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Is TSA the payoff to perverts?
« on: November 18, 2010, 01:07:22 PM »

The Transportation Safety Administration DOES NOT require psychological screening of applicants.

To become a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent fully empowered to aggressively pat down passengers -- even inside passengers' underwear -- applicants need not pass any psychological testing despite having full federal backing.

I spoke to TSA's Human Resources department to find out what is required to become an officer. “Cynthia” (no last name, though TSA requires callers to supply spelling of first and last names before anyone will speak to you) told me that applicants must pass a background check and credit check, and then they interview with the hiring office. “No psychological evaluation?” I pressed: “Absolutely none?” Absolutely none.

The background check currently required of TSA applicants merely clears TSA applicants from the possibility that they might be friendly with terrorists themselves or blackmailable. They might include questions like: "Do you love your country?" and "Do you have a history of violence?" Background checks do NOT include such questions as: "Do you have a history of sexual assault?"

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has defended the invasive pat-downs as "necessary" and "private" in a USA Today op-ed. Yet security officers have flooded the internet with leaked photos leaving nothing to the imagination.

And ABC News reports on just how invasive these pat-downs have become. It is not enough to use x-ray machines to view the contents of passengers' pants; TSA officers have discretion on groping inside passengers' pants, and even inside their underpants:



Has it come to the point where high-ranking perverts finally figured a political payoff for their very own blue-collar brethren?


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