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TSA denies telling elderly woman to remove adult diaper

The Transportation Security Administration has denied claims that its security officers at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport told a wheelchair-bound 95-year-old woman to remove her adult diaper during a pat down search. “While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, TSA works with passengers…

TSA asked 95-year-old woman to remove adult diaper

UPDATE: TSA denies telling elderly woman to remove adult diaper A woman has filed a complaint with the Department of Homeland Security over how her elderly mother was detained and searched by Transportation Security Administration officers at the Northwest Florida Regional Airport last weekend. News Herald reported that Jean Weber…

Former Miss USA winner: TSA agent ‘touched my vagina’

Former Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo says she was “molested” by TSA workers. During a stopover at the Dallas-Fort Worth airport, agents required Castillo to undergo an invasive pat down after she chose to opt out of a full body scan. “I’m a frequent flyer and don’t wish to be…

India objects to TSA pat-down of ambassador

Indian foreign minister complains of airport pat down given to ambassador to US India’s foreign minister said Thursday it was unacceptable that the country’s ambassador to the United States was patted down by a security agent at a Mississippi airport, and said he would complain to Washington. The ambassador, Meera…

India to protest against envoy’s ‘pat down’ at US airport

NEW DELHI — India said on Thursday it will lodge a diplomatic protest with the United States after its ambassador was frisked at an airport reportedly on grounds that she was wearing a “sari”. Last week, India’s envoy to the United States, Meera Shankar, was pulled out of the security…

Poll: Majority oppose body scans, nearly half seek alternative to flying

The use of backscatter x-ray machines to scan travelers’ bodies and new pat down procedures at airports will cause 48% of Americans to seek an alternative means of transportation, according to a Zogby International poll. Of the 2,032 likely voters polled between November 19 and November 22, 61 percent said…

TSA responds to pat down of shirtless boy

The Transportation Security Agency attempted to explain a viral video clip of a young shirtless boy being patted down at an airport on their blog Monday. The video was posted by college student Luke Tait to YouTube on Friday and on Monday morning The Drudge Report displayed the video in…

Watch: ‘If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested,’ man tells TSA agent after refusing body scanner

TSA threatens man with lawsuit, $10,000 fine after refusing pat down A man trying to board a plane at San Diego International Airport refused the airport’s “backscatter” machine (which takes a snapshot of items beneath a passenger’s clothes) got into an altercation with a Transportation Security Administration agent after telling…

Fox hosts applaud Buchanan’s ‘visionary’ anti-immigrant campaign

During a discussion about an Alabama gubernatorial candidate’s proposal for an “English-only” driver’s license exam, the hosts of Fox & Friends declared Pat Buchanan’s anti-immigrant run for president in 2000 to be “visionary.” Republican Tim James is running for governor on a platform that includes requiring driver’s license exams to…

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