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Weeping four-year-old girl [falsely] accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers
dailymail.co.uk ^ | April 24, 2012 | Hugo Gye

Posted on 04/24/2012 12:44:26 PM PDT by grundle

Full title: Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security

A four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line.

The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat', while agents threatened to shut down the whole airport if she could not be calmed down.

Terror threat? Four-year-old Isabella was subjected to a full body pat-down and accused of carrying a gun in an airport

In her terror, Isabella tried to run away rather than face a full body pat-down, which unsurprisingly enraged the TSA officers further.

One officer even told the girl's mother that the airport would have to be shut down and every flight cancelled if the four-year-old did not co-operate.

They also apparently described the little girl as a 'high security threat'.

Ms Brademeyer continued: 'The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying.

'When my scared child could not do so, two TSOs called for backup saying, "The suspect is not cooperating." The suspect, of course, being a frightened child. They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist.'

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KEYWORDS: jackbootedthugs; tsa; tsagraphic; tsaoutofcontrol; tsapervs
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1 posted on 04/24/2012 12:44:30 PM PDT by grundle
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To: grundle

It is easy to see that an IQ test is not required to become a TSA agent

Thanks Bush II


2 posted on 04/24/2012 12:47:18 PM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: grundle

The only purpose of the TSA is to enable Eric Holder’s people to bully non-Eric Holder’s people under color of law.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 12:49:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: grundle

What has America come to? There was a time in this country when no self-respecting man would let anyone “pat down” a little girl. It’s time for the people of the country to stand up.


4 posted on 04/24/2012 12:50:23 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: grundle

5 posted on 04/24/2012 12:52:25 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: grundle

The TSA:

Severe infringement of liberty for the delusion of security.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 12:56:51 PM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: grundle

There is only one group of people who are responsible for causing this monstrous assault on human rights, freedoms, and dignities and it’s not little girls. (Hint: they like to marry little girls.)

We have these outrages because of some weak minded policy of “fairness” and “non-profiling”. So because of so called representative government won’t come out and publicly name the enemy, our children, our women, our old and infirm, are processed, groped and prodded like cattle by those who cannot see the injustice of this. Any protestations are met with threats of censure, public humiliation and even violence.

All the while, the terrorists marvel at the great victory they have achieved, far in excess of running planes into buildings. They have turned the government against the innocent people, the infidels, and it appears the government will do the work of the terrorists for them.

God is indeed great, they shout.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 12:57:51 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: grundle

For the TSA (,FBI and DHS) it is not a matter of whether an American is a terrorist or not, but simply looking hard enough to find the right evidence to justify in their minds what they already believe.

But the Muzzie terrorists are their best friends!


8 posted on 04/24/2012 12:58:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: grundle
Ever wonder what happened to the slow kids in the 2nd grade that couldn't find "Waldo?"

The grew up to work for the TSA finding terrorists.

9 posted on 04/24/2012 1:03:57 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Molon Labbie

“They have turned the government against the innocent people...”

That was/is Barry’s goal all along - he is amazed it is taking so long for the Sheeple to get angry enough to put up some honest resistance. No other country in the world puts people thru this - just the USA. Cherthoff started it under Bush2, but it’s on anabolic steroids now under Napolitano. Interestingly, Cherthoff is on the board of the company that makes the naked body scanners. They all need to be indicted for treason against America.


10 posted on 04/24/2012 1:05:51 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: grundle

If the “War On Terror” is over, then WHY do we still have the TSA?


11 posted on 04/24/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: grundle

I am not surprised. My grandson since he flew the first time at 18 months has been pulled over for a secondary search every time he flys, apparently there are terrorists named Israel.
I am always pulled over because of titanium screws in my shoulder, and knee, those idiot scans can’t tell the difference between C4 and screws I guess.
Now, I am being pulled over as these machines get “better” because I have a banner tattoo on my calf which shows up as though I have something strapped to my leg.

Does anyone know if these parents have any recourse for molesting their four year old.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 1:08:41 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: grundle
Our first ambassadors, Jay, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, were repulsed at the sight of bayonet wielding soldiers standing guard at European government buildings.

I saw the same in Italy, Spain, Greece in the 1980s. All public and important civilian spots like banks and port areas had heavily armed soldiers standing guard against the population.

I remember thanking God I was an American, and thus did not live in a police state.

13 posted on 04/24/2012 1:08:46 PM PDT by Jacquerie (It is happening here.)
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To: Sioux-san

Look at EL-AL. They don’t muck around with who they profile and they haven’t lost a plane in forever.

They are reportedly, very efficient.

In our haste to open the “Land of the Free” to anyone, including those whose ideologies are to destroy us, we have become alot less “Free”.

