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TSA Pats Down 6-Year-Old
Anna Drexel cried after procedure, mom says
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 13, 2011 10:10 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A video getting quite a bit of attention today shows a TSA agent patting down a 6-year-old girl. The video was posted on YouTube yesterday, Jezebel notes, and it shows the New Orleans agent running her hand over Anna Drexel's chest, groin, and inside her waistband. When asked by the mother if they can simply re-scan her, the agent says, "No."

In the video, mom Selena claims her daughter is also being given a "drug test." Jezebel reports that a TSA rep denied that claim to the Boston Globe, saying, "We screen passengers for dangerous weapons and explosives. I realize the mother of this little girl speculates that we're going to test her for drugs, but that couldn't be further from the truth." (The Globe's story doesn't appear to include that denial.) A Good Morning America report on the incident notes that the TSA says it is "exploring additional ways to focus its resources and move beyond a one-size-fits-all system."

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Observer
Apr 14, 2011 1:50 PM CDT
What more proof do the pathetic sheep in the country need to cease and desist the Republican fueled - nazi tactics that have been put in place by police state goons in Congress, the police and military. "You will fucking obey or else!" It is time to start confronting these two bit civil servants with arguments, civil disobedience, resistence, opposition and rebellion against such ridiculous and ineffective measures. I am dropping my pants the next time I ask for my option for an invasive illegal "enhanced" pat down and welcome the minimum wage TSA hack to blow me in public. I will not go quietly - ever. Where are the people that once cared about civil rights and human dignity? The goverment needs its ass kicked and major changes in the whole fucked up Homeland Security enterprise.
littlewolfplaying
Apr 14, 2011 6:35 AM CDT
i dont fly and this one of the many reasons why! i dont want to be forced and violated and made to pay(alot) for it all. no i will just drive thanks. it will take longer and it is slower.and that is the way it should be. faster is not better
Snarfeh
Apr 13, 2011 10:32 PM CDT
I predict a lot of priests exiting the priesthood to go work for the TSA.