 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: elkfersupper
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:  What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?  Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?  The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

  Solzhenitsyn


mmmm hmm . . .

10 posted on 04/24/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Absolutely no one should be exempt from the TSA “experience” including the First Family, Supreme Court, Congress, the Pope, Santa Claus, etc. May I suggest a congress introduce a bill that in effect requires it for ALL.


11 posted on 04/24/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by Maudeen (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Rep. Canseco still does not understand the situation — he should travel in muslim garb and they’ll go easy on him so as not to offeeeeeeend him.

After all, wasn’t one of the 9/11 hijackers named Canseco from Texas?


12 posted on 04/24/2012 5:27:39 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Canseco is not getting the picture yet. They are going to pat him down every time he comes through that airport.

I beg to differ. I think they will give him the celebrity treatment if they realize he is a Congressman.

13 posted on 04/24/2012 5:32:38 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: BCR #226

Why anyone tolerates that nonsense is just insanity.

No sympathy from thinking people sorry. Boo hoo.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 5:41:46 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: theBuckwheat

This is the reason we will be driving to Calgary Canada this summer to visit one of our daughters and her family.

Of course, when you are retired, you have the luxury of doing that........We live in a beauriful country, anad I love traveling it’s with and breath on secondary roads. (IMO, if you’ve driven one interstate, you’ve pretty kuch driven them all.)


15 posted on 04/24/2012 5:42:02 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: basil

Why not take the train and bypass all the... wait, never mind.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 5:54:01 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Ken H

We like to travel at our own schedule—we are never in a hurry unless we want to be these days.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 6:12:44 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Ken H

We like to travel at our own schedule—we are never in a hurry unless we want to be these days.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 6:13:15 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
In these TSA stories, what they're doing doesn't sound like security, it sounds like something else.

I hope these are the exceptions and procedures are being changed to keep them few and far between.

If we are at war, I hope the war isn't against ourselves and the few rules that keep us civilized.

19 posted on 04/24/2012 6:21:09 PM PDT by GBA (America has been infected. Be the cure!)
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To: basil

Sounds great.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 7:31:10 PM PDT by Ken H (Austerity is the irresistible force. Entitlements are the immovable object.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Congressman Canseco says TSA agent assaulted him during a pat-down

He's lucky. The TSA monkeys at San Antonio Airport are a bunch of low-life turds.

21 posted on 04/24/2012 7:54:12 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Someone should get the tapes and see if Obama is quota racially profiling white Americans and by age.

I have not seen any of Holder’s people’s children sexually molested.

We can all play the race bait game.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 9:13:52 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: tomkat
And how we burned in the camps later, thinking:  What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family?  Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?  The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin's thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!

  Solzhenitsyn

Everyone needs to read this once a week. Maybe it will sink in. I dream of the day those bastards start quaking in their jackboots at the thought of attempting to molest a citizen.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 10:08:35 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The TSA should have taken him into a room stripped him, photographed him, given him an anal exam, and then said: “OK, get dressed and get back in line.”


24 posted on 04/25/2012 1:02:10 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: Ken H

Your digging that vote out is just another example of why F/R is the best place to get real information. Great job,
thanks much
Coach


25 posted on 04/25/2012 5:24:18 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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