A Texas woman who said she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane called Thursday for an apology by federal security agents and a civil rights investigation.
“I wouldn’t wish this experience upon anyone,” Mandi Hamlin said at a news conference. “My experience with TSA was a nightmare I had to endure. No one deserves to be treated this way.”
Several Republican wet creams all packed into one incidedent. A government that doesn’t work, that doesn’t respect citizens whose job it is for them to protect not treat like a criminal and a total failure of common sense. Throw is some sadistic insensitive behavior to top it all off and you have the George Bush/Grover Norquist fantasy governance in action.
Its is not just the cover-up, its the actual crime, Tapes’ Destruction Hovers Over Detainee Cases
When officers from the Central Intelligence Agency destroyed hundreds of hours of videotapes documenting harsh interrogations in 2005, they may have believed they were freeing the government and themselves from potentially serious legal trouble.
But nearly four months after the disclosure that the tapes were destroyed, the list of legal entanglements for the C.I.A., the Defense Department and other agencies is only growing longer. In addition to criminal and Congressional investigations of the tapes’ destruction, the government is fighting off challenges in several major terrorism cases and a raft of prisoners’ legal claims that it may have destroyed evidence.
“They thought they were saving themselves from legal scrutiny, as well as possible danger from Al Qaeda if the tapes became public,” said Frederick P. Hitz, a former C.I.A. officer and the agency’s inspector general from 1990 to 1998, speaking of agency officials who favored eliminating the tapes. “Unknowingly, perhaps, they may have created even more problems for themselves.”
Like many other issues many people tend to take the view that they all must have done something or they wouldn’t be arrested. This phenomenon is odd since most people in America, by the time they’ve finished high school and gotten some life experience will be happy to relate a few stories about how they were unjustly accused of something they didn’t do. Justice isn’t about be a bleeding heart its about some basic tenets of fairness and not letting heightened emotions interfere with doing the right thing.