TSA on the march: young boy searched shirtless

The video says it all … but this time the You Tube shooter provides commentary as well. Scary? You decide.

The vide was taken at Salt Lake City International Airport on Nov 19th, at least that is when it was posted. The shooter reports this:

Lets get the facts straight first. Before the video started the boy went through a metal detector and didn’t set it off but was selected for a pat down. The boy was shy so the TSA couldn’t complete the full pat on the young boy. The father tried several times to just hold the boys arms out for the TSA agent but i guess it didn’t end up being enough for the guy. I was about 30 ft away so i couldn’t hear their conversation if there was any. The enraged father pulled his son shirt off and gave it to the TSA agent to search, thats when this video begins.

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSQTz1bccL4

This is crazy stuck on stupid. Want even more scary stupid. Read what happened to the videographer after he shot the video.

a black suit who had been talking with the other TSA officials approached me. He asked to speak to me and I obliged, wondering what was to come. He then proceeded to interrogate me about why I was videotaping the “procedures of the TSA”. I told him that I had never seen such practices before on a young child and decided to record it. The man being frustrated at this point demanded to know my plans with the video, of which I didn’t respond. Repeatedly he asked me to delete the video, hoping his mere presence could intimidate me to obey, but I refused. By this point it became obvious that he felt TSA had done something wrong and that I caught it on tape. After the interview, I left for my gate. I called my brother who told me I should put the tape on YouTube because this had been a recent hot topic in the news.
My gate was a long way off, but about 15 minutes after arriving 2 TSA agents came and sat 15 feet or so away from me. I stood up and moved so that they were in front of me and then took a picture. A 3rd and then a 4th agent came and sat down with the others.

OK, stop it. Really. You guys are cracking me up. This is a joke right. Push back?

11 replies
  1. John Berger
    John Berger says:

    Here's a simple solution to the controversy over full-body scanners at airports.

    Develop an enclosed booth that passengers step into but, instead of X-raying

    them, when the door closes, it will detonate any explosive device they have

    hidden on or in their body. The explosion will be contained within the sealed

    booth. This would be a win-win for everyone!

    There would be no concern about racial profiling. The booth would eliminate

    long, expensive trials.

    You're in the airport and you hear a muffled explosion, followed by an

    announcement over the PA system, "Attention standby passengers, we now have a

    seat available on flight number…"

  2. simon
    simon says:

    You do have the right to fly on an airplane that’s free of people who refuse screening. You could get your pilots license and buy a plane. The same argument could be made inversely for the TSA in that it is not our right to fly. But then there is the matter of search and seizure laws, which actually do exist, prohibiting unlawful search and seizure. I can think of no precedent that would allow these types of screenings in any industry to date. They seem to set a precedent themselves that I feel more people should be a little more concerned with. I am surprised there have been no lawsuits filed against the fed for this.

    I find it ironic that there is not more consideration given to the effect these actions have on the recruitment of terrorists, because to a Muslim I would imagine these “pat downs” would likely seem very degrading and demoralizing ( as they do to me a Christian). I can’t imagine this is seen as anything short of a great victory, that as a result of a failed underwear bomb the American people inflict this treatment on themselves, to those fringe idiots trying to manipulate the Koran to their own end.  But here in the states we are now all equally and opportunistically suspect.

    Simon,

    The Great Northeast

    Land of the Free and home of the Brave.

     

  3. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    Ah… you stupid infidels. As you grope grandma and little Cindy Lou, or pat down the pilot (who by the way could still CRASH THE FRIGGIN" PLANE), I walk through with my urostomy bomb to blow up your plane.

    From the TSA website:

    "Security Officers should not be asking you to remove your orthopedic shoes, appliances, or medical device (insulin pump, feeding tube, ostomy or urine bag, or exterior component of cochlear implant) at any time during the screening process.

    Advise the Security Officer if you have an ostomy or urine bag. You will not be required to expose these devices for inspection."

    Who wrote these rules???????????????????????

  4. phil
    phil says:

    I understand the TSA is hiring proctologists and gynocologists now.  It's okay, Joe, Congress is exempt from having their civil rights violated.  I guess it's okay for them to violate ours!

  5. JollyRoger
    JollyRoger says:

    I think Israeli screenings work because there is direct eye contact, potential torture & no ACLU!  The eyes being windows of the soul; it's easy to get thru security if you've got a clear conscience, but it gets infinitely more difficult if you're trying to pull off some terrorist hijinks! Our terrorists and our ruling class are emboldened because the media is on their side and they live by different rules.  Try cheating on your taxes and getting a job anywhere- let alone as Secretary of the Treasury!  We get what we deserve- Thank you Bridgeport!

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