The term is not used lightly. Under 18 U.S. Code Section 2244, " 'sexual contact' means the intentional touching, either directly or through the clothing, of the genitalia, anus, groin, breast, inner thigh or buttocks of any person with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, degrade." It's no coincidence that TSA initiated sexual-contact pat-downs after fliers began to refuse the pornographic scanners. There can be no question that when threats of civil punishment are used to ensure compliance, those encounters with the TSA lose their status as a voluntary transaction.
I agree with that , I have no problem with "profiling" suspects .... In fact , the last time I flew I was singled out to go through that body scanner machine , and I thought , " How stupid is this , I have a strong Texas accent and any idiot can see that I was born and raised in Texas " , but I just did as they asked , did not whine about it , and went my merry way ...... took 30 seconds of my valuable time - big deal
I agree 100% , and if an 8 - 11 hour drive would get me there , I would do the same thing .... Airports ARE a pain in the A$$ , but that's what happens in a world where people are absolutely insane , and do insane things ..... This is all the result of a world gone nuts .... sad but true
do you actually think these TSA agents are getting their jollies touching 5000 genitals a day !!!! would you like that job ???? I sure wouldn't ...... and I guess we had better start revolting outside the hospitals , because they are "touching everyone's junk" too ..... How about your wife's gynecologist ????? .... It's a conspiracy by all these people to touch our private parts !!!!!! Let's all march on Washington and demand this stops !!!!!!! Better hope you never get a prostate exam !!!!!!
I wonder what the people who passed on 9/11 would think about all this additional screening and the whinners crying about having to go through it? Imagine the senator from Florida who is being paid by lobbyists to remove security from the airports.
The same people whining about pat downs , would be whining about poor security if a plane gets hi-jacked or bombed .... This Nation is being totally destroyed by our society of whiners and complainers ... I remember watching a video of trucks in China backed up for 200 Km on a highway .... what amazed me was that not one of them were complaining or whining , they made the best of the situation and just did what they had to do ..... we have huge world disasters , people are going through incredible misery , and we complain because someone "touches our junk" ... This is a sign of a very weak willed Nation that is full of people that cannot appreciate anything - spoiled brats ..... Our day of reckoning is coming , and we will have plenty to complain about in the future - 100% guaranteed ..... and that retard on youtube needs his "junk" amputated , then he never has to worry about anyone touching it ever again ..... Spineless wimp
No approach is 100%.
You remind me as one of those passengers who would sit back cowardly and let someone with box cutters scare you. Do you really think passengers would sit idle?
Show me a single terrorist that has been caught by TSA
I don't want these job to go to the private lowest bidder. I remember when working we would have private contractors checking employees out. Guess where alot of them were from? Just use your imagination folks. We use to think "something isn't just right with this" When a person want to privatize something it is usually in self interest. $$$$$