Sunday, June 26, 2011

Elderly woman in wheelchair forced to remove adult diaper for TSA search

TSA strikes again. They forced a 95-year-old woman in a wheelchair to remove her adult diaper to complete a search. I am sure the agents were only following procedures. The men who drove Jews to Nazi death camps in Germany were only following procedures too. It blows my mind that many otherwise patriotic Americans support these invasive TSA searches in the name of public safety. You don't wipe your butt on our Constitution in the name of public safety.
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.

Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.

“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”

Sari Koshetz, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration in Miami, said she could not comment on specific cases to protect the privacy of those involved.
TSA spokeswoman, Sari Koshetz, should fear burning in hell for this lie.
“The TSA works with passengers to resolve any security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner,”


SE Pepper said...

When will this insanity of government tyranny stop?

We are living in a modern-day Herodian palace-- where all of the guard towers face INWARD towards the citizens. Even if you possessed your very own authentic long form birth certificate to show to the TSA, that would have no bearing on whether you are chosen for "special inspection". They are inspecting EXACTLY the wrong people, by order of their leader. Skunk Lady, and HER boss, must GO!

Rottman said...

I'm completely shaken by that... My grandmother has been wearing diapers for senior citizens for more than 10 years (she's 97 years young now :) ) and I remembered how even at 87 she was very embarrassed when we decided it's time for her to start wearing adult diapers, and till now she's still not feeling good about it.. I can't even imagine her being in such an embarrassing and intrusive situation..