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Attractive females targeted by TSA agents for multiple naked body scanner screenings

Monday, February 20, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer
Tags: TSA, body scanners, women

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(NaturalNews) At least 500 women have filed complaints alleging that U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at various American airports specifically targeted them for sometimes multiple pass-throughs in the agency's illegal naked body scanners because of their good looks. The women say they were deliberately singled out for being attractive by male screeners who wanted to "get a good look" of their naked figures, and that this is clearly a form of sexual harassment.

According to CBS 11 News in Dallas, Ellen Terrell, a wife and mother, says she was forced to go through the naked body scanner three times at Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in Texas during a recent trip. After receiving an odd compliment about her "cute figure" by a female screener, Terrell says she was summoned to three separate radiation blasts in the naked body scanner -- and if not for objections made by the female screener, there would have been a fourth blast.

"She says to me, 'Do you play tennis?' And I said, 'Why?' She said, 'You just have such a cute figure,'" recalls Terrell of the incident. After being questioned about her athletic prowess, Terrell says she was sent through the naked body scanner a first time, only to be told that "we didn't get it," these being the words of the female TSA screener, who was communicating via a private microphone to several male TSA screeners in a back room.

After the second and third scan, the female TSA screener became visually frustrated with the other screeners who wanted Terrell to go through a fourth time, reportedly telling them through the microphone, "Guys, it is not blurry, I'm letting her go."

And Terrell's is not the only case where TSA screeners have apparently selected attractive women to go through naked body scanners, a process that is supposed to be "random." At least 500 other women have filed complaints saying they felt "targeted" by TSA screeners because of their attractive features, or for simply being female. One woman says that, while waiting in the TSA screening line, she observed that only females were selected for the naked body scanner.

Rather than dismantle the entire illegitimate and unconstitutional agency, some members of Congress have proposed establishing "passenger advocates" at all airports to address traveler complaints. Such advocates, which are the brainchild of Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), are disturbingly similar to the Jewish councils that were established by Hitler during World War II to address complaints by Jews that were evicted from their homes, and later sent to concentration camps for extermination (http://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.php?ModuleId=10005265).

End federal government tyranny by opting out of all things TSA

The only way to really solve this escalating problem of abuse and tyranny is for every single American to join as one, and resist all forms of unconstitutional TSA screening. They constitute unreasonable search and seizure, which violate the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment (http://www.techdirt.com), while the Constitution's Tenth Amendment prohibits the federal government from assuming powers not expressly given it by the Constitution, which includes setting up illegal checkpoints at airports in the first place.

"The police state in this country is growing out of control. One of the ultimate embodiments of this is the TSA that gropes and grabs our children, our seniors, and our loved ones and neighbors with disabilities," said Republican presidential candidate and Texas Representative Ron Paul in a recent statement. "The TSA does all of this while doing nothing to keep us safe."

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