Review of Recent TSA Douchebaggery
What is the ratio of terrorist plots stopped vs. crimes committed by TSA employees?
95 year old veteran and 85-year-old friend humiliated, searched and robbed at San Diego TSA checkpoint
“By Cory Doctorow at 8:26 pm Monday, Apr 23
Omer Petti is a 95-year-old USAF veteran with artificial knees and a heart condition. Madge Woodward, his partner, has an artificial hip. They recently flew home to Detroit from San Diego, and were humiliated and robbed at the San Diego airport TSA checkpoint. The metal in their bodies set off the TSA magnetometer, and Petti was instructed to put his $300 in cash in a bin. Then he was further detained when a swab detected the nitroglycerin residue from his heart pills. He and Woodward were subjected to humiliating patdowns, and then discovered that their $300 had gone missing. When Petti asked where his money had gone, the TSA agent required he and Woodward to remove their shoes again and empty out their pockets, and asked if they were “refusing his request” when they objected. The TSA manager checked the security footage, but reported that it was “too blurry” to see what had happened to the money. The two elderly people were loaded into their wheelchairs and taken to their plane at full tilt, barely making it. They never got their money back.”
TSA: Above the law
The TSA: Destroying civil liberties AND wasting amazing amounts of money doing it, WHILE NOT MAKING US SAFE AT ALL.
Honestly, it’s just impressive how utterly awful everything about the TSA is.