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    TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security.

    Reports of the incident took hold in social media, with scores of comments on the topic and reposts appearing hourly on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

    The TSA released a statement Sunday defending its agents' actions at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.
    TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida - CNN.com

    This is ****ing sickening!

    Seriously what the ****!

    Forcing a 95 year old cancer patient grandmother to remove her adult diaper, i mean really!

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    I don't know she looks dangerous to me.

    She could crawl up to the Cockpit door and force herself inside and kick ass on everyone and climb into the pilots seat and crash the plane.

    Or the load in her diaper might have been powder and she might have blown her ass off, if she even has one anymore.

    TSA is out of their collective minds and this proves it without any question. What in hell do they think with, and I ask because this one of the most egregious transgression since patting down a toddler who can barely walk.

    This really makes me want to slap some fools,
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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    These are their procedures. The daughter even said herself in the interview I understand these are their procedures. Again, is this the best way to run airport security? No, it isn't. Israel's way of interviewing people and profiling (not racially profiling, but actually looking at people and saying, OK, this guy needs some extra screening, then talking to them, you can find a NY Daily News article where the guy, a white christian, says he gets put in the extra interview all the time) works great, but unfortunately that isn't applicable to the US, where thousands of flights go everyday. Israel has what? 50? This is the best solution we have in our current situation. You can all flip out and this will get its 15 minutes of fame tomorrow with all the "**** tsa man mah rights is violated kill tyrannical government" but in the end, this is how things are done.

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    These are their procedures. The daughter even said herself in the interview I understand these are their procedures. Again, is this the best way to run airport security? No, it isn't. Israel's way of interviewing people and profiling (not racially profiling, but actually looking at people and saying, OK, this guy needs some extra screening, then talking to them, you can find a NY Daily News article where the guy, a white christian, says he gets put in the extra interview all the time) works great, but unfortunately that isn't applicable to the US, where thousands of flights go everyday. Israel has what? 50? This is the best solution we have in our current situation. You can all flip out and this will get its 15 minutes of fame tomorrow with all the "**** tsa man mah rights is violated kill tyrannical government" but in the end, this is how things are done.
    I agree Israel knows what they are doing far better than our out of touch with reality approach, that looks for things not motivated people, which are the problem.

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    I agree Israel knows what they are doing far better than our out of touch with reality approach, that looks for things not motivated people, which are the problem.
    Exactly I mean could the same system be done here? I don't know, again, considering flights over in Israel are in extremely small number compared with the thousands here.

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    I'm waiting for the time when colostomy bags will need to be inspected for explosive liquids. We all know cancer patients are being recruited along with 95 year old grandmothers to blow up targets in the U.S. don't we?



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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    I think we are at a point now where TSA has basically said, you dont like the pat downs and XRays? Hah! We have all the power and we are going to keep doing what we do so STFU.

    I envision a day in the near future where to fly, you will have to check yourself in to an airport TSA managed hotel, will be given an enema and physical exam, all your clothes will be taken and for 24 hours prior to the flight you will have to stay there until your bowels have cleared. You will be issued a paper gown ala the doctors office and that is what you will fly in. When you arrive at your destination your clothes will be reissued in a sealed bag. thanks for flying.

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    Well, 6 posts to get to idiotic over the top hyperbole in a TSA thread. Perhaps we're actually improving. Usually the ridiculousness and exaggeration only takes what, 3 pots?

    The person followed procedures. Yes, the procedure needs to give more leeway on the part of the screeners to use their judgement in these kind of situations. At the same time, as you do that you then have people who then that the "judgement" is being employed unfairly or unevenly causing another big hubub. The TSA is right in defending their person, as they were simply following orders. There's nothing wrong with critizicing the procedure, but the more over the top idiotic hyperbole people use frankly the more childish and ridiculous their argument looks and the less serious anyone should take them.
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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    I don't see it to that type of extreme, however, this is a great test ground for how far people will let quasi governmental agencies go with violating rights.

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    Re: TSA stands by officers after pat-down of elderly woman in Florida

    There are no reasons we need to go to these measure's. None. Israel works great because they employ highly trained intelligent agents. Granted that would be expensive but probably a drop compared to what we are spending in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.

    It is also a case where politicians are so afraid to face up to the charges of "profiling".

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