TSA Gives Freedom Fondle To Wheelchair Bound Kid

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To be fair, the video is from 2010, but it’s just surfaced now:

The parents of the child were re-watching some old family videos and, upon reflection, felt that they needed to file a complaint with TSA over the handling of the situation:

According to MSNBC.com reporter, Harriet Baskas, the boy’s father, Matt DuBiel, said the video was made in spring 2010 during a family trip to Disney World. “We had a baby five weeks ago, and I was looking at some old family videos on Saturday night, and I got incensed and emotional watching it.”

He tells Baskas that he didn’t feel his complant was outside the statute of limitations. “It doesn’t matter when it was. That’s the TSA and that is my son. And he is wearing a body cast. The TSA agent did the best he could with a ridiculous situation, but someone should have stepped in and said, ‘That’s enough.’ ”

American citizens shouldn’t be treated like cattle, whether they’re children or adults, handicapped or able-bodied.

In related news, many airports have been quick to capitalize on a law from Congress allowing them to opt out of TSA screening and use private screeners instead. The problem? They can only do it when they prove that the private screeners will cost less, the TSA still pays for the screening, and the private screeners have to follow all the same policies the TSA is currently using.

So, really, it’s not an improvement at all. You’ll be freedom groped by government contractors instead of government employees.

I still don’t understand where the feds get justification to insert mandatory, extremely invasive searches in between private citizens and private airlines.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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