Pat Down Expert: TSA Procedures Are “Like A Circus”
Retired cop claims TSA pat downs are fake, purely for show
Oct 15, 2012
A retired Baltimore cop who conducted thousands of frisk searches on suspects during his career says that TSA pat downs are fake and do nothing to increase the security of Americans.
In comments made to the AOL owned blog Huffington Post, Robert Yamin said “I have been through TSA security about 40 times since 9/11. I have only been properly searched once.”
“It’s like a circus,” Yamin noted, claiming that the pat-downs are pure security theater and that Americans are frisked in such a fashion only to make it appear as if security has been stepped up in the nation’s airports.
Yamin says that the majority of TSA agents do not want to properly search travelers because they are fully aware of what it entails.
“To really search you must basically but gently grab the testicles and feel if there is something hidden there,” the retired cop states.
Yamin contends that the TSA pat-downs do not accomplish anything, and that abolishing the agency wouldn’t make flying any less safe. He contends that the current system of airport security feeds on fear and paranoia, treating Americans as if they are criminals for no practical purpose.