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TSA Makes 82-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Remove Her Prostheses
Posted By admin On October 14, 2013 @ 12:01 pm In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled
October 14, 2013
And she’s not the only one — there are 26 complaints on behalf of the elderly and people with disabilities who claim to have been abused by TSA agents at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor airport.
The Arizona Republic was able to find the TSA complaints using the Freedom of Information Act, and some of the stories  are absolutely awful. For example, an 82-year-old woman in a wheelchair was going through security on her way to London when the metal detector beeped over her chest. She explained that she has a prosthesis and the TSA agents took some pretty harsh and invasive next steps:
Transportation Security Administration agents take the woman to a room and order her to take off her blouse. Then her bra. Then her prosthesis, which they examine. The elderly woman strips to her waist, with nothing to hide her scars.
“At her age and physical capability she posed absolutely no risk whatsoever to anyone’s safety and should not have been subjected to such invasive and (undignified) treatment,” the woman’s grandchild wrote in a formal complaint. “This sort of degrading treatment is more appropriate for prisoners.”
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URLs in this post:
 Jezebel: http://jezebel.com/tsa-makes-82-year-old-breast-cancer-survivor-remove-her-1444359663
 some of the stories: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/10/11/phoenix-airport-screening-draws-angry-complaints/2970589/
 TSA Pats Down Breast Cancer Survivor Even After Getting Scanned: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-pats-down-breast-cancer-survivor-even-after-getting-scanned.html
 Cancer surviving flight attendant forced to remove prosthetic breast during pat-down: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cancer-surviving-flight-attendant-forced-to-remove-prosthetic-breast-during-pat-down.html
 TSA vows to learn from breast cancer survivor’s pat-down: http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-vows-to-learn-from-breast-cancer-survivors-pat-down.html
 Breast cancer patient gets a TSA pat-down, TSA gets a smackdown: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breast-cancer-patient-gets-a-tsa-pat-down-tsa-gets-a-smackdown.html
 Breast Cancer Survivors Slam TSA Over “Humiliating” Pat Downs: http://www.prisonplanet.com/breast-cancer-survivors-slam-tsa-over-humiliating-pat-downs.html
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