Jennifer Williamson of Grapevine, Texas, hoped to shield her “teenage” son (who looks to be in his very low teens, if he’s in them at all) from the TSA’s deviants, especially because the boy suffers from “sensory processing disorder” (a “neurological disorder in which individuals can’t process sensory information properly. … It has been described as a ‘traffic jam’ in which signals to and from various parts of the body are blocked or re-routed. That can lead to something as simple as being touched causing anxiety and fear”). And so, prior to their flight on Sunday, Mrs. Williamson “requested they attempt to screen [her son, Aaron,] in other ways per TSA rules.”
Oh, the average mom’s naivete! She actually believes the government is there to help her family (help them what?), that its goons are good-hearted and selfless, with the people’s best interests their overriding passion.
In reality, asking the TSA for mercy and compassion alerts them to a prime opportunity for persecution: like the Nazis, the TSA preys on the weak and vulnerable—and the weaker and more vulnerable you are, the worse the Nazis-sorry, the TSA will abuse you. Just ask Hannah Cohen.
Mrs. Williamson filmed Aaron’s nightmare; you can watch for two minutes (her ordeal with the TSA lasted almost an hour) as the TSA’s pedophile gropes Aaron. May I beg once again that we all stay grounded, especially husbands and wives traveling together, or parents flying with children? No one should have to watch helplessly as official brutes victimize a beloved.
Alas, Mrs. W’s plea was a fool’s errand from the start. The TSA does not exempt anyone from its molestation for any reason; begging that it do so only results in punishment—which is precisely what the Williamsons endured: not only did the TSA “deliberately” delay them until they missed their flight, but “We were treated like dogs…” Indeed, Aaron “set off NO alarms. He physically did not alarm at all during screening, he passed through the detector just fine.” Yep: in addition to its sexual sadism, the TSA is also arbitrary and vengeful. This poor woman guaranteed her son’s attack as soon as she revealed his disability to the agency. Worse, Aaron was “still several hours later saying ‘I don’t know what I did. What did I do?’ I am livid.” I am, too. Anyone halfway decent is.
Which means, of course, that the TSA isn’t. As usual, it justified its sexual assault on this boy: “TSA allows for a pat-down of a teenage passenger, and in this case, all approved procedures were followed to resolve an alarm of the passenger’s laptop.” So why didn’t the pedophile grope the laptop instead of Aaron? I know, I know: not as much fun.
The TSA nauseatingly continues: “The video shows a male TSA officer explaining the procedure to the passenger, who fully cooperates.” Hmmm. I wonder how many pedophiles in prison could make the same claim: “The kid was askin’ fer it! I ‘splained ahead o’ time what we’s gonna do, and he fully cooperated!”
“…In total, the pat-down took approximately two minutes,”—what, we exonerate rapists who work fast?—“and was observed by the mother and two police officers who were called to mitigate the concerns of the mother. “To mitigate her concerns” or intimidate her?
“The passengers were at the checkpoint for approximately 45 minutes, which included the time it took to discuss screening procedures with the mother and to screen three carry-on items that required further inspection.” Take that, Mrs. W! How dare you exaggerate the amount of time the TSA “detained” you!
“Somehow,” Aaron’s mother despairs, “these power tripping TSA agents who are traumatizing children and doing whatever they feel like without any cause, need to be reined in.” No, they don’t. They need a monumental horse-whipping, and the agency itself requires complete and utter abolition.
Until then, boycott commercial aviation. No destination in the world can possibly excuse traumatizing a child to this extent. (Thanks to all who sent me links to this story.)9:44 am on March 28, 2017 Email Becky Akers