Skip to comments.6-year-old girl on 'no fly' list
Posted on 06/26/2010 9:45:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono
WESTLAKE, Ohio, - The name of a 6-year-old Ohio girl wound up on the U.S. Homeland Security Department's "no fly" list, her parents say.
Alyssa Thomas of Westlake found herself in that unwanted company when the family took a trip from Cleveland to Minneapolis recently, Cleveland's WJW-TV reported Friday.
"We were, like, puzzled," said her father, Dr. Santhosh Thomas. "I'm like, well, she's kinda 6 years old and this is not something that should be typical.
"She may have threatened her sister, but I don't think that constitutes Homeland Security triggers."
Despite the snafu, the family was allowed to complete its trip and the Thomases later contacted Homeland Security to clear up the matter.
The TV station says Alyssa got a letter from the government, notifying her there really was no problem because the watch list only started applying to domestic flights this month. A Transportation Security Administration representative wouldn't comment on the specifics of her case but noted "the watch lists are an important layer of security to prevent individuals with known or suspected ties to terrorism from flying."
“an important layer of security to prevent individuals with known or suspected ties to terrorism from flying.”
Like this 6 year old.
He's lucky there isn't a "no-fly" list for "like" butchering the English language.
Hey, the system worked. What’s the problem?
The ‘watch lists’ are the equivalent of liberal revenge mechanisms haphazardly used and to no useful purpose.
She probably told a school administrator “I like babees” or “my cuzin is fiting bad peeple in Erak” and he contacted homeland security.
which makes her a right wing domestic terrorist...
Someone needs to remind the Dems about things like this whenever they bring up the stupid idea of using the no fly list to prevent the purchasing of firearms.
Was on a flight and the woman in the row in front of us had a screaming (about) 4 year old. She would hold him over her shoulder so he was screaming right in our face. The guy in the seat next to them had the most fun when the kid turned his head and vomited all over him.
Shoot, all she could terrorize is milk and cookies.
No fly lists should contain only names that start or end with “Muhammad”.
It could be worse, they culd have had one of those turtle bombs.
Just goes to show you can be a Doctor and also be an idot.
Santhosh Thomas, D.O., M.B.A.
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
But L yeah, the border is WIDE open, come on in, nobody will do a thing!
We even have safe zones for the terrorist, illegals, and drug cartel—places American citizens and Border patrol aren’t allowed to go!
Keeping America safe for criminals, that’s our new Homeland Security motto—we must protect your right to be criminal at all costs!
Please be aware we harass small children (they’re easier to handle than adults and prob’ly don’t know they have rights) in order to keep your suspicions of profiling to a minimal, we don’t want to offend any of our dear terrorist and criminals!
If you desire free visiting accommodations, please visit ICE, we will provide you with fruit baskets, fresh flowers, a gym, movie nights and accommodate your visitors—at the end of your stay, we will fly you home for free.
I cannot imagine contacting a TV station if this happened to my family. Obviously this family knew it was a mistake.
Why do people have to make such a big deal about some things and contact the media?
like, buy a clue, dude.
Just OY. He's a PhD. I can't get a job because this moron has a PhD in the geometry of the 15th electron on the Hydrogen Molecule from some dump in India, makes 300 grand a year, and talks like valley girl. probably doesn't wear socks, either.
Oh, how the mighty (that's us) have fallen.
There’s a twisted sort of logic here:
when no-one is allowed to fly, there will be no more terrorist threats from passengers on planes.
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