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In November, a TSA employee in Colorado alerted the agency to a conspiracy; in February, a supervisor saw the conspiracy in action at Denver International Airport, and the agency moved in to stop it. The scheme, according to law enforcement reports: When a certain male screener saw a hot male passenger, he’d alert a female colleague. She’d tell the electronic strip-search machine it was scanning a woman, so the device would detect something amiss between “her” legs, and the male screener would “unfortunately” be required to pat down the passenger’s intimate areas — to fight terrorism, you understand. An investigator even said he saw the male screener use the front of his hands to touch his target, which is against TSA rules. The conspirators have been fired. (AC/KCNC Denver) ...But what about the person who assumed that assigning screeners to do pat-downs by gender would protect travelers from sexual violation?
Original Publication Date: 19 April 2015
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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