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TSA Detained Wheelchair Bound Toddler In St. Louis [Video]

St. Louis Airport TSA

The TSA detained a wheelchair-bound little girl on her way to a dream vacation. The Transportation Security Administration allegedly took away the 3-year-old girl’s stuffed doll and refused to allow her parents to videotape the airport pat-down.

Nathan Forck, the wheelchair-bound toddler’s father, stated that the TSA treated his daughter like a criminal. The parents also felt that they, by extension, were treated like law-breakers as well. The detainment of the little girl reportedly happened at the Lambert-St. Louis Airport.

The Forck family was on the way to Disney World for a vacation. Lucy is restricted to a wheel chair because of Spina bifida. The family also includes two other older children, The Blaze notes.

During an interview with Fox News, Nathan Forck had this to say:

“They specifically told me that they were singling her out for this special treatment because she’s in a wheelchair. They are specifically singling out disabled people for this special scrutiny. It’s rather offensive to me as a father of a disabled child.”

After the family had already passed the Lambert-St. Louis Airport checkpoint, Lucy was allegedly patted down and her wheelchair swabbed. Annie Forck, the mother, took out her camera to film the entire incident. She maintains that TSA agents told her that filming the pat-down was illegal.

The mother, who is an attorney, was adamant that her daughter could not be touched unless she was able to record the TSA pat-down. She can be heard on the video asking the St. Louis airport agents to cite the law which makes taping the security procedure illegal.

When Forck refused to put down her video camera, she was reportedly surrounded by a group of TSA agents. One St. Louis TSA agent was allegedly told to guard Lucy personally. When Lucy’s “Lamby” was confiscated, the toddler with Spina bifida was reduced to tears.

The little girl cries out that she doesn’t want to go to Disney World simply to make the scary incident stop and to retrieve her beloved stuffed animal. The St. Louis TSA incident reportedly last a half an hour.

What do you think about the TSA detaining a wheelchair bound little girl?

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85 Responses to “TSA Detained Wheelchair Bound Toddler In St. Louis [Video]”

  1. Bill McNeely

    First things first. You must not have children or even like them. Second, you're the stupid one, for spelling stupid wrong. Do not accuse someone of being stupid when you are just as stupid as they are.

  2. Rob Normand

    You know, TSA had every right to do a pat down, and they should've approached the child in a fun way. people are evil these days and even a disabled child in a wheelchair could have parents who try to transport or conceal things. Theft happens almost everyday at stores in this manner. I think the mom should have stopped recording and perhaps comforted her child so they can perform their security details. The whole thing is ridiculous that it's even on the news.

  3. Mike Merritt

    You will NOT tell me that filming a pat down is illegal, especially when a child is involved…You WILL NOT…Swab the chair, x-ray the stuffed animal, have a parent help explain the pat down, etc..But you WILL NOT stop a parent protecting a child from filiming…This IS AMERICA and the subject shouldn't even be up for discussion…TSA has not given me any issues recently but in the past they were so inconsistent you never knew what to expect…They've been caught telling lies, stealing, and abusing their power, over and over again…Now who do you trust, a sick child in a wheel chair with a protective parent, or another government agency with a crap track record?

  4. Rob Normand

    I'm NOT TELLING you anything, just stating my opinion on the matter. I just feel that a parent of a disabled child, seeing their child in such a state, has a choice, video the incident, or be a parent and comfort their child during a routine, yet necessary security measure. It is america, and that parent had every right to film the incident. To me personally, I would have rather lessened the intesnity on my child so it wasn't such an ordeal to her. Security measures changed daily anymore. Who knows when, where or why you may get frisked or searched, but just think about hijackings, smuggling and those people who may just use a child's disability to attempt such things. I'm not saying that these folks are THOSE types of people, but it is those types of occurances that have created these types of security measures

  5. Ginny Richardson-Clark

    OMGosh, I would have ended up in jail over that. You don't scare the crap out of my child and get away with it. There was absolutely no reason to take that baby's stuff animal away. I probably would have gone all kinds of crazy over this. It's like they are begging for a lawsuit or something.

