Texas House of Representatives Bans Touching but Shooting Still Ok

The Texas House of Representatives just passed a
bill prohibiting public servants from touching the “anus, sexual organ,
buttocks, or breast of another person” including through clothing.
However, shooting someone’s balls off is still permissible.

SEE:

Texas House bans ‘offensive’ security pat-downs

© 2011 The Associated Press

May 13, 2011, 7:04AM

AUSTIN,
Texas — The Texas House passed a bill that would make it a criminal offense for
public servants to inappropriately touch travelers during airport security
pat-downs.

Approved late Thursday night, the measure makes it illegal for anyone conducting
searches to touch “the anus, sexual organ, buttocks, or breast of another
person” including through clothing.

Italso prohibits searches “that would be offensive to a reasonable
person.”

The bill’s chief sponsor is Republican Rep. David Simpson, who said, “this has
to do with dignity and travel, and prohibiting indecent, groping searches.”

He believes it will keep Transportation Security Administration officials from
treating travelers like criminals, though the measure may be superseded by
federal law.

After a brief but raucous debate, lawmakers approved the measure with little opposition
— drawing applause from supporters.

 

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