Female TSA Worker Rigged Body Scanner On ‘Attractive’ Male Passengers So Her Male Colleague Could Grope Them

New Security Video Captures The Shocking Moment Female TSA Worker Rigged Body Scanner On ‘Attractive’ Male Passengers So Her Male Colleague Could Grope Them – Daily Mail

Disturbing security footage has emerged showing the moment a female TSA worker rigged an airport scanning machine so that her male co-worker could fondle male passengers’ genitals.

Yasmeen Shafi, 22, was allegedly alerted by her colleague, Ty Spicha, 27, every time a man he found attractive walked up to the security checkpoint at Denver International Airport in Colorado.

In an elaborate plot, Shafi then reportedly manipulated the body scanner so that the male was identified as a female – causing the machine to detect an anomaly in the passenger’s genital area.

This, in turn, permitted Spicha to perform a pat-down on the man.


Elaborate plot: Yasmeen Shafi (far left), 22, watches her colleague, Ty Spicha (second right), 27, approach an attractive man after she allegedly manipulated the body scanner at Colorado’s Denver International Airport


‘Groping’: Spicha then starts to pat down the man , who was wrongly identified as a female so the machine would detect an anomaly in his genital area. He appears to run his hand over the man’s thigh and genitals


Another go: On the same day, Spicha apparently touches the genitals of another attractive male passenger


Fired: Shafi (right) and Spicha (left) have now been fired from the TSA – which deems their actions ‘shocking and egregious’ – after one of their co-workers tipped off the organization to the alleged scanner scheme

The new video footage, captured on airport security and obtained this week by CBS Denver station KCNC, shows Spicha approaching male passengers who have been wrongly identified as females.

Dressed in his official Transportation Security Administration (TSA) uniform and a pair of blue gloves, he then appears to grope the fliers by running his hands over their genitals and buttocks.

This sort of contact is in violation of TSA policy.

Shafi, meanwhile, stands beside the security machine, watching the inappropriate pat-downs.


The footage was filmed earlier this year – and apparently captures just several of many incidents.

Shafi and Spicha have now been fired from the TSA – which deems their actions ‘shocking and egregious’ – after one of their co-workers tipped off the organization to the scanner scheme.

However, no criminal charges have been filed against the duo because no alleged victims have yet been confirmed by officials – including the men who can be seen in the newly-released footage.

In an interview with the TSA, Shafi admitted to participating in the plot, according to CBS4.


Shocking: The new video footage, which was captured on airport security and obtained this week by CBS’s Denver station KCNC , shows Spicha approaching one male passenger and caressing his buttocks (above)


Inappropriate: In another blurry shot, the TSA employee appears to grope a man’s behind at the checkpoint


Deliberate error: No criminal charges have been filed against Shafi and Spicha . Above, Shafi allegedly manipulated the scanner so it believed males were females – and therefore, identified genital anomalies

She said the scheme had involved at least 11 passengers over 2014 and 2015, it is reported.

A Denver Police Department report seen by Daily Mail Online describes Shafi and Spicha’s plot.

‘When a male he [Spicha] finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine, he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is female,’ it reads.

‘When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area.’

The anonymous tip by a co-worker was apparently made to the TSA in November last year.

But despite this, the agency only launched an investigation in February.

A TSA supervisor told police that he saw Spicha ‘give a signal’ to Shafi.


Admission: In an interview with the TSA, Shafi (seen with a male companion in a Myspace snap) apparently admitted to participating in the plot. She said the scheme had involved at least 11 passengers, it is reported


Security: Passengers are pictured undergoing full body scans by TSA agents at Denver International Airport in this file picture. The TSA described Spicha and Shafi’s reported actions as ‘egregious and intolerable’

Then, after Shafi manipulated the scanner, Spicha would ‘conduct a pat down of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palms of his hands… contradictory to TSA searching policy’.

Earlier this year, the TSA told Daily Mail Online: ‘These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable.

‘TSA has removed the two officers from the agency. All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable.’

