James Bovard has this article about the criminal sexual gropers, assaulters and rapists of the TSA. Bovard says that the TSA now has a watchlist of the names of anyone who has complained about being groped, sexually assaulted, or raped by the neanderthals of the TSA.
The TSA has a very loose definition of troublemakers to put on the list. As Bovard notes, “Anyone who has ever ‘loitered’ near a checkpoint could also make the list. So could any woman who pushes a screener’s hands away from her breasts.” Sick.
The TSA says that there were 34 assaults against its screeners last year, even though what the screeners actually do is assaulting innocent, paying customers! Millions of them! It is a sick, totalitarian agency that should have been abolished and not even created in the first place.
Bovard also writes:
The watchlist would seem less perilous if the TSA were not one of most incompetent agencies on Earth. After a series of undercover tests at multiple airports across the country, the Department of Homeland Security concluded last year that TSA officers and equipment had failed to detect mock threats roughly 80% of the time. (In Minneapolis, an undercover team succeeded in smuggling weapons and mock bombs past airport screeners 95% of the time.) An earlier DHS investigation found the TSA utterly unable to detect weapons, fake explosives and other contraband, regardless of how extensive its pat-downs were.
It is “security theater.” There is no good reason to put people through such an invasive procedure just to go visit Grandma or have a business meeting. But when the gubmint is empowered especially after its 9/11 to impose even more of a police state that existed prior to 9/11, the gullible sheeple believe the bureaucrats’ rationale of “molesting you to keep you safe,” which it is obviously not doing.
Naomi Wolf in 2012 wrote about how the U.S. government uses sexual humiliation as a political tool to control the masses. And that is beyond the TSA, but pervading law enforcement arrest and strip-search procedures and Gitmo prisoner abuses. Wolf wrote,
I interviewed the equivalent of TSA workers in Britain and found that the genital groping that is obligatory in the US is illegal in Britain. I believe that the genital groping policy in America, too, is designed to psychologically habituate US citizens to a condition in which they are demeaned and sexually intruded upon by the state – at any moment.
While there have been lawsuits against the TSA in these 16+ years now since the molestation racket began, it is a shame that more people haven’t insisted that someone who has literally molested them and searched underneath their clothing be criminally charged with assault, sexual assault, as well as violating their Fourth Amendment rights.
Some people say,”well you chose to fly and these are the rules,” but people have a right to freedom of movement and to travel, and this TSA is not a private sector agency in which the people (the paying customers) have a “choice,” but a government agency, in which its “workers” are obligated to obey the Constitution of the United States of America. Sadly, if the TSA “workers” were arrested and charged criminally, they might want to claim “immunity,” and say they were “just following orders.” But so did the Nazis at Nuremberg.
The TSA agents swear an oath similar to military and other government employees: “I do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
No, their molesting and assaults are not protecting airline customers “against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” Their molesting and assaults are violating the Constitution that they swore an oath to obey, which includes its Fourth Amendment!
So TSA employees really are obligated to obey their oath, and that means not violating the Fourth Amendment, which reads: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated; and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
All people have a right to be secure in their persons. And that means their persons will not be searched without a reason to suspect them of something criminal. In the case of the TSA for 16+ years, the TSA molesters and assaulters are the real criminals here. They are literally criminals.
It should be of no surprise that the criminal TSA racket has a “watchlist” of its victims who complain about being criminally molested and assaulted, and illegally searched without cause or suspicion.