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TSA Voyeurs Sexually Harass Female Passengers

February 16, 2012 by  

TSA Voyeurs Sexually Harass Female Passengers

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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  • danN

    Find another way to travel…let the airlines know we will not give them our money if it involves giving up our rights.

    • skippy

      OR…Dan….how about we all get FAT and out of shape (you know, go OFF the government approved diet)and that way they won’t want to look!!! whaaahaahaa :)

    • Leon

      DanN: It’s not the airlines – it’s the GOVERNMENT doing the screening!

      • absolutely amazed

        Then let Blackwater do it and see what happens!!! And TSA was a Bush era policy – so get your brain out of reverse.

    • CKCM

      Sometimes more easily said than done. Alaska and Hawaii, for instance, are not readily accessible except by air.

    • Rebecca Fahlin

      The Airlines have nothing to do with TSA. It’s the Department of Homeland Security that is responsible.

  • http://aol.com sean murrey ILLIniois

    A bunch of perverts.

  • http://tsa-voyeurs-sexually-harass-female-passengers William L Collins

    the T.S.A. is nouthing but government control needs to be done away with along with the home land sucurety these two groups nouthing but geting control of the citizens and striping us of our rights and freedoms so thats why i and so many other vets will only vote for RON PAUL

    • FreedomFighter

      Hitler had brownshirts – Obama has TSA.

      Laus Deo
      Semper Fi

  • Keith

    You can avoid being selected by wearing what the typical RAGHEAD wears. The TSA avoids profiling!

    • Rebecca Fahlin

      That is what infuriates me with the TSA. Why do the Muslims get a pass from pat downs or scanning when everyone else has to submit to the same in order to fly? If everyone is treated the same including the Muslims how is that profiling? It just shows what a scam this all is because if they were really interested protecting us from another terrorist attack like what happended on 9/11/2001 they wouldn’t let Muslims get a free pass. After all, who know what is underneath all that garb!! If, God forbid, there is another event like what happened on 9/11 because some raghead was told, “You’re o.k. move on along” by some TSA airhead I hope the TSA and the Department of Homeland Security gets there asses sued off!!! This is all about controlling the people.

  • nick beck

    i ALWAYS demand the patdown

  • Tom

    We, the people have been betrayed by a federal government that is in the process of self-destructing. Our options are very few and very limited.

    • CSS

      And if we don’t get the Obama’s out of the White House, our options will be “NONE” if he gets a second term. He’s nothing but a wanna-be dictator and one of his interviews proved it when he said he didn’t agree with the way the Constitution was set up because it didn’t allow him to lead ‘dictate’ the way he wants to. If he doesn’t like America’s Constitutional laws nothing’s stopping him from going to Kenya and becoming a dictator there. I will never use any means of travel except car, but pretty soon there will be body ‘cancer-causing’ screens set up on every highway. We are prisoners in our own country and someone needs to tell Obama the definition of inalienable rights – rights that cannot be taken away, given away, signed over, or repudiated. Ron Paul in 2012 or we’re screwed.

      • FreedomFighter

        When Obama Care kicks in, it gives Obama the option of creating a private ARMY. WTF is that doing in HealthCare?

        Laus Deo
        Semper Fi

        • 45caliber

          Good question. There are a lot of things in Oblamacare that have nothing to do with health. This is one I particularly don’t like.

  • 101stRECON68

    I refuse to fly anymore as I will not allow myself to have to deal with the rude un-professional behavior of these glorified mall-cops. This entire agency should be demolished along with DHS. Go ahead, keep giving up your freedoms bit by bit until you have NONE. May I see you papers pleeez!

    • Sirian

      They won’t be asking for “papers” 101st, they’ll push through the “National ID” with a newly welcomed solution to the immigration problem.

    • KHM

      @101stReCOn68,
      I also refuse to fly and undergo these unwarranted searches. The DHS/TSA is also now doing highway stops, searches att bus depots and train stations are in the works too, so there is no way to travel that guarantees you won’t be harassed by them. Oh and they’ve even done random searches at school events like proms etc. Gives me the creeps.

