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'This Is Not Right'
KOMOTV.com ^ | Jun 18, 2007 | Kevin Reece

Posted on 06/19/2007 8:23:37 PM PDT by FreedomCalls

DES MOINES - Cecilia Beaman is a 57-year-old grandmother, a principal at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, and as of Sunday is also a suspected terrorist. "This is not right," she told us. It's not right!"

This past weekend she and several other chaperones took 37 middle school students to a Heritage Festival band competition in California. The trip included two days at Disneyland.

During the stay she made sandwiches for the kids and was careful to pack the knives she used to prepare those sandwiches in her checked luggage. She says she even alerted security screeners that the knives were in her checked bags and they told her that was OK.

But Beaman says she couldn't find a third knife. It was a 5 1/2 inch bread knife with a rounded tip and a serrated edge. She thought she might have lost or misplaced it during the trip.

On the trip home, screeners with the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport found it deep in the outside pocket of a carry-on cooler. Beaman apologized and told them it was a mistake.

"You've committed a felony," Beaman says a security screener announced. "And you're considered a terrorist."

Beaman says she was told her name would go on a terrorist watch-list and that she would have to pay a $500 fine.

"I'm a 57-year-old woman who is taking care of 37 kids," she told them. "I'm not gonna commit a terrorist act." Beaman says they took information from her Washington drivers license and confiscated and photographed the knife according to standard operating procedure.

She says screeners refused to give her paperwork or documentation of her violation, documentation of the pending fine, or a copy of the photograph of the knife.

"They said 'no' and they said it's a national security issue. And I said what about my constitutional rights? And they said 'not at this point ... you don't have any'."

KOMO News did reach a spokesperson with the Transportation Security Administration for comment. They said they did not have record of Beaman's confrontation but did admit that TSA screeners are, by design, becoming more strict.

Despite continued warnings to passengers, TSA screeners say travelers continue to bring banned items in their carry-on luggage. Knives, guns, and other weapons are found and confiscated daily.

Fines issued for knives and other sharp objects range from $250 to $1,500. Fines issued for firearms discovered in carry-on luggage range from $1,500 to $7,500.

The TSA web site also indicates firearms violations will be referred for potential criminal prosecution. The same site does not propose the same criminal referral for knives like the one Cecilia Beaman was carrying.

"This is not the way my country should be treating me," she said. My concern is that if that's the way they're treating American citizens I would hate to think how they're treating other people. It's crazy."

The TSA reminds travelers that is has the authority to impose civil penalties up to $10,000 per violation.

"TSA needs the help of the traveling public in reducing the number of prohibited items brought to airport screening checkpoints," reads the Sanction Guidelines section of the TSA web site. "TSA recognizes that most passengers who carry prohibited items do so without any ill intent. TSA does not impose fines on the vast number of passengers who inadvertently carry prohibited items. Dealing with any prohibited item, however, adds time to the screening process both for the traveler who brought the item and for other travelers as well."

You can find a complete list of banned items, range of fines levied for violations, and information on how to plead your case with the TSA at www.tsa.gov.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airports; cair; eatingourown; profiling; security; terroristswin; tsa
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Contrast this story with this one from 2004:
Gun found in congressman's carry-on bag

The congressman said he did not know the gun was in his bag and apologized, the official said.

"He was pulled aside and questioned," and then was allowed to take a different flight, Jahr said, adding that he didn't know if the gun was confiscated.

There seem to be two sets of laws in this country -- one for the well-connected and one for the rest of us.
1 posted on 06/19/2007 8:23:38 PM PDT by FreedomCalls
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To: FreedomCalls
Agreed. A hide-bound bureaucracy goes after a grandmother for an inadvertant offense. The TSA sucks.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 06/19/2007 8:26:48 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: FreedomCalls

TSA should be passing out knives to passengers as they board. An armed flight is a peaceful flight. Let’s Roll!


