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The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Why Can’t We Sue the TSA For Assault?

Posted by M. C. on June 19, 2018

http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2018/june/18/why-cant-we-sue-the-tsa-for-assault/

written by ron paul

When I was in Congress and had to regularly fly between DC and Texas, I was routinely subjected to invasive “pat-downs” (physical assaults) by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). One time, exasperated with the constant insults to my privacy and dignity, I asked a TSA agent if he was proud to assault innocent Americans for a living.

I thought of this incident after learning that the TSA has been compiling a “troublesome passengers” list. The list includes those who have engaged in conduct judged to be “offensive and without legal justification” or disruptive of the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Libertarian journalist James Bovard recently pointed out that any woman who pushed a screener’s hands away from her breasts could be accused of disrupting the “safe and effective completion of screening.” Passengers like me who have expressed offense at TSA screeners are likely on the troublesome passengers list.written by ron paul Read the rest of this entry »

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