A recent report by CBS News in Dallas exposed yet another perverse abuse carried out by airport security agents of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
The TSA randomly selects people for extra screening, but some female passengers are complaining, saying that there is nothing random about how they were picked. One Dallas woman says agents repeatedly asked her to step back into a body scanning machine at DFW International Airport. The traveler said that a female screener commented on her figure as male screeners in another room watched her repeatedly enter and re-enter the naked body scanner.
“I feel like I was totally exposed,” said Ellen Terrell, who is a wife and mother. “They wanted a nice good look.”
The news outlet reports that after digging through more than 500 records of TSA complaints it found a pattern of women who said that there was nothing random about the way they were selected for extra screening.
Following is a list of some of the complaints:
- I feel I was targeted by the TSA employee to go through the see-you-naked machine because I am a semi-attractive female.
- The screener appeared to enjoy the process of picking someone rather than doing true random screening. I felt this was inappropriate. A woman behind me was also “randomly selected.”
- TSA staff “trolling” the lines looking for people to pull out was unprofessional.
- After that, I saw him going to the private room where x-rays are, to speak to the guy on [sic] that room.
- I know he went to that room to see my naked body through the machine with the other guy.
- When I looked around, I saw that there were only women that were “told” to go through this machine. There were no men.
- Maklng [sic] American citizens unwilling victims of a peep show by TSA employees using full body imaging devices is an over-the-top invasion of privacy to which I strenuously object.
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