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Texas House Bans Offensive And Illegal Security Patdowns By TSA!

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May 13, 2011: Associated Press Editors / Associated Press via CBS DFW – May 13, 2011

AUSTIN (AP) – The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security pat-downs.

Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.

It also prohibits searches “that would be offensive to a reasonable person.”

The bill’s chief sponsor is Republican Rep. David Simpson, who said, “this has to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches.” He believes it will keep Transportation Security Administration officials from treating travelers like criminals, though the measure may be superseded by federal law.

After a brief but raucous debate, lawmakers approved the measure with little opposition — drawing applause from supporters.

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The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: What they fail to mention is that these gropings are already illegal! – SJH

Link to original article below…

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/05/13/texas-house-bans-offensive-security-pat-downs/

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