  6. Luci Caranci

    You know what Maureen I agree with Rob and what is the republican remark!
    We have a democratic administration now. But rules are rules and EVERYONE has to
    abide by them.

  7. Rob Normand

    Actually no, I'm none of the above. I'm just an American who values my safety while traveling and am far to familiar with people using others' disabilities to harbor illegal items. Drugs in diapers, weapons in childrens' backpacks etc…. there's just a choice, to understand the purpose, or to be close minded and over protective. No harm was being done by this attempted search, and people need to lighten up and understand that safety during travel is a big deal.

  8. Beverly Rook

    TSA still has alot of stupid, over zelious people working for them. The parents had every right to video the procedure and the dumb ass Tsa person could have handled this a whole lot different.

  9. Devora Carter

    I heard that Obama has prohibited the TSA to put a muslim through any of this; they must be treated with respect and special consideration. Muslims are responsible for 99% of the terrorists acts all over the world! He protects his own.

  10. Tiera Dashé Owens

    They are always apoligizing but yet it continues to happen? Confused. I understand everyone is on edge and its their duty to protect but come on there has got to be a better way.

  11. Lela Fiorillo

    Security is important so there cannot be exceptions. Although the mother needed to be comforting the child not videotaping. Another one looking for a lawsuit and a free handout. Do what's right for the child first.

  12. Donna Gastin

    Then you have the misfortune to have a disabled person, child or otherwise, to travel with you and see how powerless you feel to see them going through the indignity of being singed out just because they need certain things to help them live their lives.

  13. Michelle Idler

    The TSA has more important things to worry about than upsetting your kid because her toy and wheelchair need to be checked. I have two toddler girls and fly with them several times a year. I've never had problems with the TSA, in fact they're usually above and beyond helpful to us. Lay off these people doing their best in a high stress job.

  14. Wendy Paasche Liu

    Just would like to give mom my admiration for keeping her daughter calm and reassuring her that this was all happening because she was special. Great job mom, but so sorry you had to go through that. I know there has to be security, but there has got to be a better way to handle it.

  15. Barbara Ferguson Wells

    Saw her on news this morning. Poor little thing, totally uncalled for.

  16. Tamara Smith

    Does this surprise anyone? This is our focus – we have people pouring over our southern border every day but stopping the disabled, and children, is supposed to be all in an attempt to keep us safe.

  17. Shelli Bean

    I agree Rob. IMO the mother should be allowed to film, but why on earth would you not comfort your child? This little girl was obviously terrified, crying and looking up at her mom for some sort of comfort. That upset me more than the TSA.

  18. Jennifer Rehill Idler

    instead of trying to film people doing their work she should have instead focused her attention on keeping her daughter calm. TSA agents are not the enemy, they have stringent rules they must follow, and they do not get paid very much money. they are not decision makers for protocol. I have seen very hostile people in the airport who go in with an attitude towards security, this mother sounds like one of them. my heart breaks for the little girl who should have had two parents coaching her through the security station, instead they were agruing with tsa agaents, challenging them on the law and trying to film, certainly they added stress to an already stressful situation. everyone has the right to be treated well and to be handled with care, as I am sure these agents intended to do… but even they have bad days. Everyone has choices, this family chose to fly, if you choose to fly you must adhere to the rules.

  19. Ashley Fleming

    The Lambert airport TSA people did that to my 84 year old grandfather too! He's 100% polish and could not stand without his cane, yet he was forced to stand on his own and unbuckle his belt. It humiliated him. He hadn't flown on an airplane in 20+ years and he said he never will after that. My aunt was furious about the situation! :(

  20. Anonymous

    I'm sick of this $#@%$#@%$@#. I've never sued anyone in my life, but in this case I would say, SUE!