      • absolutely amazed

        Paranoia – but I fly, and I’m glad you don’t – I don’t want you sitting next to me – it would scare the hell out of me!

  • Sirian

    I understand quite easily how upsetting this is to women. Anyone with a lick of sense can see it too. Now wouldn’t it be funny if a national movement were started and all women, coast to coast, were to take aluminum tape and tape “F U PERVERT!” across their bellies. Lord that would be funny and if that wouldn’t hit national news. . . :) Yes, I know, I used initials in what is to be taped on their belly – you can figure that one out.

  • Redskin Fan

    We bought an RV, no more grooping or someone pawing through your carry on. Now e have to watch for thieves stealing your money or watch,jewelry while your being grooped. Let’s face it, these people are getting their jollies under pretense of making country safe.When did an elderly person wearing a Depend, need to have someone look into them, or a four Yo need someone pulling down their pants, it’s way out of control and I am not safer as the ones to be afraid of are from certain areas.

  • Michael J.

    TSA tactics were designed to harass and perturb. Knowing full well that RFID chips, their ultimate goal would never be openly accepted,TSA tactics have been implemented as a means to that end.It has been surmized that by wearing down the public with airport grope-fest, repeated irradiations and other unpleasentries, that the public at large will eventually scream for the implantion of identity chips with the promise of being able to by-pass TSA Nazi tactics.

    • Sirian

      RFID chips are nothing to laugh at although so many do. Even more so, nano-RFID chips will be available within the next three to five years. When you have chips that size they can be mixed with vaccines, IV solutions etc. and in so doing everyone can be implanted without their knowledge of it. Via this process anyone will be trackable anywhere in the world, 24/7/365. No, it is not a very bright future and implementation of RFID chips is included in ObamaCare, page 1004, dictating the timing of this chip implementation. Quote: “Not later than 36 months after the date of the enactment”. It will be the law of the land that by March 23rd, 2013 we will all be required to have an RFID chip. Once this is accomplished what need will there be for TSA?

    • ahb1

      19841984can you say “MARK OF THE BEAST?” or at the very least 1984?

      We need to do something to stop them. I don’t mean physical revolt because that will give therm the opportunity to institute martial law. And I don’t think that Ron Paul would be the answer either. He has some really great ideas as to the Federal Reserve but he will leave the country vulnerable to our enemies.

      We need to vote conservitives and maybe stop flyling for one but bottom line we need to oust Obama and all his radical czars and rules and regs.

      The American people need to wake up before we don’t have a country. If Obama is in for another four years he WILL not need to worry about re-running and will be ready to just run roughshod over the country and we WILL have a dictator.

  • william harris

    IT IS TOO LATE! WE ARE ALREADY LIVING AN TOTALITARIAN COUNTRY. IT IS A SHAME THAT ALL OF THE AMERICAN BOYS AND GIRLS THAT HAVE GIVEN THIER LIVES FOR OUR FREEDOM HAVE DIED IN VAIN! BUT GOD WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY WHERE THESE POLITITIONS WILL SPEND ETERNITY1

  • Lyell

    Control. Like it? It’s not about security. It’s about control and getting us accustomed to seeing more and more ‘authority’ figures (blue shirts / badges) who take more and more liberties with our freedom. We’re supposed to just get used to it. Once we’re used to it, it’ll be easy for them to herd us around like cattle.

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      They’re already herding us around like cattle. That day is already here. They accomplished it gradually, taking away our rights with barely anyone noticing. All they had to do was tell us that it was for our own good. Do you see anyone protesting? No one cares. As long as they can go to work, come home, watch tv, they don’t care. They think it doesn’t affect them. In the end, they will care, when the evil has gone so far that even the sheeple notice it. But then it will be too late. How do we wake these people up? How do we make them see how much they are losing before it is too late? Or is it too late already?

    • ahb1

      read the book “How to kill a million people”

      It shows what happened in Germany and the Jews using the frog in the hot water theory

      I personally don’t like being a frog. How about you?

  • Capitalist at Birth

    The T.S.A. is a total joke. A cruel one, at that. Airline security needs to be privatized immediately. These are Obama’s brown shirts.

