TSA Tacit Threat To Opt Out Journalist: ‘We know Who You Are’
Blogger revealed screeners are wearing badges upside down to avoid identification
Nov 20, 2012
The TSA has publicly slammed a journalist who opted out of an x-ray body scan and then reported that her genitals were groped by an agent who refused to provide her name and even wore her TSA badge UPSIDE DOWN to avoid being identified.
As we reported yesterday, talk radio host Amy Alkon related the recent incident at JFK airport, during which she was threatened with arrest by a TSA supervisor who also refused to identify himself.
After alleging that the TSA screener touched her labia, breasts and bare skin inside her clothing, Alkon noted on her blog that the supervisor also refused to provide a complaint form.
“It seems to me that when a government worker is doing a contested activity like groping my body for “security” purposes, sans probable cause, or engaging in any search of me as a citizen, I am entitled to that person’s full name and badge number.” Alkon wrote in an email to the TSA, demanding to know if the agent and the supervisor will be reprimanded.