  21. Neva_eva_always

    The TSA did NOT want the abuse of a disabled child filmed. It's not illegal but they knew they would get nothing but backlash by reducing a SMALL CHILD to tears by power hungry TSA Agents who should lose their jobs. They are nothing but cold heartless and I hope to God CHILDLESS non agents. They should lose their jobs and not be allowed near children. If they were related to me I would never go to a house where they were much less a family event. Everyone who asked I would tell them I do not want to be around abusers. Telling a lawyer what's illegal HAH just ruined Disney for a small child and traumatized her for no reason but a powertrip. Someone must've taken their lamby's as a kid.

  22. Neva_eva_always

    They were abusing their power and she wanted proof. If they were doing what was legal then they would have no problem with the filming. Who wouldn't want good publicity as in doing things gently and treating a child the correct way. If you object to filming it's because you do NOT want proof of what you're doing wrong.

  23. Tara Gortarez

    I know what you're saying I'd demand a supervisor the minute they removed her lamb. You don't touch a small kids toy no matter what unless you want trouble. It doesn't matter what the reason if its suspicious then you x-ray it and explain it to a child. A 3 year old can be reasoned with to check it out if you're nice.

  24. Leisa Beat

    OMG how dare they, that is a good cause for a law suit. and I for one would be finding out how I can do this. these people are over stepping their boundries, and should be ashamed of them seoves. This is in Gods hand.

  25. Alma Speed Null

    Give me a break, I would have taped the pat down, and then taken that place apart! Mess with me not a child with spina bifida Stupid i-dots. I hope those parents sue!

  26. Alma Speed Null

    Give me a break, I would have taped the pat down, and then taken that place apart! Mess with me not a child with spina bifida Stupid i-dots. I hope those parents sue!

  27. Barbara Swindell Jordan

    The TSA think they are totally above the law, they make up laws as they do things to try to cover their ass, she couldn't even read the illegal to video law to the mother, I will not fly unless I have to, don't want anyone touch me, I understand the security but they do over step their bounds at times, they steal your property, OMG! they are the scum of the earth…………………

  28. J.w. Allen

    I was thinking of flying home to see family and friends (1000 miles). Now, NO WAY. I'll drive or never see them again. just because some psycho might use a child's wheelchair to smuggle something, that does not mean that EVERYBODY would. Just because 1 out of 4 million might, we have to pay for that? Bullshit! I'm not playing that!

  29. J.w. Allen

    I was thinking of flying home to see family and friends (1000 miles). Now, NO WAY. I'll drive or never see them again. just because some psycho might use a child's wheelchair to smuggle something, that does not mean that EVERYBODY would. Just because 1 out of 4 million might, we have to pay for that? Bullshit! I'm not playing that!

  30. Becky VanVoorhis

    As a parent I can understand the mother's concern, however, unfortunately there are sickos who would plant something on a child. My biggest concern is that instead of comforting this terrified child and calmly asking exactly what tsa's procedure was going to entail, she thought it was more important to video this encounter and argue. I recently had shoulder surgery and had to wear a large immobilizer. Instead of going through the scanner I was taken aside and they wiped the surfaces of my hands with a small square of cloth, which was then placed into a machine. Within a few seconds there was a beep and I was free to go. This wipe detects the presence of explosives, even after they've been washed off. They wanted to do this to the childs wheelchair. Both parties should have communicated better. Educate yourself on any new security policies before you fly. If you don't agree with them find another means of transportation. I think if the mother had stayed calm, explained each step to the child it would not have been such a horrible experience for the poor little thing.

  31. Becky VanVoorhis

    As a parent I can understand the mother's concern, however, unfortunately there are sickos who would plant something on a child. My biggest concern is that instead of comforting this terrified child and calmly asking exactly what tsa's procedure was going to entail, she thought it was more important to video this encounter and argue. I recently had shoulder surgery and had to wear a large immobilizer. Instead of going through the scanner I was taken aside and they wiped the surfaces of my hands with a small square of cloth, which was then placed into a machine. Within a few seconds there was a beep and I was free to go. This wipe detects the presence of explosives, even after they've been washed off. They wanted to do this to the childs wheelchair. Both parties should have communicated better. Educate yourself on any new security policies before you fly. If you don't agree with them find another means of transportation. I think if the mother had stayed calm, explained each step to the child it would not have been such a horrible experience for the poor little thing.

