TSA Agents Detain Pregnant Florida Teen Over Purse With Design Of A Gun on Dec4 2011

by Robert Paul Reyes | Print the article |

“It`s not unusual for 17-year-old to find themselves in hot water with the fashion police. But on a flight from Virginia to Florida.
Vanessa Gibbs found herself detained by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) over the appearance of her purse.

And just to be clear, it wasn`t the content inside the purse that the TSA objected to. No, agency officials took exception with the design of a gun on Gibbs` handbag.”


Vanessa wasn`t packing heat, she go into trouble because her purse included the design of a gun. The only thing terrifying about Vanessa`s purse is its gaudy design. I can understand if the fashion police had nabbed Vanessa for her questionable taste, but the TSA goons had no right to harass her.

I`ve been told that the FBI won`t hire any applicants with an IQ below 120, what`s the minimum requirement for a TSA Agent, room temperature?

At first glance some people might dismiss this incident as an amusing and harmless. But the TSA clowns caused this 17-year-old pregnant teen to miss her flight;  her mother who was waiting for her at the Jacksonville airport was exceedingly worried and stressed-out.

In their defense the TSA argued the design could be considered a “replica weapon”, something they have banned since 2002.

In tests conducted by the federal government to test the efficacy of TSA agents, the bumbling fools have allowed individuals to board planes with guns of all types, but these idiots pounce on a girl with a design of a gun on her purse.



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The Author My name is Robert Paul Reyes and I attended Alameda Community College in California. I was born and raised in the liberal San Francisco Bay Area, but now I write a newspaper column, from a liberal perspective, for a small town in the Bible Belt. I also contribute to several online publications including TheSOP.org, Newsblaze.com, AmericanChronicle.Com, MensNewsDaily.Com and BleacherReport.Com. The tag line for one of my blogs is "Politics, Pop Culture and Pointless Pontificating" -- that sums up my writing interests. I enjoy visiting this site and I`m honored to be a part of this online community. | All posts by | Topic: Opinion | Tags: None

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1 Comment so far

  1. 1 daniwitz13 on December 5, 2011 6:48 am

    It should be Unconstitutional to harass, molest and fondle a passenger on one particular mode of travel, airlines. It’s allowing your Govt. to take away one’s rights if one chooses to get from point A to point B on an airplane. If one wants to get to the same points in a boat, train, bus or car, the Govt. could care less. Why is that? To search without probable cause is Unconstitutional, yet they do it. One is NOT allowed to touch an officer or an agent, but without cause, they can touch you. The Airline its self should sue the Govt.(TSA) for selecting only Airlines, one mode from many other modes of transportation, to interfere with their proper operations and schedules and the goodwill of its passengers. The TSA has wrecked havoc to the Airlines, general public and passengers. This is Govt. interference of a private enterprise with no real justification. Bad things happen anywhere, anytime and anyhow. Speculating only on Airlines, is Unconstitutional and irrational. Pity.

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