The newly-released security footage comes just a week after TSA agent Maxie Oquendo allegedly groped a 21-year-old female foreign exchange student at LaGuardia Airport in New York City.

Oquendo is facing sexual abuse and harassment charges over the alleged bathroom incident.

He has also been fired from the TSA.



Stunning Incompetence: Over 70 Workers Hired By TSA Were On Terrorism Watchlists

70+ Workers Hired By TSA Were On Terrorism Watchlists – Truth Revolt


The much-beleaguered Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is facing yet another crisis – its second in two weeks – after a new report from the inspector general’s office at the Department of Homeland Security discovered that the agency did not adequately screen 73 airport workers who had been placed on terrorism-related watch lists.

Far from inspiring confidence, the inspector general’s report portrays the TSA as being at the mercy of complex regulations, a deficit of information from other agencies, and bureaucratic entanglements that prevented the agency from verifying that the information they received on aviation workers was accurate.

Under the heading “What We Found” the report describes:

TSA’s multi-layered process to vet aviation workers for potential links to terrorism was generally effective… However, our testing showed that TSA did not identify 73 individuals with terrorism-related category codes because TSA is not authorized to receive all terrorism-related information under current interagency watchlisting policy.

In addition to not being aware that 73 airport employees were on terrorism watch lists, the report also found that the TSA is also lacking accurate information about the criminal history and legal status of other employees who work in restricted areas.

The report explains:

TSA had less effective controls in place for ensuring that aviation workers 1) had not committed crimes that would disqualify them from having unescorted access to secure airport areas, and 2) had lawful status and were authorized to work in the United States. In general, TSA relied on airport operators to perform criminal history and work authorization checks, but had limited oversight over these commercial entities. Thus, TSA lacked assurance that it properly vetted all credential applications.

The TSA apparently wasn’t even able to fully verify the identities of their employees because records sometimes omitted a candidate’s full name or social security number.

Further, thousands of records used for vetting workers contained potentially incomplete or inaccurate data, such as an initial for a first name and missing social security numbers. TSA did not have appropriate edit checks in place to reject such records from vetting.

This latest outrage comes on the heels of an internal investigation released last week by the Department of Homeland Security which revealed that the TSA failed to detect banned weapons or imitation explosives 95% at America’s most highly-trafficked airports. This monumental failure rate led to the ouster of the TSA’s acting chief, Melvin Carraway.

In an official response to the report, the TSA promised to screen workers against a more inclusive database by the end of 2015.



Stunning Incompetence: TSA Screeners Fail 95 Percent Of Airport Security Tests (Video)

Total Fail: TSA Doesn’t Stop 95 Percent Of Potential Terror Attacks In Tests – Townhall


Good news, America. All of the tax money you’ve given to the Transportation “Security” Administration seems to have been a waste. All of those grope sessions you’ve endured? Worthless. All of those naked photos random “agents” saw of you? Just pure entertainment (but really).

According to a new Homeland Security report, the TSA failed to stop 95 percent of potential terror attacks at major airports. ABC News has the story (bolding is mine):

An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.

The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.

According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.

In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.

The TSA receives $8 billion per year in funding. Just two weeks ago, DHS Inspector General John Roth testified in front of Congress about concerns the agency wasn’t fulfilling it’s original mission.

“Unfortunately, although nearly 14 years have passed since TSA’s inception, we remain deeply concerned about its ability to execute its mission,” Roth said. “Since 2014 we have published more than 115 audit and inspector reports about TSA’s programs and operations. We’ve issued hundreds of recommendations to attempt to improve TSA’s efficiency and effectiveness. We have conducted a series of covert penetration tests, essentially testing TSA’s ability to stop us from bringing in simulated explosives and weapons through checkpoints, as well as testing whether we could enter secure areas through other means.”

Earlier this month, Judicial Watch released documents revealing horrifying details of alleged sexual assaults from TSA agents at airports around the country.

