I was looking at the Blaze this morning and the commentary on the video of the SIX year old girl who was patted down in front of her mother by a TSA Agent. The sentence that jumped out to me was this The agent tells the girl what sheâ€™s doing, including saying sheâ€˜s touching the girlâ€™s â€œsensitive area with the back of my hand.â€ There is so much wrong with that sentence and the actions. Lets start with the fact that mom is watching and approving of a stranger touching her little girl all over her chest and in her pants while hearing that the sensitive area is going to be touched. Now when uncle so and so offers candy or a game for the little girl to come with him and he tells her he is going to touch her sensitive area’s why should she fear him? she won’t, because Mom has already submitted her to the government and she is now groomed for the child molester. I am just disgusted with this Administration and their pathetic attempts at safety at the airports and the cattle like way they are treating American Citizens who have nothing wrong except buy a ticket to travel. SHAME on the TSA, SHAME on John Pistoli and finally SHAME on Barack Hussein Obama.
The young girl, who is with her mother in the video, does not make any comment while sheâ€™s being patted down. An onlooker videotaped the encounter.
â€œYou canâ€™t just re-scan her?â€ the girlâ€™s mother asks. The TSA agent says no.
The agent tells the girl what sheâ€™s doing, including saying sheâ€˜s touching the girlâ€™s â€œsensitive area with the back of my hand.â€
Near the end of the minute-and-a-half video, a woman is heard saying: â€œTheyâ€™re doing the drug test on her, the whatever test â€¦ on a six-year-old.â€
â€œYeah. itâ€™s their job,â€ a man replies.
A passenger screener at Philadelphia International Airport is facing charges that he distributed more than 100 images of child pornography via Facebook, records show.
Federal agents also allege that Transportation Safety Administration Officer Thomas Gordon Jr. of Philadelphia, who routinely searched airline passengers, uploaded explicit pictures of young girls to an Internet site on which he also posted a photograph of himself in his TSA uniform.
Homeland Security agents arrested the TSA officer March 24, and he is being held without bail.
Although the case was unsealed Thursday, neither the indictment nor the news release mentioned Gordon’s job searching airline passengers for TSA.
The arrest comes as TSA grapples with several other incidents involving screeners, including a YouTube video posted last week by parents angry about the pat-down their 6-year-old daughter received at an airport in New Orleans. TSA officials said the pat-down was proper; the parents said the girl was “groped.”
Like any job there is a cross-section of Americans which will include perverts but to allow children to be felt up to get on a plane is to make that child “comfortable” with the action ie: grooming the child. I am calling on all of my elected officials to STOP this horrible practice. You have the power use it and stop this un-Constitutional practice by the TSA!