Agency lied, said it had stopped frisking children
April 14, 2011
Following the emergence of a video of a TSA agent subjecting a scared and confused 6-year old girl to an invasive full body pat down this week, another incident has come to light today in which an 8-year old boy was recently groped in the same way. This despite the fact that the TSA claimed it had changed its security procedure for children.
Young Spencer Sheahan was looking forward to the trip of a lifetime to Disneyland, but the fun was cut short at Portland International Airport in Oregon when a TSA agent pulled the child out of line and frisked him up and down in front of his stunned mother.
“They went up his leg, into that area, down the next leg, up here (chest), felt all over,” Heather Sheahan tells KGW News.
Ms Shehan quickly grabbed her camera and took photos to document the incident.
The pictures can be seen in the following KGW report:
“I was confused,” Spencer told the reporter. “I did not know what they were going to do to me.”
The boy’s reaction to the incident was almost identical to that of 6-year old Anna Drexel who was groped on video by an agent at New Orleans International airport.
Both children thought they had done something wrong and were being punished. Little Anna broke down in tears afterwards, according to her mother, who said she found it impossible to adequately explain to her daughter why the incident had occurred.
The following is a brief interview with the girl’s mother, posted today by Russia Today:
In our follow up report on the incident today we explain how the TSA outright lied by announcing late last year that it had modified the pat-down procedure for children under 12, when in fact the same invasive search of private areas of the body is still being conducted by TSA agents, as proven by both the cases of Anna Drexel and Spencer Sheahan.
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:22 am