CNN Employee On TSA ‘Love Pats’: “I Felt Helpless, Violated and Humiliated”
CNN employee Rosemary Fitzpatrick described her “love pats” from the the TSA.
It sounds more like an assault.
“I felt helpless, I felt violated, and I felt humiliated.”
It’s a love pat. (Onebagger)
Rosemary Fitzpatrick, a CNN employee, said she was subjected to a pat-down at the Orlando, Florida, airport on Wednesday night after her underwire bra set off a magnetometer. She said she was taken to a private area and searched, with transportation screening officers telling her the pat-down was a new procedure.
According to Fitzpatrick, a female screener ran her hands around her breasts, over her stomach, buttocks and her inner thighs, and briefly touched her crotch.
“I felt helpless, I felt violated, and I felt humiliated,” Fitzpatrick said, adding that she was reduced to tears at the checkpoint. She particularly objected to the fact that travelers were not warned about the new procedures.
Fitzpatrick sent an e-mail complaint about her experience to the TSA that said the agency needs to get the word out so that travelers know their rights.
Hat Tip Geri
Sibel Edmonds wrote this as Lew Rockwell:
What I find truly unsettling is that we only have a handful like Fitzpatrick who come forward screaming about the horrifying, humiliating, violating, traumatic …nature of these federal police practices (abuses) in all our airports. Now that is truly unsettling, shocking, and appalling as far as I am concerned. Millions are going through these routine rape processes (Yes, RAPE: raping you of your dignity, privacy, humanity, and more. Ok?!) without a peep. What is going on here? Have “their” systematic humiliation and degradation practices been so successful that millions take it regularly without any protest, objection, action, counteraction?!