Just because I’m a criminal defense attorney who has fought like hell to defend child molesters as part of my job, that does not mean I approve of the practice. If the charges are proven — and, yes, I fight like the dickens to make it hard for that to happen to my clients — the convicted child molester needs to be imprisoned.

I feel just as strongly that those who aid and abet in child molestation — the enablers — should go to prison, as well.

A couple of days ago, the blogosphere was abuzz with the news: a six-year-old girl was sexually-molested. In full view of the public. Nobody stopped it, although according to one report, her mother says she tried.

Despite what happened, the only person who even remotely risked being arrested — and her only briefly — was the mother who “tried” to stop the molestation.

Meanwhile, the six-year-old girl stood there, crying and apologizing to her mother, stating she did not know what she had done wrong. For as long as it’s allowed — this is, after all, essentially kiddie porn — you can view the video for yourself at YouTube.

This isn’t the first time it has happened, either. Back in 2010, it wasn’t a six-year-old being publicly molested, it was a 3-year-old. Earlier that same year, there was a minor amount of upset with some people when the same pedophilic organization took nude photos of a 12-year-old at a Tampa airport.

Nor are the pedos only after young girls. While everyone is talking about the 6-year-old girl, that same day a story was posted about an 8-year-old boy flying from Oregon to Disneyland subjected to the same treatment: a genital rubdown by a government agent.

And when neither the nudie-scan, nor feeling them up, is enough to help the TSA get their rocks off, just keep pressing until the kids strip.

In fairness, the agents didn’t actually want the boy to strip: they only wanted to feel him up.

You have to love the accidental verisimilitude in that last video: to disguise the TSA agent’s voice, he is made to sound like something out of The Exorcist.

But if you want to know what I think, it’s not the government or even the specific TSA agents who are the bad guys here. It’s every parent who stood by as their own children were being molested right before their eyes. You are cowards. Were you hoping that maybe it was this guy “checking” your child? Or maybe you were holding out for this one because he promised long-term “employment” for your child?

In all fairness, not all TSA agents are child molesters. Some are just drug smugglers, willing to frame innocent flyers. Others are only thieves. (Update 9/26/2016: link broken) Some just fart around with your valuables enough to damage them.

I really do not understand how you who are stupid enough to keep flying continue to tolerate this. Or maybe I shouldn’t be surprised: after all, you’re stupid enough to keep flying.  Maybe your children, then, deserve what you let them get.

Actually, they deserve better parents.

You parents who stand by while your crying, screaming, scared and confused child is being publicly molested should be imprisoned for aiding and abetting in this torture.

Farting around with valuables is one thing, but if those were my children, there would be at least one or two fewer TSA agents in the world.

14 comments

  1. Why are these “officers” (these quotes symbolize my unbelief at the titles given to untrained and uneducated people) that are allowed to wield unjustified powers over people and their stuff just because they applied for a job that they got simply because they could follow directions from above, EVEN when it means actually MOLESTING A CHILD !! I’m still in disbelief. I wouldn’t let another person touch me like that, let alone let someone touch my child like that. This is NOT Nazi Germany nor is it Afghanistan or Iran or….

    Stop the madness people. Plane crashes and terrorists and pedophiles with badges and tsunamis and earthquakes, oh my.

  2. Why are these “officers” (these quotes symbolize my unbelief at the titles given to untrained and uneducated people) that are allowed to wield unjustified powers over people and their stuff just because they applied for a job that they got simply because they could follow directions from above, EVEN when it means actually MOLESTING A CHILD !! I’m still in disbelief. I wouldn’t let another person touch me like that, let alone let someone touch my child like that. This is NOT Nazi Germany nor is it Afghanistan or Iran or….

    Stop the madness people. Plane crashes and terrorists and pedophiles with badges and tsunamis and earthquakes, oh my.

  3. “Hey Son/Daughter, you know when we had that talk and I told you that no one is allowed to touch your private parts… well… I… uh… I meant, except anyone in uniform. Okay??”

  4. “Hey Son/Daughter, you know when we had that talk and I told you that no one is allowed to touch your private parts… well… I… uh… I meant, except anyone in uniform. Okay??”

  5. Umm the TSA agent never once stuck her hands down the little girls pants! barely ran her fingers around the childs waistband on her pants…differing opinion, yes! I see absolutely nothing wrong….its their job, a job that was created due to HYSTERIA, which you seem to be going along with. If the children are traumatized, then the parents are not explaining what is going to happen….much different than a prisoner being abused, or medically neglected…acceptance is not the issue here….I dont buy into the media who continue the hysteria….this is simply a woman doing her JOB…..you being a lawyer should KNOW the difference between fondling, molestation and a pat down…..we dont have to like it….but that is reality…..you can thank the Govt! As a parent and grandmother, if that were me, I would fully explain what is going to take place….and be watchful of course. I think many survivors of molestation/abuse would agree with me….there is a HUGE difference!

