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Friday, August 20, 2010

unless i'm arrested or suspected of being violent

i cannot imagine my checkbook OR my personal papers/receipts being looked at by tsa agents. my favorite is (the way i'm interpreting it) they didn't think she was a terrorist, they thought she was getting a divorce and trying to empty a joint bank account! wtf???????????????????????????????????

i hope ms sues the shite out of 'em ALL and WINS.  this isn't freedom and this isn't protecting us from terror. it's CREATING terror

Daniel Rubin: An infuriating search at Philadelphia International Airport

 

At what point does an airport search step over the line?
How about when they start going through your checks, and the police call your husband, suspicious you were clearing out the bank account?
That's the complaint leveled by Kathy Parker, a 43-year-old Elkton, Md., woman, who was flying out of Philadelphia International Airport on Aug. 8.
She says she was heading to Charlotte, N.C., for work that Sunday night - she's a business support manager for a large bank - and was selected for a more in-depth search after she passed through the metal detectors at Gate B around 5:15 p.m.
A female Transportation Security Administration officer wanded her and patted her down, she says. Then she was walked over to where other TSA officers were searching her bags.......................

 

2 comments:

stray said...

At which point Captain Renault whips out his notebook and declares: "In 1935 you ran guns to Ethiopia. In 1936 you fought in Spain on the Loyalist side." And she, too cool for words, replies "Yes, and got well paid for it, too." In the end they go off together to the Free French garrison at Brazzaville, but only after they've shot the TSA "behavior specialist" dead.

I think, if I ever fly again (doubtful), I'll wear a t-shirt that says "Victor Laszlo is on that plane!"

a rose is a rose said...

i don't fly well. the last time i flew was prior to 9/11. i can't even imagine how it is now. to think i could have my wallet gone through (i don't have a wallet, but that's not the point) is insane