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TSA Agent Takes Child From Parent
My Bottle's Up ^ | 11/22/10 | Nicole

Posted on 11/22/2010 3:06:22 PM PST by ranair34

TSA Agent Takes Child From Parent

As I sit and write this post, 24 hours after this event took place, my hands still shake… with rage and with terror.

I woke up this morning to my husband’s alarm clock, sat straight up in bed and thought “Where’s Jackson?” with fear paralyzing me.

My worst nightmare took place yesterday. Worse than events that have taken place and that I have survived in my short 28 years of living. Worse than my wildest of dreams could conjure.

My son was taken from me.

Taken.

My son was taken from me by the TSA agents at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport yesterday.

He was taken away from me and OUT OF MY SIGHT because his pacifier clip went off when I carried him through the metal detector.

According to the Transportation Security Administration website, “We will not ask you to do anything that will separate you from your child or children.”

Bullshit TSA.

You took my son. MY SON.

Here’s what took place… minute by terrifying minute…

I had Jackson in his stroller, his diaper bag, and a duffle bag which contained my mac book as I entered security. I placed all of these items on the conveyor belt to go through the metal detector. Jackson was in my arms, and in the midst of getting all of our gear on the conveyor belt, my mistake was neglecting to take off my son’s pacifier clip that hangs from his shirt, which is metal.

The instant I walked through the metal detector with Jackson in my arms, we beeped. I knew exactly why.

I told the TSA agent, who asked me to back up and walk through again, “It’s my son’s pacifier clip, can I put it on the conveyor belt?”

“Ma’am turn around and come back please,” I was told.

Of course Jackson’s clip went off again. Both Jackson and I were then escorted to a 6 ft tall plastic holding box because I was forced to wait for a female TSA agent to search me.

At this point in time, all of my belongings were sitting at the opposite end of the conveyor belt, thereby backing up every other passengers belongings because I was not there to gather mine.

A woman out of the kindness of her heart (and if you are out there somewhere reading this, THANK YOU) saw me just standing and waiting in my 6 ft plastic box and gathered my belongings for me. She waited with my stroller, my diaper bag, my duffle bag and my mac book. This woman motioned to me that everything (including my flip flops) was all together and then she left.

She must be a mother.

She understood.

I was so grateful.

4 female TSA agents stood at the end of 2 conveyor belts, gloves on their hands, none of them searching anyone, none of them doing anything but watching luggage pass through the conveyor belts.

It was at this point in time that I realized my flight was leaving in less than 45 minutes. I had not even been searched yet. I began to panic.

Through the 6 holes in the plastic box that contained Jackson and I, I began asking for help. I waved to all 4 female TSA agents, each of them looked at me and then looked away. Then I started speaking through the 6 holes, and said, “Can someone please search me? My flight leaves in less than 45 minutes.”

Each of the 4 women answered me using the same exact phrase…

“Ma’am you need to wait. I don’t care about your departure time.”

Eventually one of the four female TSA agents opened the door and let Jackson and I out of our plastic containment box. We were escorted to a chair that was opposite from where my belongings were. I asked if I could bring my belongings over or take a seat closer to where they were. I was told no and to take my seat.

At this point in time, my heart began to race, thinking we would miss our flight and I would be stuck in the Atlanta airport with Jackson for who knows how long until there was another flight to Baltimore.

The female TSA agent stood in front of me while I sat with Jackson and she continued to watch luggage come through the conveyor belt.

“Ma’am, can someone please just search me so we can be on our way? We are going to miss our flight,” I said.

The female agent then called an older gentleman, also a TSA agent over. The male TSA agent stood in front of me and said “I’m going to have to pat down your son.”

With Jackson still sitting in my lap (he was being so good despite all of this chaos) I said ok and continued to hold on to my son, expecting the male TSA agent to start touching Jackson.

He then told me, “I’m going to have to pick him up to inspect him.”

I rolled my eyes and sternly told him “It’s his pacifier clip that went off, can’t you just run that back through the belt and let us go. We are going to miss our flight.”

