TTY: Morrissey groped at San Francisco International Airport

UPDATE Oct. 6:

Morrissey airport security incident CCTV video posted - Gawker

UPDATE 1:50 PM PT
:

Uncleskinny posted the link:

A TSA spokesperson has denied any officer misconduct to Rolling Stone. "TSA takes all allegations of misconduct seriously and strives to treat every passenger with dignity and respect," Mike England says. "Upon review of closed circuit TV footage, TSA determined that the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures in the screening of this individual."

UPDATE July 31:

Morrissey claims sex assault by security at US airport - BBC News

Excerpt posted by klaus:

He added that the arrival of a second person to screen Morrissey was normal, and helped "to ensure the passenger does not have threat items, such as explosives concealed under clothing."



San Francisco International Airport
- true-to-you.net
29 July 2015

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older "airport security officer" approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in "authority", the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty "officer" was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That's just your opinion.

Apart from "that's just your opinion", he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else's, then my opinion must surely have some meaning. But, of course, what the airport security officer was saying was: your opinion will never count in the eyes of the law. The words "that's just your opinion" volunteered themselves from this 'officer's' mouth before he had even heard the question. He knew he could be confronted, but he also knew that he could never be challenged (even though the entire incident is most certainly on CCTV camera).

In the interests of imperishable bureaucracy my submitted complaint against this 'officer' will obviously be either unread or ignored because, as we all know, on matters of officialism it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all. However, what is clear is that, should you find yourself traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you should expect sexual abuse from the so-called 'security officers' who, we are unconvincingly warned, are acting only for our security.

Do people have minds?

Morrissey
29 July 2015



Media coverage:
 
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Most interesting thing that's happened involving Morrissey in a long while; certainly more interesting than any of his artistic output in recent years anyway. :D
 

The_Beginning

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I see you as a person who is trying to be inclusive but in my opinion you don't understand that you don't get to choose. The world will change with or without your permission. You can't be liberal on your own terms. It's not your choice to determine if the way another person deals with their struggle is acceptable or not except to yourself. Thanks for taking the time to consider my points.
I have to say that your hypotheticals are not persuasive and come across as the sorts of manufactured fiction that politicians use to win votes, but have no place in a real exchange of ideas conducted in good faith. I'm only saying that as feedback to help you improve.

Well I certainly get to choose how I conduct myself.

Help me improve my opinions? My opinions are fine as they are. I'm not imploring you to agree, simply responding specifically to your points, something that you did not do in this post. On the other hand, if you had something compelling to counter what I am saying, that's a different story.

If you are going to make a broad statement about the general irrelevance of my opinions, you should probably break things down and respond to each bit, otherwise the "feedback" is useless.
 
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No country is perfect obviously, and level of development is relative. Sure, China and India look better compared to Liberia or Sierra Leone, but what does that count for really?

from what i gather, if countries like sierra leone, liberia, china, india are primiteve, in your view only caucasian countries are not primitive. come on, that what you mean. go on and say it.
 

The_Beginning

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from what i gather, if countries like sierra leone, liberia, china, india are primiteve, in your view only caucasian countries are not primitive. come on, that what you mean. go on and say it.

This is all rather masochistic of you. I will not indulge your perversion.

And so I will instead say this: Japan is a very advanced country.
 

Happy Maudlin

Corinthian and Caricature
San Francisco International Airport - true-to-you.net
29 July 2015

On leaving the US on 27 July I flew from San Francisco International Airport to London on flight BA 284.

At 2:30 in the afternoon I went through the usual airport security procedure including the stand-up 'scanner', and all was well - no bleeps and nothing unusual.

Before I could gather my belongings from the usual array of trays I was approached by an "airport security officer" who stopped me, crouched before me and groped my penis and testicles. He quickly moved away as an older "airport security officer" approached.

The officer who sexually assaulted me was identified as the General Manager On Duty. Luckily I was accompanied by two members of British Airways Special Services, who were horrified at the sexual attack and suggested that I lodge a complaint. I asked if there would be any point in lodging a complaint since, as with any complaint against a figure in "authority", the complaints are simply collected in order to protect the guilty officer should the matter go further. The British Airways Special Services employees assured me that a complaint was worthwhile, and so I filed the appropriate information. However, before doing so, the guilty "officer" was confronted, and the conversation went thus:

You have just sexually groped this man.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
What you have done is illegal.
Officer: That's just your opinion.
You have no right to do what you have just done.
Officer: That's just your opinion.

