Tuesday, April 22, 2014

TSA still groping children - video proof

The TSA has been saying for years now that they don't give "enhanced pat-downs" to children. Even though we have loads of evidence -- verbal and visual -- to the contrary, the agency and its mouthpieces continue to spout these lies. Here's yet more proof.

This video was published at YouTube on April 18, 2014. The accompanying text reads:
  "TSA pat down my 2 and 6 year old because they tough me & I was selected as usual for ssss security because my name 
Can they do that"
Trick question. No, they're not supposed to do that, but yes, they can do that. Because they have absolute power and they can do anything they want to do.
Notice that the woman and her children look like they might be Turkish or Iranian or another "un-American" ethnicity. Don't tell me that didn't have an effect on the TSA's decision to pull them aside. We already know that racial profiling is rampant (and worse -- just ask Shoshana Hebshi). And the woman says she suspects she was targeted with the dreaded "SSSS" because of her name, even saying "as usual."
As I've written so many times, I don't want to put more pressure on parents than they already have. And it's possible that this woman was caught off guard by the TSA's invasiveness. But for those who know what the TSA is capable of -- and there are millions of you out there -- I will ask again:
How can you allow this to be done to your children? How can you allow strangers to touch them and rub their hands all over their bodies?
I don't understand it.
This video is infuriating not only for the simple fact that it exists, but because the TSA agents are being all nicey-nicey and jokey with the children as they're pawing them. This is what sexual predators do. This is mimicking that behavior. I don't care what you think of the TSA and its policies, the fact remains that this is mimicking the behavior of sexual predators. It's called grooming.
Open your fucking eyes. You are conditioning your children to be accustomed to abuse, as long as it's meted out by a figure of authority. Why are you putting up with this??
(Thanks to Bill Fisher of TSAToday for alerting me to this video.)