3 posted on 06/19/2007 8:26:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: FreedomCalls
"My concern is that if that's the way they're treating American citizens I would hate to think how they're treating other people. It's crazy."

Oh, they're getting along just fine, thanks to the lobbying of their victim-rights groups.

4 posted on 06/19/2007 8:29:35 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: FreedomCalls
There seem to be two sets of laws in this country -- one for the well-connected and one for the rest of us.

The real two Americas.

5 posted on 06/19/2007 8:29:40 PM PDT by GOPJ (MSM's dumped inner city unemployment stories - Immigration bill conflicts and all....)
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To: FreedomCalls

A friend of mine flew out of LAX a year ago and ran into trouble. His buddy had borrowed his leatherman and had put it in his rucksack instead of his A3 bag.

All the screener did was confiscate it. They let him keep the case...


6 posted on 06/19/2007 8:30:14 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: FreedomCalls

It’s time to get rid of the dept. of homeland securiity and the tsa. We aren’t any safer because these clowns are working at the airports, but we do have another Federal Bureaucracy draining our wallets.


7 posted on 06/19/2007 8:30:36 PM PDT by Old_Mil (Duncan Hunter in 2008! A Veteran, A Patriot, A Reagan Republican... http://www.gohunter08.com/)
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To: goldstategop

Yet another reason not to fly the friendly skies.


8 posted on 06/19/2007 8:30:37 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~~~Jihad Fever -- Catch It !~~~ (Backup tag: "Live Fred or Die"))
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To: NonValueAdded

You can’t carry a butter knife on a plane but if you sit in first class, the airline will provide you with a steak knife.

The 9-11 hijackers sat in first class, by the way.


9 posted on 06/19/2007 8:31:36 PM PDT by weegee (Libs want us to learn to live with terrorism, but if a gun is used they want to rewrite the Const.)
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To: FreedomCalls
She says screeners refused to give her paperwork or documentation of her violation, documentation of the pending fine, or a copy of the photograph of the knife.

"They said 'no' and they said it's a national security issue. And I said what about my constitutional rights? And they said 'not at this point ... you don't have any'."

Yep, this is what it's all about. Nothing but scoundrels and charlatans running all three branches of government these days. The Kings and Queens don't want the subjects to have any constitutional rights and made sure of it with the un-patriot act. Yet illegals and mullahs preaching hate get a free pass. I think the pattern is anyone that will destroy the Republic is fine, and anyone else with "Constitutional" ideas or reasoning must be thrown into a hole somewhere on secret charges.
10 posted on 06/19/2007 8:31:47 PM PDT by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: Grizzled Bear
All the screener did was confiscate it. They let him keep the case...

He might be interested in this article:

Confiscated Airline Contraband Shows Up on eBay

In recent years, air passengers in the United States have surrendered more than seven million items, such as small knives and scissors, to Transportation Security Administration officials, who are trying to keep terrorists from bringing dangerous items on board airplanes. Some of these items are showing up for sale to the highest bidder, on the auction website eBay.


11 posted on 06/19/2007 8:35:53 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

She had better pray that Johnny Sutton ,Fitzgerald or Nifong isnt the prosecutor. This could turn into a capitol crime.


12 posted on 06/19/2007 8:36:14 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (http://www.imwithfred.com/index.aspx)
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To: FreedomCalls
"..There seem to be two sets of laws in this country -- one for the well-connected and one for the rest of us."

That has always been the case.

It is a shame there is no common sense applied in these matters.

13 posted on 06/19/2007 8:36:48 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: FreedomCalls

Disband the TSA. Its all security theater anyway.


14 posted on 06/19/2007 8:36:49 PM PDT by RKV
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To: Wolfhound777

Meanwhile we let thousands of people (many of them dangerous, some of them certainly terrorists), waltz over the southern border every day.

This the government protecting the country? Stinking Keystone Cops. Can’t be very intimidating to terrorists.


