Anyone reading my work knows one of my biggest pet peeves is the “legalized” assault perpetrated against Americans under the ruse of safety by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). In order to board an airliner after 9/11, the united States government eradicated the Fourth and Ninth Amendments, violating an individual’s God-given unalienable right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures as well as the right to privacy, in order to “keep Americans safe.” Yet, for all this violation of individual God-given unalienable rights, the TSA has not stopped one, count zero, terrorist attack or plot or caught one terrorist. Meanwhile, citizens are groped, fondled, processed through the “naked scanners” and humiliated just to fly in an airplane. Americans stand in line watching these “agents” grope, fondle, and sexually assault women, girls, boys, men, the elderly, the disabled and individuals with medical devices knowing the TSA has impunity.
The perpetrator, 27-year-old Heidi McKinney, was arrested on May 8, 2016, after the Alaska Airlines flight landed in Portland after the victim told “authorities that another female passenger touched her on the breast and genitals without her consent, the Associated Press reported.”
Assistant US Attorney Ravi Sinha stated, “Miss McKinney did so with the intent to humiliate and harass the victim. (She) both made contact with victim’s body, including her inner thigh, and made a series of profane and lewd statements to the victim.”
The federal grand jury originally indicted McKinney on charges of abusive sexual contact before she pleaded guilty to assault with the intent to commit a felony.
Breitbart continued its report:
The crime carries a maximum sentence of ten years in prison with a fine of up to $250,000, but Sinha and defense attorney Lisa Ludwig plan to jointly recommend a sentence of three years on probation.
It is up to the judge to decide whether to accept the recommendation.
The Evening Standard reports that McKinney was convicted of drunk driving in 2008 and 2015. She said she had recently completed a program for alcohol abuse at a facility near Portland.
Her fiance told authorities that McKinney’s body does not metabolize alcohol like most people, saying, “This is what happens,” according to court records.
U.S. District Judge Michael Simon scheduled a sentencing hearing for June 19. McKinney remains free on the condition that she does not use drugs or alcohol.
Before continuing with commentary, let me be very clear on my stance. Sexual assault, molestation and rape are crimes, some felonies. Any individual who is proven guilty of these crimes or confesses to these crimes should be punished using the fullest extent of the law.
In the McKinney case, her sexual groping perpetrated against an individual is classified as a felony; but, when the TSA does the same thing, it is classified as legal, even when in violation of the Constitution.
Anyone who has done any air travel has suffered through the searches, x-rays and “scanning” by the TSA. In fact, it wasn’t that long ago the media reported on TSA agents “laughing” and “clowning” at passengers going through the x-ray scanners. The TSA agent who penned the Politico Magazine piece, Dear America, I Saw You Naked; and, Yes, We Were Laughing, dropped the bombshell that most TSA agents “felt the day to day operations represented an abuse of public trust and funds.” And, they even had their own “code” language — most to denote an attractive female passenger.
The author briefly described his “job duties.”
I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show. I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots—the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying.
Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group—a young, decorated soldier. He was in a wheelchair, both legs lost to an I.E.D., and it fell to me to tell this kid who would never walk again that his homecoming champagne had to be taken away in the name of national security.
“Patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants” is how this TSA agent described his day. Any individual, like Heidi McKinney, who engaged in this type of behavior against another individual is charged with a felony. Government employees at the TSA molest individuals as part of their job with impunity. Anyone “patting down the crotches of children and infants” would be labeled a pedophile. It is the worst example of the government abusing its authority, allowing felonies to occur while calling it “legal,” as non-government employees are arrested and charged with crimes resulting in fines and/or jail time.
The agent continued letting readers know the body scanners did not work.
We knew the full-body scanners didn’t work before they were even installed. Not long after the Underwear Bomber incident, all TSA officers at O’Hare were informed that training for the Rapiscan Systems full-body scanners would soon begin. The machines cost about $150,000 a pop.
Our instructor was a balding middle-aged man who shrugged his shoulders after everything he said, as though in apology. At the conclusion of our crash course, one of the officers in our class asked him to tell us, off the record, what he really thought about the machines.
“They’re shit,” he said, shrugging. He said we wouldn’t be able to distinguish plastic explosives from body fat and that guns were practically invisible if they were turned sideways in a pocket.
Agents still had to review the images. Every American’s fear of TSA agents laughing, gawking, and joking about what they saw.
Most of my co-workers found humor in the I.O. room on a cruder level. Just as the long-suffering American public waiting on those security lines suspected, jokes about the passengers ran rampant among my TSA colleagues: Many of the images we gawked at were of overweight people, their every fold and dimple on full awful display. Piercings of every kind were visible. Women who’d had mastectomies were easy to discern—their chests showed up on our screens as dull, pixelated regions. Hernias appeared as bulging, blistery growths in the crotch area. Passengers were often caught off-guard by the X-Ray scan and so materialized on-screen in ridiculous, blurred poses—mouths agape, à la Edvard Munch. One of us in the I.O. room would occasionally identify a passenger as female, only to have the officers out on the checkpoint floor radio back that it was actually a man. All the old, crass stereotypes about race and genitalia size thrived on our secure government radio channels.
