After being shown on Fox News, uploaded as cellphone video to YouTube, and then reported on WWL TV, New Orleans, this story's gone viral:
Outrage after TSA pats down 6-year-old at N.O. AirportThis happened in my hometown, but I've been so busy I heard about it on Facebook from Lisa Durden, a New Jersey talk-show host. She said the following:
NEW ORLEANS -- Some civil rights advocates are outraged after a 6-year-old girl received an intense pat-down at Armstrong International Airport security on April 5. ... Someone caught the pat-down on video, and it's making its way around the Internet. ... It has many asking, are the intense security screenings really necessary, especially for a little girl? ... “A child who is visibly, audibly complaining, ‘I don't want to do this,’ should at the very least be given some privacy,” said Marjorie Esman, executive director of the ACLU Louisiana.
Hmmm, I conflicted, while I am disturbed that a little girl got a body pat down at the airport, but unfortunately, people have & do stash Contraband & bombs on children. So I was glad to see that it was a female TSA agent who explained to the girl where she was gonna touch her. These are the times we live in so the parents should have prepped her before hand.Some people interviewed in the news footage had similar opinions. Since the TSA can choose to scan some passengers and physically pat down others, the complaint from parents is that perhaps TSA should be more selective and only scan children, not physically touch them.
In the video at YouTube, you can hear a child complaining, but it's not the little girl who is being searched.