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7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy Gets Rigorous TSA Pat-Down; Family Misses Flight Over Incident

Posted By admin On April 25, 2012 @ 12:39 pm In Featured Stories | Comments Disabled

IB Times [1]
April 25, 2012

The ever-controversial screening policies of the TSA [2] are under the microscope again after Dina Frank, a 7-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, was rigorously patted down to the point where her family missed their flight.

 7 Year Old With Cerebral Palsy Gets Rigorous TSA Pat Down; Family Misses Flight Over Incident

“They make our lives completely difficult,” Dina’s father, Joshua Frank, told The Daily, as reported by CBS Washington [3], referring to the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Dina’s “not a threat to national security.”

Dina’s condition prevents her from being able to go through metal detectors at airports because of her leg braces and crutches, which means TSA agents have to pat her down.

The experience is usually uncomfortable for Dina and her family asks that TSA agents be friendly with her during the pat down.

But Monday’s incident did not go as usual for Dina, as the agents were aggressive with her, the Franks said.

The pat-down ordeal caused the Franks to miss their flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to their destination in Florida.

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[1] IB Times: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/333278/20120425/dina-frank-tsa-7-cerebral-palsy-screening.htm

[2] screening policies of the TSA: http://www.tsa.gov/press/happenings/sop_facts.shtm

[3] as reported by CBS Washington: http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/04/25/family-misses-flight-after-tsa-gives-pat-down-to-girl-with-cerebral-palsy/

[4] Family of 18-month-old toddler who was kicked off JetBlue flight for being on no-fly list outraged airline STILL hasn’t apologised: http://www.prisonplanet.com/family-of-18-month-old-toddler-who-was-kicked-off-jetblue-flight-for-being-on-no-fly-list-outraged-airline-still-hasnt-apologised.html

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[6] Hyper-paranoia in the police state: Commercial flight diverted after passengers say they don’t like in-flight movie: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hyper-paranoia-in-the-police-state-commercial-flight-diverted-after-passengers-say-they-dont-like-in-flight-movie.html

[7] TSA misses loaded gun in bag at LAX: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-misses-loaded-gun-in-bag-at-lax.html

[8] Flight of white Britons from UK leaps to 70,000 per year … but population still rising as Eastern Europeans come to Britain: http://www.prisonplanet.com/flight-of-white-britons-from-uk-leaps-to-70000-per-year-but-population-still-rising-as-eastern-europeans-come-to-britain.html

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