15 posted on 06/19/2007 8:37:40 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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To: Grizzled Bear
All the screener did was confiscate it.

Confiscated it for personal use.

16 posted on 06/19/2007 8:39:01 PM PDT by SIDENET (Inventor of the 12-hour "power nap".)
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To: traviskicks

ping


17 posted on 06/19/2007 8:39:11 PM PDT by KoRn (Just Say NO ....To Liberal Republicans - FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT!)
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To: FreedomCalls

18 posted on 06/19/2007 8:39:39 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: goldstategop

Last year coming back from Florida (including Disney World) I did the same thing (couldn’t find my leatherman -like knife). They asked about my carry-on and were going to search it and asked if there was anything sharp inside.

“OOHHHH - THAT’s where I left it!” i said. (Still took awhile to find the right pocket that it was zipped up in!).

I figured it was a goner but not too upset as it was a knock-off. But the guy said there was a mail office just down the hall and I could mail it home. My wife and kids are waiting “on the other side” and it wasn’t that expensive and I was going to just give it to the guy, but he was real nice and kept saying I had time for my flight, it’s easy to mail, etc.

So I mailed it and came back through again with smiles all around. Small airport though. And the guy with the TSA and I are about the same demographic!


19 posted on 06/19/2007 8:40:30 PM PDT by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Exactly...It’s insane


20 posted on 06/19/2007 8:41:03 PM PDT by Wolfhound777 (It's not our job to forgive them. Only God can do that. Our job is to arrange the meeting)
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To: FreedomCalls
She should have just told them she was a muslim...and they would have relented and not put her on a terrorist list.
21 posted on 06/19/2007 8:42:28 PM PDT by highlander_UW (I don't know what my future holds, but I know Who holds my future)
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To: FreedomCalls

Someone should sit these bozos down and explain to them the difference between protection and harassment.


22 posted on 06/19/2007 8:45:08 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts...)
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To: highlander_UW; All

OK FOLKS....

The Federal Government took over Airport Security, and ytou DID NOT think it was going to get screwed up?????

I won’t defend TSA, but is there ANYONE in America that doesn’t know that carrying a knife on an Airplane is now a crime?


23 posted on 06/19/2007 8:47:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: Duke Nukum

Someone should also pass out pictures of terrorists to these guys so they get a clue


24 posted on 06/19/2007 8:47:47 PM PDT by Duke Nukum (I've been spending my life among fly specks while miracles have been leaning on lampposts...)
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To: weegee
but if you sit in first class, the airline will provide you with a steak knife.

What airline? All I still get is a serrated plastic knife.

25 posted on 06/19/2007 8:49:25 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Join our Folding@Home team (Team# 36120) keyword: folding)
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To: FreedomCalls
Dear Abbey

On my present business trip, I mistakenly put my 6 oz. tube of hair gel in my carry on rather than in the little zip lock bag

How will I be able to return home with it?

Signed
Gel Boy

26 posted on 06/19/2007 8:51:10 PM PDT by llevrok (I voted for George Bush - not Jorge Bushjoles!)
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To: FreedomCalls

Sounds to me like they just consfiscated the knife and gave her a ration of $hit. Maybe her explanation was good enough.


27 posted on 06/19/2007 9:00:19 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: Grizzled Bear; All

That’s what I would think would have happened here....they would have just taken it.....I mistakenly once took a pocketknife in my purse through security....they just took it away from me. THIS is ridiculous.


28 posted on 06/19/2007 9:02:42 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Being Challenged Builds Character! Being Coddled Destroys Character!)
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To: tcrlaf

And even when they do a full body and carry on search they still miss the lighter. Yep, happened to me. My teen daughter and I had the full search and they missed the lighter in the carry on.

Also, my oldest kid, 16, 15 and 14 at the time of all three searches, was tagged for a full body search, pulled out of security line, and full, ticketed luggage search. Ticked her off they messed up her luggage since she’s a neat freak.

