Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Meet the TSA’s latest victim. A 95-year old woman, battling leukemia, was traveling from Florida to Michigan with her daughter, Jean Weber, to live with family members before moving into an assisted living facility.
The TSA incident took place on June 18 at Northwest Florida Regional Airport near Pensacola, FL.
While going through the airport’s security checkpoint, a TSA officer performed a pat down on Weber’s mother, Weber told CNN. After an officer felt something “suspicious” on her leg, Weber’s mother was taken into a private room for further inspection. The officer then told Weber that her mother’s Depend undergarment was soiled and prevented a complete pat down from being done. The officer asked for it to be removed, which Weber did in a restroom.
“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil. Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”
Weber told the News-Herald she filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Insecurity after the incident.
As usual, the TSA defended their actions telling CNN:
“While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner. We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure.”
Sari Koshetz, a tool for the Transportation Security Administration in Miami, told the News-Herald there was a reason why security procedures were the same for everyone.
“TSA cannot exempt any group from screening because we know from intelligence that there are terrorists out there that would then exploit that vulnerability.”
There you have it folks. According to the TSA Stasi-mind think, a 95-year old women, battling leukemia, en route to assisted living, fits the profile of a possible terrorist. The take away from this latest TSA outrage is, we’re all terrorist suspects.