Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fondle of Fine: TSA says submit to search or face $11,000 fine

Well here is a pleasant choice for the holiday season
Sun Sentinel: If you don't want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.
That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.

"Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave that process," says Sari Koshetz, regional TSA spokesperson, based in Miami.
Koshetz said such passengers would be questioned "until it is determined that they don't pose a threat" to the public.
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office spokesperson Teri Barbera said PBSO deputies stationed at the airport would become involved when requested by the TSA.
"We will handle each incident on a case-by-case basis," she said.
No one will be forcibly searched or arrested "just because they refuse to go through the security procedures," Barbera said. "That may rise to the level of suspicious behavior for the TSA, but it wouldn't rise to the level of suspicious behavior for a deputy," she said.
But Barbera said that if a person is judged to be a possible threat, deputies are legally permitted to detain and search that individual. "The deputies will do it at the airport just as they would do it anywhere else," she said.
Once cleared by the TSA and deputies, the people will be allowed to leave, she said. [MORE]

While this may sound like you are powerless to resist the gropefest, you are not.  For me, I will not fly unless it is absolutely necessary.  I will take the train, a boat or drive to any destination I can. A drop in airline travel will bring the airline on our sides.  Nothing speaks louder in American than the power of the pocketbook, even in the age of Obama.


LL said...

I'm going to sound like a total horn dog -- but I will permit myself to be groped by a woman if she's hot. Note that I don't refuse the groping. I simply request a hot woman...better if she's wearing a fetish maid or nurse outfit -- but a fetish uniform will do.

They're not allowed to grope Muslim women -- but I'm willing to be groped. However, I'm not a cheap whore, I have standards as to WHO is doing the groping.

And I refuse to pay the $11K unless she does A LOT more than grope.

Gorges Smythe said...

Wouldn't it be amusing if everyone DID boycott the airlines and the only people standing in line were Arabs?

Fuzzy Slippers said...

First, omg, LL, you have me giggling over here!

Second, I, too, have already pledged to neither fly nor if I must comply with this lunacy. ALL of it is unconstitutional, and adding the fine for refusal just makes it even more so. I buy my ticket of my own free will, I refuse the groping and nude porn screening, just wanting to go home, and I get FINED? I call bullsh*t on this one. Would never hold up in court. What's next, you go to TGIFridays and take a buzzer but decide to leave before your table's ready and get arrested?

Janelle said...

LL, like your style! This is what I've decided to do; there really is a third alternative to this. It's called bra and high cut panties for me. I normally travel in slacks, shirt, slip on shoes so undressing to my underwear is quick. No naked san with radiation needed and no touching is required. It is similar to sun wear for me so no big deal. Yes, I will be 62, but I still am in reasonably good shape, so that will be my proposal and no damn private room is allowed.

Anonymous said...

Me ?
I'm driving.
Here's a conversation between Alex Jones and Jesse Ventura yesterday about TSA. Ventura stated he's no longer flying commercial.
I think it's worth the listen:
(about 13 and a half minutes)

SB Smith

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