April 7, 2013, at Denver International Airport:

At approximately 14:10 hours on the South Checkpoint, near lane 4 a passenger complained that he sustained an injury resulting from the aggressive actions of the the [sic] TSO [Transportation Security Officer] conducting a pat down search… The passenger stated during the pat-down search he was struck very hard in the groin area, which caused him pain to his left testical [sic].

October 19, 2013, “TSA Contact Center Record,” Los Angeles Airport:

She [TSA agent] then placed full palms squarely on my breasts and then moved around my breasts again. She then placed both palms against my breasts and I was shocked, humiliated, alarmed and assaulted and said ‘Stop! What are you doing? That’s not ok.’… I reported this to TSA Supervisor… She got the manager [redacted] and he said he would look at the video and TSA would send me a letter but it would not tell me the resolution and that I did not have a right to view the video… I will not be sexually assaulted at the airport. As a taxpayer, I pay for the TSA.”

July 5, 2013, “TSA Contact Center Record,” O’Hare Airport:

The female TSO then proceeded to roughly feel of [sic] her breast including her nipples. The TSO didn’t go under her arms or along her sides. She indicated that she did not receive a proper pat down. The search was limited to her breast… Two other individuals came over to where the supervisor and gentleman were and they began laughing. The caller indicated that the incident was not the business of the other two officers and not a show for them. The caller indicated that even the Supervisor, along with the others, began to roar with laughter.

July 6, 2013, “TSA Contact Center Record,” O’Hare Airport:

Caller indicates that her mother feels as though she was singled out because she was a breast cancer survivor and the caller feels as though this is extremely discriminatory. Caller indicates that the breast is an extremely intimate place that should not be rubbed in the manner that it was. Caller expressed that her mother feels extremely violated and the caller feels that being violated in this manner is on the same level as rape. Caller has indicated that her mother will never travel again because of the pat down that she received.

July 29, 2013, “To/From Memo,” O’Hare Airport:

The person began to tell me how TSO [redacted] stuck his hands down his pants and grabbed the top of his penis and placed his fingers in his butt crack… The person was sure that he was violated and wanted to talk to a supervisor… He said he is going to file a police report with Chicago Police Department and file a lawsuit against TSA and Officer [redacted] and walked away.”

If this video doesn’t enrage you, especially after this news, I don’t know what will.




Gay TSA Agents At Denver International Airport Fired After Conspiring To Grope Men’s Genitals

Two TSA Agents Fired After Conspiring To Grope Men’s Genitals – Mediaite


According to a new investigative report from CBS4, two TSA screeners have been fired from their jobs at Denver International Airport after one of them admitted to manipulating the system to allow one of them to grope the genitals of male passengers he found attractive. The alleged incidents occurred about a dozen times over the past year.

“He related that when a male he finds attractive comes to be screened by the scanning machine he will alert another TSA screener to indicate to the scanning computer that the party being screened is a female,” a law enforcement report reads. “When the screener does this, the scanning machine will indicate an anomaly in the genital area and this allows (the male TSA screener) to conduct a pat-down search of that area.”

The TSA first learned of the scheme last November, but did not take action until months later when a supervisor caught the employees in the act. When confronted, the female agent “admitted that she has done this for (the male TSA officer) at least 10 other times” and “knew that doing so would allow (the male TSA officer) to perform a pat down on a male passenger that (the male TSA screener) found attractive.”

“These alleged acts are egregious and intolerable,” a TSA spokesperson said in a statement. “TSA has removed the two officers from the agency. All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable.”

Notably, CBS requested surveillance video of the known groping incident for its report but was denied.



Newest Air-Travel Threat: Sock Monkey Puppets And Their Tiny, Toy Guns

TSA Confiscates Sock Monkey Puppet’s Toy Pistol – Real Clear Politics


Even sock monkeys aren’t allowed to fly with toy pistols these days! A Transportation Security Administration agent at Lambert-St. Louis Airport confiscated the toy gun belonging to “Rooster Monkburn” the cowboy sock monkey last week because of the government’s no-weapons on flights policy.

