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Dying Woman Undergoes Additional TSA Security Screening, Says Family
Fox News ^ | June 26, 2011

Posted on 06/26/2011 3:26:20 PM PDT by Zakeet

An elderly woman in the late-stages of leukemia was forced to undergo 45 minutes of additional screenings last Saturday when she tried to board a flight out of Northwest Florida Regional Airport, her daughter told FoxNews.com

Lena Reppert, 95, was to say her final goodbyes to her daughter before she made what would most likely be her last flight to her native Michigan. After eight years of battling leukemia, doctors say she doesn’t have much time to live.

“She said she wanted to be closer to her grave,” Jean Weber, her daughter, told FoxNews.com. “I knew it would probably be the last time I ever see her.

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After 45 minutes, the mother and daughter were given two options: either don't fly, or lose the Depend. The women chose the latter.

“I ran with her to the bathroom and stripped her down,” Weber recalled. “I got back to the line and just started bawling.”

Weber said the emotional toll was too much. From perhaps seeing her mother for what could be the last time, to having to see her mother go through all the security measures, “I just cried and said, ‘Please can you let her through, she’s just so sick,” she said.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 4thamendment; adultdiaper; invasionofprivacy; searches; tsa; tsacontamination; tsagloves; tsakilledgrandma; tsapervs; tsavsamerica; tsavsamericans
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You stupid Freepers should know that this story is more full of it than granny's diaper because I have promised that my TSA always works with passengers to resolve any security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner ... and we all know the government would never, ever lie.

1 posted on 06/26/2011 3:26:24 PM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

Where is the outrage? I mean intense, heavy duty outrage??!!


2 posted on 06/26/2011 3:27:37 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Zakeet

Americans, your Government is humiliating you.


3 posted on 06/26/2011 3:27:37 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: Zakeet
God, grant me one wish. SEND EVERYONE IN THE TSA TO HELL.
4 posted on 06/26/2011 3:28:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("First we beat the Soviet Union. Then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Lazamataz

include obama in that prayer..


5 posted on 06/26/2011 3:30:48 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: Zakeet

The women is susceptible to infection so the TSA
made CERTAIN she would be laden with every bacterium
and virus they had picked up that day.

Why?

Probably because she was elderly, frail, American and white.


6 posted on 06/26/2011 3:31:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Zakeet

Between now and (I hope) 20 Jan 2013, I will consider anyone working for FedGov to be a (censored) idiot.


7 posted on 06/26/2011 3:32:12 PM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Zakeet

If at all possible, never ever ever fly. Go by train or drive yourself. I wonder if the American public decided not to fly. How long would the airlines last and how long would TSA be in business?


8 posted on 06/26/2011 3:32:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: Zakeet

I think the main problem with all this TSA behavior is, you are being presumed guilty. It leaves most of us with an ugly feeling of outrage.

Were I a terrorist, I might find a nearly dead old lady a good place to hide a bomb. I don’t know. I don’t know enough about bombs. But in a baby’s diaper or an old lady’s handbag or a retarded man’s backpack, maybe I’d think that’s a good place to hide something.

But the negative is, that baby or old lady or retarded man is absolutely personally innocent and is being treated like a criminal being transferred to prison.

I think there should be “search” and “no search” airlines. Let capitalism work. If you’d rather be “safer” and get your full body scan, go on a “search” airline. If you’d rather avoid the intrusive/possibly dangerous searches, go on a “no-search” airline. Let the market decide. Leaves options for all of us.


9 posted on 06/26/2011 3:33:32 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SkyDancer

The nation definitely needs a no fly day to help protest egregious infringement on human dignity such as this elderly lady suffered.


10 posted on 06/26/2011 3:34:24 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Zakeet
Where are the TSA boot-lickers to defend this?


11 posted on 06/26/2011 3:34:38 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: darkwing104

This was indefensible.


12 posted on 06/26/2011 3:35:57 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: Fred Hayek

You are wrong in thinking they are just stupid. They ENJOY their sadism. They know their will never be punished, in this life, and they are firm in their conviction that there is no other.