Again, is there anyone in America that doesn’t realize just how serious it is to follow the instructions/rules? I considered it a hassle, felt bad for my teenage daughter (the body search thing freaked her out, she’s so “don’t enter my space” type of person). But she handled it and I was there since she was a minor so they couldn’t do it without me being present. And the bottom line is, sure it’s an inconvenience but one I’ll gladly put up with in today’s world. I told her, when she asked why she keeps getting searched, that she’s the easy, training person. The one they pick to train the new security personnel.

The most recent time was in Orlando airport, our family of 6 leaving Disney World. It happened another time there 10 months earlier when it was just the two of us and not all 6 of us (family). Anyway, leaving DW, she was pulled aside, me with her once they knew she was a minor, and given the search. Since it happened twice before, but my husband wasn’t present those times, he was freaking out, it was common to the two of us by this time. She thinks she’ll be searched every time we fly and I agree with her. Anyway, my husband was not happy about it but we were used to it by this time.

This latest time we flew, I made sure every shampoo/conditioner, etc. was the exact size permitted. And every time, we get pulled out of the long security line, which is a plus really since we don’t have to wait in those long lines. The search takes less time than going thru security with no problems.

It sucks. I wish they’d focus on those who pose a real threat but figure a teen traveling with her mom or her family of 6 COULD be a threat even though we know we’re not a threat.

I found the TSA and all the officers to be incredibly polite and gentle (especially when dealing with me and my kid, especially when searching my kid). They had what I perceived as apologetic looks while searching her and me. One TSA agent in SLC airport, saw me using a lighter to light my cig and was really belligerent in taking it from me and read me the riot act and how did I get through security with a lighter, blah blah blah. I had no idea we couldn’t fly with lighters then, it was the first time I flew since my honeymoon many years ago, and ignorance isn’t a defense but I really didn’t know. He snactched it out of my hand as if it were a weapon, in the smoking lounge where he was smoking and told me not to give him attitude, he thought I was giving him attitude. I called my husband on my cell, cos even thousands of miles away I expect him to fix everything, and he said “crap, I forgot, you can’t have a lighter” It was a Damn! moment. Then my carry on was searched for “explosives residue” and the TSA guy was very informative and sorta apologetic about it all. Then we were full searched and my kid was WTH? She was a teen girl. Then the last two times, she was ok with it, it was still creepy to her but she’s older and realizes it may happen. She always gets tagged for it for some reason.


29 posted on 06/19/2007 9:28:28 PM PDT by Twink
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To: Twink
"Twink" said:

I found the TSA and all the officers to be incredibly polite and gentle (especially when dealing with me and my kid, especially when searching my kid). They had what I perceived as apologetic looks while searching her and me.

Which was immediately followed by:

One TSA agent in SLC airport, saw me using a lighter to light my cig and was really belligerent in taking it from me and read me the riot act and how did I get through security with a lighter, ... He snactched it out of my hand as if it were a weapon, in the smoking lounge where he was smoking and told me not to give him attitude,...

I'm having a hard time reconciling your first two sentences with the second two.

30 posted on 06/19/2007 9:42:43 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls

*shrug* they just let me forfeit my 6” plastic dagger. No muss, no fuss.


31 posted on 06/19/2007 9:46:15 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: Twink
And your 16-year-old teenage daughter gets pulled out of the line every time for a pat down full body search and that's not a problem with you?
32 posted on 06/19/2007 9:46:24 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Twink
She thinks she’ll be searched every time we fly and I agree with her.

Blond and big boobs?

33 posted on 06/19/2007 9:51:02 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: FreedomCalls
you don't have any'

Finally, an honest apparatchik!.

The ragheads will have no trouble getting around the geniuses at the TSA when they launch their next attack.

34 posted on 06/19/2007 9:57:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Lancey Howard

Hey! That old dude has a shiv tucked into his shoe!


