No matter how you feel about TSA, even if you are one of the people who think that TSA improves security, you cannot possibly agree that it acceptable for a TSA agent to refuse to be recorded as he gropes a crying little girl in a wheelchair.
That’s what happened here. “I don’t want to go Disney World,” she screamed as her parents tried to offer reassurances.
Last summer I got a pat down from a neck tattooed TSA cretin who also had “thug life” tatooed on his hand. He was a federal agent with the Department of Homeland Security. It is people like this who, under color of law, we give the authority to grope us in exchange for air travel. These are the people who, under color of law, claim the right to feel up children without the accountability associated with having their actions recorded.
This needs to end. Airport security should be conducted by private security guards who’s only recourse is to prevent us from flying. This bullshit in which every flight results in nasty, hard core scrutiny by federal agents with legitimate legal authority that transcends stopping us at the gate must end.