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TSA Manhandles Disabled Three-Year-Old in Wheelchair, Offers No Explanation

fred1601 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:11 AM
I do believe the T.S.A. does a good job, I also believe the American Public is ignorant to what is going on in the world and how dangerous it is to fly. Just as a example, why are we asked to remove our shoes ? Remember the "Shoe Bomber", IF you ask most people they don't have a clue. I will continue to be happy removing my shoes as it will result in added protection for myself and family to reach our destination.
IddiKlu Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 11:12 AM
Ever hear of 'those that would give up their freedom for a little security will end up with and deserve neither'?
justplainhadit Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:27 AM
Yes Fred, they do a good job in the overall BIG picture. That in no way excuses the incidents of abuse and overstepping their authority. I stated earlier, there needs to be a ZERO TOLERANCE when it comes to TSA abuse. First incident should equal dismissal. Too many of these agents are wannabee police officers and couldn't make the grade so they were hired as agents of the TSA. It is reminiscent of the "neighborhood watch" guy down in Florida that was playing cop and wound up shooting a teen by WAY OVERSTEPPING his purpose in "WATCHING".
fred1601 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:19 PM
The individual in Fla. should have never been charged in the first place and I do believe there is enough evidence to support this. You also assume TSA agents are mostly wannabe Cops is the most inaccurate statement you will have ever made.
binc Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 8:14 AM
Not profiling is among the bone deep dumbest things this country has come up with.

The Transportation Security Administration is apparently not content with fondling America’s private parts or administering airport prostate exams. They have now uncovered a more nefarious kind of terror threat – three-year-old girls confined to wheelchairs.

Nathan Forck and his wife Annie, along with their three children were heading to Disney World for a family vacation. Lucy, their three-year-old, has Spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.

The family managed to make it through the TSA checkpoint at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport without any problems. But as they prepared to walk to their gate, a TSA agent pulled aside Lucy for...