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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 06:49 AM
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TSA Apologizes For Confiscating Pregnant Woman's Insulin, Ice Packs
Security Screener At DIA Tells Woman Insulin Vial Was An Explosives Risk

DENVER -- The Transportation Security Administration is apologizing to a pregnant woman, one day after she said her insulin and ice packs were confiscated by screeners at Denver International Airport.

The Aurora woman was traveling alone to a baby shower in Phoenix when she was questioned by a TSA agent as she went through security around 4 p.m. Thursday.

"He's like, 'Well, you're a risk.' I'm like, 'Excuse me?' And he's like, 'This is a risk ... I can't tell you why again. But this is at risk for explosives,' the woman said. She asked 7NEWS not to use her name for fear of retaliation for speaking out.

"I got a bottle of nail polish. I got hair spray bottles. I got needles that are syringes. But yet I can't take through my actual insulin? she asked.

more . . .http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/28773212/detail.ht...
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 07:01 AM
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1. The employees are all denying it though, naturally.
"'We talked to all of our people and they didnt touch her insulin,' said TSA spokeswoman Pat Ahlstrom."

No one wants to be caught being that stupid.
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-06-11 07:12 AM
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2. "She asked 7NEWS not to use her name for fear of retaliation for speaking out"
So, that's where we are? Pregnant women fearing retaliation for speaking out against policies of the State?

Jeebus... x(
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