Surprisingly, As Holiday Travel Approaches, Complaints Against TSA Drop – The Star Legend
Travelers are complaining less about airport screeners and the overall screening process, which may be a good thing since more Americans are expected to fly over the long holiday weekend.
  • Anonymous

    This is blatant propaganda to aid TSA in their effort to
    convince travelers that most people like being sexually assaulted by strangers
    in an airport. In fact complaints are up. Recent data published at WSJ and the
    Atlanta Journal refute these claims entirely.

    According to an article in WSJ on 9/1/11, “Complaints
    about TSA screening filed with the agency jumped 40% this year through June,
    compared with the first six months of 2010. In the month of June alone, TSA
    logged 1,975 screening complaints, more than double the 814 received in June 2010.”

    Unfortunately, WSJ did the math wrong; a rise from 814 to
    1,975 is a 242% increase!

    This doesn’t include complaints made to ACLU, EPIC, USTA
    and other organizations, which totaled in excess of 4,000 complaints as of
    June, nor account for those who didn’t file complaints for a myriad of reasons.

    This week the ABC News reported that another TSA was
    accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Manassas, VA, the tenth screener
    arrested for a sex crime this year. “The suspect, Harold Glen Rodman, was wearing
    his uniform and displayed a badge to the victim, a 37-year-old woman. Police
    arrested Rodman on Nov. 20. He is charged with aggravated sexual battery,
    object sexual penetration, forcible sodomy and abduction with intent to

    In the last twelve months there have been 11 TSA
    screeners arrested for sex crimes, 10 of which involved children. In all, there
    have been 62 TSA screeners arrested this year, a rate of one very six days.
    This level of criminal activity is unacceptable for any Federal agency and is
    particularly outrageous for one charged with providing airport security.

    News outlets can publish all the reports they want saying
    that people like TSA but the fact remains that the vast majority of travelers
    despise this agency and want it closed.