TSA, The Handicapped, and Terrorism
An elderly woman in the late-stages of leukemia was forced to undergo 45 minutes of additional screenings last Saturday when she tried to board a flight out of Northwest Florida Regional Airport, her daughter told FoxNews.com
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But when Reppert made it to the check-in line, Transportation Security Association agents singled her out because she was in a wheelchair. Wheelchairs require other security measures to be employed since they don’t go through metal detectors.
Read more: Wheelchair bomber attacks Iraqi police station - Yahoo! News
BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide bomber in a wheelchair blew himself up at the entrance to a police station north of the capital Baghdad on Sunday, killing three people and wounding 18, officials said.
Florida isn't Baghdad, but what is your opinion?
I feel very sorry for the elderly lady but I know that extremist will do anything to get what they want. I think that this is the cost of living in a country that is on the defense from terrorism and that some unfortunate incidents are going to happen. I do, however, feel that demanding the elderly lady take the depends off went too far, as long as they could confirm that there was not a bomb or weapon in the clothing.
Any suggestions for a better way?