Many have seen, and commented on, my posting — accompanied by photos taken by me personally — about the children manning the TSA checkpoint at State College, PA on April 28th.
At least one person thinks the photos were fakes or untrue. Go here and scroll down to “Darkumbra’s” posting.
The photos are in no way fakes, I took them myself. I was instructed by the woman in the TSA uniform in the photo to hand my driver’s license to the young man at the podium at the checkpoint. You can see (at far right), the woman in front of me whose DL is being examined.
|Note the young man at the conveyor belt in background.
In foreground, is another non-TSA person looking at DL’s.
There were children all over the checkpoint both
in front of and behind the metal detector.
The TSA itself thinks this was just fine. Link to their comments on their website here, scroll down. The following is a quote from the TSA spokesperson:
In the same posting, ‘Blogger Bob’ states:
So, let us set aside the privacy issues and whether it is legal or appropriate to for the TSA to compel one to hand private information to a child. Here is my question to the TSA:
If the threat is so great … so great it justifies groping six-year old girls — why is the TSA putting these children in harm’s way??!!
THE TSA CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS: That the threat is so great we have to be groped, viewed nude, take our shoes off, not take liquids on board, harass bus passengers, search people coming OFF trains, etc., etc. and it is OK to have children manning checkpoints.
I’m going to ask the question again: Have you written your Congresspeople to get the TSA reigned in? I have.