We must rectify that.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 1:12:04 PM PDT by Molon Labbie (A Bounty on Zimmerman, Can Be A Bounty On ANYONE. No NBPP Mob Justice!)
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To: grundle

Considering that the TSA has NEVER found or apprehended a terrorist, why are they still around?
A quick Return On Investment calculation says they are not worth keeping and should downsized or eliminated.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 1:13:18 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: grundle

Considering that the TSA has NEVER found or apprehended a terrorist, why are they still around?
A quick Return On Investment calculation says they are not worth keeping and should be downsized or eliminated.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: grundle

Tar. Feathers. A rail.


17 posted on 04/24/2012 1:14:43 PM PDT by No Truce With Kings (Ten years on FreeRepublic and counting.)
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

It’s a sham! No proper-minded human being is going to assume that a 4 year old clutching her grandmother is carrying a weapon.

This was done to specifically suit the tastes of a child-molesting agent. Male or female, I guarantee that the person who conducted the search wanted the opportunity to “pat down” this little girl.

This department is filled with perverts, and I’d bet there’s no vetting new hires for the same. They’ll continue to do this, and it’ll get more brazen.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 1:15:54 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: grundle
I notice that the "you're free not to fly" apologists for the police state haven't shown up yet.

I suppose that when they are running roadblocks they'll say that as long as you stay at home in your bedroom, your 4th amendment rights are still intact.

19 posted on 04/24/2012 1:17:54 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: grundle

This is just more proof that the terrorists have won.


20 posted on 04/24/2012 1:19:20 PM PDT by she geek
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To: grundle

21 posted on 04/24/2012 1:20:37 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: grundle
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22 posted on 04/24/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: grundle

What about little kids who have been molested and they’re in therapy. They get to the airport and get molested again. Where are you, Dr. Drew?

Two votes I regret. One for mccain and one for Bush.

I stopped flying. Actually gave up almost $400 in ticket credit that I didn’t use. I wish everyone would stop flying for just one week in protest.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 1:24:22 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: grundle
They treated my daughter no better than if she had been a terrorist

Corrrection, they treated her worse than a terrorist because anyone matching the terrorist profile is immediately ignored and waved through.

24 posted on 04/24/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Jacquerie
Our first ambassadors, Jay, Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, were repulsed at the sight of bayonet wielding soldiers standing guard at European government buildings.

Hell, in the 1760s-1770s, when the British sent troops to Boston, the locals were so repulsed by their presence that an armed conflict broke out.

For very good reason, one of the chief fears of the Founding Fathers was a standing army; an armed force that intermingled with the civilian population. We have a Third Amendment that specifically prohibits troops from being quartered in private houses without homeowner consent, but what we don't realize is that today's paramilitary police forces have largely become a type of standing army that itself is often at odds with the civilian population. Cops are guilty of using language that solidifies this relationship when they call non-cops "civilians."

25 posted on 04/24/2012 1:36:42 PM PDT by Hemingway's Ghost (Spirit of '75)
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To: grundle

Well, it’s a trade off. Little girls get tramatized and humiliated every now and then, but look at how many terrorists have been caught bringing weapons onto planes by the TSA.

Oh yeah, NONE HAVE. NOT ONE, EVER.


26 posted on 04/24/2012 1:39:49 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most time a man'll tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear"--Open Range)
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To: Mr. K
It is easy to see that an IQ test is not required to become a TSA agent

Actually one is required. A failing grade is 80 or above.

27 posted on 04/24/2012 1:41:39 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: grundle

If that had happened to one of my grandkids I’d probably be in jail right now....


28 posted on 04/24/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT by freebilly
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To: grundle

Happened at Wichita, Kansas....

Ms Brademeyer wrote: ‘It was implied, several times, that my mother, in their brief two-second embrace, had passed a handgun to my daughter.’

An officer repeatedly said she had ‘seen a gun in a teddy bear’ in the past, in an apparent attempt to justify the situation....

But their nightmare was not yet over, as on a connecting flight in Denver, an airport employee demanded to know which of the family was Isabella - and ‘looked really confused’ when the girl was pointed out to her.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 1:48:29 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: grundle
Shut these TSA F*CKERS down!! Our shameless Congress does NOTHING.

ML/NJ

30 posted on 04/24/2012 1:48:56 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: BuffaloJack
If the “War On Terror” is over, then WHY do we still have the TSA?

Apparently, we lost.

31 posted on 04/24/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by gitmo
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To: she geek

This is just more proof that the terrorists have won.


Which terrorists ?

In Iraq they are terrorists but in Libya the same terrorists
are called freedom fighters.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 2:06:44 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: Molon Labbie

As the late Fred Honzberger of KDKA used to say “We have to pretend that we’re not looking for the people that we’re looking for.”


33 posted on 04/24/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: she geek

This is just more proof that the terrorists have won.


Which terrorists ?

In Iraq they are terrorists but in Libya the same terrorists
are called freedom fighters.


34 posted on 04/24/2012 2:06:58 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: freebilly
If that had happened to one of my grandkids I’d probably be in jail right now....

Ditto for me and my daughter.

