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Resisting the TSA's pornoscanners and groping 
18th-Nov-2010 11:02 am
the walls have ears - and so do corn
From the Oakland Tribune's online presence (emphasis mine):
As the pat-downs make their prime-time debut during the Thanksgiving rush, the San Mateo and Santa Clara district attorneys offices said Wednesday that they would bring charges against TSA agents at SFO and San Jose airports, respectively, if they committed sexual crimes during searches. They said charges would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and that prosecutors would take into account the fact that the agents were doing a job.

If they cross a line, that's sexual battery, said Steve Wagstaffe, San Mateo County's chief deputy district attorney.

Wagstaffe said it's no different from when prosecutors charge dentists, doctors or police officers who abuse their power by touching people in a sexual manner. He said the key to proving a criminal offense is the sexual intent behind the groping.

"TSA does not have any special immunity from everybody else," Wagstaffe said. "If an employee of TSA inappropriately touches the privates of another person, and they do so with a sexual or lewd intent, then that's either a misdemeanor (if it's over the clothing) or a felony crime (possible when touching the skin)."
On Opt Out Day, I hope as many people as possible opt out. I also hope that lots of them bring videocameras, cell phones with video capability, Flip cameras, or anything else suitable and videotape every single encounter between a TSA employee and a traveler.

Opt out. Don't let them scan you. And document everything you can.
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18th-Nov-2010 07:49 pm (UTC)
I WISH I was flying that day.

I'd break out the cock-ring and put a bell on it. The "Make It Uncomfortable" dance only works if you're worried about getting felt up.

I know those dance steps. And I'd fucking dance up a storm for them. Can I lead? ;-)

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18th-Nov-2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
If I wind up having to fly while this BS is going on, I'm intending to wear skin-tight workout clothes.

So, Mr. or Ms. TSA Flunkie, you're gonna pat me down? Where exactly do you think I'm hiding anything? Unless you're planning to get between my ass-cheeks or up my twat, it should be completely obvious that I ain't hiding anything.

And if you do try to get between my ass-cheeks or up my twat, I'm calling the DA even before I call the newspapers.
24th-Nov-2010 06:08 am (UTC)
But they could feel your breasts to make sure neither one is a prosthetic stuffed with contraband, or so they say. The irony is that without going the two places you mentioned, they don't have much of a chance of detecting contraband, since that's where any malefactor with two functioning neurons would hide it.
24th-Nov-2010 06:09 am (UTC)
I am uncomfortable getting felt up by anyone other than my wife. When I was single, I was uncomfortable getting felt up by anyone other than an actual or potential sexual partner. If you're cool with anyone and everyone touching your junk, that's great for you, but don't you think it should be up to you, and not up to the government, who touches your body when you're not even suspected of a crime?
18th-Nov-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
i wonder if the "see through your clothes" staff could also be charged
24th-Nov-2010 06:31 am (UTC)
I think that unless they say something or start breathing hard or sticking their tongue out lasciviously, proving sexual intent is going to be hard. We can't read minds, right? Besides, isn't simply touching someone's body without their permission misdemeanor battery?
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