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...to get the shaft.
I've often heard jokes about having to get a cavity search done by TSA agents while going through airport security.
However, Mark Steyn points out that it's no joke. Police in New Mexico subjected two individuals to the ordeal, found nothing and the hospital sent at least one person a $6K bill.
Seriously though, the subtitle of Mark's article makes the point:
Too many of our rulers and their enforcers reflexively see the citizenry primarily as a threat.