I think we should keep writing to the Portland Airport addresses in regards to Coffee, Tea, or Should We Feel Your Pregnant Wife?s Breasts Before Throwing You in a Cell at the Airport and Then Lying About Why We Put You There?. Their response doesn’t contradict anything in the story above, and the described behavior of their police force is unacceptable. Until they actually state something along the lines of “Mr. Monahan’s account is incorrect”, they should keep hearing from people.
Here are the questions I emailed to the TSA addresses below, as well as to my House Rep and Senators. Please use them yourself, and if you think of others, drop them into that comments. I’ll add them as they come in.
Is there a TSA policy for searching pregnant women?
If so, did the TSA employees involved in the incident at Portland International violate that policy by requiring a pregnant woman to expose herself in public?
If TSA employees violated that policy, were they reprimanded or punished in any way?
If the TSA employees involved in the incident at Portland International did not violate the policy by requiring a pregnant woman to expose herself in public, will the policy be amended to allow pregnant women to be searched in private?
When TSA employees violate TSA policy, does the TSA issue an apology to the citizens who were mistreated during the violation of that policy?
Have Mr. Monahan and his wife been apologized to by the TSA?
What degree of contact with an individual is allowed under TSA’s guidelines? Is it acceptable to squeeze a woman’s breast at anytime?
At one point, a TSA employee informs Mr. Monahan that all security videotapes are destroyed after three days. Is this also TSA policy?
If it is TSA policy, doesn’t that policy entail the possibility of destroying evidence or information that may be requested by other government or law enforcement agencies engaged in the War on Terrorism?
If it is not TSA policy, does the TSA allow an individual to view surveillance videotape of which they were the subject?
If the TSA does not allow individual to view surveillance videotape of which they were the subject, why not?
Has the TSA determined that a TSA employee did in fact inform Mr. Monahan that all security videotapes are destroyed after three days? If the employee was lying, as certainly seems to be the case given the version of events recorded on the Internet, has that employee been disciplined?
Does the TSA dispute the facts of the story as reported by Mr. Monahan on the Internet? If so, which events were described incorrectly?