TSA apologizes for attempting to screen toddler in wheelchair
Best to get DUmmie RaginInMiami in on this one!!!
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:46 PM
|TSA apologizes for attempting to screen toddler in wheelchair
ST. LOUIS The Transportation Security Administration is apologizing after agents at Lambert Airport in St. Louis sought to screen a 3-year-old girl in a wheelchair.
The mother of the child shot video that caused a stir in social media after it was posted online.
The incident happened Feb. 8. The girl and her family were about to fly to Disney World in Orlando, Fla. A TSA agent asked to pat down the 3-year-old and screen her wheelchair. The agent initially told the girl's mother, Annie Schulte, it was illegal to tape the activity.
On the video, the little girl, Lucy, who has spina bifida, is seen crying.
Agents eventually decided against a pat-down.
The TSA says it regrets the incident and will address concerns with its workers.
This is in regards to this story: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022408410
And look who shows up!!!!
Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)
Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:55 PM
|I travel a good bit. It is appalling how many small children and really elderly and frail people are singled out for TSA bullshit.
Due to various factors, I get to spend a good bit of time in the 'box' when I fly (like 90% of every pass-thru), so I see a lot of this.
Of course we can't emulate the Israeli's approach and profile potential terrorists...
That might actually work. We sure as hell can't have that!:rolleyes: