Woman Sues Government After Being Humiliated in Strip Search


This is an excerpt of the full story that was originally at AmarilloLocalNews.com

A young Amarillo woman who claims TSA agents humiliated her during a random secondary security search at a Corpus Christi airport is now suing the federal government for intentional infliction of emotional distress…

The woman’s lawyer remarked in regards to the pending litigation: “One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video…'”

The Amarillo Globe-News reports that the woman filed a complaint against the agents, but their lack of response prompted the woman to file a formal lawsuit. She believes she was singled out for a screening to be humiliated and exposed, but attorneys for the government obviously deny any wrongdoing.

Well, what do you expect from government employees, tact and politeness? If these alleged statements are true, then I for one wouldn’t be shocked. Between cops using tasers on people in wheelchairs and the IRS mercilessly hunting down anything green and numbered, I may never aspire to run for elected office again!

I mean, are we to believe that government employees would be so low as to strip a woman down in a busy airport and make a joke out of the whole scene? Ask the cops who murdered Sean Bell.

Are we really supposed to entertain the thought of people of such honor saying in jest that they have to review the videotape of an innocent woman being stripped down for no reason other than their entertainment? Ask those soldiers who flushed a Quran down the toilet for their opinion.

In all seriousness, reading a story like this shouldn’t surprise anyone. This culture is bombarded on a daily basis with stories about people in authority abusing their power – and getting away with it. Authority does what it wants because they usually have no one above them to kick them in the testicles when they do something wrong. And in the event that they do, the higher-ups will just fabricate some story to exculpate them.

I think at one point we could all rise up against the tyranny that encompasses us on a daily basis – but for now, I have to figure out how to pay for the health care plan I’m going to be forced to buy. Then again, if I go to jail, at least I’ll have free health care!

John Danz Jr is a serious writer with a penchant for poetry and building a foundation in every form of writing. He is motivated by a never-ending thirst for informed knowledge and the feeling of accomplishment that comes with every completed poem or story.

A drummer drawn to classic and modern rock/metal music, John is deeply interested in meteorology, psychology, sociology and philosophy. Weather has always fascinated him, he wants to know why people do what they do, understand the cultures of the world, reflect on great minds and gain a better understanding of this world and our place in it.