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Old Jul 20, 11, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by BillForster View Post
Hello. I am a former TSA screener and I would LOVE to answer these questions for you.
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Originally Posted by BillForster View Post
Firstly, It is common practice to insist that certain searches are done in the private room despite whether you requested it or even refused it. The fear is that it will become necessary to search you're naked parts and the TSA doesn't want to a) look like they are preforming strip searches and b) get sued by you for embarrassing them.
We've been told repeatedly by TSA employees that they do not perform strip searches. In fact, there have been two anecdotal accounts posted here recently where passengers were strip searched (one even mentioned it as an aside in another matter).
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