TSA still groping children – video proof


The TSA has been saying for years now that they don’t give “enhanced pat-downs” to children. Even though we have loads of evidence — verbal and visual — to the contrary, the agency and its mouthpieces continue to spout these lies. Here’s yet more proof. Continue reading TSA still groping children – video proof

On protecting children

I am re-posting something one of our writers posted here last year, because it’s important and because not everyone, obviously, reads everything all the time. The things we talk about need to be reinforced, the points we make need to be repeated, again and again. We have new readers all the time. It’s impossible for them to go back through the hundreds of archived posts, no matter how assiduous they are. So here is Richard Walbaum’s post from April 2, 2012: Why you must protect your children from TSA groping

TSA’s kinda-sorta apology to 3-year-old girl in wheelchair: par for the course

Lucy Forcke and TSA
In time-honored fashion, the TSA, once again, offers a weak, responsibility-avoiding apology to 3-year-old Lucy Forck and her parents Nathan Forck and Annie Schulte. Continue reading TSA’s kinda-sorta apology to 3-year-old girl in wheelchair: par for the course

TSA assaults & traumatizes three-year-old girl in wheelchair

EDITOR’S NOTE: The comment thread on this post wasn’t closed down because the frat boys were “rude and crude.” I have no problem with rude and crude. There’s a limit, of course, to everything. But I believe in free speech. And I’m an adult, not a tender 6-year-old or a pearl-clutching Pollyanna with delicate sensibilities. I don’t go creeping off into a corner to cry just because somebody calls me a “bad name.”

I closed the comment thread because we couldn’t keep up. We were getting overwhelmed, and we’ve had server problems here as it is. Readers will note that I left up all the so-called objectionable comments. Again, free speech. Being called a c*** is hardly going to ruin my life. And that thread was an anomaly. It’s the only time in the history of this blog that a comment thread has turned out like that. -LS

UPDATES BELOW. Continue reading TSA assaults & traumatizes three-year-old girl in wheelchair

TSA targets disabled 7-year-old, causes family to miss flight

The hits just keep on coming. Not content to abuse a few children here and there, the TSA continues its winning streak by singling out a 7-year-old girl in leg braces, a girl who’s developmentally disabled, to boot. And not only do they scream at her family and terrify her at the checkpoint, they confront her again the gate, and demand that she return to the checkpoint for further humiliation. Continue reading TSA targets disabled 7-year-old, causes family to miss flight

Yet another child abused by TSA


Yesterday we brought you the story of a 10-year-old boy who was groped by the TSA. Last month we brought you the story of a 3-year-old in a wheelchair. Over time, we’ve brought you stories of TSA agents arrested for child porn, sexual assault, and too many other crimes to keep up with. Today, we bring you the story of a 4-year-old. Continue reading Yet another child abused by TSA