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TSA’s War on women? FOIA docs reveal more pat-down complaints filed


As Twitchy reported last week, a complaint was filed when a TSA agent exposed the breasts of Rep. Hall’s grandniece during a pat-down. The incident happened over two years ago, but was just brought to light when internal memos were obtained after a Freedom of Information Act request.

Today, reporter Scott MacFarlane continues his outstanding work of bringing TSA abuses to light.

Internal TSA memo reveals agency has reprimanded 5 employees, suspended 6 for using classified, “official” TSA info for “private purposes”

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

What private purposes? And what data was used for such purposes? Wait, there’s more.

Internal agency memo reveals head of Richmond, Va Airport complained to White House re:TSA using convicted armed robber to work checkpoint

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Internal memo: TSA employee found guilty of armed robbery in Virginia “given accesss to secured areas” a Richmond, Va Capital Region Airport

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

TSA letter to Richmond Airport says juvenile offenses aren’t “disqualifying” for TSA secuity positions.Armed robber was working checkpoint

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Wow. Richmond Airport weighed in via its Twitter account, to protest that this is old news and that it has already been dealt with.

@flack4ric TSA just released its documentation on the case via Freedom of Information Act

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

@flack4ric Roger that.Will include in our coverage.

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

@flack4ric Thanks much.The determination that the crimes were committed by a juvenile appear to be crucial in the TSA’s document release

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Richmond, Va Airport says complaint about TSA allowing “felon” to work secure checkpoint has been “resolved to airport’s satisfaction”

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

What hasn’t been dealt with? The complaints over the TSA’s use of pat-downs and the allegations that women undergo pat-downs more than men.

US Rep Rush Holt (D-NJ), Sen Olympia Snowe (R-ME) Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have filed formal complaints with TSA about its use of pat-downs

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

In his complaint to TSA, Rep Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says females often report being patted-down while their husbands are bypassed

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Of course, anyone reading Twitchy or Twitter would know that this seems to be the pattern.

Got “randomly selected” to be groped by TSA…..and they made fun of my fuzzy socks. Today is off to a great start!!!!! #✈

— Karlie Jager (@karliejager) November 25, 2012

TSA felt my boobs again…. #really #americaismuchsafer ✈🇺🇸

— Elizabeth Howell (@ehoweel) November 22, 2012

Just got felt up by TSA. Welcome to my life.

— Ashley(@Ashohley) November 26, 2012

Love getting felt up by tsa security. #akward #imnotaterrorist

— Megan Murphy (@Meg_Murphy12) November 25, 2012

TSA just felt up my crotch. Ugh.

— Amanda A. (@amandagail1995) November 25, 2012

Love being groped by TSA

— MC McClellan (@margaret4short) November 24, 2012

Woman Passenger Gropes TSA Agent After She Was Groped: youtu.be/VRRdhYb2EfQ via @youtube

— Jason(@jaymans11) November 24, 2012

Hope this is not true: Hundreds of complaints have been filed with the TSA by women who say that they were sexuall twitpic.com/bfvo95

— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) November 24, 2012

TSA profiles young women, aged 16 to 35, usually white and usually a C cup or better ace.mu.nu/archives/33508…

— DANEgerus (@DANEgerus) November 20, 2012

But, no worries, ladies!

Rep Danny Davis (D-IL) files complaint w/ US Homeland Sec. citing “extreme temperatures,bad air quality” for workers at O’Hare baggage claim

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Because, that is the biggest concern. War on women? Look to the TSA and the Democrats.

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story. Follow @MacFarlaneNews for all the latest FOIA disclosures.


Updating our probe of TSA incident – disrobing of 17 y/o niece of US Rep at 6:38pm on @wsbtvTurns out other US Reps have complained too

— Scott MacFarlane (@MacFarlaneNews) November 26, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/11/26/tsa-employees-terminated-for-using-official-info-for-private-purposes-armed-robber-working-checkpoint/

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