If you’re an “attractive man” you can bet you’re going to get groped in Denver.
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) goes out of their way to never be accused of racial or religious profiling. Muslim men 18-40 breeze through screening at airports in a heartbeat.
If you’re a baby in a diaper, you might require additional searches.
Two TSA screening agents in Denver were fired because they were actively profiling passengers. If they found an attractive man they would cause the screening machine to go off and the man would be hauled aside for a genital groping.
An anonymous tip to the Denver police sex crimes unit started the police investigation.
In the DPD report, the investigator describes how he watched the agent “give a signal to another screener,” the one in charge of the screening machine. The investigator watched the signaled screener enter the scanner and press the button for female. Then, the investigator reported to DPD that he observed the first screener “conduct a pat down of the passenger’s front groin and buttocks area with the palms of his hands, which is contradictory to TSA searching policy.”
The TSA told DPD that they confronted the screener who the investigator had witnessed changing the machine. She admitted to changing the machine to female for male passengers for the other screener “at least 10 other times.” Both screeners were terminated.
There are two things about this report that are outrageous. Aside, of course, from the groping.
The first, given that a Denver police officer WATCHED the screeners go through their little act, is this…
DPD brought the case to the Denver district attorney, who declined to file an unlawful sexual conduct charge because not victims have been identified.
Huh? The cops watch a crime being committed – and we’ll bet it’s on video – and “no victims have been identified?”
Second is this little gem.
The TSA contacted the Denver police sex crimes unit in mid-March to report they had received an anonymous tip on November 18, 2014.
A screener had confessed that he “gropes males who come through the screening area.”
So TSA knew men were being sexually assaulted in November. They did nothing with information until February when they finally contacted Denver police.
They have a screener who CONFESSED to sexual assault. Did he get fired? Was this confession turned over to the district attorney? Does a confession not count for anything?
This is your government at work. Remember this the next time you show up at your local airport.
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