“You Molested Me”
This incident is bad not just because this woman, for no other reason than she wanted to get on an airplane, faced a very intrusive search that included a federal bureaucrat touching the most private areas of her body, but also because her son who filmed the encounter was threatened with arrest for documenting it.
From the Daily Mail:
She shouts: ‘I want a police officer, I think she molested me. Her cries becoming louder and louder throughout the footage.
She adds: ‘I want a police officer now! She just molested me! For god’s sake somebody help me!’
Officials begin to surround her, creating a human shield between her and other passengers. Helpless, she holds her head and begins to weep ‘This was illegal. I can’t believe she just did that to me. How can none of them care? I want her arrested.’
The woman becomes more and more agitated before TSA officers demand that her son leave the area.
He continues to film the incident from afar, though several more officers harass him and threaten to arrest him if he does not stop.
Eventually, the weeping woman is escorted by police officers past her son.
From the 4th amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated…”
I think this woman’s rights were violated.Tags: privacy, tsa