March 28, 2008
The terrorists in the Transportation Security Administration otherwise known as the TSA responded to news of a woman saying that security screeners humiliated her by forcing her to remove body piercings because they set off the metal detector alarm. The woman was forced to remove the piercings with pliers while low class TSA goons laughed at her. The TSA claims that there are numerous incidents of female terrorists hiding explosives in sensitive areas of the human body so that’s why the actions by the security screeners were warranted. It is funny how the TSA declines to list all of these different incidents involving female terrorists hiding explosives around their private areas. The bottom line is that the TSA’s main purpose is not to provide safety but instead to ensure that the American people are acclimated into the 21st century technological enslavement system. How does forcing people to remove body piercings keep the American people safe from terrorism? The whole thing is a joke and the TSA should be abolished and their $10 an hour employees should find their way to an unemployment line.
Here is a blurb from an Associated Press report detailing this particular incident.
A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.
"I wouldn’t wish this experience upon anyone," Mandi Hamlin said at a news conference. "My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way.”
Hamlin, 37, said she was trying to board a flight from Lubbock to Dallas on Feb. 24 when she was scanned by a Transportation Security Administration agent after passing through a larger metal detector without problems.
The female TSA agent used a handheld detector that beeped when it passed in front of Hamlin’s chest, the Dallas-area resident said. Hamlin said she told the woman she was wearing nipple piercings. The agent then called over her male colleagues, one of whom said she would have to remove the jewelry, Hamlin said.
Hamlin said she could not remove them and asked whether she could instead display her pierced breasts in private to the female agent. But several other male officers told her she could not board her flight until the jewelry was out, she said.
She was taken behind a curtain and managed to remove one bar-shaped piercing but had trouble with the second, a ring.
"Still crying, she informed the TSA officer that she could not remove it without the help of pliers, and the officer gave a pair to her," said Hamlin’s attorney, Gloria Allred, reading from a letter she sent Thursday to the director of the TSA’s Office of Civil Rights and Liberties. Allred is a well-known Los Angeles lawyer who often represents high-profile claims.
Applying pliers to the torso of a mannequin that had a peach-colored bra with the rings on it, Hamlin showed reporters at the news conference how she took off the second ring.
She said she heard male TSA agents snickering as she took out the ring. She was scanned again and was allowed to board even though she still was wearing a belly button ring.
Here is the original response from the TSA regarding this incident that has since been removed from their web site.
TSA is actively investigating Ms. Hamlin’s allegations to ensure procedures were followed appropriately. Our security officers are well-trained to screen individuals with body piercings in sensitive areas with dignity and respect while ensuring a high level of security.
TSA is well aware of terrorists’ interest in hiding dangerous items in sensitive areas of the body, therefore we have a duty to the American public to resolve any alarm that we discover. Incidents of female terrorists hiding explosives in sensitive areas are on the rise all over the world. This scenario must be addressed at our nation’s airports.
This message has been replaced with another statement saying that they are now going to change procedures as a result of the incident. Considering that this is the same institution that has made people remove their shoes going through metal detectors, banned liquids and adopted all sorts of ridiculous procedures, one can’t help but be pessimistic about these changes.
Apparently the TSA thinks that people wearing body piercings in private areas of their body could be hiding something and are terrorists. This is insane. There is no need for these intrusive and humiliating searches. Not to mention, there is no evidence indicating that there are all of these female terrorists hiding explosives around the areas of their private parts. If there actually is, perhaps the TSA would like to share us specific information. It seems fairly obvious that the TSA is just making this up so they can try and save face in light of another embarrassing public relations snafu. Pretty soon the TSA will force all of us to walk through metal detectors naked followed by full cavity searches. They will claim that this is designed to protect you from Al-Qaeda a so called terrorist group that doesn’t even exist as a true organization. It was founded by the U.S. government in the late 1970s as a list of Islamic freedom fighters that could be counted on to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda doesn’t even exist as a real organization. It is all a big fraud, and it would take pages upon pages of text to detail all of the different lies that the government and the media use to convince the American people that the war on terror is real. You are more likely to die in a car accident or in a swimming pool than you are from international terrorists. The war on terror is actually the war of terror and it has no basis in reality. It is just an excuse for the U.S. government to go around the world invading countries and to implement a totalitarian technological enslavement system for the American people.
We are living in a police state and this incident as well as the TSA’s ridiculous response to the incident shows us that we are living in tyranny. Protest this tyranny by limiting airline travel as much as possible so that the airlines go bankrupt. Maybe then, the airline companies will lobby to get rid of the TSA and their Gestapo police state tactics.