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TSA Humiliates Injured Marine

Vladilyich Wrote: Mar 20, 2013 9:31 AM
"They routinely violate the Fourth Amendment rights of every person with an airline ticket." It's no longer restricted to the airport. I most major cities, if you have an AMTRAK ticket, Greyhound ticket, or are just driving your own vehicle on an interstate highway, they are setting up VIPR checkpoints to harass Americans (not foreigners) and subject them to terroristic threats. Keep in mind that, if you are driving on a public road, TSA HAS NO AUTHORITY to stop and check you. Only real State or local police do and then only for a suspected misdeed...not as routine. I have run into them several times (they set up roadblocks so you can't run them) and have demanded to have a state policeman present BEFORE I even show ID to them.

An active-duty Marine who lost both his legs to an Improvised Explosive Device was humiliated by TSA agents after he was forced to remove his prosthetic legs and was then ordered to stand so agents could inspect his wheelchair for explosives.

The incident prompted Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) to fire off a letter to John Pistole, the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

“The Marine, whose prosthetics were exposed, was humiliated,” Duncan wrote. “While I recognize the necessity to appropriately screen passengers, I am concerned by the apparent lack of situational awareness and respect among TSA officers – specifically when it...