TSA Red haze of anger

I’d say “now they’ve gone too far,” except they passed that mark long ago. Still, this is going too far.

TSA Screening Soaks Bladder Cancer Survivor with His Own Urine

Thomas Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor. He must use a urostomy bag, which collects urine from an opening in his stomach. On a recent trip he was asked to step aside for a pat-down. You know what happens next.

“One agent watched as the other used his flat hand to go slowly down my chest. I tried to warn him that he would hit the bag and break the seal on my bag, but he ignored me. Sure enough, the seal was broken and urine started dribbling down my shirt and my leg and into my pants.” The security officer finished the pat-down, tested the gloves for any trace of explosives and then, Sawyer said, “He told me I could go. They never apologized. They never offered to help. They acted like they hadn’t seen what happened. But I know they saw it because I had a wet mark.”

Sawyer, soaked in his own excrement, was unable to clean himself until after boarding his flight.

What possible excuse can there be for this abuse? I’m speechless – so angry that I can’t even comment coherently on this total dehumanization. I hope he sues the TSA and this minion in particular into oblivion.

The American people have put up with this garbage for far too long. It’s time to disband the TSA.

[Source: Gizmodo article retrieved 11/21/10]

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