TSA Violates the Law Everyday
By Victor M Adamus
It’s getting more and more obvious to the general public that todays aircraft have been re-tooled so the cockpits are secure, locking any potential terrorists out, are equipped with guns and AKA assault rifles and in the cabin an armed U.S. Marshall in plain clothes flies on each airline. It would be virtually impossible for a group of terrorists to succeed in taking control of an American airline. Yet the patting down and the radiation scanning are still prominent at most airports in the U.S. Texas and Florida have challenged the right to finger passenger’s genitals by arresting the TSA agent who claims to be doing his or her job, puts the burden of patting down passengers squarely on the agent.
The 4th Amendment clearly states what the government cannot do. You cannot be searched without probable cause, where you are suspected of having committed a crime. All searches must be lawful or cannot occur and any evidence obtained this way cannot be used in court. In fact, it’s a crime to violate the 4th Amendment yet TSA agents violate the law everyday.
The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.
The incident has been garnering increasing media and online attention since the child's mother, Michelle Brademeyer of Montana, detailed the ordeal in a public Facebook post last week. The Transportation Security Administration is defending its agents, despite new procedures aimed at reducing pat-downs of children.
The child's grandmother, Lori Croft, told The Associated Press that Brademeyer and her daughter, Isabella, initially passed through security at the Wichita airport without incident. The girl then ran over to briefly hug Croft, who was awaiting a pat-down after tripping the alarm, and that's when TSA agents insisted the girl undergo a physical pat-down.
Pat downs are so serious that people are turning to driving to get to their destinations. The airlines aren’t losing a dime, in fact they’re making money. It doesn’t help for the issue to hit late night jokesters:
"In San Diego, a man refused to be patted down by airport security and some people are calling him a hero. I don't mind being patted down by airport security, but I don't like it when the guy says, 'Now you do me.'" —Conan O'Brien
However when the public responds it will be a blight on TSA and the future of airport security. Most staffers on Capitol Hill are urging their legislators to turn the control of security over to the airlines. One claim is that even the pilots have to be patted down and they are the ones flying the planes. Most of the public finds these invasive practices unnecessary especially since the airplane itself has been equipped with anti terrorists security.