13 posted on 06/26/2011 3:36:13 PM PDT by jonascord (The Drug War Rapes the Constitution.)
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To: SkyDancer

Nappy will just add TSA Checkpoints to get on a Train, Bus or Freeway.


14 posted on 06/26/2011 3:36:50 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Persevero
Were I a terrorist, I might find a nearly dead old lady a good place to hide a bomb.

In Iraq and Israel, the terrorists are using children and the handicapped to carry bombs. However, they haven't done this in the US. They don't have to, because Homeland Security doesn't think young men from Yemen with one-way tickets and no luggage screaming "Allah Akbar!" are a security threat. Why take the trouble to hide a bomb when you can just walk on the plane and attack?

15 posted on 06/26/2011 3:37:12 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I should be, but I'm not.)
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To: Persevero
Were I a terrorist, I might find a nearly dead old lady a good place to hide a bomb. I don’t know. I don’t know enough about bombs. But in a baby’s diaper or an old lady’s handbag or a retarded man’s backpack, maybe I’d think that’s a good place to hide something.

A non-sequitor. If the other government agencies were doing their jobs to the fullest, without political or sociological influence, there would be almost no use for the TSA.
16 posted on 06/26/2011 3:39:32 PM PDT by brent13a (You're a Great American! NO you're a Great American! NO NO NO YOU'RE a Great American! Nooo.....WTF?)
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To: Tax-chick

Can anyone imagine Obama’s mother-in-law or aunt Zetuni being treated like this?


17 posted on 06/26/2011 3:40:07 PM PDT by varina davis (Life is not a dress rehearsal)
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To: All

You guys all know all you have to do to get through un-molested is dress super muslim.

Girls wear hijabs and fellas grow out the beard and wear the long robes and the little white hat.

No problems ever from TSA... although as soon as you get to the hotel change that stuff ASAP.


18 posted on 06/26/2011 3:40:14 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: Zakeet
Message to Repub Leadership (and one they seem not 'to grasp'.

It is NOT, just the ECONOMY!

Why, why. . .are our 'eggs' in one basket or just our wallets; when a criminal, America-destroying Enterprise is being run from our White House and when war has been declared upon every decent American citizen?

Stop this and ALL the viral madness that poses as 'Change' (and from Obma's TSA 'safe travelilng')!

Say it; shout it; write it: STOP IT!

And may they 'listen up'. We are past critical. . .

19 posted on 06/26/2011 3:41:52 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: SkyDancer
I wonder if the American public decided not to fly. How long would the airlines last and how long would TSA be in business?

These guys are leftwing union hacks who have jobs for life in return for voting Democrat. If the airlines shut down, they'll just put them to work on the trains, or on highway traffic stops.

20 posted on 06/26/2011 3:42:35 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Zakeet
Message to Repub Leadership (and one they seem not 'to grasp'.

It is NOT, just the ECONOMY!

Why, why. . .are our 'eggs' in one basket or just our wallets; when a criminal, America-destroying Enterprise is being run from our White House and when war has been declared upon every decent American citizen?

Stop this and ALL the viral madness that poses as 'Change' (and from Obama's TSA 'safe traveling')!

Say it; shout it; write it: STOP IT!

And may they 'listen up'. We are past critical. . .

21 posted on 06/26/2011 3:42:44 PM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . . .and Obama, not madhttp://atlasshrugs2000e in the USA either.. .)
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To: SandRat

I think that at that point there will some sort of revolt or protest. It’s interesting to note that all the Left’s screaming about civil rights being abused under Bush but nary a peep from them now.


22 posted on 06/26/2011 3:42:53 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know they invented wheelbarrows to teach FAA inspectors to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: SkyDancer

SandRat beat me to it. The TSA would just add security checkpoints to other modes of travel. Pretty much anything to do with “Transportation”, as the agency’s name implies.


23 posted on 06/26/2011 3:43:06 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: All

You know, we could stop this in a matter of hours if we wanted to...

The number of people who fly on any given day eclipses the sum total of all .gov employees by many times over.

All we would have to do is either peacefully refuse to fly, any travel at all for 10 to 30 days. No vacations, no business trips etc...

The loss in revenues would be crippling. Not to mention the airlines would be the ones burning DC to the ground, not us...