  32. Gloria Seeband

    Never miss a chance to slam a "government" person trying to do their job! The employee did NOT say it was illegal to videotape the child; she said it was illegal to videotape HER. It seems to me that this was a normal check of ANYONE who can not go through the gate without setting off the alarm due to metal objects such as wheelchairs and walkers. It has happened to me, it was courteously done and no big deal. If the parent had been more concerned with calming their child who was upset about having to give up her toy for a moment and nothing sinister that was going on, instead of trying to make legal hay out of a harmless procedure, the child would not have been so traumatized. Yes, this was a Caucasian child who, ethnically, did not appear to be a threat, but what if it had been a middle-eastern child, from a nation whose inhabitants routinely sacrifice their children (especially girls) in suicide bombings? If THIS child had gone through unhindered, and then a black or middle-eastern child was hindered, the airport security would get hell for racial profiling! They can't win, no matter what they do or how they do it. There are protocols in place to protect all of us, and they will not be effective if it becomes the job of security personnel to decide when and when not to enforce them. Three year olds often get upset about minor things, like momentarily being parted from a toy for ANY reason. I'll bet the child has occasionally even cried loudly over things the PARENTS have done. A crying toddler is not a newsworthy item (unless someone SLAPS it). I'll bet if any of those who are griping about TSA concerning this incident had been on one of the planes that went down on 9-11, they would have WISHED airport security had gone more overboard.

  33. Gloria Seeband

    Never miss a chance to slam a "government" person trying to do their job! The employee did NOT say it was illegal to videotape the child; she said it was illegal to videotape HER. It seems to me that this was a normal check of ANYONE who can not go through the gate without setting off the alarm due to metal objects such as wheelchairs and walkers. It has happened to me, it was courteously done and no big deal. If the parent had been more concerned with calming their child who was upset about having to give up her toy for a moment and nothing sinister that was going on, instead of trying to make legal hay out of a harmless procedure, the child would not have been so traumatized. Yes, this was a Caucasian child who, ethnically, did not appear to be a threat, but what if it had been a middle-eastern child, from a nation whose inhabitants routinely sacrifice their children (especially girls) in suicide bombings? If THIS child had gone through unhindered, and then a black or middle-eastern child was hindered, the airport security would get hell for racial profiling! They can't win, no matter what they do or how they do it. There are protocols in place to protect all of us, and they will not be effective if it becomes the job of security personnel to decide when and when not to enforce them. Three year olds often get upset about minor things, like momentarily being parted from a toy for ANY reason. I'll bet the child has occasionally even cried loudly over things the PARENTS have done. A crying toddler is not a newsworthy item (unless someone SLAPS it). I'll bet if any of those who are griping about TSA concerning this incident had been on one of the planes that went down on 9-11, they would have WISHED airport security had gone more overboard.

  34. Anonymous

    Prepare your child for what can happen. Terrorist will blown up themselves and think nothing of it what makes you think they won't blow up a child. Oh by the way, terrorist comes in all RACES!!!!

  35. Johnny Reeves II

    Why do people continuously try to make a story out of nothing? Blame the terrorists, not TSA. No one is immune from airport security screening now. Not even the TSA agents. And if there is someone in a wheelchair (Who obviously can't go through the metal detector without sounding the alarm) procedure has to be followed, no matter if you're 3 or 93. And that doll has to go through the X-Ray. It isn't being harassed and it could have been a lot faster had the mother not made such a big deal out of it.

  36. Jim McDiarmid

    All the incidents have been carried out by MUSLIM MALES 20 to 50 years of age. TSA need to get real with their searches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. Jeff Smith

    @jennifer this is a sick 3 year old little girl in a wheelchair! are you fucking retarded! common sense is out the window at times with those TSA idiots. i bet you dont have kids do you? I hope action is taken against those dildos!

