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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 12:37 PM
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46. And that required the entire "wanding" to be blurred?
And sorry, I'd be pretty upset if they made me unzip my pants. They don't have a warrant for that type of search. Strip searches (requiring I undo my pants) require warrants and actual probable cause.

From a TSA inspector

Also something else you could do to help screeners and yourself. During the hand wanding process you may be asked to undo your belt, and then roll down the top of your pants over the zipper. Under no circumstances should you unbutton your pants and pull them down. I wouldn't bring this up it hadn't happen numerous times.

I'm rather disappointed that you find the fact that they asked her to unzip her pants okay.

As I said, the entire incident was unwarranted and handled poorly.

Yes, she exaggerated and was not truthful in her blog entry as the video reflects, but the TSA's handling of the situation was wrong, as is also reflected by the video. They should never have to blur a video to show transparency, now should they? That blurring should cause more alarm than the the blogger's tale.

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