Disability and The Transportation Safety Administration
Author: Disabled World
Synopsis and Key Points:
The Transportation Safety Administration has been committing acts of felony molestation against people with disabilities children seniors and disabled veterans.
Main DigestPresident Barack Obama has signed an expanded hate crimes bill that makes it a federal offense to commit a crime against a person based on their disability.
It is already a felony to molest a person with a disability; particularly a child, or a senior with a disability. When such a molestation occurs, the Police, Child Protective Services, or Adult Protective Services are called.
The Transportation Safety Administration has been committing acts of felony molestation against people with disabilities, children, senior citizens, and disabled veterans on a continuing basis for some time now - despite current laws in place to protect us. The gloves worn by TSA Agents are filthy; they touch everyone's crotch, buttocks, armpits, and any unknown object in the airport. The scanners, despite manufacture, are coughed on and sneezed on by countless people every single day. The TSA does not pursue even standard health precautions.
President Obama, after signing the hate crimes legislation mentioned, stated:
"We must stand against crimes that are meant not only to break bones, but to break spirits - not only to inflict harm, but to instill fear. No one in America should be forced to look over their shoulder because of who they are or because they live with a disability."
The bill marks the largest expansion of civil rights protections in decades and includes protections that people with disabilities have desired for a very, very long time. These protections sat around for years and were opposed by the Bush administration; they experienced a great amount of difficulty getting passed by Congress. The majority of the Republicans in Congress voted against the bill this time around. Some of them even said it amounted to, 'thought crimes legislation.'
Meanwhile, Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, and the TSA continue to violate not only the trust of every citizen in this nation; they continue to molest anyone who denies the full-body scanner that takes what amounts to pornographic images. While the TSA and Homeland Security have stated that these images will not be viewed by anyone other than the immediate TSA Agent who is viewing them and that they will not appear on the Internet - over one-hundred of these pornographic body-scans **have*appeared on the Internet.
What are people saying about the, 'enhanced pat-downs,' being performed by TSA Agents A woman has been beaten by several TSA Agents for the crime of possessing a bottle of contact eye solution. A man has had his urostomy bag broken open by another TSA Agent, who looked at him without compassion and sent him on his way, covered in his own urine. A woman with a prosthetic breast was required to remove it. A child with leg braces was forced to remove them and somehow attempt to walk through a body scanner, despite the fact that he could not.
In an article posted this very day, December 14th, 2010 - a traveler describes his wife's reaction to a TSA Agent:
"My wife in tears told the screener and the witness she would not let them abuse her," Willie Johnson of Raleigh said in a complaint filed on the Raleigh-Durham International Airport website. "No citizen should be subjected to humiliation, stress and fear just to fly."
TSA Agents are touching the breasts, genitals, and buttocks of everyone who denies the pornographic body scanners.These agents put their gloved fingers inside of people underwear and touch the bare skin of travelers at times, to include the genitals of people with disabilities, children, seniors, and disabled veterans. People who have lived through a sexual assault are among those who feel particularly vulnerable in regards to this ongoing molestation by TSA Agents. Rape crisis counselors are saying that these, 'pat-downs,' are triggering post-traumatic stress reactions in people and making people who have survived traumatic situations experience further trauma.
Jennifer Marsh, Director of the National Sexual Assault Hotline, has heard from people who have been affected by TSA Agents and these, 'pat-downs.' Jennifer says, "When somebody is a victim of sexual violence, their personal autonomy over their own body has been violated. A lot of times during the screening, they have the same feelings they experienced during their assault, because they don't feel like they're in control of the situation, and because of how they are physically being touched." Jay Stanley of the American Civil Liberties Union stated, "They're coming into very intimate contact with people like rape victims whose trauma may still be very fresh for them."
One Veteran, Tim Ely - who is a retired Army Officer and was a Military Policeman at Guantanamo Bay at one time, has filed a complaint after a confrontation with a TSA Agent at an airport. The agent groped his genitals from both the front and behind. When Tim asked him to explain his actions, the TSA Agent stated that there was something suspicious hanging between his legs. Tim responded, "I told him that something suspicious was my genitals, you dummy." The TSA Agent ran his hands all over Tim's body. He went all the way up into Tim's crotch and pushed on the underside of his testicles, stuck his hands down Tim's pants, and inside the waistband of his underwear. Tim says he could feel the TSA Agent's latex gloves on his skin as the agent went all the way around his body.
The National Sexual Violence Resource Center has called on the TSA to cease these intimate, 'pat-downs.' The Center has cited concerns from rape victims. The TSA's response was a mere promise to improve their agent's level of training. In other words - Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, and the TSA didn't even blink. The administration in office has signed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It has signed hate crimes legislation that has been long-awaited in relation to people with disabilities - yet it continues to condone the outright molestation of people with disabilities and disabled veterans in airports across this nation.
If any other person in America were to do the same things these TSA Agents are doing they would find themselves in prison for ten to twenty years for molesting a person with a disability. If anyone else were to do these things TSA Agents are doing they might very well find themselves being charged with a hate crime as well. Someone had better tell Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security, and every single TSA Agent in America they are guilty of not only felony molestation, but hate crimes too.
People with disabilities, children, senior citizens, and disabled veterans many times are unable to defend themselves against a zealous TSA Agent. From what I understand, anyone at all can be a TSA Agent. I hear that advertisements for TSA Agents have appeared on pizza boxes, meaning that anyone and a pedophile can be a TSA Agent and stick their hands down your pants. One TSA Agent recently kidnapped a woman, raped her, and then attempted to kill himself.
"A TSA employee remained hospitalized today after being accused of kidnapping a young female in Atlanta, then taking her to his Hogansville residence and sexually assaulting her. Randall Scott King, whose age and street address were not given, abducted the woman Wednesday evening from a MARTA parking lot in southwest Atlanta, police said. The alleged victim said after the assault, she was released by her captor, who gave her a suicide note and instructions on where to deliver it. King was identified as an employee of the federal Transportation Safety Administration, which is assisting in the investigation."
Please understandthat Janet Napolitano and Homeland Security have absolutely no intention of stopping whatsoever. In fact - Janet Napolitano and Homeland Security have just joined forces with Wal-Mart. Soon, you will enter a Wal-Mart store and find a message from Homeland Security at every single cash register, telling you to snitch on anything you think is suspicious. The snitch on your brother campaign makes me wonder just how long it will be before we find the equivalent of TSA Agents standing at the doors to these Wal-Mart stores, and other stores like it, telling us we must be molested in order to go shopping. Janet Napolitano wants to put TSA Agents at train stations, subway stations, and bus stations as well.
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