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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been under scrutiny for some time now over what are said to be intrusive airport search techniques and policies. Likely responding to public complaints and outrage, the TSA announced earlier today that it will be revising its policies when it comes to screening young children. TSA chief John Pistole made the pronouncement in a Senate committee hearing.
After incidents like the pat-down of an infant at a Kansas City airport landed the Transportation Security Administration in a public relations mess, the head of the agency said this morning that TSA has changed its policies regarding the screening of small children.
"It makes me think you're clueless, if you think she's going to attack our country and that you're not doing your research on the people who want to attack our country... I think you ought to get rid of the random pat-downs. The American public is unhappy with them, they're unhappy with the invasiveness of them. The Internet is full of jokes about the invasiveness of the pat-down searches and we ought to just consider, is this what we're willing to do."
Originally posted by FortAnthem
The consensus on my thread from yesterday is that this is damage control by the TSA to try to offset the impending "no groping" law in Texas.
Originally posted by bussoboy
While many people have been fighting this kind of thing, I think we can mark that one down to Alex Jones.
So much for his detractors.
Keep goin Jonesy!
Originally posted by greenWeenie
reply to post by jude11
Hardly. This will just give the govt and vocal ignorant majority the ability to say, "You anti-TSA people need to relax! They stopped groping infants! See how fair they are?"
Let's see if they keep pushing for a stop to ALL of it.