From a thread started at Reddit by someone who is just now discovering that the TSA is abusive. Duh. Sorry, patience is admittedly not one of my virtues, but I really can’t take it anymore — not only the surprise exhibited by people who seem to have been living under a rock for the past, oh, six years, but worse, those who deny, deny, deny what’s right in front of their faces. Read the whole Reddit thread to see what I’m talking about. The ignorance on display is breathtaking.
This is a TSA related question that occurred in Washington DC airport. My wife opted out of scanning and received a pat down. The scanner used to examine the gloves from the pat down tested positive. She was required to be taken to private screening. Where she was told that she is officially “detained”. She was told that her genitals had to be stroked several times as a more intensive pat down
She requested a phone call and a lawyer, but it was denied. She asked for a police officer. The TSA officer said that all the requests and questions are considered threats. The police officer finally came and said she “didn’t want to deal with bullshit” and told my wife she must either be patted down or go to jail. My wife was not allowed to leave the airport any other way. She finally submitted to the pat down. She asked what set of the scanner, but the TSA refused to give an answer. Is there a civil violation here?
I am just trying to gather information before seeking out an appropriate specialty lawyer.
(Cross-posted at ABombazine)