TSA strip-search 84-year-old grandmother at JFK International

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  1. sobore
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    An 84-year-old grandmother is seeking an apology after being strip-searched by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport last week.
    Lenore Zimmerman of Long Island, New York, was on her way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida - a journey she has been making for 10 years now.
    In fear that it might interfere with her defibrillator, Zimmerman kindly asked if she forgo the full-body scan, but before she knew it security escorted her to a private room, with no explanation given.

    Read More: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/315538
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    The TSA know their business and how to deliver it! Who knows whom they let through in the meantime?;)
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  4. A third victim, Linda Kallish, 66, of Boynton Beach, came forward this afternoon, recounting the same experience at JFK. This is at least the seventh reported TSA strip search of a passenger this year including the strip search of Shoshana Hebshi in Detroit on September 11th. In that incident TSA acknowledged that the search was recorded.

    These reports raise some serious questions about the extent of the TSA abuses occurring in our airports. TSA has repeatedly denied these types of abuses occur and usually blame the victim. This is the sort of response that one would expect from a rapist, not a Federal agency.

    Pulling down a person’s pants and underwear would meet most definitions of a strip search despite TSA’s attempt to qualify the term. How many others have gone unreported? This agency has been flagrantly assaulting people for a year now and has only been emboldened by their ability to get away with even the most egregious violations of basic standards of decency. The screeners and supervisors in these incidents must be prosecuted for what is clearly a criminal offense.

    How extreme must these TSA assaults become before Congress demands that this be stopped? Will they be permitted to torture a few passengers, perhaps random beatings or even executions, all in the name of an “unpredictable screening policy”?

    There have been thousands of complaints of strip searches, groping, inappropriate comments and other abuses yet TSA contends that "proper procedure was followed" in each case. It’s peculiar how they are never wrong.

    This is the same agency that has had 62 screeners arrested for serious crimes, including one for murder and 10 charged with child sex crimes. This agency is obviously out of control and needs to be replaced, it is clearly too flawed to be reformed.

    Those who support this sort of abuse are disgusting and endanger the liberties of us all. Most are TSA paid trolls and don't deserve any respect from anyone. They are obviously too fearful to function in the real world and are part of the problem.


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