85-Year-Old, 110-lb Grandmother Strip-Searched By TSA At JFK...

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    WTG TSA! Got another Al Qaeder i see. :eek:


    An 85-year-old Long Island grandmother says she plans to sue the TSA after a humiliating strip search on Tuesday by agents at JFK Airport.

    Lenore Zimmerman, who lives in Long Beach, says she was on her way to a 1 p.m. flight to Fort Lauderdale when security whisked her to a private room and took off her clothes.

    “I walk with a walker — I really look like a terrorist,” she said sarcastically. “I’m tiny. I weigh 110 pounds, 107 without clothes, and I was strip-searched.”

    TSA spokeswoman Lisa Farbstein said a review of closed circuit TV footage from the airport shows “proper procedures were followed.”

    But Zimmerman, whose hunched back puts her at 4-foot-11, said her ordeal began after her son, Bruce, drove her to the JetBlue terminal for the Florida flight. She lives in warm Coconut Creek during the winter.

    She checked her bags, waited for a wheelchair and parted ways with her doting son — her only immediate relative.

    When Zimmerman reached a security checkpoint, she asked if she could forgo the advanced image technology screening equipment, fearing it might interfere with her defibrillator.

    She said she normally gets patted down. But this time, she says that two female agents escorted her to a private room and began to remove her clothes.

    “I was outraged,” said Zimmerman, a retired receptionist.

    As she tried to lift a lightweight walker off her lap, she says, the metal bars banged against her leg and blood trickled from a gash.

    “My sock was soaked with blood,” she said. “I was bleeding like a pig.”

    She says the TSA agents showed no sympathy, instead pulling down her pants and asking her to raise her arms.

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    Strip shows at the airport?

    Suh-WEET!
     
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    85yr. olds with walkers? You enjoy but count me out. :hellno:
     
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    From your first link:
    They did it because they are fucking thugs and they fucking can.
     
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    I'm surprised it wasn't a full-cavity search.
     
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    In due time!
     
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    Let's be real for a minute though. The TSA doesn't exist to fight the "War on Terror", it exists to fight the War on Drugs but no one in the Federal Government will ever admit that because the War on Drugs is such an abject failure and in this case violates the Constitution.
     
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    Very good point.
     
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    how so much has changed in a couple generations....that harmless 85yo is part of the "Greatest Generation" that fought WWII for our freedoms....today she becomes the "enemy suspect " of her country....

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBAPI3y-BMA]TSA-The Penultimate Step of Full Government Control? - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    This is the result of enabling cop wannabes with gestapo powers and almost all the benefits of a postal worker. There is very little accountability for these scumbags.
     
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