“Rooster Monkburn,” who is billed as a “take-off on the John Wayne character “Rooster Cogburn” from the 1969 western “True Grit,” is one of the many sock monkeys owned by Phyllis May of Redmond, Wash. May runs a small business which sells unique sock monkey dolls, and was flying from St. Louis to Sea-Tac airport and had a couple of monkeys and sewing supplies packed away in her carry-on bag.

She told KING-TV, the local NBC affiliate, that she was ”appalled and shocked and embarrassed all at the same time” over the incident.

May and her husband were going through the screening process at the airport when she noticed that one of her bags was missing. A TSA agent had taken it off the line for inspection, and it was when the agent searched the bag and the sowing supplies she spotted the two-inch long pistol.

“She said ‘this is a gun,’” May told the station. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.”

The TSA agent then told May that she would have to confiscate the gun and was supposed to call police on May, as the agent believed someone wouldn’t know if it “was real or not” if it was held up to one’s neck.

“I said well go ahead,” May continued. “And I said really? You’re kidding me right, and she said no it looks like a gun.”

At least May has been able to keep a sense of humor about the debacle.

“Rooster Monkburn has been disarmed so I’m sure everyone on the plane was safe,” she said. “I understand she was doing her job but at some point doesn’t common sense prevail?”

All turned out OK in the end, as the agent ended up not calling the police and May was able to get her other sowing supplies back.

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TSA Spent $900M On Behavior Detection Officers Who Detected 0 Terrorists

TSA Spent $900 Million On Behavior Detection Officers Who Detected 0 Terrorists – CNS

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spent approximately $900 million over the last 5 years for behavior detection officers to identify high-risk passengers but, so far, according to the General Accountability Office (GAO), only 0.59% of the passengers flagged were arrested and among those not one was charged with terrorism – zero.


In 2003, the TSA started testing its Screening of Passengers by Observation Technique (SPOT) program, which was then fully deployed in 2007. About 3,000 behavior detection officers (BDO) “had been deployed to 176 of the more than 450 TSA-regulated airports in the United States” by fiscal year 2012 (Oct. 1, 2011 – Sept. 30, 2012), according to the GAO.

Those BDO officers are trained to “identify passenger behaviors indicative of stress, fear, or deception and refer passengers” and their baggage for additional screening, reported the GAO in its Nov. 8, 2013 report, Aviation Security: TSA Should Limit Future Funding for Behavior Detection Activities.

Since 2007, the TSA has spent approximately $900 million on the SPOT program, said the GAO.

During the SPOT screening, the TSA’s behavior detection officers are supposed to look for and identify “high-risk passengers based on behavioral indicators that indicate mal-intent,” said the GAO. The BDOs can refer the passengers to a law enforcement officer (LEO) for further investigation. From there, if warranted, a passenger (or passengers) can be arrested.

In a statement for the Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Stephen M. Lord, the director of homeland security and justice issues at the GAO, said that in fiscal years 2011 and 2012, for the 49 airports the GAO analyzed, there were 61,000 SPOT referrals, meaning that many passengers apparently displayed “behavioral indicators that indicate mal-intent.”

From that number, 8,700 (13.6%) were referred to a LEO. And from those LEO referrals, 365 (4%) “resulted in an arrest,” said the GAO.

That 4% of 61,000 SPOT referrals is 0.59%. In other words, for the SPOT referrals, 99.41% were not arrested. For the 0.59%, none were arrested for “terrorism.”

For that 0.59% arrested, the GAO stated the following in a footnote: “The SPOT database identifies six reasons for arrest, including (1) fraudulent documents, (2) illegal alien, (3) other, (4) outstanding warrants, (5) suspected drugs, and (6) undeclared currency.”

CNSNews.com asked Director Lord if it were accurate to report that of those 365 persons arrested, not one was arrested for “terrorism”? Lord answered by e-mail: “This is accurate for the arrests but please see footnote 98 and 99 on page 45 of the full report (GAO-14-159) as TSA believes that some of these referrals to law enforcement might be related to terrorism but has no supporting documentation or system to track the basis for these referrals.”