  38. Anonymous

    TSA did it again. They are the real terrorists- terrorizing little children. My grandson was terrorized by TSA people making him, a three year-old, walk through the scanner alone- father or mother not allowed to go with him- he very frightened crying. IT breaks my heart to hear this little girl cry. What is wrong with these power-hungry people with TSA. Doesn't make sense at all. There was no need to punish this little girl by frightening her and taking away her stuffed animal. Where are the brains of these people? I am sickened by this. These people should be pulled out from their job. I thought the mother kept her cool very well- probably better than I would have.

  39. Sommer Gentry

    Jennifer Rehill Idler, you are wrong in saying that screeners aren't the enemy. TSA screeners are absolutely the enemy. TSA lowlifes are the ones trying to get their hands down this little girl's pants. TSA thugs are taking cash to lay their hands on the genitalia of minors too young to consent to sexual activity. TSA traitors are shaming their country and themselves by treating innocent travelers like criminals and abusing our bodies and our rights. The TSA and all its pathetic loser employees are most definitely the enemy, and I will never stop fighting until these filthy people are out of our airports forever.

  40. Anonymous

    I haven't been so sickened by anything in a while as I was by this story. Good old TSA has done it again- scared toddlers, takes away their toys and gets what was to be a happy family vacation off to an ugly start. What is wrong with these people? They are looking for terrorists in a three year old? I think the real terrorists are the TSA people who go around terrorizing toddlers. My grandson age three was terrorized by TSA people; it seems they are sadistic enough to enjoy seeing little ones cry and oh what a hit, a little one in a wheelchair- that must have made their day. Someone needs to wise up these power hungry people. I hope this family made it to Disney World and were able to put all this ugliness behind them.

  41. Anonymous

    Are you freaking kidding me? This women was mad at the TSA agents for doing their job? How about next time you drive your a$$ to Florida, because no one should have to deal with your attitude! This was totally uncalled for and that family gets ZERO sympathy from me!

  42. Anonymous

    Are you freaking kidding me? This woman was mad because TSA was doing their job? Sorry that you were inconvenienced but they have to keep airplanes safe! How about next time you drive your a$$ to Florida because no one wants to deal with your attitude! Sorry but this lady gets ZERO sympathy from me!

  43. Anonymous

    Are you freaking kidding me? This woman was mad because TSA was doing their job? Sorry that you were inconvenienced but they have to keep airplanes safe! How about next time you drive your a$$ to Florida because no one wants to deal with your attitude! Sorry but this lady gets ZERO sympathy from me!

  44. Cathy Davis

    I was thinking the same thing. They must figure out a more humane way to search children as well as physically challenged individuals – This is beyond not right! – That little girl was violated and her beloved toy taken away from her! Seems to me she was, and more likely still is, traumatized and will be for a while. I don't blame her mom for filming the event because without tangible proof of any wrong doing such as (HUH – a total stranger filling on her child!!!) If her neighbor did that, he/she would go straight to jail!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For goodness sakes can't they have a dog sniff her diaper for drugs? And surely they could put her in another wheelchair and check hers out. They could tell her that they are only borrowing her doll and will give it back right away! And if she cries, tell her it's okay here's your doll back.

    They don't teach them to act humanly towards passengers – All of this is coming to a head – TSA will be the losers because Americans are not used to being treated like dogs!!!!

  45. Anonymous

    Everyone who has responded needs to realize they are getting away with all of this because there is no easy recourse to address the inhumane treatment of Americans. I was leaving Sacramento in August where they now have an x-ray machine at security. I have an IVC filter transplant. These fools proceeded to treat me like a criminal and would not even let me go in my wallet to show the card for my filter. When I attempted to contact the Federal Homeland Security Commission (the manager had already told me they had the support of local office you could get no acess and they do not return calls. While I was going through all of this, I kept thinking how someone who really could potentially be a threat probably just walked on through with no problem. It's simply ridiculous! They're all stepping over their boundaries and they know it, but think no one will get to them. I hope these parents have the time and resources to do what they should. No child–disabled or not—should be frightened in this manner.

