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Can you believe this? TSA requires that an adult diaper be removed ... 

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CNN) -- 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.

"While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner," the federal agency said. "We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure."


This is ridiculous!



Asked by agentwanda at 2:24 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If someone wearing a burqa can opt out of removing any part of it, there is NO reason to embarrass and harrass a sick old woman. None. Nada.

    If they WON'T strip down the people MOST likely to be lugging something on board that they shouldn't, than there is no point to screening anyone ... unless the ONLY point is to subject Americans to ridiculous procedures because they can't find a more appropriate way to make use of the funding. Enough already!

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 2:51 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • This is fucking ridiculous!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:25 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • Illegal aliens get a free pass by DHS.... While granny, who has lived as a legal citizen, gets ridiculed. The government system has gotten to big and has f'd up the priorities.

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:12 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • holy crap! doesn't the scan see through the material?

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:25 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • actually, its a lot more time-consuming and embarassing for an adult to remove their 'diaper' than it would be for an infant. i know it takes my 87yo dad at least 15 minutes to get out of his pants, take his off, put a new one on, and put his pants back up..oh and not to mention untying/tying the shoes..again.

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:29 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • One more reason not to travel

    Answer by bcauseimthemom at 2:29 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • well, whatever, but i personally don't have a problem with profiling.

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:39 PM on Jun. 27, 2011


    Not one terrorist would of been caught this way!

    What they are doing is wrong!


    Answer by gammie at 2:52 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I think that it was inappropriate!


    Answer by crazy4u49033 at 2:27 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • This why I don't fly. It gets worse and worse.

    Answer by momavanessa at 2:28 PM on Jun. 27, 2011