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Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy
CBS WNEW ^ | 25 April 2012 | Editors

Posted on 04/26/2012 11:48:40 AM PDT by Robert Drobot

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight....“They make our lives completely difficult,” her father, Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, told The Daily. “She’s not a threat to national security.”

Frank taped the encounter, which ended when a supervisor inspected her crutches and let them pass. But agents followed up and insisted upon doing a full inspection of Dina.

Ultimately, the family missed their flight.

(Excerpt) Read more at washington.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; Russia
KEYWORDS: children; families; harassment; homelandinsanity; tsa; tsaoutofcontrol; tsapervs
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To: Hodar
Israel also deals with about as many passengers a year as a mid-sized regional airport--about 11 million (Sacramento alone does 10 million). We do that number in the US every five days. Scaling up the Israeli model would be a huge undertaking, requiring, by one blog's calculations, half a million more TSA employees.
51 posted on 04/26/2012 2:29:01 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Hodar
"While your arguement with regard to the 10th ammendment seems valid - the Surpeme Court would disagree with you, as well as Congress. This would fall into Article 1, Section 8 of our Constitution which gives the Federal Goverment the following powers: The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of the United States; To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes; and so on, and so forth.

The commerce clause in Article 1 Section 8 does empower congress to keep the commerce trade among the states regular. Politicians and the carefully selected judges will find a way to try to fit all expansion of power into this "commerce clause", and it is in no way what the founding fathers meant.

Having the national government set up shop on private property and get between me and a private company the what the TSA does is in no way defined by: To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

I am not against security check points in airports, or arriving an hour early. I am against the national government performing this task. It should be done by the airline, the airport, or the state. The national government has once again overstepped their constitutional authority.

52 posted on 04/26/2012 2:36:40 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: Hodar
ANYONE who for WHATEVER reason defends the tactics and mindless, robotic, inconsiderate, intrusive, nasty and supercilious, NAZI-LIKE, Jackbooted Thugs of the "Thousands Standing Around" (TSA) is a flaming ijit!

PS: Can you name me ONE (just ONE) terrorist threat or act they have uncovered/prevented?

I rest my case!!!

53 posted on 04/26/2012 2:55:35 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: Hodar
BS to all you say....and my niece had to remove in public her breast prosthesis, (due to removal of breast by cancer) to show the creep patting her down...she said she wanted to throw it at her but didn't want to mess up the prosthesis...didn't offer her a private room to check...they are all perverts and if your one, that includes you... She says she will never fly again and the last time she visited it was in a car....(Friendship airport out of Baltimore)
54 posted on 04/26/2012 3:59:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Diogenesis
Okay here are my thoughts on this after many years. By using a little logic and the brain God gave me I finally see this mess in a different way than I used to.

The media and government have hyped the sheeple into a frenzy. The public are afraid of terror. They're terrorized by terror. It is part of the whole new 'scared American' culture - scared of everything. Home of the brave - not anymore.

So here's the truth - here are the odds we live with (pulled from various sources):

ODDS (Lifetime)

Getting divorced: 1 in 3

Dying from heart disease: 1 in 3

An American woman developing
cancer: 1 in 3

Getting arthritis: 1 in 7

Victim of a serious crime: 1 in 20

Getting colon cancer: 1 in 20

Writing a New York Times best seller: 1 in 220

Dying from falling down: 1 in 246

Injury from using a chain saw: 1 in 4,464

Dying on a bicycle: 1 in 4,472

Injured by a toilet this year: 1 in 10,000

Winning an Academy Award: 1 in 11,500

Being murdered: 1 in 18,000

Dying in a car accident: 1 in 18,585

Being wrongly declared dead by a
Social Security data entry mistake: 1 in 23,483

Non-felon being murdered with a gun: 1 in 500,000

Being in a plane crash: 1 in 500,000

Dying from being bitten by a dog: 1 in 700,000

Death by lightning strike: 1 in 2.5 million

Dying from food poisoning: 1 in 3 million

Getting AIDS from heterosexual sex
without using a condom: 1 in 5 million

Being elected President: 1 in 10 million

Dying in a terrorist attack: 1 in 30 MILLION

When you look at the odds you can CLEARLY see that this is just a way for the power mad control freaks in government get rid of individual liberty, to destroy the constitution and this country, and to grope grandmas, war vets and children - plain and simple. Just look at the numbers.

And please, please - wake up!! Being an enabler of the destruction of America and her constitution is not a great legacy.

Make the founders proud and just please, wake up.

55 posted on 04/26/2012 4:05:41 PM PDT by LibertyLA (fighting libtards and other giant government enablers!)
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To: fortheDeclaration
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves. -William Pitt the Younger
56 posted on 04/26/2012 4:07:04 PM PDT by Max in Utah (A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within.)
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57 posted on 04/26/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Robert Drobot

Here’s a shocker. The humanists are inhumane. Who would have ever guessed this??? Now we know why Christians of the “inflexible” variety, are their number one enemy.


58 posted on 04/26/2012 7:03:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: fortheDeclaration
They are willing to wear the chains of bondage for a little the appearance of security.

The TSA isn't securing anyone. The only people they fool is the public. It certainly isn't fooling Al-Qa'ida.....it seems most terror attempts these days are thwarted by security concious passengers.......then Janet Nagatalino gets her ugly fat face on television to say "the system worked."

59 posted on 04/26/2012 7:12:04 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Robert Drobot

Evidently handicapped Jewish girls from Long Island pose a threat to national security.
WTF!


60 posted on 04/26/2012 7:35:08 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet

I find it absolutely nauseating to read posts by bootlickers that defend TYRANNY of any sort. The whole DHS & TSA needs to be completely DISBANDED. The fact that anyone can defend ANY of it makes me want to puke.


61 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:14 PM PDT by zzeeman ("We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.")
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To: Tigerized

But the liberals say it’s our fault because we created a culture of fear........


62 posted on 04/26/2012 10:09:45 PM PDT by Almondjoy
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To: Hodar

“let’s blame the TSA.”

Sounds good to me.

I blame the TSA.


63 posted on 04/26/2012 10:12:33 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Hodar

“You have to have one set of rules that apply equally, to everyone.”

No, actually, you don’t.


64 posted on 04/26/2012 10:16:08 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Repeat Offender

Very true!


65 posted on 04/26/2012 10:31:03 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!-Sam Adams)
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To: Robert Drobot
Those before us would not sit on their hands while permitting government agencies, under the color of authority, to bully, insult and arrogantly abuse both physically and mentally the American Citizen.

Those before us would have left the airports deserted monuments to governmental stupidity...

The real culprits are those who continue to pay for the priveledge of being patted down.

Short of revolution, vote with your feet.

66 posted on 04/27/2012 4:28:01 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

“On the road again” ( Willy Nelson ) comes to mind.......


67 posted on 04/30/2012 6:30:50 AM PDT by Robert Drobot (Fiat voluntas tua)
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