    • absolutely amazed

      Wrong again – they are Bush’s creation. So you want a private organization to screen you like Blackwater – hold on to your family jewels if that ever happens. And Blackwater would have no supervision whatsoever – they could do what they damned well pleased, with no oversight. You are essentially an anarchist – you need to go back to the woods and live outside of any society or social organization. If you don’t like government, don’t use our roads, eat food that is documented to be safe, same for medicines, fly our airways. I presume you don’t use/need our schools – you can invent your own ideas, math, alphabet that suits you – it doesn’t need to be shared by anyone else. Your approach to the perfect society would be 300 million loners who each wish to have what they alone want and do what they alone feel like. That was tried tens of thousands of years ago – I don’t think it worked!

      • s c

        Stalin would been so proud of you, a. Mao would have given you an autographed copy of his Little Red Book. Margaret Sanger might have had a use for you – as long as you weren’t ‘too ethnic.’ Hitler might have invited you over for a beer. If only you’d been born sooner and in another country.
        I wonder what would have happened if your parents were more ‘enlightened,’ and they’d second thoughts about enduring your presence in this world. Food for thought, eh, comrade?

  • dan

    Consumers have all the power here…do not fly till they get rid of unreasonable search and seizure…we are not guilty till proven innocent here…I am not paying to be harassed, fondled or bombarded with health depleting rays. The worst aspect is the surly nasty folks there they give a little authority to and are completely obnoxious.
    TSA go away! Airlines quit plundering your customers with all kinds of fees and surcharges. Its a heck of a way to treat your valued customers…guessing we are not so valued. The messages are clear.

  • Patrick

    Get rid of the TSA. They are not professionals. They are pervs.

  • http://personallibertydigest Gottaplenty

    T S A is just a tip of the iceburg that will be implemented if the Obummer gets back in the W H . These idiots that vote for him believe that they will be exempt from this stuff and its what they want for the right wingnuts

    • Robert Crain

      Most of the people that vote for this crap never fly. They don`t work, at least most of them don`t. They sit on the couch watching tv or playing with their Xbox. Some never leave their parents basement. Those that do make a quick trip to the corner store for something, purchased with your tax dollars on that card given to them to insure their loyalty. People that fly would never vote for this crap. You have roughly 46% of the country sitting at home, voting for this crap, and high fiving each other for sticking it too the rich folks. Some of my friends are Democrats and have told me this, laughing the whole time.They think if you can afford to fly, your rich, and your the enemy. I never fly, and I can afford too. I would rather plan my trip, and drive. A lot less trouble, until you get stopped by a cop wanting to prove something., or just wanting your undevided attention. Car searches are no fun either.

  • Gary

    I think by the coments I read here that some don’t get it.I agree with the aluminum tape thing, can be bought at Lowes or Home Depot and other places. If onough did that they would be pressed to do something different ,good or bad. The chips are exactly where they are trying to go, than they know when you are on the throne. Tha private army is already in place (TSA) open your eyes. Rv is not the solution look at UN AGENDA 21. You always demand a pat down? sheeple. Ron Paul is the only possiable salvation at this time ( look at U Tube his spaech in 2004 predicited all of this) but I fear they will kill him if he gets in and he knows it and is willing to except that. None of the others would go forward if they knew they were going to be killed by the ones that are supposed to protect you.

  • http://none Scott Ezell

    Another type/style of socialisam. Be careful how you look. big brothers watching you.

  • Norm

    If people want to see nude people and much more, there is a ton of it on the web. Looking at gritty x-ray quality images of “average” people can’t possibly do much to “turn on” anyone.
    If you are terribly offended by the process, I suggest using other forms of transportation.
    Personally, if it improves the chances of saving my life, I say have a good look!

    • 45caliber

      Norm:

      If it DID have a chance of saving my life, I wouldn’t object and I’m sure others wouldn’t either. But so far I’ve not seen evidence of that.

      Not long ago my wife flew to Little Rock. On the plane was an Arab man with three women and kids. She was checked; they were waved past the check point.

