Do you see the TSA's US airport security pat downs are a necessary measure to deter evil?
Or do you see it as groping in the name of the law?
If they did it anywhere other than the airport, they'd be charged with sexual assault.
The terrorist have won.
If it's going to save lives yes it's worth doing. Americans you are never happy stop complaining all the time, stop all of the drama about everything it's not just the TSA you complain about.
No. The TSA is inept and incompetent, and the entire methodology and philosophy behind it is completely and utterly absurd. We are almost no safer than we were before, while massive privacy invasion and pointless inconvenience and discomfort has been imposed, while rational and effective methods of airline safety have been utterly ignored.
According the TSA website it says, "a warrantless search, also known as an administrative search, is valid under the Fourth Amendment if it is "no more intrusive or intensive than necessary, in light of current technology, to detect weapons or explosives, " confined in good faith to that purpose," and passengers may avoid the search by electing not to fly. [See United States v. Davis, 482 F.2d 893, 908 (9th Cir. 1973)]."
I don't agree with TSA
It is illegal according to the Bill of Rights. These TSA guards need to go back to flipping burgers. At least that is an honorable profession.
I see TSA going through a physical reaction to whatever threat they have most recently experienced. Each time some threat makes it through their system, they modify their system to offset the potential of that threat. It becomes more symbolic than necessarily effective. Their unwillingness to profile also causes a lot of needless handling of passenger who long ago could have done something on an airliner if they were so inclined. In the process of all this, all lot taxpayer money is not spent effectively. One example here is the full body scanning system which is being purchased at taxpayer expense. I predict these machines will fall by the wayside long before they reach any level of valued service. This is a process that requires ourselves to use our brains to outthink those who would want to do harm. Placing our head in the sand and ignoring the fact that those who have attempted that process in the past few years have come from one region of the world. Maybe we need some emphasis in that area if we really want to send a message that we are looking close. WB
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