The female TSA agent, who had been standing there the entire time said to me, “You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.”

The male TSA agent repeated, “I’m going to have to pick him up to inspect him.”

I handed him my son.

I handed him my son and he walked away with my child.

My eyes welled up with tears, I stood up from my chair and I asked the female TSA agent, “Where is he going? Where is he taking my child? Why is he leaving?”

Jackson, while being whisked away looked at the male TSA agent awkwardly and repeated “no no no no.”

I started crying.

The female TSA agent did not answer me.

Panic set in. My hands began to shake. My body was sweating. My breath was short and my heart was racing.

They had taken my child and not told me.

Jackson was out of my eye sight.

I could not see my son.

Now sobbing, I repeated my questions to the female TSA agent.

She told me “Ma’am, we’re trying to be nice to you. We don’t know which one of you went off in the metal detector. Stay here so I can search you.”

“But my son… where is my son?” I asked over and over again.

The female TSA agent called a second female TSA agent over as she began to search me. Apparently the second female TSA agent could hear me protesting and asking for my son.

“Ma’am you need to calm down or I’m going to have to involve the authorities,” she told me.

Now I was pissed.

Horrified. Terrified. Enraged.

“You fucking get the authorities,” I told the female TSA agent while the other continued to wand me and forced me to unbutton my jeans because the button beeped when she went over my abdomen with her wand.

“You get the goddamn authorities right the fuck now and tell them to GIVE ME MY SON,” I said.

I began to black out. I knew I was having a full on panic attack. I feared passing out.

I was told to take my seat again, after being searched, but I was not allowed to collect my belongings.

My cell phone was within reach and I grabbed it without being seen by the TSA agents.

I called my husband. I do not remember what I told him on the phone in terms of Jackson and what took place.

I do recall asking him to calm me down because I could not breathe. As a father, he couldn’t. I imagine any father would do the same. Paul had questions, tons of questions. Questions that I was not capable of answering because I literally was losing my breath and on the verge of blacking out.

I hung up and called my mother.

“Jackson’s gone,” I remember telling her. I do not remember what she said in return, but she instantly could tell I was having a panic attack. She began breathing with me on the phone in an attempt to calm me down.

She told me, “Nic, you’re going to have to stop crying. You need to be strong for Jackson. He’s going to be that much more scared if he sees mommy so upset. In through your nose… out through your mouth…” I think she may have counted, or had me count, I don’t know.

Jackson was still gone.

My guess is that all of this took place within a period of 10 minutes or less.

It felt like hours… days even.

My son was gone.

Sobbing and seated, I watched both female TSA agents walk away from me and go back to monitoring luggage come through the conveyor belt.

Finally the male TSA agent who took Jackson brought him back.

Jackson was in my sight and immediately started yelling, “Mommy!”

I was hysterical.

Running to my son and grabbing him from the male TSA agent’s arms, I sobbed and yelled obscenities at every single TSA agent who stood guard at the end of the conveyor belts.

One of them asked me if I wanted to speak to a supervisor.

Through tears I told him (or her, I don’t remember) that I had a flight I was about to miss.

With Jackson in my arms, I gathered our belongings, through him in the stroller and ran to the elevator that took us down to the tram to take us to our concourse where our plane waited.

B-25.

Sobbing as we traveled down the elevator, then during the tram ride, and up the next elevator to our concourse, I began running to our gate. I approached two female Delta agents at the desk of gate B-25.

“How much time do I have before this flight leaves?” I asked, knowing I needed to get to a bathroom due to my panic attack.

Looking at me concerned, I was told I had 5 minutes.

I ran to the bathroom. I placed Jackson on the diaper changing station with his juice and then I hit the floor. I could not see. I had no peripheral vision.

Channeling my mother, thinking of my phone call with her, I began to calm down.

I had an emergency Xanax in my jeans pocket. I always carry an emergency Xanax in my pocket. The result of severe anxiety.

I took the pill, but it did very little. I was so traumatized that it would’ve taken probably 4 Xanax to get my blood pressure back down to a normal level.

