Tell TSA to Stop Intrusive Body Searches
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Tell TSA to Stop Intrusive Body Searches

    1. Prerna Lal
    2. Petition by

      Prerna Lal

      San Francisco, United States

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has rolled out new nationwide rules for traveler pat-downs. Guess what? Sexual assault is acceptable when the government does it!

"We have to search up your thighs and between your legs until we meet resistance," the agent explained, identifying resistance as testicles. Testicular-fondling is now part of our national security apparatus.

Obviously, the TSA has gone too far in violating our right to privacy from invasive body scanners and pat-downs, exceeding all reasonable boundaries expected of them as an agency. Everyday Americans are already feeling the effects of this new policy. After her underwire bra set off an alarm, CNN's Rosemary Fitzpatrick admitted that she was reduced to tears when subjected to the new pat down. "I felt helpless, I felt violated, and I felt humiliated," she said.

Here's the clincher. TSA blogger Bob tells us that all airline travelers can ask for a grope, I mean, pat-down, in a private room because that is somehow supposed to make the gross invasion of privacy so much better when it is in an intimate setting.

Listen, the TSA had the chance to catch terrorists. It blew it. Literally. What makes the agency think that searching us for "guns" and bombs in our various cavities will make them more effective?

Enough is enough. Tell TSA that it is not acceptable for agents to touch your junk and feel you up just because you refuse exposure to radiation via full-body invasive scanners.

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    • Morgan Lidster TERRE HAUTE, IN
      • about 3 years ago

      TSA should be COMPLETELY DISBANDED.

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    • Justin Hirsch PONCHATOULA, LA
      • about 3 years ago

      Stop intrusive body searches from the TSA. It is a violation of Human Rights.

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    • Paula Singletary CLARKSVILLE, TN
      • about 3 years ago

      “Those that would give up their liberty for security deserve neither and lose both.”

      - Benjamin Franklin

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    • Neil Pettifor ORLEANS, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      Don't travel very often but when I do I will be driving or taking the train until you end this BS!

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    • Marta Book SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 3 years ago

      STOP the TSA unconstitutional, intrusive, demeaning, and damaging body scans and searches.

      The only winners here are those who created the machines and the idea that this process will keep us safe. How could it? the process itself is unsafe.

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