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District Attorney: Feds Are Not Above The Law

Tide turns against TSA: Groping over clothing is a misdemeanor, searches under clothing are felonies

Steve Watson
Wednesday, Nov 18th, 2010

The district attorney’s office in San Mateo County, California has promised to follow up any complaints of over the top TSA pat-downs with prosecutions on the charge of sexual battery, reports ABC 7 News.

“The case would be reviewed and if we could prove the elements of it, that it was inappropriately done with a sexual or lewd intent, that person would be prosecuted,” DA Steve Wagstaffe told reporters.

“If it is skin to skin, if someone were to take their hand and put it underneath somebody’s blouse and touch someone inappropriately and go skin to skin, that’s a felony, and if it’s done simply over the clothing, according to California law, that’s a misdemeanor,” Wagstaffe added.

Watch the video report:

This example should be followed by a lawmakers across the country particularly in wake of the scores of reports of TSA agents literally groping passengers in full public view, and even putting their hands down men’s pants [1] and up women’s skirts [2].

These cases are far from being isolated incidents, they are now standard procedure.

Highlighting another example of such grossly invasive activity, frequent flier radio host Owen J.J. Stone appeared on the Alex Jones Show yesterday, describing how a TSA agent groped inside his pants:

As we highlighted in our feature article today, the TSA has already been hit with a number of lawsuits [3] as the revolt against Big Sis, naked body scanners, and invasive groping measures explodes.

In one case, a young woman who had her blouse pulled down in full public view by TSA goons was subjected to severe humiliation as the agents proceeded to laugh and joke about her exposed breasts. [4]

As the issue becomes more and more widespread, many more are speaking out against the tyranny now being implemented within airports.

Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson joined the chorus of dissenters recently, appearing on Freedom Watch to denounce the massive ramp up of security measures in airports.

“I think abolishing the TSA is something that absolutely ought to be looked into, and it just seems to me that there are some real entrepreneurial opportunities here to offer a less intrusive and more safe of doing all of this.” Johnson said.

Watch the interview below:


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net [5], and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.

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