TSA screeners allowed to molest and falsely arrest air travelers; watch list complainers


Source: MassPrivateI

July 12, 2018


Yesterday a Philadelphia Appeals Court ruled that TSA agents can not be sued for molesting or falsely arresting air travelers.

According to an article in Yahoo News the government has granted DHS employees immunity from lawsuits.

In a 2-1 vote, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners were not “investigative or law enforcement officers,” and were therefore shielded from liability under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
By granting DHS employees immunity the Justice Department has put them in the same league as law enforcement.
You might want to be sure you read the rest of this story on an empty stomach.
The Appeals Court majority claimed to be “sympathetic” to American’s civil rights.
The majority said it was “sympathetic” to concerns that its decision would leave fliers with “very limited legal redress” for alleged mistreatment by aggressive or overzealous screeners, which adds to the ordinary stresses of air travel.
What this means is that Americans will no longer see headlines like these..
Yesterday’s ruling will make it extremely hard to win a lawsuit against a TSA agent.
Appeals Court allows DHS/TSA to falsely arrest Americans
Wednesday’s decision was a defeat for Nadine Pellegrino, a business consultant from Boca Raton, Florida. She and her husband had sued for false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution over a July 2006 altercation at Philadelphia International Airport.
If this ruling does not make Americans stand up and demand a change then expect things to get worse, much worse.
The courts have essentially allowed DHS to do whatever it wants, even if that means creating a watch list of complainers.
Two months ago the New York Times warned Americans that the TSA is creating a watch list of anyone that complains about being groped.
It is time to face reality, the courts are working with the Federal Government to destroy our Bill of Rights.
Everyone’s rights are being threatened when government agents are allowed to molest and falsely arrest people.

Related Posts:

No Comments

Leave a Reply

Los Angeles Times: TSA Secret Watchlist Targets Troublesome Travelers

Source: James Bovard May 28, 2018 James Bovard After pointlessly groping countless Americans, the TSA is keeping a secret watchlist of those who fight back “I need a witness!” exclaimed the security screener at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Because I had forgotten to remove my belt before going through a …

Featured Video Play Icon
Remy: The Longest Time (TSA Version)

Source: ReasonTV May 25, 2018 by Remy Remy prepares summer travelers for groping season. “The Longest Time” parody written and performed by Remy. Background vocals and Mastering by Ben Karlstrom. Video produced and edited by Austin Bragg. Post Views: 73 Related Posts:TSA screeners allowed to molest and falsely arrest air …

The TSA Is A Milgram Experiment

Source: The Corbett Report May 26, 2018 James Corbett Everybody’s least favorite homeland security goon squad, the Transportation Security Agency (TSA), is back in the news again this week, and for precisely the same reason as it always is: engaging in the degradation, humiliation, dehumanization and molestation of innocent people, …