Everyone Gets Touched (With Video)

It’s rare for me to stick up for TSA in an airport setting, but I had to laugh the other day as I flew from Charlotte to Dallas, reading about a former Miss U.S.A., howling that a federal agent had “molested” her.

An invasive TSA search at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport left Suzie Castillo in tears. Not to worry though, the Tenth Amendment Center is quick to her rescue. The Tenth Amendment Center works to preserve and protect the principle of strictly limited government.

The idea that Castillo, crowned Miss U.S.A. in 2003, was molested is a little hard to believe. The reality is that, like many of us frequent flyers, we get the same treatment and go on about our business.

In a video recorded shortly after the April 21 incident, Castillo was crying, or perhaps I should say, was wailing about the entire affair. You can see the video below.

“I mean she actually…felt…touched my vagina,” Castillo said. “…that’s why I’m so emotional…so upset that they’re making me go – making me do this.”

Several things about her video jump out at me that actually make me laugh. It’s hard to believe there was camcorder on hand to capture her embarrassment. Call me skeptical. To claim a TSA agent touched her private area not once, but four times, is a little hard to believe, and this from someone who would don a scanty two-piece bathing suit and walk down a runway in front of millions of people, then complain about a quick frisk.

I’m not buying it.

I don’t trust the TSA either, but in this case, it was Castillo’s decision to opt for the “molesting” rather than a quick scan. I don’t like how the TSA conducts their business, but it must be as uncomfortable for many of the agents as it is for the travelers.

Castillo has filed a complaint, meaning she is making air travel more difficult for the rest of us. Quit your whining Ms. Castillo. Security is part of air travel, and as for being molested … seriously?

About the Author

Ralph C. Jensen is editor-in-chief of Security Today magazine.

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