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Filing Sexual Assault Charges Against TSA Screeners

December 21, 2010

“If you don’t want to go through the full body scanner and/or be subjected to a full body pat-down by the TSA then stay home.”

“There are other options of travel, drive, take a train or a bus.”

“I would rather go through these procedures than be blown up in a plane, it means safer flights then I have no problem with either procedure.”

I am personally so sick and tired of individuals responding to the valid objections of the recent new TSA screening that includes full body scanners and enhanced pat-downs.  Believe me I am all for Homland Security and our safety is of the utmost importance; however, TSA Screeners are MISSING weapons in carry-on luggage as reported by Brian Ross with ABC News last week!  Isn’t there something wrong with this picture?

Pamela Chapman provided us with an excellent post on this subject on the “Time’s Up!” blog last Thursday.  I personally agree with every valid point that she made.

People….our choice and Fourth Amendment rights (The Fourth Amendment Amendment IV to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures.) have infact been striped away from us.  What’s next?

TSA pat-downs can be traumatizing and “re-traumatizing”.  Even John Pistole, the TSA administrator acknowledged in recent Senate hearing that when he received one, he found it “more invasive than I’m used to.”  Mr. Pistole, you have no idea what invasive is until you have been sexually violated.

Reminder of Definition of Sexual Assault:

A sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person’s body in a sexual way, even through clothes, without that person’s consent.

You can fight back with following explicit instructions. You have rights and by “fighting back” I am referring to via the Police Departments and Sexual Assault Investigators/Detectives within the police departments, FBI and the media.

Get to the airport early.

First, calmly and respectfully tell the TSA Screener that you are objecting to the invasive body search even though you are not being given a choice to either refuse it or leave the airport.

This means that you are being forced against your will to submit. If they tell you that you must submit, then it is like a man putting a knife to your throat and giving you no choice. You are forced either way.

Make sure your verbal objections are heard and let the “pat-down” be done out in the open where it can be seen. Be sure that you obtain the TSA Screener’s name mentally during the “enhanced pat-down”. Make absolute sure to pay attention to the private areas of the body that have been touched for reporting. After they are done assaulting you, your wife, your husband, your girlfriend, your boyfriend, daughter or son do the following:

Step away from the screening area, take a deep breath and dial 911 from your cell phone and report being sexually assaulted. Give the 911 dispatcher your name and location. By calling 911, the call gets sent out to whatever the city’s central emergency dispatch location is. Also by placing this call the call goes around the TSA and the Airport Police and gets recorded and logged for records. This means that the police have to treat it like any other sex assault and cannot just blow you off. 911 call frequencies are also monitored by every large city’s TV News Stations! Sex Crimes Detectives will be notified.

You can call 911 as the assault is happening, just make sure that the call gets through and you give a good description to the dispatcher.

Give the 911 dispatcher your name, (if you are calling for someone else, the victim’s name) and a description of the TSA Screener as well as the Airport and security checkpoint and/or the gate location. When the police arrive, fill out a statement, demand to speak to a Sex Crimes Detective and file charges.

Another option when you travel, have a friend or relative get a Gate Pass from the Airline and go through security with you. Again, tell the TSA Screener to do the enhanced pat-down out in the open. After or as they are assaulting you, your friend or relative can dial 911 and report a sexual assault in progress.

If you have been assaulted recently but you did not call the Police, please Google the Police Department of the city of the airport that you were assaulted at by the TSA. Then ask to speak to the Sex Crimes Detectives Unit and file reports, demand to press charges to initiate an investigation. If you are back home in another city, make a statement to your local Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit and they can fax it to the Police Department of the city in which the assault occurred.

We must be pro-active as well as educated as to how to file sexual assault charges against the TSA screeners if you feel that you have been sexually assaulted. Listen to the media interview below with Erin Chase from Dayton, Ohio who has pressed charges against the TSA agent for sexual assault.

After you have filed your report wait and watch. If the police move fast you don’t want to do anything to jeopardize the investigation. The media may get wind of the assault through sources that they have at the police departments.

Once you get to your destination go online and obtain the TV News station website of the city that you were assaulted in. Remember, keep tabs on the investigation. Consider sending an anonymous news tip about the charges to their News Tip email department. If you wish to give your name as Erin did do so. With or without your name, don’t be afraid to tip off the media if it is necessary; the more they report on passengers filing Sexual Assault charges against TSA screener’s the worse it is for the TSA and the better for passengers.

If your child has been assaulted do the same exact thing or call 911 as it is happening and report a sexual assault of a minor or child in progress. Follow the above directions.

The city police department must get involved and so will the media when they hear the 911 call. The 911 emergency call can make so much difference for your case.

It is my understanding that this is the best, cheapest and most effective way to fight back. As long as they forcefully grope vaginal, breast and groin areas (which the TSA Screener’s are doing), and are forcing you to stay or face a financial penalty (which they are), you can legally file a sexual assault complaint and make that 911 call. If this is done enough perhaps the police and the FBI will be forced into action.

Keep in mind, city Police Departments over the years have arrested TSA Screener’s for theft committed while searching passenger’s belongings – they can obviously do the same for a sex crime – which the “enhanced” pat-downs clearly are.

Even if the TSA Assailants do not go to trial, they will still have a Sex Crimes related ARREST or investigation on their record for life!  TSA Screeners need to step up and be heard as well, “enhanced pat-downs” were not part of their job description.  They need to be heard by the TSA and Government as well that they feel, that they assaulting innocent civilians.  If you are ordered to do something illegal then why in the world would you do it?  Don’t just stand there and shake your head “yes” to everything you are being told.  You allknow that these procedures are illegal and you know that your A$$ is potentially on the line.

Police Departments have to investigate every reported Sex Crime that takes place in their city and airports themselves as part of the city and local governments. Calling your Congressmen AFTER you’ve reported the assault wouldn’t hurt either.


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  1. Wilson
    February 22, 2011 at 11:36 PM

    I lived with an individual who works for TSA for 5 years, and he was violent, several times. I finally broke up. It was like living with an angry alcoholic husband.

    TSA is covering up the case and keeps him on the floor. I tried eeverything to get them to treat him like they treat everyone else who works for the federal gov.

    Any ideas? ANy website I could post my complaints? There are tons of police reports on him, including when he took 2 TVs and I had the receipts, and they were recovered.

    He was a male hustler beforejoining TSA and I also have copies of some of the sex videos and photos.

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