    1. Actually, she did. The video speaks for itself.

      I can only be thankful that I am not one of your children, or grandchildren. “Here, son, I’m going to explain to you why the fact that this government agent wants to do to you what I’ve said no one should ever do is actually okay. It’s just part of flying. In fact, you could turn it into a game and you might even enjoy it!” Oh, wait…that last part is probably not a good idea, since that’s exactly what non-government-sponsored sexual molesters say.

      As for what survivors of sexual molestation think, you might want to use Google with the search phrase “molestation victim tsa.” Among other things, you’ll find that they generally do not agree. This Newsweek story is just one clue for you.

  6. Umm the TSA agent never once stuck her hands down the little girls pants! barely ran her fingers around the childs waistband on her pants…differing opinion, yes! I see absolutely nothing wrong….its their job, a job that was created due to HYSTERIA, which you seem to be going along with. If the children are traumatized, then the parents are not explaining what is going to happen….much different than a prisoner being abused, or medically neglected…acceptance is not the issue here….I dont buy into the media who continue the hysteria….this is simply a woman doing her JOB…..you being a lawyer should KNOW the difference between fondling, molestation and a pat down…..we dont have to like it….but that is reality…..you can thank the Govt! As a parent and grandmother, if that were me, I would fully explain what is going to take place….and be watchful of course. I think many survivors of molestation/abuse would agree with me….there is a HUGE difference!

    1. Actually, she did. The video speaks for itself.

      I can only be thankful that I am not one of your children, or grandchildren. “Here, son, I’m going to explain to you why the fact that this government agent wants to do to you what I’ve said no one should ever do is actually okay. It’s just part of flying. In fact, you could turn it into a game and you might even enjoy it!” Oh, wait…that last part is probably not a good idea, since that’s exactly what non-government-sponsored sexual molesters say.

      As for what survivors of sexual molestation think, you might want to use Google with the search phrase “molestation victim tsa.” Among other things, you’ll find that they generally do not agree. This Newsweek story is just one clue for you.

  7. I didnt see anything that would provoke the thought of ‘groping’ or ‘molesting’…..what I saw was a pat down before getting on an airplane….I also didnt see the child crying in the link you provided….The TSA officer is in fact telling the child exactly what she is doing, and used the back of her hand….over zealous reactions do nothing but spark outrage at in reality NOTHING more but a simple pat down; if your going to fly, then this is now a part of it….

    1. Hmm…well, I guess we have different opinions of what it means to stick one’s hands down a little girl’s pants, or to rub her body all over.

      If you listen to the video, you hear the little girl saying she doesn’t want to do it and she appears to be sniffling. According to all the articles I read on it, she was crying afterwards and apologizing for whatever she did wrong. (Google “I don’t know what I did wrong mommy” and you’ll find them.)

      If you look at the other links I provided, you’ll see that many of the children are, in fact, quite traumatized.

      I guess we should, however, realize what you said: “if your [sic] going to fly, then this is now a part of it” and just accept that. And if you’re a prisoner in the United States, you should just realize that if you’re going to go to prison, being abused by the guards, occasionally raped and beaten by other prisoners, and all that rest of that is a part of it.

      This should really reduce the number of 602s being filed.

      When something is wrong, we do not simply accept it. We fight it.

  8. I didnt see anything that would provoke the thought of ‘groping’ or ‘molesting’…..what I saw was a pat down before getting on an airplane….I also didnt see the child crying in the link you provided….The TSA officer is in fact telling the child exactly what she is doing, and used the back of her hand….over zealous reactions do nothing but spark outrage at in reality NOTHING more but a simple pat down; if your going to fly, then this is now a part of it….

    1. Hmm…well, I guess we have different opinions of what it means to stick one’s hands down a little girl’s pants, or to rub her body all over.

      If you listen to the video, you hear the little girl saying she doesn’t want to do it and she appears to be sniffling. According to all the articles I read on it, she was crying afterwards and apologizing for whatever she did wrong. (Google “I don’t know what I did wrong mommy” and you’ll find them.)

      If you look at the other links I provided, you’ll see that many of the children are, in fact, quite traumatized.

      I guess we should, however, realize what you said: “if your [sic] going to fly, then this is now a part of it” and just accept that. And if you’re a prisoner in the United States, you should just realize that if you’re going to go to prison, being abused by the guards, occasionally raped and beaten by other prisoners, and all that rest of that is a part of it.

      This should really reduce the number of 602s being filed.

      When something is wrong, we do not simply accept it. We fight it.

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