Or all of us simply refuse to submit to the TSA passenger fondling, what are they going to do arrest all of us?

An imposible task at best...

That’s between 1.8 million and 3 million people on any given day.

We could stop this stupidity in a matter of hours.


24 posted on 06/26/2011 3:44:14 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Zakeet

Obama does not want to subject the Muslims to any undue stress, but he could care less about senior citizens living their last days.

On the other hand Obama believes that people, who are about to die, as a burden and humiliating them is no big deal. (Heard about Death Panels???)

Obama is so bad.


25 posted on 06/26/2011 3:44:54 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Diogenesis
The women is susceptible to infection so the TSA made CERTAIN she would be laden with every bacterium and virus they had picked up that day. Why? Probably because she was elderly, frail, American and white.

And because zero doesn't want her around using up other people's health-care.

26 posted on 06/26/2011 3:45:01 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Zakeet
Sad, that this mother and daughter had to probably spend their last few minutes together going through this nonsense.

They deserved better than this.

27 posted on 06/26/2011 3:46:55 PM PDT by mware
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To: Zakeet

This is beyond the pale! It is beyond disgusting! It is beyond sickening! There are no words!


28 posted on 06/26/2011 3:47:24 PM PDT by Bockscar (Thanks to the Freeper dogcaller for this tag line: --Muslims do not immigrate; they colonize--)
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To: Zakeet
Hey Janet Incompetitano -

You forgot about the nun being patted down by the TSA agent wearing a hajib.

29 posted on 06/26/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Zakeet

I am getting older, not into nappy’s yet, but I am crotchety and bull headed, I would have dropped my stuff on the spot, told them I was mentally deficient also and given the folks a show.


30 posted on 06/26/2011 3:51:19 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Zakeet
THE TSA IS UNIONIZED & LOBBYING TO PERFORM "SECURITY" ON BUSES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY.
31 posted on 06/26/2011 3:52:23 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: immadashell

I don’t think they change those gloves between ‘clients’. So all those bacteria and germs just get passed on and on.


32 posted on 06/26/2011 3:52:46 PM PDT by GailA (NO DEMOCRATS, NO RINOS in 2012!)
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To: Lazamataz

You ever see these TSA nuts - basically, they give them a uniform and they think they are the Almighty.


33 posted on 06/26/2011 3:53:44 PM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: Zakeet

Wow, 95 and she’s been fighting for 8 years. My mom didn’t make it to two months.

A pox on these creeps. Obama would treat an aging terrorist better. Maybe he should have just called in Seal Team 6 on her.


34 posted on 06/26/2011 3:55:10 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Zakeet

The TSA was created in the post-9/11 panic, along with the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Patriot Act. We surrendered a lot of our freedom, dignity and privacy to the government in just a few months - it’s easy to give them up and just about impossible to get them back.


35 posted on 06/26/2011 3:57:18 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Zakeet

I don’t often cry, but this is so unbelievably wrong....
What have we become? This is too hard to imagine. Lord, forgive them.


36 posted on 06/26/2011 3:59:00 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Zakeet

One of two things is happening here:

1.) Government officials believe there is a force of evil in the world (i.e., Islam) so malevolent that they would plant a bomb or weapons in a 95 years woman’s diaper, or;

2.) The TSA, DHS, and the Federal Government overall hold American Citizens in such contempt that they would subject us to this humiliating bullshit, to turn us into farm animals feeding their lust for power and money (budgets.)

I believe the second option is the one in play.


37 posted on 06/26/2011 3:59:54 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Persevero
I think the main problem with all this TSA behavior is, you are being presumed guilty. It leaves most of us with an ugly feeling of outrage.

Not only are we presumed guilty, we are also subjected to unreasonable search in violation of our Constitutional rights.

When someone does not have the remotest chance of being a terrorist, and that person is forced to remove their adult diaper, that, my friend, is unreasonable search in violation of a Constitutional right.

38 posted on 06/26/2011 4:00:43 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: Zakeet

A bureaucracy has no heart, no soul, no conscience, and will eventually evolve to only serve its’ own purposes.


39 posted on 06/26/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: Cicero

....on highway traffic stops.

