Dr. Joseph J. Horton, FloydReports.com
A “Woman Screams for Help After TSA Molestation,” and the “Texas Pat Down Ban May Be Back.” Those are just two of the headlines breaking around the nation this morning, as summer travel picks up—and so do concerns over excessive airport security.
How much indignity are you willing to endure if told it’s for safety’s sake? Would you let strangers look at images of you naked? Would you allow strangers to touch you in ways that we teach children is inappropriate?
Apparently, if you want to travel by airplane, these indignities must be endured.
Our government has decided that it has the right to assume that all people are potential terrorists simply because they choose to fly. A mockery is made of the Fourth Amendment when flying home to attend a wedding is deemed a probable cause to be publicly humiliated. Worse, you risk getting yourself arrested if you decide security procedures have gone too far and refuse to submit yourself, your child, or your grandmother to additional screening.
The crazy thing about all of the screening procedures is that they do not make us safer. None of the screening procedures penetrate the skin. A suicide bomber could easily have enough explosives to take down a plane inside his body. The government is treating us like terrorists for the mere appearance of….
Stephen Pidgeon, FloydReports.com
Department of Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano has ordered TSA personnel to have sexual contact with travelers who refuse to be photographed in the nude by means of the body scanners now deployed in airports, and TSA agents have complied. The person is subjected to such sexual contact by forcible compulsion, with the threat of incarceration and large fines for failing to comply.
Under the Washington State Criminal Code, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano is guilty of the commission of numerous felonies — a felony count for each person subjected to such pat downs, and felonies of the foulest kind: the taking of indecent liberties. Here is the statute:
RCW 9A.44.100, Indecent liberties
(1) A person is guilty of indecent liberties when he or she knowingly causes another person who is not his or her spouse to have sexual contact with him or her or another:
(a) By forcible compulsion;
(b) When the other person is incapable of consent by reason of being mentally defective, mentally incapacitated, or physically helpless;
(c) When the victim is a person with a developmental disability and the perpetrator is a person who is not married to the victim and who:
(i) Has supervisory authority over the victim; or
(ii) Was providing transportation, within the course of his or her employment, to the victim at the time of the offense;
(2)(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, indecent liberties is a class B felony.
(b) Indecent liberties by forcible compulsion is a class A felony
The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) has deployed full body scanning technology at SeaTac Airport. (Sea-Tac installs body scanners, Leave your weapons at home this Thanksgiving because air travel may now require a strip search, Taylor Lutz, The Daily Evergreen, Published: 11/16/2010.) According to The Daily Evergreen “machines violate basic human rights and dignities by strip-searching innocent people. Without probable cause or any reasonable suspicion, innocent civilians are being subjected to the same treatment that would usually be reserved for criminals. In other words, everyone is guilty until proven innocent.
As of now, individuals have a choice to “opt-out” from the strip search, but those who do will be forced to submit to an even more thorough screening. A TSA official announced they will be moving away from the “traditional hand-pat to more of a hand sliding motion.” Regardless of the erroneous names the TSA uses for groping, this system of subservience represents a microcosm of totalitarianism.”
The scanners used by the TSA render digital photographs of a person completely nude, and when enhanced with simple software available to the TSA, become explicit, detailed, color photos of the person in the nude, both front and back. There have already been cases of these photographs being stored and used in settings outside security. Gizmodo lost track of some 35,000 images, that somehow ended up with a tech website that published the images that were taken at a Florida federal courthouse….