  46. Cathy Davis

    They must figure out a more humane way to search children and as well as physically challenged individuals – This is beyond not right! – That little girl was violated and her beloved toy taken away from her! Seems to me she was, and more likely still is, traumatized and will be for a while. I don't blame her mom for filming the event because without tangible proof of any wrong doing such as (HUH – a total stranger filling on her child!!!) If her neighbor did that, he/she would go straight to jail!!!!!!!!!!!!

    For goodness sakes can't they have a dog sniff her diaper for drugs? And surely they could put her in another wheelchair and check hers out. They could tell her that they are only borrowing her doll and will give it back right away! And if she cries, tell her it's okay here's your doll back.

    They don't teach them to act humanly towards passengers – All of this is coming to a head – TSA will be the losers because Americans are not used to being treated like dogs!!!!

  47. Cathy Davis

    They must figure out a more humane way to search children as well as physically challenged individuals – This is beyond not right! – That little girl was violated and her beloved toy taken away from her! Seems to me she was, and more likely still is, traumatized and will be for a while. I don't blame her mom for filming the event because without tangible proof of any wrong doing such as (HUH – a total stranger filling on her child!) If her neighbor did that, he/she would go straight to jail!

    For goodness sakes can't they have a dog sniff her diaper for drugs? And surely they could put her in another wheelchair and check hers out. They could tell her that they are only borrowing her doll and will give it back right away! And if she cries, tell her it's okay here's your doll back.

    They don't teach them to act humanly towards passengers – All of this is coming to a head – TSA will be the losers because Americans are not used to being treated like dogs!

  48. Kathleen R. Emmi

    Agreed! A lot of people blamed TSA during 911 for not doing their jobs properly, not enough security, not enough monitoring, saying they were too easy going and trusting, Now people are getting mad because there is heightened security, TSA follows protocol and makes sure people are safe. People should be happy and willing to be searched, and explain to their children that this is what has to be done for everyone to be safe. I feel bad that the little girl was upset, but it is the parents job to console the girl and help her understand and not try to make her the cover story of People Magazine!

  49. Tina Oakes Winstead

    It most likely could have been handled better by BOTH parties. None of us were there so we don't actually have a way of fairly knowing what happened. They Parents were probably very stressed and worried to begin with and that made them oversensitive to anything and everything about their disabled child. There are procedures that have to be followed. Many yrs ago-way before 9-11, my Husband had to fly out of state for job training and he had never flown before. My Parents and his brother all went to the airport with me to rag and tease him about having to fly cause he was nervous and I was video taping it all. When we got to the security area-I was told immediately to stop filming and I did. Now could the airport personnel have been nicer-more patient? I am sure they could have. Did the Parents stop and think that even though their child is disabled—they still have to abide by the same laws as everyone else? Did they stop and think how many people these employees have to deal with in one day—most with atitudes and they work long hours-including weekends and holidays.

  50. Anonymous

    What price are we willing to pay for "safety"? The Israelis don't take stuffed animals from toddlers – perhaps that's because they have it figured out unlike TSA which is brainless. To allow this to happen to us and to put up with this invasion of privacy means we have changed to a new set of values – Arabs win!

  51. Lindsay Idler

    I agree that the TSA has bigger concerns than making a toddler cry, but I do think there is a way to treat the child and the family with respect and understanding while still doing one's job effectively.

  52. Akira Bear

    It is now time that we demand that the TSA go away. They are not strip searching terrorists. They are traumatizing American children and adults. Enough. This TSA is nothing but a profit making venture for some fat, white, corporate parasite. It is not necessary when the cost is the emotional well-being of our children. The TSA must go down.

