Fuck the TSA. - Tulgey Wood
Fuck the TSA.|
|Date:||April 3rd, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)|| |
I realize I'm making this comment over a year after the incident, but I'm a former screener. Hopefully I can shed at least some light on your experience.
Recently, TSA mandated that all employees must narrate the pat-downs. All employees. Every pat down. Every action. "I'll start at the back. You'll feel a tug at your collar. I'm going over your back, your arms, sides. Pulling and tugging on your waistband." Etc. Additionally, you being handled that aggressively and that rapidly isn't true at all airports. It should take a lot more explaining before you're removed.
I can't divulge the SOP but I can tell you what I've told other passengers. You cannot opt-out of the AIT into the metal detector. That supervisor lied to you and the rest of the employees were just doing their job.
The last thing I can share is that STSO = Supervisory Transportation Security Officer. Yes, that was a supe. You can tell what level a TSO is assigned by the number of stripes on their shoulders - 1 for a TSO, 2 for a Lead TSO, and 3 for a Sup TSO.
Hope that helps, and I'm sorry you had such a rough time.