    • Catlanding

      You’re mistaken. It’s not just the peeking at nude bodies that really turns creeps on. The widespread Porn industry, filled with people who consent to such stuff is a mere warm up. It’s the sadistic, emotional POWER, to dominate, humiliate, & degrade the ENTIRE non-consenting, enslaved public, that’s really turns the TSA creeps on. These habits will carry over into their personal lives as well. We are creating a whole new crop of sex criminals. And they will be protected from prosecution, because the common law, about common decency, between human beings, no longer exists. All that’s left is Commerce. We have been transformed into mere property of the IRS/IMF; just commercial cargo, & nothing more. Their inspectors wil remain exempt from our complaints. The TSA is a more visable symptom of what has been sneaking up on America & the world. As we go deeper into debt, & there is nothing left to pay with, except our total enslavement.
      And while there ARE real terrorists, who are dangerous to the public, they are actually more just useful idiots to the elitists. In their eyes, the general public are much more terrifying, since we might wake up, dethrone them, & their beloved system, that erected them to Lords of the entire planet. Degrading women & children also indirectly robs men
      psychologically, of their manhood, as they are left to feel helpless, & useless as
      protectors. The strongest young men are being channeled to fight & die as government war game pawns, & told lies about “defending freedom.” As they wake up to the lies, Ron Paul is gaining more of their support than anyone else. I wonder if their ballots will somehow ‘get lost.’
      That is the REAL explanation of why criminal profiling, based on actual terrorist crime,
      is always ignored. Our concerns are NOT the same as elitist concerns, but they are useful propaganda, to win over some good, consenting slaves. Franklin warned, that those
      who would abandon liberty for security, will have (nor deserve) neither.
      I will unfortunealty have to fly eventually, if I ever want to see my family again.
      I will not consent to be cancer-rayed, so I will have to be malled, no doubt, since they own the air, & I don’t have my own Jet. But I will at least not BS myself that this is all for some public good.

    • absolutely amazed

      Right on , Norm. If you really want to get excited, look at the stuff hitting the internet and Web showing the WalMart shoppers!!! Now THERE is a conspiracy of some sort – those people must have come from some unusual place. Scanning or patting them down would really be interesting!! You worry about “ragheads” – what do you call these types!! There must be some appropriate descriptor other than “WalMart Shopper.”

  • Bob M

    Question; Has the TSA ever in it’s decade long existence, apprehended, uncovered or prevented a single person from committing a single act of terrorism? Not to my knowledge, and I am sure that if they had the story would have been plastered all over the MSM as propaganda to justify the necessity of their overbearing tactics. The truth is the two attacks on passenger aircraft that I am aware of only failed by the grace of God not because of anything all this security has done. The shoe bomber got on the plane, now we have to take our shoes off, the underwear bomber was also able to get on a plane, now we have the porno machine and groping. Has anyone bothered to ask travelers if they would accept a certain amount of risk in exchange for convenience and personal privacy?
    Now another question; Why do we even have a TSA or a Department of Homeland Insecurity for that matter? The fact is, the FBI had the 9-11 hijackers on its radar, sadly however they dropped the ball.
    In my opinion there was and still is no need for more bloated government agencies, what was needed at the time was to get the agencies already in place to work properly.. The FBI and CIA had a communication problem, fix it.
    In the aftermath of 9-11 there was a need for heightened security, that time is long passed. It is past time for the TSA to stand down

  • Ray Sargent

    We the people can stop this invasion within a week or two.

    STOP FLYING! Get it?

  • 45caliber

    I saw an article this morning where a TSA agent had stolen someone’s Rolex while they were being scanned.

    I haven’t flown since the TSA went into business – and I have no intention of flying either.

  • ernest

    my wife and I saw that happen, a young woman was picked and the way she was dressed she could not have hidden a band-aid?

  • robert dwher

    I go to orlando fl. through the mco airport semi often and the last time there I saw the airport screener (a man) send 3 good looking females who were front of me through the screen machine while sending older women and men through the old type metal detector. These women were not travelling together as they had different positions in line ahead of me and my wife. This is not the first time I’ve seen this happen. I’m sure it won’t be the last.

  • lussui

    I think Obamb is dangerous Lets see, all of the sudden social security who had no had a cost of living raise since he came in to office we have now gotten it, all of the sudden jobs are opening up it is a election year, I wonder if this would have happend had it not been election.

