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Trust is a dirty word – The Current

November 23, 2010

Great piece by my friend RightHandMan over at The Current.

Here are the first two paragraphs:

Prior to 9-11, going through security at an airport was laissez-faire at best. Since then we have been told to sacrifice more and more freedom for the sake of safety – a safety that would be implemented by our federal government. Proponents would argue that no lives have been lost since these implementations; no successful attacks have been executed from the enemy. This is true – but at what cost?

Perhaps you should ask Erin, a mother who writes a blog ( about speech development delays and cooking. Her most recent post is much different from those in the past. It chronicles a day at the airport where she was sexually assaulted by a TSA official. After being told by a TSA member that they needed to feel along her waistband, they proceeded (without warning or asking permission) to feel her buttocks, breasts, and even her labia.

Read more here…

4 Comments leave one →
  1. November 23, 2010 5:47 pm

    Security agencies will always seek the most intrusive levels of screening they can have. It is no different with the Secret Service. It is in the nature of security agencies. The questions becomes whether Americans will accept the fact that less intrusive screenings may result in a downed airliner.

    • November 23, 2010 8:29 pm

      I think we can handle intrusive methods, assuming the government is doing everything in its power to prevent attacks, including profiling.

  2. November 23, 2010 11:04 pm

    Thanks for the link Colin. Right is a way with words.

    • November 23, 2010 11:25 pm

      My pleasure. =)

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