The Consumerist: 4-Year-Old Gets TSA Pat-Down Following Hug From Grandma

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    According to other accounts, that's because the family is pursuing this legally.

    Also, from the Associated Press comes this bit of disgusting, sick info:
    There is no -- no -- reason on earth why they would ever need to screen a child alone without his/her parents. None. This is some sick twisted (expletive deleted). Where are our TSA know-it-alls to defend this??
     
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  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    They would say it was proper procedure and for the safety of the child and safety of everyone traveling.

    You know the drill by now:rolleyes:
     
  3. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    wrong, it's not proper procedure. Adults must be with kids when they are screened.
     
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  4. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

    The TSA also claimed they permit children multiple passes through their imaging machines, but they refused to permit this child even one pass through their naked scammers.

    I don't know why they bother with these lies.
     
  5. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    John Pistole should be prosecuted. But he won't be. Meanwhile, all over the country, people continue to be abused. It boggles the mind.
     
  6. Ciarin

    Ciarin Member

    They probably didn't put her through the scanner because she was already passed that point when she touched her grandma.
     
  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The problem is they've been indoctrinated and twisted into following whatever procedure is dictated to them that they CANNOT perceive what should be clearly obvious to them and that is you CANNOT behave this way to child of that age. You CANNOT be that inhumane and hateful and inconsiderate. Not one of the *ssholes involved in this affair had the stones to stick up for that little kid. The fact they had no sympathy here shows the type of subhumans that get hired at TSA.
     
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  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But they brag about doing things differently from one airport to the next. It's randomized security for our protection, for which we should be eternally thankful. Perhaps at your airport that's proper procedure. At this airport, apparently, they take the 4-year-old girls into a back room alone & maul them. It's all for your safety.
     
  9. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    All the while the flotsam and jetsam they pick up off the street and let into the airport secure areas without background checks runs amok taking bribes to allow drug and other packages thru.
     
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  10. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    "Touched her grandma"! "Touched her grandma"! Stop the presses! Call in the troops! Shut down the terminal! Code Red! She touched her grandma! Terror in the skies!
     
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  11. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Yet the public has nothing to prove your claim. TSA hides behind secrecy so TSA employees can abuse people in any manner they wish.
     
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    Mike Founding Member Coach

  13. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Amy Alkon posted this photo when the story broke. Glad to see Boing Boing adding the "Terrorist" label to it.
     
  14. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    The comments at BoingBoing are amazingly awesome!
     
  15. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    What an adorable little girl. I wonder if she is still having nightmares about her experience.
     
  16. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    According to the news accounts, yes.
     
  17. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I believe the other TSA agents would say your information is out of date.
     
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  18. Affection

    Affection Original Member

    Blogger Bob won't approve any of my comments anymore... sad. :(
     
  19. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So use an alias.

    Post a copy of each comment elsewhere so there is a record of governmental censorship.
     
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  20. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    His lost.
     

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