An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
A former Miss USA’s claims of being groped during a pat-down at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport could be a felony under a bill gaining momentum in the Texas Legislature.
The bill would make it illegal for a security officer to intentionally touch someone’s private areas — even atop clothing — unless they have probable cause to believe the person is carrying something illegal.
Bill sponsor State Rep. David Simpson says the searches are removing people’s dignity.
Yes, they are. Having been a gropee, before the major gropers got started, I can tell ya, it is beyond uncomfortable. And no offer of dinner? I don’t think so! Not only are they violating the 4th Amendment, the humiliation of such invasive actions can be quite emotionally damaging, especially to young travelers.
I’m hoping that other states will follow Texas’ lead, and inform the federal government that we will no longer be abused by their over reaching offenses. Until the so called airport security actually starts targeting those who DO pose a threat to our nation, I will NOT be flying…..anywhere!