  • Noah Fence

    1.) Can’t use argument “there’s been no terrorism, so why have tsa” because that just hands them their “proof” that they work. Get a better argument.
    2.) Why can’t we just have bomb-sniffing dogs patroling airports? tsa not needed at all if you use them.
    3.) TSA is already “privatized”–even if airlines hire “private” security, still have to follow DHS rules and still get kick-backs. 2 cousin relatives worked for them 6 yrs, hired through a private company at international airport, got “laid off” 2 weeks before Christmas 2011, both a week apart, with no reason given. It’s a private company that gets taxpayer dollars from DHS for each and every person they “train,” therefore, relatives said they watch for any small excuse to fire you and then turn around and hire new employees to train them and get more $$ kick-back from DHS. There are no “rules” from DHS to get this money other than hiring and training new employee which equals “x” number of dollars automatically paid, no questions asked. Maybe that’s why they fish at the bottom of the barrel more now, to guarantee faster turnover to get that DHS payoff? Gotta stop! Get the dogs instead and throw out naked scanners and tsa agents totally.
    4.) Better yet, vote Ron Paul 2012 and get those borders closed by our own military and then protected by our own law enforcement border patrol agents!

  • s c

    People, people, people. IF this is a serious issue, then America’s high priests of women’s rights must have other priorities. Uncle Scam is looking the other way. Groups that pretend to CARE about women’s rights are “busy” doing something else. America’s MEDIA WHORES are on an extended vacation and can’t be ‘bothered.’
    TSA dosn’t police itself. Even gays and lesbians don’t have the compassion they love to harp about when THEIR ‘rights’ are being trampled. WHERE are the Feminazis and their eunuch cheerleaders? WHERE is Congress? WHERE is the White House savior?
    Until groups and individuals come together to DEMAND action, there is NO problem. THE short-term solution requires that fewer and fewer people FLY. If there are no planes to fly, TSA will disappear. If America has no TSA (or elected fascists), American fascism will also disappear.

  • Dwight Mann

    When your constitutional rights are regularly violated, in a knowing manner, by the government, it is called treason and tyrannical. We need to fry an administration with these screeners. When are we going to stand up and take our country back people? ASAP I would hope. This BS has gone on too long.

  • Jimbo

    A friend of mine used to say, nothing will change until the people take actual tar and feather to Washington, and the state capitals. He’s probably locked up incommunicado in some secret holding facility right now. Many people now fear their government, not the other way around as the Founding Fathers intended. (That’s what we have the Second Amendment for -that and to protect the freedom of speech.) Unfortunately too many Americans are too self absorbed to see or care about the loss of their freedom.

    The Founding Fathers fought a long hard war to procure our freedoms. They fought against their own government. Yes, they were British subjects. They wouldn’t have succeeded unless they had access to the same weapons the Redcoats possessed, and learned to fight in the same way as the British army. (I.E. In regulated lines, rather than mobs with pitchforks, clubs and torches.) They couldn’t ask their goverment to form militias, because the government was the problem! So the PEOPLE formed “well regulated” militias to fight the tyranny.

    The Founding Fathers saw the Tory government try to take away their firearms and ammunition to suppress the revolution. They saw Redcoats take possession of colonists’ homes for barracks. They saw colonists impressed into military service.They saw speech being curtailed, and curfews being imposed. They feared imposition of restrictions on religion.

    So after the colonies procured their freedom, and created “states” to form our nation, they knew what they had to do to safeguard their freedoms. They enumerated our right to free speech, the right to bear arms, freedom from random search and seizure, etc. in the Bill of Rights. They knew that only FEAR OF THE PEOPLE would keep a government in-line and safeguard our other rights. They had every intention that private firearm ownership keep pace with government weaponry. I have no doubts that the Founding fathers would have thought the right to bear arms would have included the automatic weapons, grenade launchers, etc. which our military and police possess.

    I am not advocating rebellion. The people should INSIST on their full and UNINFRINGED Second Amendment Rights. Once we start to recover them, the government will think twice about restricting our other freedoms.

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