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Wheelchair-bound blonde dressed only in underwear 'patted down' by airport security staff for more than an hour

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A wheelchair-bound blonde, who stripped down to her underwear for airport security was still searched for more than an hour, forcing her to miss her flight. (Video Footage, viewer discretion is advised) (www.dailymail.co.uk) Más...

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w7psk
Ricky Scott 0
Any bet that the Higher ups have sent word down to do this.

I'm sure that's the whole Idea.
pfp217
pfp217 0
Ok I understand people getting a little weird about the new measures, but seriously, this is BS. First off, I don't assume most people's first choice of clothing (if the given reason of making the search easier) would be two peice lingerie that shows it all. A robe of some sort, because most people in this predicament would probably hope to be a little more discreet. Therefore it probably took longer because they had to call superiors to find out how to approach it. Amazing how the guy had his cam corder out and ready... I don't buy it

It's fair for the legit complaints to surface in the media but this one smells of BS to me.
Rfoster
Randy Foster 0
She has more guts than most of us! We all should be so brave as to show up in our underwear.
wkrose1
Wayne Rose 0
I'm just curious what is going to happen to the first pot-bellied guy that shows up at a checkpoint in his skivvies.
wkrose1
Wayne Rose 0
I'm just curious what is going to happen to the first pot-bellied guy that shows up at a checkpoint in his skivvies.
wkrose1
Wayne Rose 0
Sorry for the double post.
Av8nut
Michael Fuquay 0
If I had a nickel for every TSA-bashing blog there is on the internet, I wouldn't have to work anymore.
homedepo20
Ronnie Mc 0
This is getting ridiculous, and annoying. Just another cry for attention.
carter2631
Will Carter 0
Americans its time to stand our ground against TSA even if it means a boycott. If we want to we can bring that industry to its knees
homedepo20
Ronnie Mc 0
honestly, i don't think those scanners are that bad.....its an simple detail black & white image. And will, i assume your into aviation, and if we boycott, that would mean the airline industry would go down the drain.......
dbaker
Daniel Baker 0
I don't even know where to begin on this one.
Bgann
Brett Gann 0
If you dont like the rules dont fly you little babies, whats going to happen is you are going to put TSA out on the street and then the next day there will be a hijacking and then you people will get all mad cause their is not enough airport security. 9/11 could have been prevented if these TSA rules were in place at the time and 3,000 Americans could still be living.
Bgann
Brett Gann 0
If you dont like the rules dont fly you little babies, whats going to happen is you are going to put TSA out on the street and then the next day there will be a hijacking and then you people will get all mad cause their is not enough airport security. 9/11 could have been prevented if these TSA rules were in place at the time and 3,000 Americans could still be living.
htinc
Daniel Heist 0
Some of you that have accepted TSA as the save all for flying have already given up your 4th admendment rights, so while your in the mood lets get rid of the 1st and 2nd as well. If you crack the door what is to stop the intruder from coming all the way inside.
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
Yawn this is BS. Why weren't you people bitching about your "rights" when the patriot act was passed, tsa was created and don't forget the dhs. I guess illegal wire tapping is cool. Yawn yawn.
ppick
ppick 0
The lady appeared in Playboy in 1997 and is a Dental Surgeon also.
ppick
ppick 0
And also has a medical "condition" that requires her to ride in a wheelchair only if she is in an airport? She doesn't require a wheelchair anywhere else but in the airport? Somebody wanted some attention!
ppick
ppick 0
And also has a medical "condition" that requires her to ride in a wheelchair only if she is in an airport? She doesn't require a wheelchair anywhere else but in the airport? Somebody wanted some attention!
stbernardpass
Jackie Butcher 0
Hey, the airport security checkpoint of the future....the fed up abuse of government power people will start stripping down. Love it!
sparkie624
sparkie624 0
She wanted Attention... She succeeded. At least she was one worth looking at :)... Why was the camera there.. Looks like a setup to me.
indgofl0w
indgofl0w 0
I agree with Ricky Scott. Watch the video closely. Notice anything strange about her head when she looks in the direction of the camera? Why is it bobbling like that; furthermore, why are all of her motions so... "robotish?" Coincodence that she was wheelchair-bound? I don't think she had bodily control for some reason or another.
ssanderswv
Scott Sanders 0
See www.newsok.com. She was flying out of Will Rogers, which does not have scanners.
sfjasper
Steve Jasper 0
Now this is a WOW! A Recruiting video for future TSA employees.
keithpilot
"Unfortunately for Banovac, security officers then detected traces of nitrates, which can be used to make explosives, on her wheelchair. She believes the traces may have been caused by some medication or a recent hunting trip."

