JANUARY 13--The woman who sued the Transportation Security Administration after her breasts were exposed during a frisking at a Texas airport will receive a “nominal” payment from the government as part of a legal settlement, The Smoking Gun has learned.
The settlement was disclosed in documents filed last week in U.S. District Court in Amarillo, where Lynsie Murley last year filed a lawsuit accusing the TSA of negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in connection with the May 2008 incident at the Corpus Christi airport.
Well, isnt this special:
Woman pays taxes to federal government.
Federal government gives tax money to TSA.
Tax enabled TSA causes same woman emotional distress
by causing her to expose herself in public (without cause).
Federal court orders settlement "from the government" to wronged woman.
American taxpayer money paid out to wronged woman.
Those [TSA employees] who violated her rights don't have to pay out of their own pocket; no word on disciplinary action.
So, woman pays for the privilege of being abused by those oath bound to protect her constitutional rights, and tasked with protecting her life by screening for threats,
And we pay money to support both their labor, and bail out their abuses.
Do we as taxpayers bear collective guilt for TSA thuggery?
"People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them."--Frederic Bastiat