More from our best and brightest that is our TSA.
In response to ongoing criticism for removing the back brace from an elderly woman who claims Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers strip-searched her an airport, the TSA issued a “clarification” about their position on the incidents, claiming — contrary to an earlier TSA statement — that the woman’s back brace was removed because the security personnel thought it was a “money belt.”
Is anyone really surprised by this incident? We have given a much of power hungry uneducated morons the power to force anyone to do anything. Refusal can result in the revocation of your rights and being detained on arbitrary charges that center around you not being a good little sheep.
My favorite line though from the TSA was this which shows exactly what they think about this incident.
The TSA denied that any strip-search ever took place, adding that they “truly regret that these passengers feel they had a bad screening experience.”
Note they refuse to admit the agents did anything wrong in the handling of these customers. Even though they admit that back braces are not supposed to be removed yet the agents can do no wrong. The agents violated policy and didn’t correct their behavior upon noticing the error. Yet these women should perceive their experiences as negative despite the TSA agents screwing up?
You know, I keep telling myself that actually going after these people isn’t worth it. The behavior of both the agency and the agents though is beginning to make me think that liberal applications of both tar and feathers is required at all levels. Seriously.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.