I call BS. That was clearly an airport wheelchair. Not hers. Either way, nitrates are a by-product of animal or human waste, of which I'm certain there's traces of on most airport wheelchairs in the country.
rospeunt
The bottom line is very simple, our TSA has no idea what they are doing, most of them have been Janitors at the airports prior to be federal agents! Instead of enemy profiling, which would be the correct way, no we make us the laughing stock of the world by being security idiots - I traveled around the world in the last several month and nowhere is the stupidity as our TSA shows! Thats' why I own an aircraft for all domestic travel - but I guess pretty soon they will do the same to us at General Aviation!
sfjasper
Steve Jasper 0
Hey Sid, Got room on your plane for passengers? You could be your own security and pat down only the ones you don't want to fly with you. Hey there's an idea get the pilots to do their own security checks. If you think about it they're the ones taking the biggest risk than the travelers because they do it several times, everyday. Fly that is. But I'm sure their attitude is they might as well be hauling cargo and it someone else's problem. What do you think they think about it?
wingnuts
Jim Hall 0
BS or otherwise at least the lap dog is a happy camper
indy2001
indy2001 0
1. She knew EXACTLY what she was doing. She wanted publicity, and she go it.
2. The bias of the reporter is clear -- why the need to say "American" airport security officials? People in the UK expect this sort of garbage from the Daily Mail. Why do we need to see it here too?
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 0
Gosh, the TSA has again saved us from a lawful citizen.
sfjasper
Steve Jasper 0
I believe she was a diversion while the real scofflaws got through.
toolguy105
toolguy105 0
The Lady looks in really good shape. Wonder why she needs a wheelchair? As for the need to pat her down, where could she hide something. Something smells about this one. One thing though, TSA for whatever reason could have moved faster so as not to cause her to miss her flight or maybe that is what she wanted the article says she had a problem two weeks earlier with TSA when she was fully clothed. Who knows?
waterman15
Dave Nosek 0
Total BS. I also hope the airline involved refused to refund her ticket if she did in fact miss her flight. If you don't want to go through security then the answer is simple. Don't fly.
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 0
Dave, I guess you've pretty much given up your Fourth Amendment rights. That's fine. You're more then welcome to be one of Obama's sheep. It's certainly not the case with the greatest majority of Americans.
richie321
Richie Vance 0
If you look at her legs, she has a problem. She has what is called atrophy. This happens when you have a condition and your muscle get week.
pago
Chet Imes 0
Looks very good for a 50 year old woman..
ronlong99
Ronald Long 0
We have been fortunate that there has not been a successful terrorist attack. It has not been because of the TSA rather luck or terrorist stupidity. TSA will always be one step behind their planning. the next step will be cavitary bombs. Will that me "bend over and spread" or CT scans? A successful attack will not leave any evidence where to proceed. It reaaly is a joke. We allow 45,000 annual deaths in car accidents other than seat belts and air bag protection. Maybe we should accept that flying has a real, but rare risk and stop the foolishness created by lines and scanners and pat-downs.
MACGSO
MACGSO 0
Whether the lady was trying for a publicity grab or not begs the question. What should be asked is this: what ever happened to common sense? The TSA inspectors involved apparently never heard of the concept.

I have, on occasion, met TSA agents under non-official conditions. When questioned about these types of occurrences, they immediately become defensive, and wind up muttering words to the effect of, “We are just following orders.” Hmm… wasn’t that a common excuse heard in Nuremberg? Kinda makes you wonder where all this is leading, doesn’t it?

The TSA ( and I include not only the “agents” at the airports, but their supervisors, managers, and all the way up to the top) have apparently decided to use a very simplistic, knee-jerk reaction to airport security. Any perceived “threat”, real or imagined, is followed by a new set of requirements for airplane access. Little or no real thought is given to determining a more intelligent and reasonable way to deal with the possibility of a real terrorism attempt. Their reactionary response is a classic example of closing the barn door after the horse is gone. They should be working toward preventing terrorism before the fact, not after.

Sooner or later a terrorism attempt is going to be successful, whether we want to admit it or not. It may be some hare-brained idiocy like the recent case of the teen “terrorist”, or it may be something more sinister and thought out. Either way, it will happen, and I can’t help but wonder: what will be the TSA’s response to that? Full and complete strip and cavity search of everyone? Only allow passengers to board after a 10-year background check? Acquire “permission” to travel some weeks or months ahead, as practiced in the old Iron Curtain countries? I see it coming: do you?
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 0
There have been terrorists attempts on airliners post-9/11. They were stopped by passengers.
pulse
Don Mertke 0
They all look good from a distance. I can put with secerity, If the seats just had a lttle more space all the way arround. I am 5-8 and 170 still not very comfortable. I also fly my plane on most trip but would fly more if I could have more space. First class not an option for high price they get.
N6030X
Dave Morris 0
Jesus fucking christ. We have 11,000 deaths due to alcohol every year. And none due to terrorism on airplanes. Let's set up a TSA checkpoint in everybody's garage and wipe out drunk driving fatalities and at the same time create FULL EMPLOYMENT for the entire country.

What the hell is this country coming to? Wake up people, this is completely lunacy and EXACTLY what Al Qaeda planned. Tell your congressmen to STOP THIS IDIOTIC CRAP!
MACGSO
MACGSO 0
Whether the lady was trying for a publicity grab or not begs the question. What should be asked is this: what ever happened to common sense? The TSA inspectors involved apparently never heard of the concept.

