The Transportation Security Administration has adopted “enhanced” security procedures — presenting people with the horrible choice of either submitting to body scanners that show passengers unclothed or submit to what are called “groping” pat-down techniques which include touching both breasts and genitalia. As some have noted these processes appear to have little likelihood of increasing the safety of fliers.
Individuals appalled by these procedures have a right to submit formal complaints to the TSA. It is important the passengers and crew submit complaints to showcase the widespread resistance to these procedures. TSA maintains that they have seen no increase in complaints about the new security procedures. EFF will be filing FOIA requests to test this claim, but in the meantime we wanted to make sure that people who wished to complain knew how to make their thoughts and feelings heard.
There are informative links to online forms, iPhone apps, and other ways to complain about the security theater at airports. Flyers are being forced to give up their Fourth Amendment rights as well as their dignity in the name of “security”. It’s a sham. Fight back.
To quote Ben Franklin (thanks for the reminder, Scott):
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Don’t be forced to be part of “they”. Resist having your rights and dignity taken away.