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Former Miss USA complains she was groped by TSA; Texas legislator enters bill

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by novelist_wannabe, May 17, 2011.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Sorry if this is a d_b, but I really don't have time to look for it.

    Castillo was subjected to a patdown after she opted not to walk through the body scanner.


    Another question to be begged: If as a country we're willing to accept sexual harassment in security screenings, why would we not accept ethnic profiling?
  2. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    At this point I think it's pretty clear that TSA is making these "pat downs" as invasive as possible to punish people for not going through the body scanners that don't work.

    And novelist, we can't use profiling because it might offend somebody...
  3. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I originally asked why she wouldn't go through the scanner, but then I read a report calling them a video strip search, and I understood.

    Who was it that said, "If we sacrifice freedom for security, we will have neither."? We're about there.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Yep. As I said in a thread I started a year or two ago, the terrorists ALREADY HAVE won.
  5. cyclingwriter

    cyclingwriter Active Member

    I think it was Ben Franklin, but I am going off the top of my head.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." B. Franklin
  7. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Thanks Yab. It reads better the way he said it than what I had ..
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