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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-17-09 02:09 PM
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10. I don't know all the facts.
Edited on Sat Oct-17-09 02:11 PM by merh

You don't either, especially if you are relying on the video.

There are missing time periods not captured on the video. The time clock jumps and seconds are left out of this video Sure, it appears that it wasn't more than seconds, but for someone prone to anxiety (she had her xanac with her), seconds can be days if trying to make a flight especially if you have a child to be concerned with.

What is truly sad is that she was required to unzip her pants, in public, in the presence of men, while she was "wanded". The exposure is so sensitive, the TSA blurred the video as she was wanded. I counted at lest 3 men walking around the area as the video was blurred. The additional screening appears to be in the public view as well.

No one should be required to expose themselves.

As a screener cautions:

Also something else you could do to help screeners and yourself. During the hand wanding process you may be asked to undo your belt, and then roll down the top of your pants over the zipper. Under no circumstances should you unbutton your pants and pull them down. I wouldn't bring this up it hadn't happen numerous times.

If she was required to expose herself in public her rights were violated.

And please realize, TSA policy provides that if one fails to walk through properly or if the person causes the WTMD to alarm, they only get one chance. Two people went through the process, she should have been afforded a second chance.

Did she lie, I don't know. Did she exaggerate, it is possible but that is not something that is uncommon or unexpected given her circumstances and that does not explain away the TSA violating her civil rights.


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