Everything in our educational system is geared (correctly) toward not letting strangers touch little kids "inappropriately" - until you get to the airport.

Some day these buffoons are going to pick the wrong person, someone who will bear a grudge and has the knowledge and means to inflict harm at all levels of the Gestapo TSA bureaucracy to satisfy it. I fervantly long for that day.*

*Note to jack-booted federal goons: I am not advocating anything above, just eagerly anticipating it from someone else. I shall throw a party that day, though I won't aid and abet any such actions personally. Oh, and while we still have a 1st Amendment (and there are no SS agents in my sight): go phuck yourselves! You've lost all support amongst the population - revel in your role as the occupiers of America, because it won't last long.

35 posted on 04/24/2012 2:08:30 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: grundle
"...One officer even told the girl's mother that the airport would have to be shut down and every flight cancelled if the four-year-old did not co-operate."

Only an incompetent idiot that should never be given a job with any decision making power, and certainly not have any control over the actions of other people would say such a thing. Threatening to negatively impact thousands of peoples plans and schedules because they can only terrorize and not gain cooperation of a scared 4 year old girl?

Not only is the TSA the despicable hand of tyranny, but they are the incompetent joker hand of tyranny.

36 posted on 04/24/2012 2:09:01 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: grundle
Nothing new. Obviously nothing will be done about this as it's been going on for a long time. Why even bother reporting it? The sheep bleet and then go back to sleep
37 posted on 04/24/2012 2:14:13 PM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: PGR88

better update that graphic to “ages 3 and up”


38 posted on 04/24/2012 2:21:11 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: Obama sez: "Nice little Supreme Court you got here. Shame if anything were to happen to it.")
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To: grundle

TSA folks need to go. These people are an obvious threat to the country. They are brown shirt goons. When Obama arms them they will need to be put down as they will literally start killing innocent civilians.


39 posted on 04/24/2012 2:28:37 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Molon Labbie

Israel has common sense security methods. That’s why they are efficient and their security works.

America has adopted zero-tolerance security. This is why 4 year old girls are considered a high terrorist threat and given a full-body search.

common sense beats zero tolerance any way you compare them.


40 posted on 04/24/2012 2:31:53 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: All

Civilized people view wearing a badge as a duty and an honor, and something MUCH bigger than any individual.


41 posted on 04/24/2012 2:37:14 PM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: grundle

“...TSA agents might experience so much DNA damage from standing next to those machines that they will be rendered completely infertile and therefore have no ability to reproduce.”

http://www.naturalnews.com/032841_body_scanners_cancer.html

“...TSA employees are reporting “cancer clusters” among their own employees who work near radiation body scanners.”

Karma.


42 posted on 04/24/2012 2:44:56 PM PDT by waus (FUBO UFCMF, Just in case I stuttered, FUBO)
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To: Terry Mross
I stopped flying. Actually gave up almost $400 in ticket credit that I didn’t use. I wish everyone would stop flying for just one week in protest.

Good for you. Quit feeding the monster.

I quit flying in October 2000. Screw 'em. I can get to where I want to go by car.

43 posted on 04/24/2012 2:49:36 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: BuffaloJack
If the “War On Terror” is over, then WHY do we still have the TSA?

It lessens unemployment numbers.

This "security" charade has gone on for too long. The TSA is nothing more than a Bush administration jobs program for the chronically unemployed.

44 posted on 04/24/2012 2:55:28 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: grundle

Does 911 work in an airport?


45 posted on 04/24/2012 2:56:08 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

“There was a time in this country when no self-respecting man would let anyone “pat down” a little girl.”
_________________________________

I pity the fool that puts his or her hands on one of my granddaughters.

You’re right, it’s long past time for Americans to stand up to this kind of crap.

My Father (RIP) was an “Idaho Cowboy” and I know for a fact that he would have snapped a neck or two if this would have happened to my little sister.

Thank God for Idaho and Idahoans!


46 posted on 04/24/2012 2:57:45 PM PDT by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: freedommom
Which terrorists ?

The ones in Con-gress. They're the ones that saddled us with this BS.

47 posted on 04/24/2012 2:59:44 PM PDT by Sarajevo ( Alcohol does not solve any problems, but then again, neither does milk.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The only purpose of the TSA is to enable Eric Holder’s people to bully non-Eric Holder’s people under color of law.

I'm starting to suspect they use those lexically tortured names so the they look at e.g. a luggage tag and be able to know if they're getting ready to steal from a brother.

48 posted on 04/24/2012 3:05:49 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: grundle
What??!!?

No body-cavity search???!?

WHAT THE F*** IS WRONG WITH THE TSA!!!!

THEY ARE SLIPPING.

49 posted on 04/24/2012 3:20:52 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Admin Moderator refuses to let me hit it. -- http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2875871/posts)
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To: BuffaloJack

If the “War On Terror” is over, then WHY do we still have the TSA?


Because the war on America is just beginning


50 posted on 04/24/2012 6:03:00 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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