Apart from "that's just your opinion", he would not comment, even though, since the penis and testicles were mine and no one else's, then my opinion must surely have some meaning. But, of course, what the airport security officer was saying was: your opinion will never count in the eyes of the law. The words "that's just your opinion" volunteered themselves from this 'officer's' mouth before he had even heard the question. He knew he could be confronted, but he also knew that he could never be challenged (even though the entire incident is most certainly on CCTV camera).

In the interests of imperishable bureaucracy my submitted complaint against this 'officer' will obviously be either unread or ignored because, as we all know, on matters of officialism it is not possible to be pleasantly surprised by anything at all. However, what is clear is that, should you find yourself traveling through San Francisco International Airport, you should expect sexual abuse from the so-called 'security officers' who, we are unconvincingly warned, are acting only for our security.

Do people have minds?

Morrissey
29 July 2015

I step away from Morrissey Solo for awhile, then in a moment of serendipity, I return to find this. Bless this site.
 
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Interesting, how we had people on this angry that others were making light of this incident, and that just because Morrissey is a man doesn't mean we shouldn't treat this as a serious sexual assault. Then Morrissey is asked about on the Letterman interview, and his first reaction is to laugh.
 
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Anonymous

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Larry King, I mean - not Letterman. They are all the same to me.
 
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Anonymous

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Maybe that employee just wanted to see if Morrissey was white inside.
 

The_Beginning

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Interesting, how we had people on this angry that others were making light of this incident, and that just because Morrissey is a man doesn't mean we shouldn't treat this as a serious sexual assault. Then Morrissey is asked about on the Letterman interview, and his first reaction is to laugh.

A woman could choose to laugh too. It doesn't mean it can't be considered serious.

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yeah, you can't help but feel the whites are a subspecies

Agreed. The empirical evidence is overwhelming.
 
what about "the testicular fondling of Morrissey" AFFAIR at San Francisco International Airport? Some News?
i don't forget everyone here wanted to kill the furious man, who raped Morrissey,
we think he deserves a flagitious ending indeed, YOU know that.
but YOU know our Morrissey fanatics love is bigger then forgiveness, too.
consequently we all aspire a peaceful pleasing and whatsoever unwarlike sexual intercourse, of course
with the Myth of (sapiential music) alias St. Pat. Mor.
 
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Anonymous

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what about "the testicular fondling of Morrissey" AFFAIR at San Francisco International Airport? Some News?
i don't forget everyone here wanted to kill the furious man, who raped Morrissey,
we think he deserves a flagitious ending indeed, YOU know that.
but YOU know our Morrissey fanatics love is bigger then forgiveness, too.
consequently we all aspire a peaceful pleasing and whatsoever unwarlike sexual intercourse, of course
with the Myth of (sapiential music) alias St. Pat. Mor.

are you using Google translate by any chance? it sounds very mumbo-jumbo
 
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Anonymous

Guest
what about "the testicular fondling of Morrissey" AFFAIR at San Francisco International Airport? Some News?
i don't forget everyone here wanted to kill the furious man, who raped Morrissey,
we think he deserves a flagitious ending indeed, YOU know that.
but YOU know our Morrissey fanatics love is bigger then forgiveness, too.
consequently we all aspire a peaceful pleasing and whatsoever unwarlike sexual intercourse, of course
with the Myth of (sapiential music) alias St. Pat. Mor.

How exactly does one go about bedding a Myth, Genie? I've been rub-a-dub-dubbing your bottle and cajoling your sweet heart for months....no such luck. YOU know where to find me - always have XOX
 
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Anonymous

Guest
How exactly does one go about bedding a Myth, Genie? I've been rub-a-dub-dubbing your bottle and cajoling your sweet heart for months....no such luck. YOU know where to find me - always have XOX

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The_Beginning

Well-Known Member
what about "the testicular fondling of Morrissey" AFFAIR at San Francisco International Airport? Some News?
i don't forget everyone here wanted to kill the furious man, who raped Morrissey,
we think he deserves a flagitious ending indeed, YOU know that.
but YOU know our Morrissey fanatics love is bigger then forgiveness, too.
consequently we all aspire a peaceful pleasing and whatsoever unwarlike sexual intercourse, of course
with the Myth of (sapiential music) alias St. Pat. Mor.

Indeed, Morrissey gets to choose whom he has sex with. People do not get to choose to touch him inappropriately against his will.

The people above making light of his assault because he is a man should be ashamed of themselves. The evolution of equality works both ways: as we have learned to take women's sexual assaults seriously, we must also learn to take men's sexual assaults equally seriously.

Because Morrissey purportedly laughed about it later does not mean it is not serious. Everyone deals with their trauma in different ways.
 

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