TSA policies must change


 

CNN reports:

The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security….

"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," the federal agency said. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure."

Jean Weber told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Sunday that the security officers may have been procedurally correct, but she still does not believe they were justified, especially given her mother’s frail condition. "If this is your procedure — which I do understand — I also feel that your procedure needs to be changed," she said.

How much longer are we going to tolerate living in a police state where this sort of absurd security theater takes place? I simply don’t believe TSA makes us safer. What makes us safer are secure cockpit doors and passengers who will no longer stand by like sheep when terrorists strike. The rest is all costly bull sh*t.

TSA policies must change
Steve Bainbridge
Mon, 27 Jun 2011 22:28:56 GMT

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