Police State: TSA Defends Pat-Down Of 4-Year-Old...

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    Looks like Big Brother got em another evil Al Qaeder.


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    The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.

    The incident has been garnering increasing media and online attention since the child's mother, Michelle Brademeyer of Montana, detailed the ordeal in a public Facebook post last week. The Transportation Security Administration is defending its agents, despite new procedures aimed at reducing pat-downs of children.

    The child's grandmother, Lori Croft, told The Associated Press that Brademeyer and her daughter, Isabella, initially passed through security at the Wichita airport without incident. The girl then ran over to briefly hug Croft, who was awaiting a pat-down after tripping the alarm, and that's when TSA agents insisted the girl undergo a physical pat-down.

    Isabella had just learned about "stranger danger" at school, her grandmother said, adding that the girl was afraid and unsure about what was going on.

    "She started to cry, saying 'No I don't want to,' and when we tried talking to her she ran," Croft said. "They yelled, 'We are going to shut down the airport if you don't grab her.'"

    But she said the family's main concern was the lack of understanding from TSA agents that they were dealing with a 4-year-old child, not a terror suspect.

    "There was no common sense and there was no compassion," Croft said. "That was our biggest fault with the whole thing — not that they are following security procedures, because I understand that they have to do that."

    Brademeyer, of Missoula, Mont., wrote a public Facebook post last week about the April 15 incident, claiming TSA treated her daughter "no better than if she had been a terrorist." The posting was taken down Wednesday. Another post said the family had filed formal complaints with the TSA and the airport...

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    Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy « CBS DC


    WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight.


    Yet the ever vigilant TSA has no problem letting drugs through.

    TSA screeners allegedly let drug couriers through LAX for cash - latimes.com

    It's a bit more than just a police state. It's TSA agents delibertely attacking certain defenseless people to make it appear that they are doing something other than facilitating drug smuggling.
     
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    Do you really think that 4 year old and cerebral palsy victims are not capable of being given something to sneak through a checkpoint?
     
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    I believe it is lack of an exciting job.

    They WANT to find something...and they eagerly wait for ANYTHING that may mean something.

    its not that they want to pat someone down. They just want to feel important.
     
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    So far the only thing the TSA has to show for its efforts is two rape arrests, and several arrests for theft. All there efforts have netted zero foiled terrorist apprehensions. Meh, maybe one day they will be expected to show something for all the money spent on thees losers.
     
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    Sure...and when the little girl broke acceptable protocol, they simply needed her and Grandma to walk therough the screening process again.

    Sadly, that was not what they did...from what I understood.
     
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    Figures you wouldn't care. Anything goes for you, now that your BOOOOOSH Boogeyman is gone. So predictable. ;)
     
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    Have they found any ? For that matter, have they foiled any plots to down aircraft ? Found any drugs ? Anything ?
     
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    Yup.
     

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