TSA singles out radio host Dana Loesch for harassment

Watch as well-known conservative radio host Dana Loesch is subjected to harassment and sexual abuse by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

According to Loesch, who posted this video just hours after being abused by TSA agents at Phoenix Sky Harbor airport:

On the afternoon of October 14th, 2012, TSA agents in terminal four at the Phoenix Airport forced me into a private room where their “enhanced screening” included pressing down repeatedly upon the front of my vaginal area.

It began after I was “randomly selected” for an additional screening which consisted of swabbing my hands with paper strips. The strips were then taken to a machine for analysis and an alarm sounded. TSA agents determined that I had a suspicious, possibly explosive, residue on my hands and required another, “enhanced screening.”

Read here why these tests are unreliable.

I was, of course, aggravated, as we arrived two hours early and already 15 minutes had gone by due to the amount of time I had to wait on agents and the swab. During this time an elderly gentleman behind me and in front of my husband was forced to stand (despite having to use a cane and being unable to do so well alone) and not permitted to lean on anything or given a wheelchair, despite my husband requesting one.

The agents finally gathered my belongings and led me away from the populated security lines to a more secluded area near the private rooms. I asked twice for a public screening and was denied.

They performed the regular pat-down and then the agent informed me that she would be using the front of her hands to “sweep” my groin. She pressed and swept across my crotch three times horizontally and three times vertically. In any other circumstance this would be sexual assault.

The agents themselves were friendly and smiled, yet I was still denied a public screening and no witness of my own present for the screening itself (a second agent was in the room at the time). I had no reason to be angry with the agents themselves, yet I was angry, and still am, at the regulations which require them to routinely violate men, women, and children in the name of a false sense of security.

Read about my similar experience with Providence, RI’s TSA here.

After concluding that I wasn’t a terrorist hiding weapons in my vagina, the TSA agents allowed me to go. They also gave me information about pre-check, which they said would help me avoid such procedures.

Unfortunately, pre-check isn’t available in all airports and innocent Americans shouldn’t be subjected to a full FBI check simply to board a plane. Also, I doubt we would pass the test considering Janet Napolitano put conservatives like me (and many others) on the DHS domestic terror watch list back in April 2009.

They also did it to our vets.

The above is video of what happened this afternoon, filmed by my husband. He filmed it vertically so as to avoid detection. They forced me to stop filming, against their own rules (I wasn’t impeding the procedure and was not near monitors) last time.

This ongoing treatment of law-abiding US citizens as terrorist suspects is outrageous. It will only stop when enough citizens demand that elected officials force an out-of-control, bureaucratic nightmare like TSA to stop.

Will you contact your members of Congress today to complain?

TSA testing drinks purchased inside airport ‘secure areas’

When you fly in the United States today, you must submit to un-Constitutional search (and possibly seizure) at the hands of the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). Here’s further proof that the TSA is being used to condition citizens to obey government authorities without question, and not so much for actual security of air travel.

Perhaps you manage to retain your dignity despite:

  • passing through a metal detector or irradiation by a back-scatter machine (also known as a naked body scanner)
  • removing your belt, shoes, jacket and emptying all your pockets (if the back-scatter machine is in use)
  • sending your bags through an x-ray machine (but only after first removing electronic devices such as a laptop computer, and separating out any liquids or gels you might be carrying)
  • suffering the sexual-assault-style groping of a “pat-down” by TSA staff, if you opt out of the back-scatter radiation or your scan raises their suspicions
  • being engaged in a “chat-down,” where poorly trained TSA agents try to get you to converse with them so they can work up a psychological profile on you

After all that, TSA has invented a new way to invade your privacy, under the guise of security: testing the drink you are already sipping for explosive materials.

According to YouTube user danno02, the person who posted this video on YouTube on September 2:

While waiting in the Columbus OH airport for our flight to Oakland, I couldn’t help but notice the two TSA women that were “testing” any and all liquids that people had in their hands. Now remember that this is inside the terminal, well beyond the security check and purchased inside the terminal…just people waiting to get on the plane. My wife and son came back from a coffee shop just around the corner, then we were approached. I asked them what they were doing. One of the TSA ladies said that they were checking for explosive chemicals (as we are drinking them). I said “really..inside the terminal? You have got to be kidding me”. I asked them if they wanted to swab us all. She responded with something like, yes sometimes we need to do that. I then asked if she wanted a urine sample…none the less, the TSA is way out of control. I understand that my ranting to one of these $11.00 per hour TSA goons probably does nothing, but you have to say something. What’s next…perhaps the TSA will come to your home prior to your drive to the airport? The police state of the US is OUT OF CONTROL!

Outraged yet?