TSA Ordering Travelers To Go Through Body Scanners?
Rape victim has genitals groped for opting out
Paul Joseph Watson
November 19, 2012
People traveling through the United States have a right to opt out of the dangerous body scanners. However, we have encountered numerous instances of TSA workers implying or outright lying in telling people they have to go through the scanner even if they try to opt out. Another case of this has been sent to us via email, which is reprinted in full below. The incident occurred at Portland International Airport.
I observed several people going through the standard metal detector. About 1 of 10 when asked went through the body scanner. For the past several years I have had a choice about going through the body scanner and this time I did not. The TSA official pointed to me and said I had to go through the body scanner. I said I chose not to and to go through regular one. He got menacing and hostile and said ‘are you refusing to go through the body scanner? Then you have to do a pat down.’ I said I didn’t want to do either. He separated me from my belongings (which) easily could have gotten stolen. A few officials came over to pat me down. I felt like they were trying to influence my behavior and train me. Because you wouldn’t comply you will be punished and we won’t tell you what we are going to do right now.
I felt very threatened and completely entrapped. I was caught with no options and no one would tell me what was to happen. I feared sexual abuse and molestation and started to sob as I already felt so violated and invaded and trapped. Eventually they did the pat down. My vagina was touched and my breasts were touched. This was completely unacceptable and a violation of my boundaries and rights and illegal. And I was sobbing because I was suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from being raped. It was a horrible horrible experience….I called a friend and asked her to meet me and tape me but I couldn’t get a hold of her. Worst thing was no one in the airport seemed to even notice or care.