The PJ Tatler

TSA: Complain about all the groping? Fine, we'll grope you some more. Because we can.

If you complain, TSA gives you some extra attention. It’s in the regs.

CNN has obtained a list of roughly 70 “behavioral indicators” that TSA behavior detection officers use to identify potentially “high risk” passengers at the nation’s airports.

Many of the indicators, as characterized in open government reports, are behaviors and appearances that may be indicative of stress, fear or deception. None of them, as the TSA has long said, refer to or suggest race, religion or ethnicity.

But one addresses passengers’ attitudes towards security, and how they express those attitudes.

It reads: “Very arrogant and expresses contempt against airport passenger procedures.”

That, of course, is not intended to deal with terrorists. Terrorists are trained to keep cool until the killing commences, and in any case it hasn’t stopped any terrorists from boarding any planes. That is intended to punish you and me for not enjoying it when we or our children get violated in public at the hands of our government.

It’s a punishment.

(h/t Instapundit)