Cynic Sam shares her TSA story:
Just flew from KCI to ORD yesterday. I managed to tear my tendon & meniscus on my right knee, and thus was in a knee brace and on crutches. I can barely walk with the crutches, let alone without the brace. I limped through the metal detector, my brace set it off. They made me remove the brace, and then I hopped/gimped through the detector. The gal operating the metal detector seemed really apologetic and held my hand as I re-applied my brace. Then, another TSA agent came up and said, “If she can’t walk normally through the gate, she needs to be patted down” So, then I had to hop to the pat-down area without my brace, get the enhanced pat down (basically getting my very painful and swollen knee groped repeatedly) and then hobble back to my crutches.
Limpers = Enemies of Freedom.
While most Transportation Security Administration employees are busy groping people or taking naked pictures of them, the cops say one of those employees was putting fliers’ electronics down his pants.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Nelson Santiago stole around $50,000 worth of electronics over the past six months from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s Terminal 1.
Santiago — a TSA officer since 2009 — was caught earlier this week by a Continental Airlines employee taking an iPad out of someone’s luggage and stuffing it into his pants, the cops say.
TSA is still terrorizing passengers for the crime of daring to fly:
A woman has filed a complaint with federal authorities over how her elderly mother was treated at Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend.
Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.
“It’s something I couldn’t imagine happening on American soil,” Weber said Friday. “Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this.”
Sari Koshetz, a spokeswoman for the Transportation Security Administration in Miami, said she could not comment on specific cases to protect the privacy of those involved.
“The TSA works with passengers to resolve any security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner,” she said.
Weber’s mother entered the airport’s security checkpoint in a wheelchair because she was not stable enough to walk through, Weber said.