TSA leaves sex toy note in luggage. Absolutely inappropriate.

Get-Your-Freak-On-TSA-note

If nearly nude scanners and groping creeps in the TSA were not enough… now they are leaving disturbing and inappropriate notes in people’s luggage… here is the article from msnbc about what one lady found in her luggage after it was search by a TSA screener.

TSA worker who left sex toy note will be fired

By Harriet Baskas, msnbc.com contributor

The Transportation Security Administration employee disciplined for allegedly leaving a personal note on an inspection card in a  traveler’s suitcase will be suspended, the agency said on its blog.

"TSA has completed its investigation of this matter, and has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service," the agency said.

The disciplinary action comes after New York-based blogger and lawyer Jill Filipovic, who was traveling with a small vibrator in her checked luggage, discovered that someone had scrawled “Get your freak on girl,” across the TSA paperwork left in her bag.

Under the title “Your tax dollars at work,” Filipovic posted the note on the Feministe blog on Oct. 24 and added her own comment, “Total violation of privacy, wildly inappropriate and clearly not ok, but I also just died laughing in my hotel room.”

She also Tweeted a photo of the note, adding: “Just unpacked my suitcase and found this note from TSA. Guess they discovered a ‘personal item’ in my bag. Wow.”

The TSA announced earlier this week that agency “has zero tolerance for this type of behavior" and that officials had “reached out to the passenger to personally apologize for this unfortunate incident."

Filipovic, who was in Dublin, e-mailed msnbc.com a statement on Thursday: “The note was inappropriate, the agent in question acted unprofessionally when s/he put in my bag, there should be consequences and I’m glad the TSA takes these things seriously. But I get no satisfaction in hearing that someone may be in danger of losing their job over this. I would much prefer a look at why ‘security’ has been used to justify so many intrusions on our civil liberties, rather than fire a person who made a mistake.”

I am disgusted. The TSA is such a joke. Believe me, I know…As a flight attendant I deal with them almost everyday! I can’t believe my taxes pay for such creeps, freaks and idiots. What are your thoughts?

About Karissa

Karissa is a flight attendant who loves people and adventures. She grew up in Seattle, moved to Anchorage and is currently in Denver. When she's not blogging or traveling she can be found thrift shopping, crocheting, gardening, & snowshoeing with her hubby and dog.

Comments

  1. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I am also disgusted by this egregious infringement on our rights. Of course I think that the writer of this sick note should be fired, but that is not enough for me. I want to see changes in the entire structure and culture that would lead to such an act. I guess I am just not scared enough of “terrorists’ to make it okay for Chertoff’s company to make billions off the government (people) of the US with his porno-scanners. I am just not scared enough of “terrorists” to make it okay to feel up little kids and old ladies in wheel chairs. I guess I am just not scared enough of “terrorists” to allow them to treat me like one when I travel.

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