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"Mom, they did bad things to me" - insider at OKC airport shares shocking info on alleged TSA abuses
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OKLAHOMA CITY – While the IRS is getting a lot of
bad publicity these days in light of their overt abuses of power and tyrannical
behavior, another government agency just as loathed among many Americans is the
blue-shirted TSA.

Officially known as the Transportation Safety
Administration, this intrusive, abusive and infuriating agency, which, to date,
has not caught one terrorist, is better at angering Americans more than protecting them.

According to a 2012 report in Human Events, the TSA costs the American economy billions in lost
business, both here and abroad. Foreigners don’t like coming here because they
find American airports unfriendly and, The
Wall Street Journal
, in 2011, called the last decade “America’s Lost Decade
of Tourism
,” no thanks to the bullying thugs at the TSA. Think about this: the
US Travel Association reports that two-out-of-five travelers are boycotting
airports in favor of trains, cars and other forms of transportation. These
people refuse to endure the indignity of being groped, manhandled, felt-up,
robbed or even raped, as we have seen in recent years.

And if you think the TSA is going to remain solely
at America’s airports, think again. They are covertly setting their sights on
our highways and railways as well. And Congress? They look the other way as
they award TSA more and more money, currently costing taxpayers $1.2 billion
annually.* (We are told it's closer to $8 billion h/t JC)

We say all this to remind (and who really needs
reminding?) that the TSA is not cleaning up their act, despite all the happy
talk and promises to “do better.” They don’t do better. The same class of
sociopathic imbeciles who can barely fit into their polyester uniforms are
still on the same power trips that they were on when the devilish TSA was first

Bringing things closer to home, Red Dirt Report (which has had a number of bizarre encounters with
these “agents” of Uncle Sam) recently spoke to a whistleblower who used to work
at Will Rogers World Airport here in Oklahoma City.

This former airport insider, who we will identify as
“Stacy,” told Red Dirt Report that
for the time they worked at the airport, they “had a real hate-hate
relationship with TSA.”

“I would watch them search people. The way they
treated people. I found it very offensive,” Stacy said.

Stacy relayed a shocking incident that occurred approximately
during the Thanksgiving 2012 holiday travel period.

“A woman in her late 30’s or early 40’s approached
me and asked if I could help her,” Stacy recalls. “She told me that ‘those
people in the blue uniforms took my daughter in that back room and she’s been
gone for a long time.’”

Stacy confirmed to the worried mother that that “room”
was where “special handling” and “interrogations” and “strip searches” take

Stacy said the mother was getting frantic. They were
going to miss their flight. She said they were traveling out of state from
southeastern Oklahoma and that her daughter was in a beauty pageant.

“I’d say she was about 14, maybe even 16,” Stacy
said. “She eventually came out of the interrogation room and was shaking and appeared
as if she had been crying. She was very attractive and looked young. She came
up to her mother and said, ‘Mom, they did bad things to me.’ The mother,
shocked, held her hand over her mouth and said, ‘Oh, my God!’”

Asked what the mother and daughter did next, Stacy,
aware that a crime had taken place in the name of “security,” said that she was
not supposed to really even be in that area of the airport at that time and so
simply told them to file a complaint with TSA. There was nothing more Stacy
could do.

The mother, Stacy noted, was clearly in a state of
shock over what had taken place with her daughter.

Does Stacy know if the mother and daughter ever
filed a report or followed up?

“She’s like a lot of people who say it won’t do any
good. That’s why this stuff still goes on. The mother was afraid of the TSA and
in shock. Some people are more aggressive and file reports and get in their face.
Some are passive. Some think that if I mess with these people, I’ll end up in

Asked by Red
Dirt Report
if Stacy knew who the alleged child molesters were, Stacy
indicated that they could be positively identified. Those names were shared
with Red Dirt Report and have been

Stacy’s insider view gave the former airport
employee a chance to see what really goes on. The “playing of favorites.” The
infighting. The aggressive and rude behavior towards travelers. The fact that
the local police hate the TSA.

