Every few weeks there seems to be an article that comes out in support of how out of control the TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is taking away our cupcakes, patting down our little girls, and squeezing our urostomy bags. Usually these articles seem to be written to inspire outrage from the masses, which seems like logical if many of these events happened outside of an airport someone would be charged with a crime in the incident. Are these assaults or something of that nature or are they totally justified?
In all of the cases, the “victims” play up how uneducated the TSA was with their specific pat-down or search and didn’t seem to care about the final outcome. But after looking at each incident on it’s own I think it’s clear to see the media needs to quit trying to prop up lawsuits.
Man with a bag full of liquid
In this incident the man warned them he had a “urostomy bag”…… who knows what that is? And why couldn’t this dude empty it before he tried to enter an airport? I know they won’t let me through with a cup of coffee and you want to get through with a bag full of unknown substance? Nope. It was totally justified.
Little girl pat down
We always hear about all these old people in wheel chairs, and people under 10 getting vigorously patted down as they are embarrassed and cry. How many instances have we had American soldiers killed from someone the media doesn’t think should have to be patted down being strapped with bombs? It’s not a nice thought, but realistically everyone needs to be patted down when the TSA says it’s time.
I can’t believe somebody losing a cupcake in a jar at TSA check in even makes national news. It’s weird you choose to put a cupcake in a jar and couldn’t make it or buy it on the other end of your journey. I feel bad for the people that lost expensive pens, Swiss army knifes, finger nail clippers, and other items while boarding planes before TSA regulations were clear. But realistically do you want somebody to be able to sneak something onto a plane because the TSA doesn’t check cakes? Me neither.
Basically, the TSA is a job for most of these people that consists of patting people down and screening people to make sure they don’t get items onto the plane that could be dangerously used in a “situation”. I think they have done a fairly good job so far, except for the fact it would be very hard to prove they actually did much at all, considering I still need to take off my shoes, jacket, belt, and clear my pockets in a busy public area.
What do you think about TSA pat downs and searches? Are they just doing a job or are they out to ruin peoples days? Should any of the above instances not happened? Do you have a better way to solve these problems? Let me know.