Jun 272011
 
 June 27, 2011  Misc, Surveillance

The Transportation Security Administration stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security.

Reports of the incident took hold in social media, with scores of comments on the topic and reposts appearing hourly on Twitter Sunday afternoon.

The TSA released a statement Sunday defending its agents’ actions at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport.

Read more on Chicago Tribune.

This is so absolutely appalling and degrading that words fail. Is there no degradation too debasing to be justified in the name of security? Can we restore some sanity and common sense, please?

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