35 posted on 06/19/2007 10:04:10 PM PDT by poindexter
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To: Rome2000
The ragheads will have no trouble getting around the geniuses at the TSA when they launch their next attack.

What? Are you kidding? They probably will BE the TSA agents!

What would cause more terror and disruption - taking out an airplane or two, yawn, or destroying a bunch of irreplaceable screening equipment and several airports' worth of cheek by jowl crowded screening lines?

36 posted on 06/19/2007 10:07:24 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: null and void
Anyone can walk into any terminal at any airport with a suitcase full of explosives and detonate it right at the security line.

That would show just how effective the TSA really is.

Do that simultaneously at 3 or 4 major airports and it would be 9/11 all over again.

I believe the Israelis stop cars a mile away from the airport and muzzies have a hard time getting any closer.

37 posted on 06/19/2007 10:12:45 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: Rome2000
Yeah, but don't you feeeeeeel safer after a cavity search?
38 posted on 06/19/2007 10:18:03 PM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: FreedomCalls

The latter happened prior to the other dealings with any airport security, except for the explosives search (he was really nice). It was on our trip to SLC and while we were leaving SLC airport, coming home, layover in Las Vegas. It only involved me, in the smoking lounge in SLC with my lighter. I guess I didn’t make that clear. He was a jerk imo.

Every other contact we had with TSA was basically positive. The other two trips were in Orlando and even though they were intrusive, the personnel were really nice about it all.

I hope that cleared it up. The one guy, agent, in the smoking lounge in SLC airport, was a jerk. IMO. Everyone else was not only profressional, they were really nice about it all.

But of all the things to focus on, you focus on that and not anything else. How about a teen girl, for two years, when she was 14, 15, and 16, (two years, not 3 since our first travel experience for this happened when she was 14 1/2 in SLC, then 15 and 16 in Orlando) is tagged for a full search? And, those times, she was treated with kid gloves, as she should have been, but still tagged for this when she’s nowhere near a threat to anyone, except maybe teen age boys. The TSA, all airport security treated her well and me also (with the exception of the jerk in the smoking lounge).

Does this reconcile it for you enough? I’m relatively new here but what I’m learning really quickly is some people will focus on the most idiotic thing and miss the entire point in the process.

You could have just asked me to explain what I meant. I know I go off on tangents just like when I’m speaking in person/real life. Maybe it’s best if you ignore what I post since you’re probably going to question everything anyway and miss what I actually said or was trying to say.

And on a side note, you’re having a “hard time reconciling your first two sentences with the second two” do you really want to get into a war of words on this? Cos’ if you had difficulty understanding either then you and I couldn’t have a conversation.


39 posted on 06/19/2007 10:21:45 PM PDT by Twink
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To: FreedomCalls

You’re still missing the point.

And of course, it’s not a problem for me cos I’m just stupid mother and your smart. Please.

She was pulled out of line when she was 14 and 15 too.

You’re looking for a fight and I could give you one but why bother. You won’t get what I was saying anyway.


40 posted on 06/19/2007 10:26:55 PM PDT by Twink
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To: null and void

What does that have to do with any of it?

Light brown hair, blue eyes, and yes on the latter. None of that has to do with her being searched.

But according to a poster here, I suck as a mother because I allow my kid to get searched. Omgosh. I give up.


41 posted on 06/19/2007 10:39:43 PM PDT by Twink
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To: FreedomCalls

I still can’t believe you went there. I can’t believe you insinuated this from what I posted. I can’t believe you insinuated this at all.

I’m a complete idiot when it comes to message boards.