Splashing my face with cold water, then grabbing Jackson, I ran back to gate B-25.

Both female Delta agents looked at me and asked how they could help. I told them that my ticket had me at an aisle seat and if I could switch to a window (Jackson LOVES the window).

They told me that if I didn’t mind sitting at the back of the plane, they could give me an entire row to myself.

I started crying again. I told them a shortened version of what had just taken place and how grateful I was for their kindness.

One of the female Delta agents walked me down the jetway, helping me with the stroller and getting it a gate-claim ticket.

I hugged her. I thanked her. I got on the plane.

I had my son and we were on the plane.

I called my mother again, telling her briefly that I was on and to please call Paul. I didn’t remember that I had spoken to Paul earlier, and thought he did not know any of what had taken place.

Mom said she would call Paul and tell him everything. She reminded me that I had my son and we were on our way home.

Both Jackson and I slept during the flight. I held him so close that when he woke up, his head was drenched in sweat.

Our nightmare ended once the plane landed in Baltimore. Jackson and I exited, walked out of the concourse and Jackson demanded to get out of the stroller.

He ran to his daddy.

We were home.

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I’m unsure how to end this post. I do not know what my story will lead to (if anything) but I needed to do more than file a complaint or write a letter. My hope is that this post of mine will be read by mothers and fathers, passed along to parents traveling with their children… most of all, my hope is that NO PARENT HAS THEIR CHILD TAKEN FROM THEM.

TSA TOOK MY SON IN ATLANTA HARTSFIELD-JACKSON AIRPORT.

THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN TO ANY PARENT. EVER.

http://www.mybottlesup.com/2009/10/tsa-agents-took-my-son


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: agent; child; takes; tsa; tsapervs
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Simply unbelievable. They want a war, they are going to get one.
1 posted on 11/22/2010 3:06:30 PM PST by ranair34
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To: ranair34

Sorry, but I would have called 911 while they were trying to pry my son from my arms. Why didn’t she call 911 instead of her mom?


2 posted on 11/22/2010 3:11:05 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

ZANAX


3 posted on 11/22/2010 3:12:09 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: ranair34

I’ve seen women separated from their children by TSA myself. In a crowded airport. And no, the TSA folks were not minding the children while the mom was being searched, and she couldn’t see them, and didn’t know where they were. She was frantic.


4 posted on 11/22/2010 3:13:16 PM PST by marron
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To: t1b8zs

And my flight be damned. I wouldn’t have left the airport until the TSA flunkies were in handcuffs. Flights can be rescheduled.


5 posted on 11/22/2010 3:13:44 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: ranair34
I know an IRS collections agent who ended up holding an infant in a building he was seizing ~ and he got fired by his boss (guy I used to ride to work with downtown). He said "Even IRS has standards. Walter crossed the line."

So, there you have it ~ testimony that IRS is less abusive than TSA.

6 posted on 11/22/2010 3:15:28 PM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: ranair34

As far as I am concerned anybody that forcefully takes a child from a parent is kidnapping.


7 posted on 11/22/2010 3:15:45 PM PST by seawolf101
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To: ranair34

Anger.


8 posted on 11/22/2010 3:16:17 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: ranair34
Isn't kidnapping a crime?

ML/NJ

9 posted on 11/22/2010 3:17:01 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: seawolf101
Unfortunately she gave him her child. In her hurry to have the process done. In the rush & hurry that we have allowed ourselves to become, some would rather give their child into the hands of a barely educated scumbag than take the time to say NO, THIS IS NOT RIGHT
10 posted on 11/22/2010 3:18:51 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: ranair34
Disgusting but not surprising.

The TSA clones are in a panic and this is a natural reaction from undereducated-but-overtrained tinhorns.

The female TSA agent, who had been standing there the entire time said to me, “You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.”

I've seen this type of intimidation tactic used many times by TSA and well before the current tense situation. Female TSA staff rely on this paper tiger routine more often than their male counterparts but both are prone to threatening to detain people until they miss their flight. It's the perfect revenge since the hapless passenger can't prove the TSA did it intentionally and the TSA can simply claim that their screening took longer than expected.

