Sunday, June 26, 2011

Feeling Safer Now?

Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search | mother, search, adult - Northwest Florida Daily News: "Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.

Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search."

Link via Boing Boing.

5 comments:

Rusty said...

Ah yes, the old "we were only following orders" defense.

Seepy Benton said...

Yet another reason not to fly any more.

Cap'n Bob said...

I hope she crapped in it first.

Seepy Benton said...

She did.

Richard R. said...

Customs officials have always had carte blanch about what they can do, and the TSA just took that attitude, "shut up and do as we say" to a higher level because terrorism gives them the excuse to do it. They are a bunch of jerks, I think. TSA is the main reason I try not to fly anymore. This one needs to be on the national news, and Congress needs to reign these people in.