Friday, March 28, 2008

TSA Officials require woman to remove her nipple rings to clear security check

TSA LogoTSA officials in Lubock Texas forced a woman to remove her nipple rings in order to clear security. The woman's lawyer said "The conduct of TSA was cruel and unnecessary. The last time that I checked a nipple was not a dangerous weapon."

On its Web site, TSA does warn that passengers "may be additionally screened because of hidden items such as body piercings, which alarmed the metal detector" and "If you are selected for additional screening, you may ask to remove your body piercing in private as an alternative to a pat-down search." The woman offered to submit to a pat-down search, and even offered to show her piercings to a female TSA agent.

TSA's Blog, Evolution of Security, has the tagline: "Terrorists Evolve. Threats Evolve. Security Must Stay Ahead. You Play A Part."

I feel more secure.

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