More on the Feel-Up Searches and Other TSA Indignities, For Those Who Haven’t Closed Their Minds, Abandoned Empathy, or Determined That The Government Always Knows Best

For the A.C.L.U.’s collection of nightmare travel stories, go here.

For Reason’s collection of editorials chastising critics of the search procedures, go here and here.

To read a new blog that will be tracking this issue and other TSA matters, go to the new TSA Abuse Blog, here. I’ll also put it with the Ethics Alarms links, under “Of Interest.”

Kudos to Popehat for the links….and for doing a superb job keeping the pressure on.

6 thoughts on “More on the Feel-Up Searches and Other TSA Indignities, For Those Who Haven’t Closed Their Minds, Abandoned Empathy, or Determined That The Government Always Knows Best

  1. I say again (and thereby challenge them to): Have officials of Homeland Security travel on commercial airlines under assumed names. Get felt up. Get x-rayed. See what they have wrought — regardless of their presumably good intentions.

    If it’s so damn important to “examine” every potential airline passenger, and if it’s so damn important that we NOT use profiling of any sort, then get the minimum wage creeps out of there and let the FBI do it. If it’s so damn important, money should not be an object, should it?

    And finally, regular business travelers should be able to undergo one background check (of whatever detail), so they are not assumed to be potential terrorists every single time they fly on a plane. Does a regular business traveler who has an artificial hip deserve to be “examined” each and every single time he goes through security at an airport…unless, of course, he or she has had some epiphanal experience between Tuesday and Thursday which has turned him or her into an advocate of the Jihad?

  2. You know what I was just thinking? CLEAR went bankrupt, right? TSA security was moving fast enough that people didn’t feel it was worth the money or the hassle to have a CLEAR designation.

    So the company emerges from the rubble and they’re back in business and coincidentally TSA ups the ante with how they screen passengers. Does anyone else have any thoughts on a possible nefarious connection?

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