An invasive TSA pat-down at the Dallas airport left former Miss U.S.A Susie Castillo in tears. She said the search left her feeling violated, and she likened it to molestation.
Castillo made an emotional video shortly after the incident on April 21.
“I’m sure this woman was just doing her job. But she…I mean she actually…felt…touched my vagina,” she said. “And so I think that’s why I’m crying; that’s what I’m so emotional, because I’m already so upset that they’re making me go – making me do this. Making me choose to either get molested, because that’s what I feel like and, or, or, go through this machine that’s completely unhealthy and dangerous. I don’t want to go through it, and here I am crying.”
Ironically, a TSA nullification bill was filed in the Texas legislature last month, a bill that would ban the full body scanners and make it a crime to preform invasive searches. The legislation would make it a criminal offense to:
as part of a search performed to grant access to a publicly accessible building or form of transportation, intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly: (A) searches another person without probable cause to believe the person committed an offense; and (B) touches the anus, sexual organ, or breasts of the other person, including touching through clothing, or touches the other person in a manner that would be offensive to a reasonable person.
But Texas legislators seem more interested in playing politics, merely bouncing the proposed law around committee.
It’s time to take action.
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