Footnote 98 says: “TSA was unable to provide documentation to support the number of referrals that were forwarded to law enforcement for further investigation for potential ties to terrorism.”

In his statement, Director Lord said, as explained in the November 2013 report, “TSA cannot demonstrate the effectiveness of its behavior detection activities, and available evidence does not support whether behavioral indicators can be used to identify threats to aviation security.”

The report concluded by recommending that “TSA limit future funding for its behavior detection activities,” but “DHS did not concur with our recommendation.”

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TSA Air Marshal Removed From Flight, Arrested After Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts (Video)

TSA Air Marshal Removed From Flight And Arrested After Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts – Gateway Pundit

A TSA air marshal, Adam Bartsch, was removed and arrested after a passenger noticed the air marshal was taking pictures up women’s skirts. The passenger confronted Adam Bartsch but did not know Adam was a TSA air marshal at the time. The passenger confiscated Adam’s cell phone (used to take pictures) and Adam attempted to escape but was apprehended and arrested.


The TSA responds to the media reports with claims that such behavior is not tolerated. But keep in mind that there are plenty of articles documenting how TSA not only hires criminals, but the TSA encourages the hiring of criminals due to the fact that they want employees with aggressive tendencies, thus they refuse to investigate the backgrounds rigorously of those hired. The people we should be searching as criminals at airports – are the TSA agents themselves.

Also consider that a similar hiring practice is being applied to those implementing Obamacare, and these criminals misfits are gathering our personal information.


WTOP reports the following:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.

Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge Michael Pascarella told The Associated Press that Adam Bartsch was immediately removed from duty and is in the process of being suspended or fired.

Nashville police say Bartsch was on duty on Southwest Airline Flight 3132 on Thursday when a witness noticed he was taking the photos and grabbed his cellphone. Police say the witness notified a flight attendant and Bartsch was taken off the flight and charged with disorderly conduct.

Pascarella says TSA is assisting with the investigation.

“TSA does not tolerate criminal behavior,” Pascarella said.

The arrest was first reported by Nashville station WKRN-TVWKRN-TV . […]

Bartsch is due in court Nov. 14.

Read more here and here.

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TSA To Permit Tiny Knives, Wiffle Bats And Up To Two Whole Golf Clubs On Planes… Whoopie!

TSA Will Permit Knives, Golf Clubs On U.S. Planes – Bloomberg


The U.S. Transportation Security Administration will let people carry small pocketknives onto passenger planes for the first time since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, along with golf clubs, hockey sticks and plastic Wiffle Ball-style bats.

The agency will permit knives with retractable blades shorter than 6 centimeters (2.4 inches) and narrower than 1/2 inch at the widest point, TSA Administrator John Pistole said today at an aviation security conference in Brooklyn. The change, to conform with international rules, will take effect April 25.

Pistole, the former No. 2 official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, has stressed the use of intelligence and “risk- based” security during his tenure leading TSA. The agency is moving away from uniform procedures that apply to every passenger and toward efforts to perform background checks on passengers before they arrive at an airport.

Overseas passengers will no longer have to check the qualifying knives as they pass through the U.S. The agency will still prohibit some knives, including those with locking blades or molded handles, Pistole said. Box cutters, like those used by the Sept. 11 terrorists, and razor blades will still be banned.

The agency will relax its prohibited-item list in other ways, Pistole said. Passengers will be allowed to carry on sticks used to play lacrosse, billiards and hockey, ski poles and as many as two golf clubs, he said.

Sporting Goods

The agency is also carving out two exceptions to its ban on most baseball and softball bats. It will allow souvenir, novelty baseball bats less than 24 inches long and will permit lightweight plastic bats even if they’re more than 2 feet long (61 centimeters).

The sporting goods have been deemed acceptable based on recommendations from a TSA working group that’s trying to weed out commonly confiscated items that don’t present a security threat, agency spokesman David Castelveter said.

