61-year-old Yukari Mihamae apparently wasn’t pleased with the Transporation Security Administration and took it out on a TSO at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on Thursday. Entering the security checkpoint, she grabbed the left breast of the female agent, squeezed it, and twisted it.
Such behavior must be condemned. Lawless behavior should not be countered with lawless behavior, and no one–not even TSA clerks–should be groped.
But I find it quite ironic that while the TSA gets away with groping travelers every day, this woman has been charged with a felony count of sexual abuse and faces a hefty fine and jail time.
Shouldn’t public policy simply be that we, as a society, do not accept groping?
I will have more to say on the Court decision upholding the use of full body scanners tomorrow.