TSA pulls a kid’s shirt off to search

We’ve turned into lobsters in the pot. A police state wouldn’t look much different.

Comments

  1. Is this a friggen joke? Go on the TSA site some time and take a look at how much these tools are making. $80G +. Unreal.

  2. Jonas Wilkerson says:

    Slowly, but surely, a new Amerika rises, based on the old, time tested failures of socialism and nazism. The new police-state-style TSA tactics are not the end result, my friends. A softening of America’s conscience is underway. It is just the beginning, unless our voices are raised, and our resolve is strong. Make no mistake about it, November 2nd wasn’t enough.

  3. While this TSA issue may be reaching critical mass with those aware, there are 20 to 1 who have no idea of the changes taking place.

    I think you are right. November 2 wasn’t enough. Care to lay out a detailed plan?

  4. Jonas Wilkerson says:

    1) Stop watching HBO.
    2) Start watching the news and get informed.
    3) Elect leaders who believe in the U.S. Constitution and are willing to enforce it.
    4) Enforce the U.S. Constitution.
    5) Impeach those that don’t.

  5. I haven’t paid for or watched HBO since about 1984. Whew!

    Now, how do you make people care?

  6. Horrible to watch. Seriously, we need to be safe, but is THIS doing it? I’d rather have a sniffing dog check me out – – wouldn’t that be a better option for the explosives and such, and let the metal detectors catch the weaponry? I’d rather walk by Cujo than expose my kid to this.

  7. Something didn’t look quite right to me on this one, so I went to the original video. The kid was randomly selected for a pat down search (TSA mistake #1). He apparently kept pulling away, and the TSA agent insisted upon completing the search (TSA mistake #2). The adult, not the TSA, then took the kid’s shirt off and handed it to the agent (I was wondering about the parental role in this). All around, complete nonsense and idiotic adults/rules.

  8. Does it matter? The TSA agent searched the child with his shirt off. I’d say either way it stunk for the kid. Sure would make me grow up not wanting to fly.

  9. The reasoning that says it is better to potentially traumatize a child because an adult (typically male) does not want to be ‘profiled’ is noxious. The lesser of two evils is to stop this ridiculous political correctness and focus on who is most likely to be a threat.

  10. Aren’t searches when clothes are removed supposed to be done in private rooms? I wouldn’t mind taking my shirt off for an agent to search me, but it would have to be done in private.

  11. Not saying it matters either. Like I said, what the TSA is doing is idiotic. But I’d also like to smack the father upside the head for taking the kids shirt off in public.

  12. Oh! On that we can agree.

  13. what you were seeing was procedure and policy absent of common sense…. that’s one of the issues .. because common sense isn’t ‘common’ .. you eliminate common sense and simply strictly enforce the procedure

  14. Randy in Richmond says:

    SEAN HANNITY, HOST: “Did they touch your body parts?”

    GLORIA ALLRED: “Yeah, they did and it was a first time anybody touched them in a long time and frankly, I liked it,” Gloria Allred.”

    I’m not surprised.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/11/19/gloria_allred_on_tsa_pat-down_i_liked_it.html

  15. I’m agnostic on the TSA and the relevancy and effectiveness of their policies. However, when the first large passenger jet is downed mid-flight, probably by an explosive in the cargo hold, and yes it will happen, what will be the public reaction at that point to current policy. Asymmetric warfare is cheap and highly effective.

  16. So they should be patting down the cargo, too.