“These are popular items we see regularly,” Castelveter said. “They don’t present a risk to transportation security.”

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TSA Assaults And Traumatizes Three-Year-Old Girl In Wheelchair (Video)

TSA Assaults And Traumatizes Three-Year-Old Girl In Wheelchair – TSA Blog


I wish I could say that this is a new low for the contemptible thugs in blue for whose equipment and “services” taxpayers pay billions of dollars every year.

Sadly, it isn’t. It’s just par for the course; another Day in Despotism here in the Land of the Meek, Home of the Afraid.


In case you couldn’t bring yourself to watch this indisputable display of abuse – this disgusting mistreatment of a little girl and her family about which her mother (Annie Schulte) and father comment “look at her all dressing like a potential terrorist/drug trafficker; people who roll in on hot pink wheelchairs, wearing a gingerbread coat and clutching a stuffed baby lamb, are just begging to be harassed” – let me itemize the violations and absurdities at hand (perhaps you can identify more; as a mother myself, I’m too upset by what I just watched to further research the laws, statutory and logical):

First, there is the obvious Fourth Amendment violation against unwarranted search and seizure. I don’t care what kind of pretzel logic the TSA twists itself into parroting in order to justify groping a three-year-old in a wheelchair who’s on her way to Disney World: it’s a violation of her Constitutional rights. Period. Full stop.

And this should not stand. Not in the country that calls itself the United States of America. Citizens and residents who accept otherwise should not only be ashamed of themselves, but should, in my opinion, be constantly, and in strenuous terms, be made aware that they’re engaging in a kind of treason against the very freedoms the nation’s founders established (and countless fought for and died to protect), and thus, by extension, debasing the idea of America itself.

Second, travelers are indeed permitted to photograph and/or videotape the so-called “screening procedure” (more accurately, security theatre), including aggressive pat-downs that would be defined as sexual assault in any other context and nude photography of their bodies. The only subject matter exempt from passengers’ freedom-to-document are the screening machines themselves. As shown in the above video, these TSA screeners try to claim otherwise and keep harping on their imagined rule that the passengers can’t record the incident, even as the parents ask them to cite the actual law pertaining thereto.

Third, the tactics here are insensitive and unkind on their face, as well as pointless. Not only is this little girl so obviously terrified to the point of crying out loud, and desperately upset that her comfort toy – her stuffed animal – is being taken away, she is distraught that her parents’ attempts to protect her are being summarily ignored. Imagine how frightening that must be. If indeed the child “alarmed,” the screeners could have resolved the matter by allowing one of the cleared parents to carry her through the metal detector in their arms while they checked her wheelchair for hidden bombs, machetes, or fuselage-piercing grenade launchers.

What will it take for the American public to recognize how wrong this is, all of it, and demand that our so-called leaders put an end to it? Why are citizens not carrying out a full-on economic boycott of the airlines for all non-essential travel? What will it take, if not the unconstitutional persecution of a little child in a wheelchair?

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*VIDEO* The TSA-Nazis Are At It Again

TSA VS Rand Paul

I listened to Paul getting interviewed by Hannity on the drive home today. Smitty weighs in

How do you work in an airport adjacent to Kentucky, where CNN blares 24/7, and not know the junior U.S. Senator from the neighbor state?

The White House is standing by the Transportation Security Administration in its standoff with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his father, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
The elder Paul called the TSA a “police state” Monday after Rand Paul was reportedly detained by TSA after he refused to take a pat-down from TSA officials at the Nashville International Airport.
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Monday that he didn’t have any reaction to Paul’s “police state” comments.
But Carney sided with the TSA saying, “I think it is absolutely essential that we take necessary actions to ensure that air travel is safe.”

Stuck on Stoopit! Typical government incompetence. It is not the fault of the TSA agents. They are simply following orders. Dafly, their orders come from morons. This stupidity could ONLY come from DC!

Well, looks like cupcakes are now a level orange treat!

