The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is defending an officer’s pat-down of a boy at a Texas airport that outraged his mother and thousands and thousands of people who viewed her Facebook posting on the incident.
You won’t believe the ridiculous excuse they give for this extreme groping of a teen:
“TSA allows for a pat-down of a teenage passenger, and in this case, all approved procedures were followed to resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop,” spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said in an email.
Huh? Was the laptop given a full groping too? Why would they need to do this if the teen set off no alarms but a computer did?
For at least two minutes, the TSA officer at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport gives the boy a going-over that just seems a little too thorough.
First, the TSA officer explains to the boy what’s coming. Then the TSA officer, who is wearing blue gloves, moves behind the kid and starts with a search of the kid’s left shoulder. Nothing there. Then the right shoulder. Nothing there, either. The kid’s only wearing a T-shirt after all….But it gets much worse! The TSA officer moves to the kid’s lower extremities…
After you watch this video, ask yourself if the TSA is in the wrong on this. Why? We want to know why…Still waiting for a better excuse…We’ve reported on cases like this one before but this one takes the cake! PLEASE SEE OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON A TEEN MOLESTED BY TSA!
Read more: WaPo
OUR PREVIOUS REPORT ON THE TSA GROPING:
TSA SEXUALLY MOLESTS TEEN AT LAGUARDIA:
This is so scary for anyone out there but especially for parents who fly their kids to different places alone. This TSA agent took advantage of this young girl who was probably scared to death. Horrible!
A college student was sexually molested at LaGuardia Airport by a uniformed TSA agent who demanded she go into a bathroom with him after she got off a flight so she could be searched, sources told The Post.
The 22-year-old victim, who is Korean, had gotten off the plane from Salt Lake City around 8 p.m. Tuesday when the agent approached her on the third floor of Terminal B.
He “lured” her into the bathroom by demanding she be searched and then molested her, the sources said.
The woman filed a complaint with cops, and witnesses at a money exchange booth were able to help identify the sex fiend.
The alleged assailant — a 5-foot-9, heavyset man wearing a TSA uniform — has been arrested and charged with sexual abuse, the sources said. The student picked the suspect out of a photo lineup.
His identity was not immediately released.
A spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration was not immediately able to provide any information about the arrest.