Skip to comments.TSA Pat-Down Leaves Bladder Cancer Patient Humiliated, Crying & Soaked in Urine
Posted on 11/20/2010 10:53:27 PM PST by FTJM
When I went to the airport today, I was put in the uncomfortable position of a so-called naked full-body scan. Todays experience was very different from the last flight I made, nearly two weeks ago; at that time I only had to go through a magnetometer. Today there was no option it was either the full-body scan, a humiliating pat-down or no flight. All passengers flying out of Washington, DC were subjected to the new procedures. So, like confused cattle, our uneasy line of air travelers was herded through the machine.
But my experience today was nothing compared to that of Thomas D. Tom Sawyer, a 61-year-old retired special education teacher from Lansing, Michigan. Sawyer was reportedly on his way to a wedding in Orlando when his medical condition caught the special attention of security.
As a survivor of bladder cancer, Sawyer wears his pants two sizes to large to accommodate medical equipment he must now wear. I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the [urostomy] bag I have to seal a wafer to my stomach and then attach the bag. If the seal is broken, urine can leak all over my body and clothes, he recounted to MSNBC.
On Nov. 7, Sawyer said he went through the security checkpoint at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Evidently the scanner picked up on my urostomy bag, because I was chosen for a pat-down procedure, he said. Because of his medical condition, Sawyer says he asked to be screened in private. One officer looked at another, rolled his eyes and said that they really didnt have any place to take me, said Sawyer. After I said again that Id like privacy, they took me to an office.
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This is going to be the end of obama (who is on record supporting these procedures), the democrap party, and maybe the nation. The idiots in Washington really don’t understand how ANGRY these Gestapo tactics are making us, do they?
If that's true the jihadis can now pack any of those things with HE and a detonator. No need to inconvenience and humiliate everyone else since all of those measures won't mean a thing.
They are making people’s lives MISERABLE, and we are no safer. The terrorists must be laughing at us.
Don’t be so sure of that. Remember, 1 in 5 of us is mentally ill. I don’t know how many mentally ill voters will associate the consequence of elections with public policy.
As a survivor of bladder cancer, Sawyer wears his pants two sizes to large to accommodate medical equipment he must now wear... After he removed his belt for security, Sawyers over-sized pants fell down around his ankles. - I had to ask twice if it was OK to pull up my shorts And every time I tried to tell them about my medical condition, they said they didnt need to know about that.
But when one TSA agent used his hand to pat-down Sawyer, his urostomy bag became dislodged and the urine began to pour down the front of him. - I tried to warn him that he would hit the bag and break the seal on my bag, but he ignored me. Sure enough, the seal was broken..."
Well, I’m praying that God takes all the bad leaders away.
these fools are now federal union goon protected.
I suppose it would be better for Sawyer just to visually show them his whatsis in a private office, but this has gotten way on the far side of ridiculous. There are some things that are just not meant to be groped by goons.
I can’t imagine why someone would fly on a plane.
If I can’t drive there, I won’t go...
Oh, and Obama chuckles to himself that HE doesn't have to get patted down when he travels by air.
What a $#!+wad!
Would that make Willie Green a visionary ? ;-)
OMG that poor man. Reading stuff like this breaks my heart, that he had to go through that. So according to Obama and his cronies, someone like THIS is a threat and needs to be checked but a muslim, nah, can’t check them, they can check themselves. You know what, I hope that this brings down the Obama Administration for good.
How the heck is a Moose supposed to “pat HIMSELF down” ... no honest injun, there is no explosive in my pants, I just checked!
This is one of the sickest acts I have ever heard.
Forget about pants, they probably carry the explosives in their shoes or undies. So this Administration has no issue “Trusting” that Muslims will be honest about what they are carrying (OMG is this seriously a joke) but a man stricken with bladder cancer, yeah somehow he poses a real threat. Unbelievable how far this gestapo administration will stoop
It truly is. If the TSA thug accidently got urine on himself he’d have probably had the traveler arrested.
My elderly mother posed this type of question. My father had a colostomy bag for two yrs. before his death and she wondered what would happen to such a person and now I read this.
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