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    The TSA security apparatus

    A large-breasted woman flying from Oakland to Boston was accosted by the TSA when the underwire in her bra set off the magnetometer. She was given a choice: allow her breasts to be fondled or give up on flying. Instead, she raised a rukus:

    "Kates asked to see a supervisor and then the supervisor's supervisor. He told her that underwire bras were the leading item that set off the metal detectors, Kates said.


    If that's the case, Kates said, the equipment must be overly sensitive. And if the TSA is engaging in extra brassiere scrutiny, then other women are suffering similar humiliation, Kates thought.
    The Constitution bars unreasonable searches and seizures, Kates reminded the TSA supervisor, and scrutinizing a woman's brassiere is surely unreasonable, she said."

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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    I'd like to see pictures of this woman. Because I can guarantee she's probably decent looking if she got hassled like this by $8/hour TSA agents. A lot of women wear underwire bras and we haven't heard of issues like this yet.



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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    The linked article mentions that she has experienced similar problems with TSA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    **** TSA, they suck!!! I have been pulled out of line and searched probably 25-30% I have flown (not a frequent flyer) and I am about as normal as they come. They would rather check some pasty white guy in line than the guy in front of me wearing a turbin and talking Arabic (true story).

    We have spent billions and billions on TSA and they have found jack ****, they are a huge waste of money and they are a bunch of *** holes. I hope this lady sues the **** out of them.



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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum2002 View Post
    I'd like to see pictures of this woman. Because I can guarantee she's probably decent looking if she got hassled like this by $8/hour TSA agents. A lot of women wear underwire bras and we haven't heard of issues like this yet.
    As much as I fly, I've seen very few people actually "hassled" by TSA. But the few I've actually seen that attracted "special attention" tended to be attractive females. Or Military Personnel travelling on orders.


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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    I've only flown overseas once and I was randomly selected both there and back in 2003. This is a picture of me at the time:




    Code Red! National Security Threat!

    That being said I just flew twice last week and I had no problem with TSA. I never really have. They're doing what they have to do.



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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    The little bit I fly, I've only been pulled out once, and that was 10 days after 9/11.

    My experience is that people who get pulled out, are one who won't cooperate to begin with. People who endlessly ***** and complain when the while x-raying of shoes began. For crying out loud, take of your stinking shoes and let the people do their job.

    People ***** and ***** that things aren't safe. Then when the TSA does something, they ***** some-more. And eventually when something bad happens again (and it will) they'll ***** to high heaven on how the TSA didn't do enough.

    Typical.



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    Re: The TSA security apparatus

    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    I've only flown overseas once and I was randomly selected both there and back in 2003. This is a picture of me at the time:




    Code Red! National Security Threat!

    That being said I just flew twice last week and I had no problem with TSA. I never really have. They're doing what they have to do.
    If that's you on the left, they may have thought you had a weapon in your pouch.



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