“I filed plenty of complaints against the TSA for
things they did,” Stacy said. “They would yell at children. They would tell
parents in front of their children that they were bad parents. They would
harass people who were afraid of the (security) dogs. They would yell and
belittle them.”

Children are routinely traumatized after an encounter with a TSA agent. Stacy said that children will often say they don't want to go on that trip to Disney World because they are now scared of the "bad man" in blue.

Stacy recounted the case of a notorious “behavior-detection
officer” whom we will call “Jerry.”

“Oh boy. Behavioral detection officers are the
worst,” said Stacy. “They take a week-long training course and practice session
and then they think that qualifies them to detect anomalies in people’s

Curiously, this “behavior” includes: people who
blend in (they are flagged); people who cheerfully say they support the TSA’s
efforts (they are flagged); and people who say they hate the TSA (they are
definitely flagged).

Repeatedly calling Jerry a “really bad person” and “very
unfriendly,” Stacy said that Jerry’s treatment of airport patrons was not that
much different from the way a prison guard treats prisoners.

“(Jerry) would belittle people and say, ‘Didn’t you
learn nothin’ in grade school?’ He’d put fingers in people’s face …” noted
Stacy. And if you were on Jerry’s bad list he’d follow you around with a pen
and notepad “taking notes.”

“It was just psychological warfare,” Stacy said.

One woman, who was from the Middle East, was going
through security and indicated she was scared of the dogs, an animal viewed
differently in that part of the world. Jerry marched up to the poor woman,
stuck his finger in her face and said she would allow the dog to sniff her or
she could just march right back out of the airport.

Another TSA agent, whom we will call Gloria, used to
harass Stacy and other folks working for the same agency Stacy worked for. When
Stacy would ask Gloria why she could get away with what she was doing (or not
doing, as the case may be), Gloria would cryptically respond, “That’s

Stacy also said that the invasive, even sexual
assaults that men, women and children often endure are simply seen as a
necessary way to keep America safe.

Talking to a creepy TSA agent whom we will call
Charlie, he told Stacy that “It’s okay to search children sexually because they’re
potential terrorists” and that he got into this racket to “fight the

Stacy was appalled by these admissions, particularly when most children are told not to allow adults to touch them inappropriately.

Stacy added that Charlie fancied himself as "a ladies man" and would regularly flirt with airline ticket agents while on the clock.

Alarmingly, Stacy was told in confidence by a police officer
that the TSA is currently trying to deputize Oklahoma City Police Department
officers to be under their control, so that when TSA -which does not have arrest powers-  tells them to arrest someone
they will have a “legal obligation to arrest someone.”*

At one point, Stacy was informed by a TSA representative that the
lower-level TSA employees hated upper-echelon TSA folks like Charlie, Jerry and Gloria.

This same deranged TSA agent also told Stacy that he
felt women who had had an abortion deserved to be executed.

There were a lot of accusations of racism, Stacy
noted. African-American TSA agents complained about the way they were treated
but would generally back down out of fear of losing their job.

While they might be aggressive in a “pack,” Stacy
said they are really cowards when addressed one-on-one.

“It’s as if they never grew up emotionally,” Stacy
said. “They are nothing more than thugs and bullies in the way they deal with

Stacy's observations have been shared with others and those people also can't believe the outrageous stories they are told involving the TSA.

“I can’t begin to express the level of immaturity I
witnessed while working there,” Stacy said. “It was like back in high school,
that level of immaturity. They are given too much power and they destroy people’s

UPDATE*: (5:15 p.m. May 16, 2013) We heard back from Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow at the Oklahoma City Police Department this afternoon and she said that after researching it, there are no plans for the OCPD to coordinate with TSA in such a manner.

And as for a representative for the TSA, we contacted regional media relations coordinator Luis Casanova, but had not heard back from him by the time this story was published. If we do hear back, we will be certain to post his response.

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