  53. Gloria Seeband

    I'm sorry, but NOTHING on the video indicated that TSA personnel were ANYTHING but polite, reasonable or kind in the manner in which they handled the situation. They simply did not allow THEIR staff to be videotaped. All of the drama that was created was on the part of the mother who grossly overreacted to a routine safety screening. The mother would have been the first to holler "foul" if her child was discriminated against on the basis of her disability, but has no problem expecting special treatment. The extra screening step was NOT because she was disabled, but because a metallic object, in this case the wheelchair, could not pass through the gate without setting off the alarm, and therefore had to be manually examined. What about this is so difficult for people to understand. I swear, the world is FULL of paranoid conspiracy theorists who see their rights violated if a public agency doesn't provide their favorite brand of toilet tissue – or provide special prayer basins for religious ceremonies. Again, if the mother had simply focused on comforting and reassuring her child instead of taking advantage of a routine and non-threatening situation to lay the groundwork for a frivolous lawsuit, this stupid story should never have made the news. She certainly is not doing her child any favors by teaching her it's okay to throw a screaming fit over every little thing, and to perceive every innocent "touching" as molestation! First of all, the passing of a wand over a fully clothed person does not qualify as "touching" in any significant meaning of the word. Grow up people, stop whining and complaining over every little slight, real or imagined. Just because everyone now CAN videotape every stupid little thing that happens in life does not mean it's a YouTube moment! There are people in this world suffering REAL discrimination and REAL trauma, and this kind of nonsense just diminishes and takes attention away from those things which are deserving of public scrutiny. Compare this nonsense to what the Freedom Riders went through in the 60s, and then tell me that this silly woman even knows what discrimination and trauma mean.

  54. Gloria Seeband

    You seriously need counseling or Prozsac. It is irrational people like you that make TSA personnel uncomfortable with being videotaped.

  55. Carlo Coalfield

    I remember after 9/11 you idiots were crying for the Government to be in charge of airport screenings. The TSA initiated some airport security rules and then began adding to them. No one was immune from being frisked. Grannies, pregnant women, the handicapped, even babies. Why? Do you think that terrorists wouldn't hesitate to put weapons, explosives, or other contraband in a wheelchair? Or a geezer's diaper? How about in a baby's diaper bag?

    There was a segment on the movie "Goodfellas" where they were smuggling drugs using a young mother and her baby to smuggle drugs. If you don't like it…TAKE THE BUS. Or drive. We may not like it, but these are the rules.

  56. Roger Woodcock

    Jennifer Rehill Idler , TSA agents make anywhere from $26,000 to almost $50,000 a year with one hellova Government benefits package. Some of these Clowns just have to push their wight around because they were bullied on the playground. If it had been my Grandchild someone would have been carrying their teeth home in their pocket.

  57. Roger Woodcock

    The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that it is legal to film or photograph law enforcement personnel. These Thugs just didn't want their illegal actions to be recorded.

  58. Craig Williams

    TSA has never caught an actual terrorist. The only people who have ever been stopped from doing something dangerous were first enabled by DHS so as to appear dangerous when it was they weren't in the first place.

  59. Anonymous

    Gloria Seeband It is irrational people like you who are turning America into a fascist state of fearmongering by applauding the sick actions of the TSA. Some of us still have a backbone. Are you sure you're not on Prozac? You sound chemically dumbed down. Freedom is Slavery!

  60. Anonymous

    That's because you obediently step into the radiation scanner and raise your hands over your head like you're a guilty piece of crap about to be interrogated. Ever opted out of the radiation and been sexually fondled by these perverts? Or stood by & watched your children be molested? Boy, you are one dumbed-down authority licker. You'll turn America into Nazi Germany soon enough with your attitude.

  61. Anonymous

    Devora Carter Funny how you're perpetuating the Bush fearmongering about the "99% terrorist Muslims" LOL And FYI, Obama's "own" are the elite globalists Satanists. You think he gives a crap about Muslims? HAHAHAHA They don't call him "Lord of the Flies Beelzebub" for nothing!