I recently came across a video online taken by father Kevin Payne who was left outraged after what he and many other commenters online have deemed to be an intrusive and excessive pat-down by a TSA agent at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
“It was excessive, it was invasive, I was pretty much boiling in my head,” he told ABC News
Payne recorded the pat down on his phone and uploaded the video to YouTube despite the fact that the TSA agent lied and told him that filming was not allowed.
I have to agree — after watching the video, the agent who will inevitably claim she is “Just doing her job” inappropriately rubs the child up and down her thighs, buttocks and around the little girls breasts several times before concluding that she is not a threat to the world and safe to continue.
Firstly, whilst I am totally on the father’s side on this, why did he not say anything? If that was my daughter I would have immediately pulled the agent up on it and made my feelings known way before it ever got that far.
Why do we allow ourselves to be treated as if we are criminals and that we are somehow guilty of something before being proven innocence? Isn’t that one of the fundamental tenets of criminal law of being innocent until proven guilty?
The more people who make they’re feelings known, the more pressure will be put on those who are carrying out these so called “legal” sexual assaults daily to stop what they are doing and reform the system.
I have personally been subject to searches which has left me feeling violated, as terminal securities hands have inappropriately rubbed the top of my inside leg and my waistband and boxers have been pulled out to the point where I am exposed — Yet these types of assaults are continuing to be allowed to take place every day under the guise of “safety and security”
Yes, security on airlines is important and every measure has to be taken to ensure that we prevent anyone with the intention of blowing up a plane being allowed to board, trust me — I get that.
However, can we please start to employ just an atoms worth of common sense in these situations so we are not abusing and groping everyone in the process, simply due to political correctness and fear of not being branded a “racist” for profiling passengers prior.
Someone has to say this, but after a Google search for terrorist hijackers — Can you notice anything?
Why is it that all our liquids are taken from us on the presumption that they may be explosive and then left in a open bin, in one of the most congested parts of the terminal? Surely they should be instantly removed and your Ribena should be taken via a bomb proof van to a safe location and detonated in a controlled explosion?
This needs to stop — We need to find a better way of dealing with the issue of airline security rather than simply assuming everyone is a threat, especially considering that the TSA has been found to have failed to secure major airports a whopping 95% of the time, leading to the resignation of acting Director Melvin Carraway.
The issue of threat prevention goes much deeper than a TSA rubber glove session. American citizens are constantly battling to protect their Constitutional Rights on every level whist being brainwashed to believe they must have these protective programs which are doing nothing to actually protect anyone in the process.
If the system was working then a quick pat-down for the sake of preventing a plane being blown up is not such a burden to deal with, but it’s not working and in the meantime millions of people a day are having to deal with strangers feeling them up and treating them like a criminal every-time they want to take their kids to Disneyland whilst genuine terrorists are being waved through on a red carpet.