95-Year-Old Woman With Leukemia: Potential Al Qaeda Terrorist
Via Lobster, this utterly obscene violation and humiliation of an elderly leukemia sufferer by the TSA. Lauren Sage Reinlie writes in the NWF Daily News:
Jean Weber of Destin filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security after her 95-year-old mother was detained and extensively searched last Saturday while trying to board a plane to fly to Michigan to be with family members during the final stages of her battle with leukemia.
Her mother, who was in a wheelchair, was asked to remove an adult diaper in order to complete a pat-down search.
"It's something I couldn't imagine happening on American soil," Weber said Friday. "Here is my mother, 95 years old, 105 pounds, barely able to stand, and then this."
Cancer sufferers' daily lives have so much dignity removed from them already, and there's so much suffering. It is just appalling that we pretend that there's something other than blind allegiance to bureaucracy behind this search and most searches.