I’m surprised the Islamists haven’t figured that one out yet. Just load up a few VWs with bombs, crash them into something, and next thing you know, we’ll have roving TSA highway checkpoints that make your average DUI checkpoint look like Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Our own government will end up choking us all to death.


40 posted on 06/26/2011 4:02:58 PM PDT by Big E
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To: Fred Hayek

I prefer criminal.


41 posted on 06/26/2011 4:04:49 PM PDT by smalltownslick
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To: Jeff Winston

“and that person is forced to remove their adult diaper, that, my friend, is unreasonable search in violation of a Constitutional right. “

Agreed, although we have the option not to fly.

Thus my suggestion that we have ‘search’ and ‘search free’ airlines.

Some may prefer to be searched for the added security. Not me however.


42 posted on 06/26/2011 4:06:27 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: SkyDancer

My husband just asked me if I wanted to take a trip...and I said, “Not if we have to fly.” I have an implanted device that delivers anti-spasticity med for my MS. I can’t imagine what kind of treatment I’d get when they see that hockey puck sized metal implant in my abdomen. Pat down, to say the least...and I have a card to hand them to explain the device...but after all these stories, I don’t really think the card will make much difference.

Someone needs to educate the TSA on medical conditions and devices. Remember the guy with the urostomy (they spilled his bag all over him.) The tales of searching leg braces, and wheelchairs, etc. They’re going overboard on the folks who are the “least” likely to be terrorist. Have any of the terrorists masqueraded as a person with a medical condition...don’t think so!


43 posted on 06/26/2011 4:07:48 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: jonascord
ENJOY is right. I'm sure it was no different in Hitler's concentration camps. Give a little man or woman a little power and a badge and you can be sure it will eventually be abused.

Oddly enough, the solution is for there to be full time 24/7 video on every security line and in on every 'private patdown.' Video needs to be easily accessible to the public for whatever reason including merely reviewing the tapes for abuse. The TSA works for us and they are not the CIA or FBI.

44 posted on 06/26/2011 4:09:50 PM PDT by masadaman
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To: Zakeet

Black Shirts


Brown Shirts


Blue Shirts

45 posted on 06/26/2011 4:10:46 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: jonascord

“You are wrong in thinking they are just stupid. They ENJOY their sadism. They know their will never be punished, in this life, and they are firm in their conviction that there is no other.”

100% correct.


46 posted on 06/26/2011 4:11:26 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: spodefly

#2 is correct, imho. DHS is the agency that is responsible for serving the role of internal security forces. TSA is the division on the front-line of teaching americans how to behave when dealing with fedgov, essentially, they can do anything they want, they are virtually unaccountable, and you have no rights.

I often wonder what kinds of lists and profiles on law-abiding citizens DHS has compiled. The main utility of such lists is if there is a real opportunity to enact a pogrom in the future.


47 posted on 06/26/2011 4:12:38 PM PDT by WoofDog123
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To: Zakeet

Was anyone else on that plane wearing Depends? So is it now illegal to wear Depends, Diapers, pads or tampons on an airplane? Good reason not to fly. I don’t want to imagine how germy those those seats would be. What happened to common sense? Doesn’t the TSA know why people wear Depends? Totally illogical. . .


48 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:00 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: spodefly

You’re right, it’s mostly #2. The scary thing about the TSA is there is no one in Congress against it, showing once again, there is basically one party; the Government Party. Right now, it’s all a gentle fascism, but it won’t stay that way. All government agencies grow, and achieve more and more power.

Someone here said bureaucracies without soul exist for their own ends. Well, that’s all bureaucracies. Have you ever seen a bureaucracy with soul or feelings? Sooner or later, the TSA is going to become something more sinister. Once they start applying their powers to the highways, they’ll be able to restrict one of our most basic freedoms; the freedom of movement.


49 posted on 06/26/2011 4:13:06 PM PDT by Big E
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To: Persevero
Agreed, although we have the option not to fly.

Good grief...so the 4th only applies in your house?

The 4th is negated once you're in public or elect to take advantage of a public (which you pay for ) service?

50 posted on 06/26/2011 4:14:02 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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