42 posted on 06/19/2007 10:48:38 PM PDT by Twink
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To: FreedomCalls

I agree and understand it is a small price to pay, yet, on the other hand I want it to be a fair price. When they are taking granny’s butter knife and overlooking the obvious, the price is too high. Why must we insist on pretending we don’t know things we know in this PC bassackwards society? What some would call racial profiling, I would simply call applying a modicum of common sense. I felt more secure just after 911 when there were m-16’s and soldiers around. I think the TSA, Homeland Security and Chertoff are all jokes and I sometimes wonder how many of them are legal citizens, as we have all seen the illegals in there, saw them terminated at different locations and times. Homeland Security only ever needed to be a clearing house for information not this inflated bureaucracy it has become.


43 posted on 06/19/2007 10:57:59 PM PDT by WildcatClan (Duncan Hunter '08 'Doing the jobs Americans aren't willing to do.')
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To: Twink
And on a side note, you’re having a “hard time reconciling your first two sentences with the second two” do you really want to get into a war of words on this? Cos’ if you had difficulty understanding either then you and I couldn’t have a conversation.

I'm sorry -- "war of words"? You said the TSA were "incredibly polite and gentle" then gave a story about how one was "belligerent" and "snatched a lighter out of your hand as if it were a weapon" and told you "not to give him any attitude" and me pointing out the contradictory nature of those statements is a "war of words"? Huh? I see now that you have elaborated on it a bit and you are saying that you were relating the one and only time they were not nice, but I can't see what you think, only what you write, and what you wrote was contradictory.

44 posted on 06/20/2007 1:35:37 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: WildcatClan
I agree and understand it is a small price to pay, yet, on the other hand I want it to be a fair price. When they are taking granny’s butter knife and overlooking the obvious, the price is too high.

That's very well said.

45 posted on 06/20/2007 1:42:11 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: Twink
But according to a poster here, I suck as a mother because I allow my kid to get searched.

Now you are getting off into la-la land. Who said that? Who even implied that? If your daughter is getting pulled aside and felt up by security goons, then the problem is with the goons and the people in Washington who empower them and establish the policies and procedures under which they operate. What we are here for is all spelled out right there at the top of the front page:

Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America.
The TSA has had too much government largesse handed to it and some of its agents are corrupt (85 felons fired from TSA), and rolling back intrusive searches and mindless applications of useless rules is a long-time staple of conservativism. And don't lose sight of the next sentences either:
And we always have fun doing it. Hoo-yah!

46 posted on 06/20/2007 2:13:45 AM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FreedomCalls
A congressman or his relative had this same mistake last year, and had to plead guilty to a crime and pay a fine and was put on probation.

As to the story, everybody knows you can't bring knives on board. If every time someone is CAUGHT doing so they get to argue that "it was a mistake", then the screening is meaningless. We have to be able to punish people objectively for objectively breaking the rules.

On the trip home, screeners with the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport found it deep in the outside pocket of a carry-on cooler.

The Cooler was a "carry-on", which means it was a SMALL cooler. How "deep" could the outside pocket be? 4 inches? 6 inches? Maybe a full 10 inches "deep"?

It would have taken her a minute to empty the entire contents of the cooler, and repack it. EVERY person should completely empty their carry-on luggage RIGHT before they leave for their flight, and re-pack it carefully, to ensure there's nothing hiding in the bags that would get you in trouble.

47 posted on 06/20/2007 6:51:36 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: FreedomCalls

Club Gitmo Members are treated better than that woman. If I was carrying disposable razors, would they consider me a terrorist?


48 posted on 06/20/2007 7:34:43 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: Twink
Light brown hair, blue eyes, and yes on the latter. None of that has to do with her being searched.

Are you seriously that naïve?

49 posted on 06/20/2007 8:19:29 AM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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To: Twink
BTW, My Blond and Blue teen-aged daughter went on her first international flight Monday.

I haven’t heard from her yet, but I’d be willing to bet good money that she got searched while a stinky sweaty arabic mumbling male got waved through.

50 posted on 06/20/2007 8:31:12 AM PDT by null and void (Tired of living in the shadows? Move to Sunny Mexico!)
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