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    TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report - Washington Times

    Security Administration inspectors forced a wounded Marine who lost both of his legs in an IED blast and who was in a wheelchair to remove his prosthetic legs at one point, and at another point to stand painfully on his legs while his wheelchair was examined, according to a complaint a congressman has registered with the TSA.

    Rep. Duncan Hunter said in his letter Monday that the Marine, who is still on active duty and showed TSA agents his military identification, was still forced to undergo that scrutiny.

    “A TSA office asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own. With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficult, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives,” Mr. Hunter said.

    He also said TSA officers initially directed the Marine to the wrong line, then made him move lines but made no effort to help him. The incident occurred at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport last week, as a group of Marines was returning to San Diego
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    I can't imagine what the hell these people were thinking, especially not stepping up to help this guy stand and so forth!!
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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    I bet hes wondering exactly what the hell he sacrificed his legs for right about now. Sorta seems like the terrorists won in the end to me. But that's just a personal opinion.
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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    For once I am at a loss for words.

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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

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    TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report - Washington Times



    TSA draws attention for amputees’ screening - Abstract

    I can't imagine what the hell these people were thinking, especially not stepping up to help this guy stand and so forth!!
    There is no excuse for not treating this soldier with the utmost respect. They should be fired. When, to protect everyone's safety, people are treated as criminals, we've missed the boat. Shame on 'em.
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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

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    TSA draws attention for amputees’ screening - Abstract

    I can't imagine what the hell these people were thinking, especially not stepping up to help this guy stand and so forth!!
    Maybe if he had a couple of pocket knives and a hockey stick they would have waived him through under the new rules.

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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    The TSA may still proudly brag that not once has a double amputee, active duty, US service member been allowed to hinder the operation of a commercial airliner! How long before these probing, prodding TSA morons are made into a mere mistake of past history?
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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    It will probably never go back. As soon as average Joe and the flight companies will it that way the CIA/SS would probably just run a heavy airplane sabotage campaign until it reverted. :S

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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Maybe if he had a couple of pocket knives and a hockey stick they would have waived him through under the new rules.
    Or maybe a Koran.
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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    I'm really not sure why this is shocking to anybody. It's been YEARS now that DHS has considered veterans to be a primary threat to America and a wounded vet is exponentially more likely to have PTSD thus becoming an even bigger threat. Have you all forgotten that the schmucks that are running this show are the same ones who spit on men returning from Viet Nam?

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    Re: TSA agents 'humiliated' wounded Marine with aggressive inspection: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm really not sure why this is shocking to anybody. It's been YEARS now that DHS has considered veterans to be a primary threat to America and a wounded vet is exponentially more likely to have PTSD thus becoming an even bigger threat. Have you all forgotten that the schmucks that are running this show are the same ones who spit on men returning from Viet Nam?
    What happened to this hero is awful, but that doesn't give you the right to make up crap. Simply pointing out that vets can have PTSD isn't the same as calling them the primary threat to america.
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    uh that is so small as to be stupid. Do you want registration? given less than 3% of criminals get their guns from private sales, its pretty much a waste of resources
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    you are confused. I never denied that many criminals get guns in private sales.

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