In my rush to get through the highlights the other day, I skipped over an interesting bill that pertains to the TSA expanding their reach beyond airports, beyond train stations, beyond bus stops, to the point where they will set up check points on US roads to verify that your papers are in order and you aren't helping the French underground smuggle Americans out of occupied territory. It's called the STRIP Act, which seems very fitting for something dealing with the TSA but if it were to somehow pass (and since about 89% of the people visiting GovTracks support the bill, you know that it won't pass), it would actually strip the TSA of their perceived legitimacy.
People see them as legitimate?
Nah, just a fiery hoop to jump through to get on a plane.
HR 3608, the Stop Tsa's Reach In Policy Act, would make it illegal for TSA personnel to
- refer to themselves as officers
- wear a uniform resembling a police officer's
- wear a badge
Since TSA security guards have pretty much gone crazy with power and seem to do whatever they want, the bill is designed to let Americans know that they are dealing with someone who has no law enforcement powers at all. One of the egregious acts that helped pushed this bill into existance was a TSA agent who used his badge as part of his plan to commit rape, forcible sodomy, sodomy with an object, and abduction with intent to defile. All skilz he probably picked up or improved upon in his position with the TSA.
TSA has training courses on these things, right?
Where they diddle each other while looking at downloaded scanner pics?
I haven't checked into the actual existence but I am pretty sure that you could create a daily blog showcasing TSA abuses on a nearly daily basis.
It really shouldn't be surprising that these things happen, not if you have a shred of common sense. It's similar to what I've said about politicians except even more apparent because I think that some politicians initially get involved thinking that they can change things. They start out as good people who get involved because of misguided good intentions. Once they see the reality, they either get out or start playing the game, thinking that they can still do some good even if they have sell little pieces of their soul to accomplish that good.
What do they sell when they have no soul left?
They just use the souls of the unborn as collateral.
The same can't be true for people applying to the TSA, not after the tonnage of press that they have gotten. Anyone who applies with the TSA should immediately be added to the state's sex offender list. These people go into this job knowing that they are going to get to do things like finger fuck Miss USA, grandmas, small children, and anyone that they want to degrade to fill some emotional void in their life. You don't sign up with the TSA thinking that you're going to do good things. When stories of rape, battery, theft, robbery, and other sultry activities done by the TSA (with many of them being "legal"), no one is surprised.
People aren't even shocked anymore.
And that is truly sad that this abuse is accepted as the norm.
If there is any silver lining in all of this, it's that those naked scanners they use put off some seriously nasty radiation and while it's obviously terrible to force people to choose between getting their bodies exposed to this nasty radiation or groped by a known sex offfender, it's nice to know that the people who spend the most time absorbing the radiation are the ones standing by the machines 8 hours a day.
Karma is a bitch.