TSA Apologizes To Elderly Women For Strip Search At Kennedy Airport...

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    But only after initially claiming the two women were liars. This is why most Americans no longer trust their Government. Their first instinct is to always lie initially. And this half-hearted quasi apology will not be enough for these women.


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    In an about-face, the feds have admitted wrongdoing in the cases of two elderly women who say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport by overzealous screeners.

    Federal officials had initially insisted that all “screening procedures were followed” after Ruth Sherman, 89, and Lenore Zimmerman, 85, went public with separate accounts of humiliating strip searches.

    But in a letter obtained by the Daily News, the Homeland Security Department acknowledges that screeners violated standard practice in their treatment of the ailing octogenarians last November.

    Assistant Homeland Security Secretary Betsy Markey concedes to state Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) that Sherman was forced to show security agents her colostomy bag — a violation of policy.

    “It is not standard operating procedure for colostomy devices to be visually inspected, and [the Transportation Security Administration\] apologizes for this employee’s action,” Markey wrote.

    The letter says that Sherman, who uses a wheelchair, was escorted into a private area after she voluntarily lowered her pants to show screeners the device.

    In the private room, she was patted down and told to show agents the colostomy bag, the letter says.

    Markey still maintained that the Florida-based Sherman was never asked to remove her clothing.

    “They asked me to pull my sweatpants down, and now they’re not telling you the truth,” Sherman fumed Monday.

    Markey also denied that Zimmerman had been strip-searched, but did apologize for the conduct of a TSA agent who violated policy by scanning the Long Island granny’s back brace.

    Zimmerman had told The News two female agents removed her clothes — instead of just patting her down — after she revealed that she was wearing a defibrillator.

    “They’re lying,” said Zimmerman. “I don’t have a problem with [screeners checking\] the back brace. I have a problem with being strip-searched.”



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    Anyone still believe them when they claim their scanner equipment poses no health risks?
     
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    What is the TSA's obsession with strip searching 80 year old women?
     
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    i dont know but I hope they keep doing it. Such an inane thing pissing off obsessive-compulsives like Libocalypsenow is perfect.
     
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    Don't question Big Brother. They know what's best for you. They just gotta stop those dreaded Grandma Al Qaeders. They're a threat to our American way of life. :cuckoo:
     
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    Have these guys even netted 1 terrorist yet?
     
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    they're trolling the fuck out of Pauliticians and Libocalypsenow's of the world by scanning grannies - and they fall for it hard and it's hilarious.
     
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    They've caught people trying to board with some suspect assed shit on them, definitely. Google it.
     
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    The TSA - Obama's Brownshirts
     

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