In the midst of the heightened security since Osama bin Laden’s death, I thought it would be a good time to post the above video, in case you haven’t seen it yet. Last week, Susie Castillo, a former Miss USA and Miss Massachusetts, explained her experience of being sexually assaulted by a TSA agent during a pat-down. Please listen to this brave young lady’s words and read her blog post about her ordeal.
In related news, in response to these unconstitutional, invasive searches, the Texas legislature is considering a bill making them a felony. According to the bill, “An airport operator may not allow body imaging scanning equipment to be installed or operated in any airport in this state.” Additionally, the bill would make a felon out of anyone who “intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly…searches another person without probable cause to believe the person committed an offense [or] touches the anus, sexual organ, or breasts of the other person, including touching through clothing, or touches the other person in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”
May 4 update: The New American has a great article about Texas state representative David Simpson, who introduced three great anti-TSA bills, and the reactions of Congressmen John Carter, Louie Gohmert, and Ron Paul. A majority of the state legislators have signed on as co-sponsors of one bill!