Oh, the adventures of the TSA! Duane Lester highlights the latest ingenious move to combat Jihad!

Just when you think it can’t get any more ridiculous at the airport, those magnificent bastards at the TSA have gone and done it again!

Terrorist cupcakes, FTW:

Rebecca Hains told ABCNews.com today that a Transportation Security Administration agent at Las Vegas- McCarran International Airport seized her cupcake, saying the frosting sitting atop the red velvet cake was gel-like enough to violate regulations.

The incident took place Wednesday.

Hains, a teacher, said the cupcake was a gift from one of her students. She was traveling with her husband and toddler, and thought her young son might get hungry on the long trip home.

The cupcake was packaged in a glass container with a metal lid, which was why it attracted the attention of the scanner in the first place.

The TSA agent didn’t know what to do with the cupcake, so she called over her supervisor, Hains said.

“The TSA supervisor, Robert Epps, was using really bad logic – he said it counted as a gel-like substance because it was conforming to the shape of its container.”

“We also had a small pile of hummus sandwiches with creamy fillings, which made it through, but the cupcake with its frosting was apparently a terrorist threat…I just don’t know what world he was living in,” said Hains, speaking of the TSA officer.

A world where brains and common sense are unwelcome Duane nails it  for us!

Let me tell you what world this guy is living in. He’s living in a world dictated by policies and procedures, which is a mentally rocky place where the seed of logic can find no purchase. I’m not surprised Mr. Epps “was using really bad logic.” If he was using any logic, it was too much for the federal government.

You see, the people who work for the TSA have their rules dictated to them by pencil pushers and so-called experts who think they know what security is and write all their ideas down in a book labeled, “Procedures.”

AMEN! call it dumbing down. And certainly that is being done all over America. Just sit and observe people sometime. No one can THINK anymore!

85-Year-Old Woman May Sue TSA After Being Strip Searched At JFK Airport

85-Year-Old Woman May Sue TSA After Being Strip Searched At JFK Airport – New York Daily News

An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport.

Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes.

“I walk with a walker – I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.”


TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the airport shows “proper procedures were followed.”

But Zimmerman, whose hunched back puts her at 4-foot-11, said her ordeal began after her son, Bruce, drove her to the JetBlue terminal for the Florida flight. She lives in warm Coconut Creek during the winter.

She checked her bags, waited for a wheelchair and parted ways with her doting son – her only immediate relative.

When Zimmerman reached a security checkpoint, she asked if she could forgo the advanced image technology screening equipment, fearing it might interfere with her defibrillator.

She said she normally gets patted down. But this time, she says that two female agents escorted her to a private room and began to remove her clothes.

“I was outraged,” said Zimmerman, a retired receptionist.

As she tried to lift a lightweight walker off her lap, she says, the metal bars banged against her leg and blood trickled from a gash.

“My sock was soaked with blood,” she said. “I was bleeding like a pig.”

She says the TSA agents showed no sympathy, instead pulling down her pants and asking her to raise her arms.

“Why are you doing this?” she said she asked the agents, who did not respond.

The TSA claims the footage does not show any sign of the injury.

“Our screening procedures are conducted in a manner designed to treat all passengers with dignity, respect and courtesy,” Farbstein said.

Zimmerman says a medic arrived to treat her injury. The process took so long that she missed her 1 p.m. flight and had to catch a later one.

Her son said he was shocked when his mom called around 9 p.m. that night and described what happened.

“She was put through a hell of a day,” he said.

Zimmerman, who takes blood thinners, later had a tetanus shot for fear of infection from the walker wound.

Bruce Zimmerman, 53, said he can’t understand why the agents targeted his mom.

“She looks like a sweet, little old lady,” he said. “She’s not a disruptive person or uncooperative.”

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TSA Soaks Bladder Cancer Survivor In His Own Urine… AGAIN!

Thomas Sawyer, Cancer Survivor, Gets Soaked By His Own Urine Again By TSA – AOL Travel

A former bladder cancer patient was soaked in own urine for the second time earlier this month when his urostomy bag was dislodged by a TSA agent.

