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    3 year old in wheelchair meets TSA

    3 year old in wheelchair meets TSA

    You can guess the result.

    Via Israel Matzav.

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    PolitiJim | February 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    It is NOT illegal to videotape checkpoints. Yes, they can’t make your life a pain and you might have to go to court to (as one Phoenix man had to recently – acquitted by a jury)- But if EVERYONE does it – they simply can longer “make an example” out of people to intimidate them and infringe on our rights.
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20110714/13152115094/tsa-agents-continue-to-lie-say-you-cant-photograph-videotape-checkpoints.shtml


       
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      Sanddog in reply to PolitiJim. | February 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Lying TSA agents? Say it ain’t so!

      Those agents know damned well it’s not illegal to videotape them. This has been reinforced over and over and they’ve received training on this very point. If a TSA agents lies to you, they can’t be trusted to perform a check and I would not allow that person to touch me or any of my belongings.


     
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    Doug Wright | February 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Why does anyone fly anymore unless they really have to? Stop the dollar flow revenue for the airlines and perhaps if we had a normal federal administration (Ok, so we don’t, we bad!) there might be reasonable fixes to TSA and its blatant stupidity, it’s idiotic practices.

    It’s almost like the Feds want ineffective practices in the TSA to match what so many Dhimmicrats want in their gun control proposals.


       
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      brett_mcs in reply to Doug Wright. | February 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Indeed, I was speaking to a geologist some years ago whose criteria was “500 miles or less, drive”. To prove a point he dropped some colleagues off at the airport in New York, drove off and was there at Pittsburgh airport to pick them up.

      And this was before the recent TSA madness, so I imagine he has upped the cut-off mileage since.

    […] to go, ruin the child’s trip to Disney. Via Legal Insurrection and Israel Matzav From Todd Starnes via TSA […]


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | February 19, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Lots of things here. Except for the lamby which has to be taken away to be screened , the child is just upset .

    The wheelchair must be further screened because it raised an alarm.

    There is very little room for personalised exemptions .

    Another theoretical factor is that she is over dressed in a winter coat when her sibling has a t shirt on . Possibly a body temperature management thing but she does look very hot. One of th triggers for extra attention is when one member of the party is over dressed compared to the others.


       
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      Sanddog in reply to BannedbytheGuardian. | February 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I imagine the other daughter, being far more mobile and not confined to a wheelchair, probably took her coat off herself before going through the security checkpoint.

      Life involves risk. I’ll take the risk of a plane going down if it keeps a 3 year old child in a wheelchair from being terrorized by TSA agents. How about a little smart profiling? Of course, we’d have to get rid of the TSA first and hire professionals….


         
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        BannedbytheGuardian in reply to Sanddog. | February 19, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        The vid does not explain where they are in the process. You are making a supposition about the coat , for the other child is not carrying it & one is not permitted to leave unattended items around.

        Would you be quite willing for a hijabbed wheelchair child to be let on the plane unfrisked ?

        IMO the best outcome would be other passengers being sympathetic of the needs of a wheelchair – not an easy thing in economy class.

        Similar vids haven been posted for 2 years . Parents ned to educate themselves on all likely hurdles a child would face. I have seen many informed children waiting in line with their bravest faces on.

        So they too can learn early the risk of not just snakes on planes.


     
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    BannedbytheGuardian | February 19, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    This is not nearly as unpleasant as witnessing a young child being just plain terrified & further suffering excruciating ear pain on descent.

    They don’t just whimper , they demonstrate being at the top of the evolutionary scream meter.

    Terrifying.


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