TTY: Morrissey groped at San Francisco International Airport

UPDATE Oct. 6:

Morrissey airport security incident CCTV video posted - Gawker

UPDATE 1:50 PM PT
:

Uncleskinny posted the link:

A TSA spokesperson has denied any officer misconduct to Rolling Stone. "TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect," Mike England says. "Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual."

UPDATE July 31:

Morrissey claims sex assault by security at US airport - BBC News

Excerpt posted by klaus:

He added that the arrival of a second person to screen Morrissey was normal, and helped "to ensure the passenger does not have threat items, such as explosives concealed under clothing."



San Francisco International Airport
- true-to-you.net
29 July 2015

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older "airport security officer" approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in "authority", the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty "officer" was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That's just your opinion.

Apart from "that's just your opinion", he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else's, then my opinion must surely have some meaning. But, of course, what the airport security officer was saying was: your opinion will never count in the eyes of the law. The words "that's just your opinion" volunteered themselves from this 'officer's' mouth before he had even heard the question. He knew he could be confronted, but he also knew that he could never be challenged (even though the entire incident is most certainly on CCTV camera).

In the interests of imperishable bureaucracy my submitted complaint against this 'officer' will obviously be either unread or ignored because, as we all know, on matters of officialism it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all. However, what is clear is that, should you find yourself traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you should expect sexual abuse from the so-called 'security officers' who, we are unconvincingly warned, are acting only for our security.

Do people have minds?

Morrissey
29 July 2015



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g23

Always crashing in the same car
The officer was simply following up on reports that Morrissey could possibly be attempting to travel with explosive kegs between his legs.
 

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Vulgarian
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I look forward to the second part of Autobiography.
By which time, I'm sure the story will include a pinball table.
Regards,
FWD
 
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Anonymous

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So 'the officer' grabbed Moz by his guilded beams? Sorry, couldn't resist :D
 

bhops

Last of the famous international screw ups.
And in other news, Crystal Geezer applies for job at San Francisco International Airport.
 

Anaesthesine

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"Two TSA Officers Fired for Scheme to Grope Attractive Men at Denver Airport."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...d-scheme-grope-hot-men-denver-airport-n341596

"The male screener would give a signal to a female employee when a male passenger arrived that he thought was attractive, and she would falsely enter the sex of the passenger as female, so the machine would report an anomaly that triggered a pat down of a passenger's groin, police said in a report. 'All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable,' the TSA said."

So: other TSA workers have lost their jobs for similar abuse (even when no complaint was filed). Morrissey has witnesses, security footage and has lodged a complaint. Seems like a solid case of "unlawful sexual contact" (and an opportunity for some interesting PR).
 
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Anonymous

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"Two TSA Officers Fired for Scheme to Grope Attractive Men at Denver Airport."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...d-scheme-grope-hot-men-denver-airport-n341596

"The male screener would give a signal to a female employee when a male passenger arrived that he thought was attractive, and she would falsely enter the sex of the passenger as female, so the machine would report an anomaly that triggered a pat down of a passenger's groin, police said in a report. 'All allegations of misconduct are thoroughly investigated by the agency. And when substantiated, employees are held accountable,' the TSA said."

So: other TSA workers have lost their jobs for similar abuse (even when no complaint was filed). Morrissey has witnesses, security footage and has lodged a complaint. Seems like a solid case of "unlawful sexual contact" (and an opportunity for some interesting PR).

very very much agree
 
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Anonymous

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Sorry folks, I could not hep meself
Benny-the-British-Butcher
 
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Anonymous

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And back in the day in school the kids were too scared to say anything. They did let the violence happen day after day. It's good for him that TODAY he speaks out against such things.
 

evennow

Writers on the storm
"The Penis And Testicles Were Mine"

New Morrissey record - January 2016

And don't forget the first single off the album "Heaven Knows I've Been Molested Now" and the B side "Hand on Crotch"
 
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Skylarker

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Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles.

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Write a song about it and shut the f*** up. Unless you're a woman or a child, shit like this should be filed under "f***ed up shit happens. Get over it."

He wasn't raped. He wasn't hurt. He was...embarrassed. Yeah it's a violation of privacy but c'mon, man, you're gonna write a f***ing diatribe on the internet about it?

Why the f*** would anyone want to grope a 56 year old man's junk anyway? Gross. But that's just my opinion.
 
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Anonymous

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just moz way of letting the world know he finally got some. lol
 
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Tynamuna

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Write a song about it and shut the f*** up. Unless you're a woman or a child, shit like this should be filed under "f***ed up shit happens. Get over it."


Why the f*** would anyone want to grope a 56 year old man's junk anyway? Gross. But that's just my opinion.

First, Do you hear yourself?
Second, yes I would like to, but only if he lets me

Edit: what if you son came and said "dad I have been sexually harassed" would you say this. Your stament belittles women and men
 
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Anonymous

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Write a song about it and shut the f*** up. Unless you're a woman or a child, shit like this should be filed under "f***ed up shit happens. Get over it."

He wasn't raped. He wasn't hurt. He was...embarrassed. Yeah it's a violation of privacy but c'mon, man, you're gonna write a f***ing diatribe on the internet about it?

Why the f*** would anyone want to grope a 56 year old man's junk anyway? Gross. But that's just my opinion.

this is crappy. if itd been a woman being molested would it make a difference, or a child. letting the person get away this and just calling it messed up is letting that person harm the next person who might be in one of the categories i mentioned. it like the duggers. if theyd actually done something the first time maybe he wouldnt have done it again and then again
 

evennow

Writers on the storm
it seems to be typical for cases of sexual abuse that there are voices belittling what happened, trying to turn it into a joke, and those reversing the roles of perpetrator and victim, trying to tell the victim s/he has done something wrong.

I'm sorry, but he wasn't raped. Someone touched his junk over his pants for a second or two. Was it wrong, yes, but more of a misdemeanor than a capital offense IMHO.
 

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