11 posted on 11/22/2010 3:19:48 PM PST by relictele
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To: seawolf101
forcefully takes a child from a parent is kidnapping.

Happened all the time in communist countries.....

Next step, killing fields (for the parents!!!)
12 posted on 11/22/2010 3:19:50 PM PST by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: ranair34

How would a person Not know a TSA employee wasn’t a released pedophile? 911 should have been the proper response when the baby was taken out of her sight!!!


13 posted on 11/22/2010 3:27:21 PM PST by radioone (Proud to be an enemy of Obama)
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To: ranair34
How does this mother know if this male TSA agent is either gay, or on a sexual predators list ?
Since the child was out of her sight, how does she know if the TSA agent fondled her son in a bad way ?
It's time for this mother to find a good lawyer.


14 posted on 11/22/2010 3:30:23 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: t1b8zs

She took the Xanax afterward!!! My gosh pay attention! And what do you think 911 in the Atlanta airport would have done? NOTHING!!!


15 posted on 11/22/2010 3:30:29 PM PST by panthermom
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To: ranair34

Poor woman. My heart goes out to her. The outrageous stories are just piling up and up. What next?


16 posted on 11/22/2010 3:30:41 PM PST by Nea Wood (Silly liberal . . . paychecks are for workers!)
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To: ranair34
“Ma'am you need to wait. I don't care about your departure time.”

“You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.”

The female TSA agent did not answer me.


So when you enter an airport, you surrender all of your Constitutionally-enshrined rights and are the prisoner of an untrained union stooge who uses their job to abuse others in the vain hope of clutching at some self-respect.

This is the part of the story that is going unreported on FOX and other major sources. Instead, it is the false choice of "porn scanner or public molestation". The end result being to make the public acquiesce to the scanners.
17 posted on 11/22/2010 3:30:50 PM PST by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: ranair34
The female TSA agent, who had been standing there the entire time said to me, “You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.”

With a response like that I imagine the mother and the TSA agent were not of the same race.

18 posted on 11/22/2010 3:31:55 PM PST by CedarDave (Tagline being updated...)
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To: ranair34

This infuriates me..... As a father of 6 and grandfather of 3 I would have ended up in jail had I been there. I will never fly again, never.


19 posted on 11/22/2010 3:32:36 PM PST by The Mayor (Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty!)
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To: ranair34

I believe this story has been debunked..........at least the part where the TSA took her baby away.


20 posted on 11/22/2010 3:34:25 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: seawolf101
As far as I am concerned anybody that forcefully takes a child from a parent ( against their will ) is kidnapping and child abuse.
For TSA agents to be touching these children on their private parts who are under the age of consent is child abuse.
21 posted on 11/22/2010 3:34:25 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: ranair34

” The female TSA agent, who had been standing there the entire time said to me, “You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.” .... Nazism ....


22 posted on 11/22/2010 3:35:53 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: ranair34

No self-respecting person should stand for this.


23 posted on 11/22/2010 3:36:03 PM PST by bvw (No TSA goon will touch MY stuff)
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To: ranair34

No self-respecting person should stand for this.


24 posted on 11/22/2010 3:36:24 PM PST by bvw (No TSA goon will touch MY stuff)
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To: ranair34

Day by day we see the outrage over public humiliations as American citizens are searched as though they are criminals while the president deliberately ignores the millions of illegal aliens and porous borders that allow terrorists to hide in our midst.


25 posted on 11/22/2010 3:37:02 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
"Unfortunately she gave him her child."

If this story is true then she gave him the child assuming the TSA agent would do a quick check right there in her presence.

She was surprised when he took her child away, as would anyone else be.

So I don't fault her in any way. Who would have thought to ask the TSA agent:

Before I hand my child over to you can you assure me that you will inspect my child here in front of me and not take my child to some other area?

Of course children this young should not be frisked in any case, but the woman (if this story is true) did nothing to be faulted for.

