Skip to comments.Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers
Posted on 04/24/2012 9:55:17 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong.
And a recent incident in Wichita, Kansas has reinforced that argument, as a four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line.
The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat', while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down.
When asked about the overbearing treatment the girl received, a TSA spokesman did not apologise and insisted that correct procedures had been followed.
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What kind of people does the government employ? They do this to a girl who’s barely a toddler. Would they have done this if she were an adult illegal alien?
I just can’t believe that the Republicans have not yet tried to demolish the TSA! What are they waiting for? The people are behind them probably 80% - are they waiting for a higher majority? Geez - This is ridiculous!
I refuse to travel by plane until things change!
Illegal aliens can't get on commercial airplanes because... THEY HAVE TO SHOW TSA A GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID!
They can vote but they can't travel by air.
Republiwusses are waiting for their stones to expand from the microscopic.
Well, I’d guess that unless the majority become Doctors, that we are lost but still waiting for results.
I wish I could remember the name of the freeper that said she was a TSA agent and that there are just a few rotten eggs in their ranks giving her and the other angels she works with a unfair bad rap.
Thanks George W!!!!
Real well thought out plan you put in there.
Thousands Standing Around need to be privatized.
It's a variation; but the 'same stuff' of useful idiots. . .
Of course; there ARE some decent folks in these positions; just not enough; given the task at hand.
How about a Muslim or a child of one. NOPE; they would not. For that matter; how many childen of 'color'; have been victimized by TSA? Would bet 'NONE". . .
Thank you RINO Congress members and Democrats; and yes, some Conservative votes here. And yes; thanks too; to GW; who appeared unable to resist what seemed a pushy ‘mandate’ as the ‘smoke’ still burned from 9/11.
Why do these pictures make me want to shout the f word over and over, actually the f word w/a few others attached to it.
I went through this crap twice. It was enough.
Haven’t flown since.
“All right Dog Breath, Spread em”
All these well-paid TSA gropers with their union jobs are giving the illusion that they are protecting America from air terrorism. What a joke.
Nothing they are doing will detect the body cavity implantation of explosives. That old man with a huge pot gut and a pacemaker may actually have a bomb detonator made to look like a pacemaker and a pot gut filled with Semtex (not the similarly named energy drink). As little as 250 grams (or a little more than 1/2 LB) of Semtex can bring down an airline.
The Muslim terrorists have all the time in the world to perfect their internally implanted bomb designs on live animals.
Might I add, FUTSA!
What makes you think that the Republicans have any interest in constitutional government or in reducing or even reigning in any government function? Republicans gave us "no child left behind," and the senior prescription drug give away funded by our tax dollars to name just two examples. The ethanol as a motor fuel farce is due to Republicans. Even Reagan signed into law the unconstitutional ban on full auto weapons. They're really just "Democrat lite" when it comes to government excesses.
Free men and women don’t do this #%ap to one another and their kids.
Dont worry. Now that 0bama has declared the War on Terror over Im sure both the TSA and Homeland Security will be abolished. < /sarcasm>
Yeah! Just like there are a “few’ bad teachers giving the government schools a bad rap. Soon we will here the same excuses about Obamacare.
Havent flown since.
I had to go on several trips since the TSA started their crap, and have to fly in the near future. I dread the security every time.
Nothing at all.
Sure, just a few.......
Back when Bush was POTUS I used to complain regularly about TSA wasting money (big money) by treating us all like terrorists and almost everyone I talked to said they were happy it was keeping them 'safe'. It takes an Obama for Republicans to see the light.
The Patriot Act, and TSA, the need to protect us from us, was one of Bush’s biggest failures.
I think on Day 1 when Obama was first learning about his Executive powers he thought to himself, “Damn! I knew that president had far reaching powers, I didn’t know that Bush made it this easy for me.”
And then he set to working on Obamacare the very next morning. :)
Nail on the head!
I''m with you! I will not get on a plane either. No need to.
They are afraid. Their greatest fear is that a terrorist attack happen after they dismantle TSA. They are as afraid of this possibility as they are of reforming entitlement programs. This is why the TSA will be with us forever.
all this crap was instituted by "R"epublicans...
Shoe bomber? Underwear bomber? Box cutters? Erratic Muslim clerics causing a scene?
No trials for them. Just burials at the hands of their intended victims.
GWB kept us safe.
‘Flags waving’ Da-Da-Da , America-America.
But now it's all different, Obama does it because he hates us. It's like TARP :)
I dont like those scanners and I definitely dont like being separated visually from my ID, especially when they wont let me near the gate without my ID.
It used to be, when one of these guys screwed up, you didn’t get meat in your hamburger, there was something sinister in the secret sauce, or there was an extra dollar charged to your credit card.
Now they’re there to F up our wives and our children.
This is what Freedom looks like? Really?
This is what Land of the Free and Home of the Brave means to these people?
Somewhere along the way, we let someone with terminal dyslexia interpret the U. S. Constitution. Hey folks, I want a second opinion!
I haven’t agreed with this from day one either.
At one point I went so far as to say I would voluntarily board a doomed flight rather than have our populace have to put up with this s—t.
I meant it too.
One of the things that bothered me the most about the airport security, was them singling out my wife on the last two flights we took together.
I was forced to walk ahead while they gave her ‘extra attention’. I was raised to respect my wife, and be there to protect her if need be. Now I’m told ‘f—k you’, go on your way while we do as we please to her, or we’ll tackle you and basically F you up.
Say what? Never again.
“You vill obey!!”
Thank you, D.C. !!
Common sense... How does it work again? ;-)
Bro....we are in treacherous times. Off to the shooting range.
Getting there though. Just gotta get this deck built and I should be able to enjoy the rest of my summer.
It would be interesting to see how this has effected
I don’t fly any more and it sounds like a lot of
people have made up their minds that it’s not worth it.
It’s really screwed up that instead of takiing it to
the terrorists it’s the tourist who gets the short end.
9/11 made it easier for terrorist ethnic groups to fly on our airlines. I haven’t flown much in my life, but can’t imagine wanting to now, short of owning and flying my own plane.
I was Bush supporter once and I never supported it, but that doesn’t surprise me.
If I ever fly again I’m gonna make sure my shoes smell really bad so the pig gets a wiff when I’m ordered to take them off so he can look inside for nukes.
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