Safety has its price

I don’t see why this poor federal air marshal is being prosecuted. Given that TSA agents can strip-search women and molest them up in the name of airplane safety, shouldn’t this guy be praised for his diligence in ensuring there are no underwear bombers boarding planes?

A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cell phone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.

Nashville police say Adam J. Bartsch was on duty on Southwest Airline Flight 3132 on Thursday when a witness noticed he was taking the photos and grabbed his cell phone. Police say the witness notified a flight attendant and Bartsch was taken off the flight and charged with disorderly conduct.

Has our society descended to this, when an innocent government employee simply doing his job of protecting the public can be harassed and even charged with a crime?  Why the next thing you know, the NSA will be banned from poring closely over naked pictures being sent from teenagers’ cell phones!