TSA Forces 95 Year Old Cancer Stricken Woman To Remove Adult Diaper

As the titled implies, the TSA forced a 95-year-old cancer stricken woman to remove her adult diaper during a security “pat down” at an airport. This is disturbing on so many levels.

Let’s be clear, the lady’s daughter was the one that suggested that she remove the diaper because the TSA said they could not inspect it properly otherwise. Ms. Weber’s mother would not have been allowed to fly otherwise. So, yes essentially the TSA rules led to this action or the alternative of missing their flight.

This is, as commentators on the CNN article and the YouTube video have remarked, an example of how the “terrorists” have won.

Incidents like this one and the recent “pat down” of a 6 year old child before a flight remind me of the oft cited and paraphrased quote of Benjamin Franklin, “People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both.”

What is our recourse? Don’t fly. When the industry starts feeling the economic fall out of such intrusive, humiliating, dangerous privacy invading practices such as these they will force the TSA to alter their procedures.

I know were that my grandmother we’d have a problem. How would you react?


Jaylon Carter

Jaylon Carter is a blogger, social media marketing consultant, former Congressional Campaign Media & Communications Director, and a Hip Hop artist who performs under the stage name Timid (@timidmc). He also runs NetBuzzDigest.com, a subscription newsletter informing parents of current happenings on the Internet.

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