26 posted on 11/22/2010 3:43:04 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: ranair34

“You need to adjust your attitude and do as you are told.”
“Ma’am you need to calm down or I’m going to have to involve the authorities,”

So if they take your baby out of your sight, you are supposed to DO AS YOU ARE xxxxxxx TOLD!

They have as much humanity in them as the SS.


27 posted on 11/22/2010 3:44:02 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Story sounds very similar to one that Karl Denninger has on his Market Ticker, but he says look at the date of the article. It’s more than a year old.


28 posted on 11/22/2010 3:48:30 PM PST by kactus
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To: ranair34; goodwithagun

This is hideous.

She probably didn’t call 911 because (a) she knew they wouldn’t help her and (b) she’s 28 and was completely freaked out because she’s a nice person and this is America and things like this shouldn’t be happening to her here.


29 posted on 11/22/2010 3:48:35 PM PST by livius
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To: Popman

Oh, ok, they didn’t take her baby away, so the rest of it is okay then, right?

They probably took him away only briefly, but even so, the whole thing should never have happened. There’s nothing to “debunk.”


30 posted on 11/22/2010 3:51:58 PM PST by livius
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

“woman did nothing to be faulted for”

In any normal times, no.

But we are clearly no longer in normal times. We cannot trust what we used to trust.


31 posted on 11/22/2010 3:58:34 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass
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To: ranair34

Give the public uncertainty, anxiety, fear, panic. That’ll make them submit to the great power of the federal government. A few years of that, and the public will be ready to do whatever the federal government asks it.


32 posted on 11/22/2010 4:00:31 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: seawolf101
"anybody that forcefully takes a child from a parent is kidnapping"

And should be prosecuted!

33 posted on 11/22/2010 4:01:50 PM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: radioone
"How would a person Not know a TSA employee wasn’t a released pedophile?"
34 posted on 11/22/2010 4:04:14 PM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: radioone
"How would a person Not know a TSA employee wasn’t a released pedophile?"
35 posted on 11/22/2010 4:04:33 PM PST by Savage Beast ("You can, in fact must, shout 'fire' in a crowded theatre. It just has to be the truth." J. Goldberg)
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To: ranair34
Is there no District Attorney with cajones? These people are not above the law.

ML/NJ

36 posted on 11/22/2010 4:11:28 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: livius

Boycott flying for even one week, en masse, should stop the madness, or comply and pave the way to tyranny. Shocked no one is organizing a boycott.


37 posted on 11/22/2010 4:16:37 PM PST by RitaOK
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To: Popman
I believe this story has been debunked

That's the best you can do?

You believe?

You Ba-LIEVES?

I would ban you from FR had I the power. You believe, and that's supposed to be good enough? Yeah. This was just some young mother with a creative imagination. What Communist Obama Suck-up site did you pick your "belief" up from. You won't even give a link. SHAME!

ML/NJ

38 posted on 11/22/2010 4:18:32 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: ranair34
where...

Where will we draw the line?

When will we say enough??

What will finally provoke spontaneous direction action???

39 posted on 11/22/2010 4:34:47 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ranair34
"If you don't have federalism, it doesn't work," said Sen. John D. Rockefeller, D-W.Va.

"You can't professionalize unless you federalize," agreed ex-Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-S.D.

Almost makes you want to fashion a suppository out of the Federal Register, doesn't it?

40 posted on 11/22/2010 4:35:39 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Palin 2012: don't retreat, just reload)
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To: ml/nj

http://www.tsa.gov/blog/2009/10/response-to-tsa-agents-took-my-son.html

(Source is sketchy in my opinion)


41 posted on 11/22/2010 4:50:10 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: ranair34

tap


42 posted on 11/22/2010 5:03:29 PM PST by madamemayhem (defeat is not getting knocked down, it is not getting back up.)
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To: seawolf101

I guess this is TSA pervert sensitivity: Never molest the baby in front of his mother.


43 posted on 11/22/2010 5:06:19 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: coop71
Thanks for posting this. It is not clear to me why a mother would take the time to invent the story. I would be interested to learn what she has to say about this video. It is she; or is this just some other mother who was detained the same day?

