The TSA Is Keeping A Secret Watchlist Of Americans Who Fight Back Against Pointless Groping

“I need a witness!” exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a scanner, he explained, I must undergo an “enhanced patdown.”

I told him that if he jammed his hand into my groin, I’d file a formal complaint. So he summoned his supervisor to keep an eye on the proceedings.

I thought of this exchange last week when the New York Times revealed that the Transportation Security Administration has created a secret watchlist for troublesome passengers.

The TSA justified the list by saying that its screeners were assaulted 34 times last year, but did not release any details about the alleged assaults.

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9 Responses to The TSA Is Keeping A Secret Watchlist Of Americans Who Fight Back Against Pointless Groping

  1. Unclezip says:

    Only 34 times? We gotta step up our game. They should be going to work every day with their stomaches roiling in fear.

    • Jack Crabb says:

      heh-heh. I like the way you think, Unclezip.

    • Bacon says:

      I doubt if they were actual assaults (A&B). They can mislabel any minor confrontation, with even the slightest accidental physical contact, as an assault.

  2. (((Doc B))) says:

    This is exactly how I was almost arrested for a “verbal confrontation” with a TSA “agent” at the Reno airport.

  3. kdts says:

    We should ‘ve beat this shit down when it first came up. I don’t know how, but it should’ve been done at the time.

  4. Nemo says:

    Never ever stepping foot on a commercial aircraft again. If I want someone touching my crotch, I’ll have Some Young Thing do it.

  5. grayjohn says:

    The TSA has failed to catch a single terrorist, but has become a terror organization in its own right.

  6. Eric says:

    “Secret Lists” makes me pucker right up.

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