The Limits of Government Surveillance? For Now.


Air Marshal Adam Bartsch was on duty Thursday when the incident occurred on a Southwest flight from Nashville to Tampa, according to an affidavit.

A witness saw 28-year-old Bartsch snapping photos underneath women’s skirts, grabbed the cell phone and brought it to the attention of a flight attendant.

Bartsch was removed from the flight and taken into custody. He admitted to taking 10 to 12 photos underneath women’s skirts. Officials say he’s taken similar photos several times in the past. TSA released a statement, saying the organization doesn’t tolerate Bartsch’s behavior.

So they don’t tolerate it and they know he have done it “several times in the past.”