National Opt-Out Day is a soon-to-be-launched protest by a grass-roots citizens group come Thanksgiving eve. We ran a short piece about it a week ago and the gist of the whole upcoming affair is invasive security checks are demeaning and trample on rights. What to do? Keep those offensive TSA gropers at bay. The story below is ample proof of their transgressions.
A female plaintiff has sued the Federal Government for her humiliating treatment by a TSA employee, who pulled down her blouse at an airport. Adding insult to injury, another TSA employee chimed in he’d watch the video of it. To think this happened in 2008 at Corpus Christi and is only being brought to the attention of the court now. In the wording of the official documentation:
“One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video.'”
What’s surprising about this brouhaha is how long it took before the woman brought charges against the Federal Government. In a perfect world, the TSA should have been more sensitive in their treatment of passengers and acted swiftly to suppress these disgusting incidents.
It begs a couple of thought provoking questions: Why can’t there be body scans like in Total Recall? Paul Verhoeven, where are you!?
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