Skip to comments.Elderly woman asked to remove adult diaper during TSA search
Posted on 06/26/2011 8:17:57 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
"Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search."
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We MUST stop this! America is perilously close to being a Nation beyond repair. I can't express my outrage enough about this.
I really hope it was full.......
This is outrageous. You should see how Somali immigrants go through security at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport - all wrapped up from head to toe and completely unhassled. Meanwhile, I just about have to strip down to my skivvies. I’m thinking we should all just try to drive or make other arrangements. Let the airlines feel the heat and provide the security their damn selves.
Big Sis needs to be charged with ELDER abuse.
Already posted here:
This is total crap . . . 95 YO lady being treated like that, while DHS looks the other way when many ragheads board flights so as to accommodate “political correctness.
Perhaps we need to start a letter writing campaign to our U.S. Congressmen and U.S. Senators and DEMAND that this kind of B * * * S * * T becomes a cease and desist order at TSA.
The muslims have won.
Ah. Crap. I looked for it. Sry about that. Mods, do what you gotta do. =)
Welcome to Obamareca.
Stand up and genuflect to the Won, our Dear Reader.
Hope and Change, and disrespecting the rights of all men and women.....
If there’s more than a four hour difference in post times, they usually let ‘em stay up.
And the libs used to condemn the “oppressive” security policies under Bush. Can you imaging their outrage if THIS happened under Bush?
I just encountered the new TSA ‘system’ for the first time when I took a flight a few weeks ago. I vowed then and there that this would be my last flight. No way in hell am I going through that crap again.
It’s actually a jaw-dropping disgrace that any American put up with this. I keep thinking back to my grandfather and his generation, and how he wouldn’t have put up with such insanity for a single solitary second. Old women and toddlers being groped. All because common-sense ‘profiling’ is treated as some grand moral transgression. This country is so pathetic now, it’s beyond words.
This country is out of control. These TSA types are morons. I can see why they are demanding union job protection.
911, I’d like to report a case of elder abuse...
That’s really going to make the flight safer. I don’t know how Americans put up with the stupidity that goes on in this country.
They’ve got a friend and advocate in the White House.
I guarantee this 95 year old woman is with al Qaeda. She’s a citizen of the US, right? Then she’s al Qaeda.
Obama: “We can not continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded.”
Well, I hadn’t seen it. Thanks for posting.
Thank you for posting this. I would have completely missed the other post.
This is outrageous! Some of those TSA people need to be ARRESTED!!!!
“Koshetz said the procedures are the same for everyone to ensure national security.”
Uh....no they aren’t.
Aren’t there provisions in the Constitution against unreasonable search and seizeure? Surely, this kind of search qualifies as an unreasonable search. If I were Ms. Weber, I’d make a real federal case out of this mess.
Perhaps it was Mark Steyn’s “Mullah Old Ma.”
I can’t believe there isn’t more outrage about this sort of thing. Why do so many people feel perfectly comfortable being felt up by random airport employees? Is it because they believe the nonsense about it being “highly qualified professionals” performing the searches? Please, they’re no more qualified than a Walmart greeter is.
Right On! Thanks again whitie for not standing up for your race/religion.(sarc)
Just swell. I fly out tomorrow for Ohio. I’m in my 60’s. Should be fun /s. I am going to post on my facebook page stuff about my trip. Might be interesting.
The TSA is Bush's baby.
One wonders whether they will ask menstruating women to remove their sanitary pads?
Our Government is humiliating us.
And Americans do nothing.
She said security personnel then came out and told her they would need for her mother to remove her Depends diaper because it was soiled and was impeding their search.
America is in a sad, sad state.
We had a similar experience at Baltimore-Washington airport. Two white haired natural born US citizens being put the the grinder as we watched a burqa-clad person (presumably female) just walk on by and boarded the plane. This is going on at airports all over the USA because God Forbid they should profile.
“The muslims have won.”
Indeed they have. I can only imagine how much this 95 year- old woman has seen during her time on earth. To be treated like this in her final days is beyond the pale.
TSA bureaucrats: HAVE YOU NO SHAME?
Well said and how does any of it make any sense when our borders are wide open? It’s almost like they’re deliberately antagonizing us.
I have never understood what right the federal government has in interfering with any domestic flight period.
If they can strip search you before you get on a plane, they can do the same with federal agents at the local mall, this is insanity
This is one of the comments below the article:
She needs to file suit against these perverts. These outrageous abuses cannot be allowed to continue. There is no legitimate security basis for assaulting innocent passengers.
A list of contacts follows:
John F. Banzhaf III,
Professor of Public Interest Law, FAMRI
George Washington Univ. Law School,
2000 H Street, N.W., Stockton Hall 402
Washington, DC 20052
(202) 994-7229 Fax: (202) 994-1684
SEND EMAIL: email@example.com
Department of Justice / Civil Rights Division (if a racial component is involved) http://www.justice.gov/crt/
Civil Rights Division (202) 514-4609
Association for Airline Passenger Right http://www.flyfriendlyskies.com/
I urge anyone who is victimized by TSA to complain loudly and often. That is the only way that his will be abated.
here is all a terrorist would have to do to crash a plane loaded with fuel into anything he wanted, anytime he wanted with zero risk.
1st Buy old used retired 727 or whatever.
2nd land said plane at your private airstrip.
3rd load plane full with fuel and or explosives.
4th fly plane into whatever you want.
Tell me how frisking 90 grandmas is going to stop that?
They don't even need all the money to buy the plane, they just have to arrange financing and crash it before the first payment is even due.
Don't you get it? This is exactly what the sheeple like. This country is long gone.
And anyone who supported the Patriot Act and all the other Bush II era atrocities have no right to complain.
Of course they have no shame. They have their self rightuous authority to protect Americans from themselves.
TSA is showing US citizens they are in control and will do whatever they deem necessary to exercise their authority. It is only when that exercise becomes outrageous that they are in their comfort zone. The purpose of their practices is to overcome any semblance of passenger dignity.
Granted, but did things like this happen under Bush? I don't remember hearing of any, and the MSM made it a point to highlight every perceived infraction of our civil liberties.
The only reason this didn't happen under Bush is because he's no longer president. If he were, the only difference between what is happening today and what would be happening is more leftists and fewer "conservatives" would be making useless noises about it. We're being played by the powers that be.
They keep us divided and split us into factions with their propaganda machines.
We see things such as that described by the article, yet we do nothing.
Pointing out that Bush is no longer President doesn’t answer the question of whether or not it happened when he WAS President. And besides, don’t you think that the administration’s policies as enforced by “Big Sis” have something to do with this incident?
No. Not really.
Bush was nothing more than a liberal with an (R) behind his name.
At least this story seems to be picking up steam and is being reported by more outlets. As the outrage grows maybe there will be a little more pressure for things to change.
So when is the last time a young mid eastern male was questioned for 45 minutes, forced to remove underwear etc? If it happens I will withdraw my comment. But for some reason it seems like these invasive unnecessary procedures only happen to the least threatening among us.
It has ever been so. A lack of respect for the elderly is rampant in our culture. Vile creatures with a smidgen of authority become abusive when confronted with gentility. The treatment of this lady, if it were the only excess perpetrated by this gang of goons, is sufficient to bring an outcry. The failure of Congress to address the jackbooted thugs at TSA is its own outrage.