Whatever, it sure doesn't speak well for Blogger Bob and his friends. First the woman shown here has to cool her heels in some isolation booth fo a minute or two while seemingly no one pays attention to her. The she is subject to repeated spread eagle wanding. It's sort of a mystery watching this why they ever let this threat to society proceed on her way.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 11/22/2010 5:25:14 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: livius

Where did say because part of the story was not true the rest is ok ?


45 posted on 11/22/2010 5:26:56 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: ml/nj

She confirms it is her and her kidlet shown in the video, on this website:

http://consumerist.com/2009/10/tsa-takes-baby-away-from-mother.html

I tend to “dilute” dramatic experience stories from other people by about 20-40%. Many people tend to over-dramatize and embellish their experiences that are already dramatic enough. That said, I also dilute the other party’s story - in this case the TSA - as well, if it’s a two-party drama.

I was very confused by the incredibly long “wanding”/search toward the end. This alone would have ticked me off. But, I did not buy this woman’s full story. Sorry as I am for her and her kid, it didn’t add up. I’m also not trusting the TSA’s version. At all. Please don’t mistake my disbelief for being lax in my outrage at the TSA in general. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH with their unlawful searches!

This happened over a year ago...I will do some digging to see if this was ever fully resolved.


46 posted on 11/22/2010 5:45:15 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: ml/nj
Lucky for me the power to ban is not in your hands as it seems that actual video backs my “believe” as you put it this story has a few holes in it

I will not be waiting for a apology as you are probably not man enough to admit you were wrong in your post to me

47 posted on 11/22/2010 5:48:08 PM PST by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Popman
I will not be waiting for a apology as you are probably not man enough to admit you were wrong in your post to me

You're right. You get no apology from me. Maybe you noticed that someone else posted something useful here concerning this, and I thanked him. He didn't tell me he had a "belief." Beliefs about the good intentions of government leeches are just too liberal for me.

ML/NJ

48 posted on 11/22/2010 5:56:47 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: coop71
Actually, it looks like she is sticking to her story.
http://www.mybottlesup.com/2009/10/my-apologies/
ML/NJ
49 posted on 11/22/2010 6:04:55 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: coop71; ml/nj; All
Update from my digging online. Since I don't have the time to view all 9 videos released from the TSA, I'll refer you to this summary (it's long but relevant) in the comment section of this blog:

http://freerangekids.wordpress.com/2009/10/19/tsa-took-my-baby-hoax/

"It’s true that the video posted on Friday was edited — but it was edited for length and, well, boringness, not to mislead. They’ve since added an update, with 9 separate videos, showing the complete feeds from each of the cameras that caught any view of any part of the incident, from the time she first appears in a camera’s view until she’s out of its range. They’re complete feeds, without any gaps, and the timestamps match as she moves from one camera’s view to the next. Her son is in her arms from the time she picks him up after putting his stroller on the conveyor belt until she sits down with him on her lap in the screening area; after he’s patted down while seated on her lap, she, not the TSA agent, picks him up again and puts him in the stroller and secures him there. And there he stays, during the entirety of her screening; there are a couple of times when the TSA agent performing the screening obscures the camera’s view of the child, but not for more than 2-5 seconds at a time, which is longer than it took her to buckle him in in the first place, and as soon as the agent moves you can see that the child is still buckled in the stroller.

After her screening, you can see her pick up her stuff and get everything together to leave, and then in another camera’s view, you can see a distant back view of the screening, and watch her assemble the stuff and exit the screening area completely, pushing the kid in the stroller.

There is just no time for the events she described to have occurred. The timestamps match, and there are no gaps in the movements of other people as there would be if footage were cut, and if someone is good enough at CGI to fake this, they aren’t making government wages."

*I added the paragraphs so it's easier to read*

This is just another opinion and I do not accept it as fact since I haven't watched all 9 videos in their entirety. But it's interesting. Sort of. :)

And once again, don't assume I am defending the TSA by following this story and trying to get to the bottom of it.

50 posted on 11/22/2010 6:25:57 PM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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