You knew this was bound to happen. Eliana Sutherland of Maryland was flying home from a trip to Walt Disney World when she was picked for extra airport screening. Ms Sutherland claims that she wasn’t picked for the screening not because of a perceived danger but because of her bust line.
According to Ms Sutherland she felt the two male TSA workers were staring at her breasts and chose her for additional screening because of their size.”It was pretty obvious. One of the guys that was staring me up and down was the one who pulled me over,” “Not a comfortable feeling.”
Sutherland says she even bet the woman in front of her that the guards would chose her for the controversial scan.
She didn’t like the feeling, but did it and moved on.
[Do you feel like the TSA agents were taking advantage of their position?] “Those guards yes. I don’t want to generalize but yes those guards were,” said Sutherland.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration said the agency will look further into allegations
Whether Eliana Sutherland is correct in her contention that she was picked for the screening because the TSA agents wanted a better look at her breasts or not it doesn’t really matter. Experiences like like this have been reported around the country. While most TSA agents are good decent people these new Airport security measures are unconstitutional, dehumanizing subject to abuse by the few TSA agents who may be bad eggs.
American Power Blog has a Great Roundup of all the latest TSA news and opinion on this National Opt Out Day. Its an Opt-Outapalooza