Claims agent Told 15-year-old girl to “cover up”

Steve Watson
June 17, 2013


The co-founder of the popular news blog Boing Boing has claimed that a TSA officer humiliated his fifteen year old daughter by aggressively telling her “COVER YOURSELF!”, after glaring at her t-shirt.

Mark Frauenfelder, also editor in chief of Make magazine, notes that the incident took place Sunday, writing “…a TSA officer at LAX humiliated and shamed my 15-year-old daughter.”

“She is traveling with a group of high school students on a college tour and we were not with her when he verbally abused her.” Frauenfelder adds, saying that he received details from his daughter by text message.

“…she was at the station where the TSA checks IDs. She said the officer was “glaring” at her and mumbling. She said, “Excuse me?” and he said, “You’re only 15, COVER YOURSELF!” in a hostile tone. She said she was shaken up by his abusive manner.” Frauenfelder explains, including the photo of his daughter’s rather normal looking outfit, consisting of a pair of long black leggings and a tank top with a flannel shirt over it.

” It doesn’t matter what she was wearing, though, because it’s none of his business to tell girls what they should or should not wear.” the blogger added.

“His creepy thoughts are his own problem, and he shouldn’t use his position of authority as an excuse to humiliate a girl and blame her for his sick attitude.”

Boing Boing routinely posts stories relating to TSA abuses and has extensively promoted opt out events and other protests against both the TSA enhance pat-down policy, and the agency’s use of revealing and irradiating body scanners.

Frauenfelder claims that that TSA are investigating the incident, which they are ‘taking seriously’.

This latest account comes just weeks after an incident in which activist Ashley Jessica was filmed being inappropriately touched by a TSA agent.

Jessica, who led the Infowars Opt Out & Film the TSA campaign last Thanksgiving, was shown in the clip undergoing an invasive pat down having exercised her right to refuse to go through a body scanner machine.

Jessica recoiled when the agent touched both her breasts and her vagina. The video went viral on the internet and received international news coverage.

Earlier this month, upon attempting to enter the UK to cover the Bilderberg meeting for Infowars, Jessica was detained for 24 hours and sent back to the US.

The latest incident is hardly surprising, given that it is no exaggeration to say that the TSA is manned by an army of perverts and sexual deviants. The agency has been found to consistently hire sexual deviants and even pedophiles. The amount of stories that have emerged documenting this phenomenon is staggering.


Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’, and He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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