This literally makes me sick to my stomach. And the nice words the TSA agent says to the child to make the experience less traumatic are exactly what a child molester would say to get his victim to go along. I sat on a jury in a child molestation case once, and the way this TSA agent touches the child is revoltingly similar to the way the child in that case described being groped.
Thanks, I guess, to Jennifer Abel for bringing this to my attention. Her post on this is spot-on.
And who could forget this classic TSA moment, when they actually half-stripped a little boy?
That’s why I am refusing to fly my family from Michigan to LA this summer for the in-laws 50th anniversary. It’s either the minivan or Amtrak, because there is no way I am taking a chance on putting my 13, 10, and 8 year old daughters through this kind of emotionally traumatizing humiliation.
I have absolutely no respect for anyone who would stay at a job that requires them to do this kind of thing, and I have absolutely no respect for anyone who would spend one second defending this. This is now how we keep our country free–this is the evidence that we no longer are free.