Browsing All posts tagged under »TSA«

How TSA Patdowns Meet the Definition of Sexual Assault

May 14, 2012 by

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Sexual assault is generally defined as forced or coerced sexual contact which can range from touching to penetration. State statutes will vary, and the legal wording changes from time to time, but that’s sexual assault in a nutshell.  Forced or coerced. Forced we all understand pretty well. Coerced sometimes needs a little more explanation. Coercion […]

CrimeDime March 2012 Roundup

March 31, 2012 by

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We had a lot to say in March, covering everything from Dexter to Trayvon Martin.  In case you missed it, here’s what we wrote about this month. March started with How Others See Me, a whimsical look at the popular meme and what people think criminologists (might) do. This post has been far more popular […]

TSA Pretends to Lose Interest in Patting Down Your Gran

March 14, 2012 by

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Oh, TSA. Shall I compare thee to a stupid agency? Oh wait, there’s no one out there doing security work as badly as you are. I’m glad you aren’t as interested in patting down the elderly. But reading through the official release carefully, here’s what it boils down to for older travelers: TSA is going to […]

Senator Schumer’s Proposal for TSA Passenger Advocates Falls Short

February 27, 2012 by

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Stories about TSA abuse litter the internet like confetti after a security theater parade. So the fact that Senator Schumer is proposing the addition of passenger advocates at TSA checkpoints is a serious step forward. Unfortunately, Schumer’s press release states that under his plan “TSA would train existing officers in dispute resolution and require the agency […]