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Ill-trained TSA Looks at Disabled 3y/o as Terrorist

How many times must this happen???

A disabled three year old, in her wheelchair, and carrying her stuffed animal is singled out for special TSA screening at the airport.

Where, oh where, is the common sense?

Update: If the video does not work you can see it at the ABC News site.

About Teresa Wendt

A stay at home mom who runs a household, manages the finances, cares for a young adult autistic son, and cooks from scratch. Traveling from Arizona to Alaska summer of 2013. Visit my blog at http://ramblinroseaz.wordpress.com/ and follow along.

4 comments

  1. Attention: Common Sense has left the building. Now that is my first reaction & remains my ‘primary’one. Then I recall pictures of a very elderly woman apprehended by Border Patrol in Az that was a mule & carried bags of cocaine strapped to her thighs & a bundle around her waste ‘paying her way’ across the border. Also in Falfurias Tx a child in a stroller had almost a kilo of marajuana in the diaper. So will allow ‘some leeway, but there is a much better way if TSA has an ‘honest’ & rational suspicion. The parent under watch should be allowed to do any touching!!

    By the way, this video is not available (4:45 pm cst)

    • Thanks Jan. What we need are screeners who can read people and pick up cues from their body language.
      I also updated with a link to the video.

      • Now dad gumit, girl, you know need & have is not the same & my wishful thinking doesn’t do much either…aha well, just keep on truckin’ FYI In the San Francisco airport about 3 yrs ago it was reportd that 2/3 if TSA agent spoke only the basic English or none at all…How scure dos that make ya feel?

      • Now dad gumit, girl, you know need & have is not the same & my wishful thinking doesn’t do much either…aha well, just keep on truckin’ FYI In the San Francisco airport about 3 yrs ago it was reportd that 2/3 if TSA agent spoke only the basic English or none at all…How secure does that make ya feel?