There were other types of bad behavior in the I.O. room—I personally witnessed quite a bit of fooling around, in every sense of the phrase. Officers who were dating often conspired to get assigned to the I.O. room at the same time, where they analyzed the nude images with one eye apiece, at best. Every now and then, a passenger would throw up two middle fingers during his or her scan, as though somehow aware of the transgressions going on.
Despite knowing the machines didn’t work, TSA agents were instructed to lie to passengers by telling the unsuspecting public, at the time, the machines were “100 percent effective, security wise.”
In any other place of employment, the viewing of naked images of people on a screen is dubbed “viewing pornography” and against the policies of the employer. The American public was subjected to humiliation, ridicule, and degradation while TSA agents enjoyed themselves while violating the individuals’ God-given unalienable rights. Even though this detailed confession was written three years ago, this molestation of passengers, young and old alike, continues in practice today. In fact, it is going to get worse with the new “regulations” expanding the “pat down” procedure.
Remember, all of this is done “legally” just as it was “legal” in Nazi Germany to abuse and kill Jews during World War II. Yet, when a private citizen gropes another individual, as McKinney is accused of doing, that individual is charged with a felony crime. Government employees are doing the same thing under the umbrella of impunity because of being a federal employee “charged” with the safety and security of airline travel. And, the reward Americans received for being sexually assaulted is absolutely nothing since not one time did the TSA ever catch one terrorist, prevent one from flying, or prevent an attempted attack.
Americans have taken dozens of steps backward, forfeiting freely their inherent rights granted by God, upon the federal government’s usurpation disguised as providing safety and security. Parents watched helplessly as agents molest their children and infants. Adult children watched as their parents are sexually assaulted. We, the public, stand in scanners, humiliated, knowing what is going on behind the scenes with TSA agents. Adding insult to injury, we are sexually assaulted/molested/groped, causing embarrassment and in some cases trauma, knowing some of these agents have had terrorist ties, may have criminal backgrounds to include rape, and the TSA cannot or does not verify their employees’ criminal histories or immigration status. The administration charged with “safety” does not practice safely and could actually endanger airline passengers.
To be fair, the TSA has implemented measures to better vet their agents. However, despite these measures implemented in June of 2015, TSA screeners were fired in August of the same year in what has been described as a “groping scandal.” Considering how the government works, one can bet these same practices are still ongoing. But, the government will not walk back the intense security because of only one reason — 9/11. Despite the fact the terrorists who perpetrated the airline hijacking using only box cutters, which evidently did not get detected by the metal detectors or x-ray machines, and using the plane itself as a weapon, Americans are subjected to ridiculous measures that has produced no results whatsoever — none. Moreover, the TSA agents are allowed to violate felony laws all in the name of safety and security.
If Heidi McKinney had worked for the TSA, she could have groped any woman or man she wanted all day long with impunity. In fact, her co-workers might have helped in identifying “good ones.” But, McKinney is facing felony charges for allegedly groping another female passenger while the TSA agent who groped her is immune from prosecution.
What’s wrong with this picture? It’s simple. If you work for the government, you are basically immune from prosecution by way of your employment. It shouldn’t be this way. In fact, the Constitution does not grant immunity from felonies or crime to any government employees, including Congress. Unfortunately, political charlatan hacks have come out to wrongly state that the Constitution provides immunity to individuals in the federal government. It’s too bad the sheeple believe this and follow in line to be violated and become a victim of sexual assault. Because of our complacency, the TSA is now planning to ramp up their molestation and groping toward airline passengers.
To stop this, Americans need to cease flying and use alternative means of travel. While many will say, “Suzanne, it’s just too hard to drive cross country or take a train. It’s unrealistic to expect people to do that because they can’t for many reasons.” As my Dad is so fond of saying to me and my sister growing up, “Can’t never could.” No one realizes that by refusing to fly, airports and airlines lose money, which in turn, makes it in their best interest to have government roll back some of these measures. It wouldn’t take two weeks. But, Americans have become complacent and lazy. Instead of protesting and actively working on restoring inherent rights the government violated through usurpation, Americans would rather blather on about what Trump said on Twitter, protest the November election, push the fight for maintaining and restoring inherent rights off to another generation, maintain their conveniences, and come up with every excuse in the book for inaction. As Winston Churchill once pointed out, if a people will not fight when losses are few and a win easy; they will end up fighting when losses are great and a win difficult or fight when great loss with be suffered and a loss guaranteed. (paraphrase)