When the exact same thing happened to Thomas Sawyer in November, a large outcry on the internet forced TSA administrator John Pistole to issue a personal apology.

Sawyer said he warned agents to be careful of his urostomy bag while at the Detroit Metro Airport en route to Orlando on July 14th, and that both of them handled him roughly. According to the Detroit Free Press, during the latest incident, Sawyer was not asked if he would like to be patted down privately.

Sawyer told the paper that following last year’s incident, “I thought that I had really made a difference for people flying with urostomies, I really did. I’m angry this time. They can’t be training them properly.”

In November, Sawyer recounted his conversation with Pistole to local TV station WILX: “I told him I’m not an angry person, I’m a decent, good American citizen. I know why we have to have these patdowns, but there has to be training and the training just isn’t there. I really can’t believe that the Detroit TSA agent was the only untrained agent who didn’t know what the word urostomy meant.”


In June, the adult diaper of a cancer-striken, 95-year old woman was forcibly removed during a TSA search at a Florida airport.


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More Child Molestation From The TSA

Parents Of 6-Year-Old Girl Pat Down At Airport Want Procedures Changed – ABC News

The family of the 6-year-old girl who received a pat down at airport security in New Orleans said today there needs to be a different screening process for children.

“We struggle to teach our kids to protect themselves, to say ‘no, it’s not ok to touch me in this way in this area,” the girl’s mother, Selena Drexel, said. “Yet here we are saying it’s ok for these people.” If we don’t find other ways we’re making them more vulnerable, she said.

Drexel and her husband, Dr. Todd Drexel, of Bowling Green, Ky., appeared this morning in an exclusive interview with “Good Morning America.”

A video of the couple’s daughter going through the screening went viral on the Internet, getting thousands of views on sites like YouTube. It shows a TSA agent rubbing the young girl’s inner thighs and running her fingers inside the top of the girl’s blue jeans.


The Drexels said they stood powerless, watching as their daughter was patted down.

“I did ask for alternatives, I asked for her to be rescanned,” Selena Drexel said. “They just refused and said they were going to do what they were going to do.”

Selena Drexel said she could only speculate as to why the 6-year-old was selected for the pat down. She said that the TSA supervisor made it clear “non-verbally” that there would be trouble if she caused a fuss.

The girl’s father said that while his daughter was polite and respectful during the screening, she broke down into tears afterwards.

“Initially she was just confused,” Todd Drexel said. “She really didn’t understand what she had done wrong.” He said he and his wife struggled with how to explain to their child what had happened after teaching her previously it was not ok to be touched in certain places. “Now she’s been pat down in a public setting, in an airport.”

The family was leaving New Orleans Armstrong International Airport when the incident happened on April 5. The Drexels have two other children, a 9-year-old and a 2-year-old.

The TSA said it has reviewed the tape and that the “officer followed proper current screening procedures.” They added they “are exploring additional ways to focus its resources and move beyond a one-sized-fits-all system.”

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More airports looking at giving TSA the boot?

I say GREAT frankly!

Some of the nation’s biggest airports are responding to recent public outrage over security screening by weighing whether they should hire private firms such as Covenant to replace the Transportation Security Administration. Sixteen airports, including San Francisco and Kansas City International Airport, have made the switch since 2002. One Orlando airport has approved the change but needs to select a contractor, and several others are seriously considering it.

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, which governs Dulles International and Reagan National airports, is studying the option, spokeswoman Tara Hamilton said.

For airports, the change isn’t about money. At issue, airport managers and security experts say, is the unwieldy size and bureaucracy of the federal aviation security system. Private firms may be able to do the job more efficiently and with a personal touch, they argue.

Airports that choose private screeners must submit the request to the TSA. There are no specific criteria for approval, but federal officials can decide whether to grant the request “based on the airport’s record of compliance on security regulations and requirements.” The TSA pays for the cost of the screening and has the final say on which company gets the contract.

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