I have, on occasion, met TSA agents under non-official conditions. When questioned about these types of occurrences, they immediately become defensive, and wind up muttering words to the effect of, “We are just following orders.” Hmm… wasn’t that a common excuse heard in Nuremberg? Kinda makes you wonder where all this is leading, doesn’t it?

The TSA ( and I include not only the “agents” at the airports, but their supervisors, managers, and all the way up to the top) have apparently decided to use a very simplistic, knee-jerk reaction to airport security. Any perceived “threat”, real or imagined, is followed by a new set of requirements for airplane access. Little or no real thought is given to determining a more intelligent and reasonable way to deal with the possibility of a real terrorism attempt. Their reactionary response is a classic example of closing the barn door after the horse is gone. They should be working toward preventing terrorism before the fact, not after.

Sooner or later a terrorism attempt is going to be successful, whether we want to admit it or not. It may be some hare-brained idiocy like the recent case of the teen “terrorist”, or it may be something more sinister and thought out. Either way, it will happen, and I can’t help but wonder: what will be the TSA’s response to that? Full and complete strip and cavity search of everyone? Only allow passengers to board after a 10-year background check? Acquire “permission” to travel some weeks or months ahead, as practiced in the old Iron Curtain countries? I see it coming: do you?
MACGSO
MACGSO 0
I don't know why that showed up as a double post. Sorry about that!
grandpa501
Les Eders 0
The cockroaches are coming out of the TSA walls.....these people should be fired on the spot....its abuse of power to be sure...
turtle0221
turtle0221 0
OK, I'm reading and hearing a lot about airport security and TSA. My question is what's the answer?
Does TSA's policies violate our 4th amendment rights? Not according to the courts. In some countries any disruptive passenger would be hauled away by gun toating police for hours of questioning with no ticket refund or rebook. Some countries profile but that violates our civil liberties.
Terrorists have used woman, children, persons with disabilities and their assistive devices, elderly people and so on for years. They will place explosives any where they think won't get checked.
I'm not defending TSA or any form of airport security. I would just like to see some quality suggestions for possible improvement or do we just do away with security all together. How much or how little is acceptable?
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 0
Where is this opinion by any court it's not a violation? I'm not aware it has gone before the Supreme Court.
turtle0221
turtle0221 0
At least two U.S. circuit courts of appeal have beaten back challenges to airport security measures.

In 2006, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals -- Justice Samuel Alito's old stomping grounds -- ruled a suspicionless, unwarranted search during airport screening was allowable under the "administrative search doctrine."

The doctrine, an exception to searches requiring court warrants, was developed by the courts over a number of years. In a 1971 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the doctrine meant "searches conducted as part of a general regulatory scheme in furtherance of an administrative purpose, rather than as part of a criminal investigation to secure evidence of a crime, may be permissible under the Fourth Amendment though not supported by a showing of probable cause directed to a particular place or person to be searched."

In other words, if the main objective of the search is to prevent an act of terror instead of finding evidence to prosecute a suspect, then the doctrine applies. Over the years the doctrine has been used to justify metal detectors at airports, government buildings and schools.

In 2007, the 9th Circuit -- considered the most liberal appeals court in the country -- ruled U.S. airline passengers could be searched at any point after checking in, and could no longer avoid a search by leaving the airport, which sometimes had been the case in the past.
KennyFlys
Ken Lane 0
I don't think these searches are what they had in mind. No search has ever gone to the extent of these scanners or the "enhanced patdown". It will be challenged again and it won't pass the Wise Nine.
nwphotog
Robert Ludwig 0
Perhaps she was simply being held for observation
pulse
Don Mertke 0
The way I see the hands go over the body. A bad gal could still put something in there bra. Or a guy in a fake penis.
kb9uwu
Matt Comerford 0
Some comments here remind me of the fat guy holding the "get your government hands off my medicare" sign.
boeingdreamliner
marc demster 0
Can't wait for some commedian to pass out free Viagra pills to all male passengers waiting in line to get to the TSA.
johnmd
john english 0
This program shows that our government has failed with our basic security. The terrorist are among us due to open borders. This is the last ditch effort to stop them. The sad part is that it will soon be in subways, bus stops and shopping malls near you.
planeman7
planeman7 0
Bomb sniffing dogs are what should be used. They are very fast and most people would have not even notice the search.... Dogs are what the FBI and Amy use, why not the TSA?
MACGSO
MACGSO 0
Bomb-sniffing dogs take training, both for the dogs and their handlers. From the look of things, TSA is committed to using the lowest-paid (cheapest), least-trained people they can find at airport security gates.
affinity
Arnold Fishman 0
the muslim terrorists have won and as a result, we stand here arguing. meanwhile muslim clerics are attempting to bully our leaders and TSA to be excluded from searches and scanning because their "religion excludes this"--yeah right. its a win-win situation for Islam and the rest of the world goes along with it. Good grief!

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