TSA Forces 95 Year-Old Cancer Patient to Remove Adult Diaper for Security Screening
As the pressure mounts on the Department of Homeland Security regarding new TSA procedures for many reasons, including it's constitutionality, it's health risks recently brought to light, the poor manner that it is executed (low wage employees groping rather than bomb-sniffing dogs and trained experts) and the overall invasion of literally the private parts everyone, citizens from all walks using all types of rationale have called for the changing out this security chosen by the Department of Homeland Security.
The latest example of the degradation of paying airplane passengers was the treatment of a 95 year-old cancer patient. As the woman and her daughter were going through security, TSA agents said they felt something suspicious on the elderly woman's leg and therefore took her to the private screening area. Once there, it was discovered that the 95 year-old battling leukemia had soiled herself. Before the TSA agents would proceed with the screening, they forced her daughter to change her diaper right there. Watching her mother being subjected to this, her daughter was driven to tears. Her mother was barely healthy enough for travel, as she had to receive a blood transfusion just to be able to travel, and now she had to be subjected to this extra exertion and humiliation. She said "It's something I couldn't imagine happening on American soil." She is now dedicated to ensuring that no one has to undergo that indignity to simply travel ever again in the US. "Nobody should feel the way I felt that day. I'm not angry. The rules need to be changed."
This isn't the first ill treatment of the elderly or the sick by the TSA. A 61 year-old bladder cancer patient had his urostomy bag spilled on him by TSA agents during screening, which belittled him to the point of tears and he was then forced to sit in his own urine his entire flight home, as he has nothing in his carry-on to change his clothes. Another breast cancer survivor was forced to remove her prosthetic breast during screening. When she was asked 'What do you say to those who say to you, 'Stop whining — this is just the way of the world now?', she replied "What's next? Body cavity searches?"
The only question is how much more will people endure these unsafe "safety" measures administered by those barely trained earning $13-$17/hour thrust upon them as the best way to ensure national security and/or sit by and watch these things be done to others.