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TSA: Travelers Who Refuse Scanning Can’t Leave, Will Be Fined

Faced with the prospect of large numbers of people refusing the invasive “screening” measures they’ve implemented this holiday season, the TSA is hoping to fight back with threats of fine and arrest. “Once a person submits to the screening process, they can not just decide to leave” warned Sari Koshetz, a TSA spokesperson. TSA officials say that anyone refusing both the “full body scanners” and the “enhanced pat down” procedures will be taken into custody. Once there the detainees will not only be barred from flying, but will be held indefinitely as suspected terrorists, face fines of up to $11,000 and may also be turned over to local police. One sheriff’s office said they were already preparing to handle a large number of detainees and plan to treat them as terror suspects, held until they are convinced they don’t pose a terror threat. The TSA genital “patdowns” have led to threats from some local prosecutors to charge them with sexual assault, but the TSA has shrugged off public outcry over the measures and seems more intent than ever on cowing the public into submission.

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Comment by Michele Power
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 Maybe it's time for some pilots to get together and start a privatized airline.  Passengers of private planes aren't subjected to this crap.  Am I missing something??  I wouldn't mind paying a little extra to be treated like a valuable customer instead of a hardened criminal.

Comment by Ross Wolf
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It is problematic TSA for reasons of national security will at some point, Force Citizens boarding trains and buses, to submit to invasive body scans and searches; routinely search Americans and their vehicles at highway checkpoints, before allowing passage.


Comment by Ken Owens
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Just who in the hell do you think you TSA knuckel draggers are to tell people they can't leave an air port.  Let me say this to you Hitler wan-a-be's, not only will I leave an air port at any time I want but if any of you thugs from TSA (Terrorist Sadist Abomination) lift a filthy hand to attempt to stop me I'll defend myself as I would if any other pervert attempted to assault me.  Then, I'll go to my friendly neighborhood magistrates office and draw a warrant for those involved.  To those at the top trying to destroy our constitution and country...WE ARE COMING AFTER YOUR CARCASS IN JANUARY....COUNT IT.  THEN WE'LL SEE WHO IS GOING TO BE SEARCHED, FINED AND HOPEFULL, PUT IN PRISON FOR A VERY LONG TIME. 

Comment by Ross Wolf
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It has been suggested TSA adopt the Israeli passenger screening methods that rely on intelligent and experienced screeners to ask passengers questions, so passengers are not needlessly subjected to humiliating body searches and X-ray scans. It should be noted Israel is a small country with few commercial airports compared to America. Israel can staff its limited airports with a sufficient number of educated/intelligent interrogators to screen air passengers; TSA on the other hand is hiring the extreme opposite. TSA screeners appear short on education, interrogation skills and some apparently lack the ability to think and solve simple problems. It is questionable whether U.S. Taxpayers could afford the costs to pay Israeli educated level and experienced screeners at most American airports. Meanwhile, millions of Americans are revolting, won’t stand for being stripped naked/ invasive pat downs and touching by current level TSA screeners and or radiated by X-ray scans every time they fly; problematic in the future to include taking a bus, train and stops at TSA vehicle check points. TSA’s mistreatment, humiliation and general abrasive handling of Americans at airports, may be a portent to Americans (next) getting a Boot in their face if they refuse to be stripped searched or x-rayed before boarding—any form of public transportation.

Another problem with TSA strip-searching and X-raying Citizens, is that it can be used by the government in power to selectively target individuals that lawfully speak out or write against U.S. Government, harassing targeted Citizens at every mode of transportation with relentless body searches, pat-downs and X-ray scans to the point Americans will be reluctant or afraid to travel anywhere by plane, bus or drive their vehicle on the street because of TSA Check Points. In Northern Ireland not many years ago, it was alleged numerous times over decades that British soldiers at roadway vehicle check points, waved Irish Catholics though, then machine gunned the occupants claiming the vehicle failed to stop. Irish Catholic communities protested and complained. The Northern Ireland British Government would call a committee to investigate taking 18-months to determine cause of death. In the interim another alleged British atrocity would take place against Catholics overshadowing prior killings and alleged false arrests and imprisonments. Catholics traveling were intentionally harassed by British troops and police at highway check points, forced to submit to humiliating searches; political activists were delayed or taken away so they could not drive to a political meeting or speak at an event that opposed British polices. Could U.S. Citizens be similarly targeted e.g., Tea Party Members, anti-war activists and others after TSA overseen by Homeland Security, extends its body searches and X-ray scans to passengers, boarding trains, buses and at vehicle check points?

Comment by Rocky Frisco
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Sell your airline stock NOW.  Saw a great bumper sticker yesterday: Picture of Osama, text: "I'm still free; are you?"

Osama succeeded in his goal of destroying America. All had to do was cry "BOO" and Bush and Obama panicked and killed America's liberty, leaving a stumbling zombie in its place.


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