An as yet unidentified person described as someone who was, “involved in numerous felonious criminal activities that led to arrest and conviction, and served a multiple-year prison sentence” was passed through the TSA PreCheck, expedited security screening lane. This happened despite the fact that one of the agents recognized the passenger and reported their presence in the line to their supervisor. And yet, according to the TSA, there was nothing going wrong and no report of the incident is on file.
Knowledge Creats Power
Just when you think it can’t get any crazier…
This is a perfect example of what happens when people do not stand-up. We are no safer now than we were before the TSA was created and we all know there are much better ways to do airport safety. We have allowed ourselves… even babies, grannies and nuns to be man-handled as well as naked photos of the public have been stored and even leaked. We allowed the government to buy double the machines to radiate and ex-ray us than they needed, allowing certain members of Congress to make money for themselves on inside deals. We even allow the TSA to scan and man-handle us at ball games and our children at their schools. And now they are ordering travelers to freeze on command and testing drinks purchased at the airport. This will not change, except to get worse, unless we start standing up and make major changes at all levels of government from the President on down on November 6, 2012.
SEATTLE — An Alaskan state lawmaker is returning home by sea after refusing a pat-down search at a Seattle airport, a spokeswoman said..
Rep. Sharon Cissna underwent a body scan as she was preparing to leave Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Sunday and was then required to undergo the pat-down by Transportation Safety Administration officials, said Michelle Scannell, her chief of staff.
Scannell said that TSA called for the pat-down because the scan showed Cissna had had a mastectomy. But it wasn’t immediately clear from statements by the lawmaker’s office and TSA why that would necessitate the further search.
Scannell described the pat-down search as “intrusive,” but did not elaborate on the Anchorage Democrat’s decision.
TSA spokesman Kwika Riley was asked to respond to Cissna’s comments when contacted by The Associated Press. But a general statement issued later did not mention her or her claims, saying the agency is “sensitive to the concerns of passengers who were not satisfied with their screening experience and we invite those individuals to provide feedback to TSA.”
Both full body scanners and pat-down searches have come under increasing criticism as the TSA has stepped up its airport security measures.
Cissna, who had undergone medical treatment in Seattle, is traveling by ferry from Seattle to Juneau, Scannell said.