TSA MANAGER ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL HARASSMENT
(BEN SWANN) Shane Hinkle, a 38-year-old Lexington Bluegrass Airport TSA manager, was arrested and charged with sexually abusing a female, airport employee yesterday afternoon. On two separate occasions, the female employee was sexually abused by the TSA manager. First on July 31st, and again on August 4th. Both counts occurred at the airport, and the August 4th event was even on video. The female employee says that Hinkle touched her breasts and put his hands down her pants.
These types of events certainly happen in every place of employment. However, the TSA is unique because of its unconstitutional over-reach. One immediately wonders- if a TSA manager would do this to a fellow employee at the airport then God only knows what he has done to random travelers. You know- the kind that are vulnerable, non English speaking, praying just to get to their destinations without being detained and not knowing any better about the “procedures” being performed.
I just had my own run-in with the TSA this weekend. I was traveling from Nashville, TN to Niagara Falls, NY. I was chosen for a “random” pat-down. This isn’t the first time I’ve been so lucky. However, this pat-down was far more invasive than the one I had received last year while traveling to San Diego. This time, the agent literally put his hands down my pants and touched the top of my genitals. It made me wonder- Is there no actual concrete, procedural methodology used to conduct these pat-downs? If so, why are they so extremely varied from agent to agent?