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Trekologer Donating Member (445 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 11:50 PM
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45. I think its over the top of fabricate details of the store that did not happen
Its not a plastic box. Its not a holding cell. Its not even completely enclosed. What the woman was standing in next to the x-ray machines is the queue for additional screening directly forward from the walk-through metal detector. It has to have walls (verses just tensabarriers or such) otherwise someone who could be trying to bring forbidden materials through the checkpoint could pass them to someone who passed the screening. So she's in that area for 1 minute and 49 seconds. That's not a long time by any stretch of the imagination.

The area the woman was after taken to is away from the x-ray and metal detectors. This area has partitions which are about the height you would find on the walks of a cubicle in an office: they don't go all the way up to the ceiling. She isn't even standing; she's sitting in a chair to the right of the table for most of the time.

The only time you don't see the woman in the video is the 19 seconds between when she's in front of the metal detector and then brought to the additional screening area. I would assume that there were no camera covering that space. 19 seconds. She leaves the "additional screening queue" with the child in her arms and arrives at the next area with the child in her arms. Now she's either sitting in the chair with the child in her arms or the child is in the stroller (which a TSA agent brings over, by the way). The child is never out of her sight.

I'm going to say it how it is: she lied. The main crux of the story is that the TSA agents took her son away. That just did not happen: the child is either in her arms or in the stroller. Just about every detail of the "horrible" way she was treated is plainly false.
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