Mom Goes to Jail For Protecting Daughter From TSA
(THE PATRIOT UPDATE) People are calling her ‘overprotective’—I call her a hero.
Andrea Fornella Abbott was arrested when she refused to allow her daughter (age withheld) to be sexually touched by TSA agents.
NewYorkDailyNews.com reports that Abbott was arrested at Nashville airport when she “shouted and swore” at TSA agents, telling them she wouldn’t allow her young daughter to have her “crotch grabbed”.
Abbott’s daughter was singled-out for a pat-down after Abbott refused to go through the airports body scanners.
According to The Tennessean, security officer Sabrina Birge told police that Abbott said “in a very stern voice with quite a bit of attitude” that Abbott and her young daughter would not go through the Rapiscan X-ray machine. The officer tried telling Abbott that the X-ray was “safer than her cell phone” but Abbott responded, “I still don’t want someone to see our bodies naked.”
Next, Abbott tried to take a video of the TSA agents with her cell phone—and that’s when police swooped in, handcuffed her and carted her off to jail. There were no reports on what happened to the young daughter during the ruckus.
On the one hand, it’s enlightening that, finally, more and more people are waking up to the fact that our rights as citizens are being trampled by power-hungry TSA agents. Unfortunately, if you do decide to defend yourself in a public airport there’s a chance you will either be threatened or, in the case of Andrea Abbott, taken to jail in handcuffs. Even talking in a “stern voice” to TSA agents regarding what you are and aren’t comfortable with can result in TSA agents calling the police.
Also, airports are starting to ban people from videotaping their experiences in security lines. This is probably due to the many viral videos of TSA agents inappropriately touching little children and the elderly. (No need for all that pesky “evidence” regarding your 4th Amendment rights being violated, I suppose….)
Ironically, Abbott’s imprisonment happened in the same week that TSA agents were supposedly directed NOT to grope so many little children in airport lines.
This also happened the same week that a stun gun was found on a JetBlue flight in Newark, New Jersey and reportedly TSA still has no idea how the weapon got on the plane.
And in case anyone’s interested, since implementing Janet Napolitano’s Gestapo-like TSA tactics using Rapiscan/public strip-search scanners and sexually invasive groping in airports, no terrorists, bombs or bomb-making parts have ever been discovered by TSA security guards.