[funsec] More TSA fun

Alex Eckelberry AlexE at sunbelt-software.com
Wed Jul 23 14:04:13 CDT 2008

Fliers Complain About X-Rated Security Screenings

TSA Agents Forced Woman To Remove Nipple Rings, Pulled Pants Off
Disabled Man
Pam Zekman 
When travelers go to the airport, they know what kind of security to
expect: luggage searches, metal detectors and shoe inspections. 

It's all part of our post 9-11 reality enforced by the Transportation
Security Adminstration. But as CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports,
thousands of travelers have complained that some of these screenings can
become abusive and even x-rated. 

For arguing with a TSA agent, Robin Kassner wound up being slammed to
the floor. She's filed a lawsuit. 

"I kept begging them over and over again get off of me ... and they
wouldn't stop," Kassner said. 

And it wasn't enough for another woman to show TSA agents nipple rings
that set off a metal detector. The agents forced her to take them out. 

Mandi Hamlin said, "I had to get pliers and pull it apart." 

In Chicago, people like Robert Perry are subjected to exhaustive
security checks. He was patted down, his wheel chair was examined and
his hands were swabbed, all in public view in a see-through room at the
security checkpoint. Perry, 71, is not alone 

"It's humiliation," Perry said. 

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