By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press – 1 day ago
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport said Wednesday that the child was forced to undergo a pat-down after hugging her, with security agents yelling and calling the crying girl an uncooperative suspect.
WTF? Is this what we’ve sunk to? Is this what it takes for us to feel secure and safe? Do we need government thugs terrorizing little girls? Is this fucking insane or what, folk? Can I have some angst here? Can’t you people see that there is something seriously WRONG in this country/world?
But she said the family’s main concern was the lack of understanding from TSA agents that they were dealing with a 4-year-old child, not a terror suspect.
“There was no common sense and there was no compassion,” Croft said. “That was our biggest fault with the whole thing — not that they are following security procedures, because I understand that they have to do that.”
*bold emphasis mine ~vtel
No common sense used? Ya’ think? Just following orders… er, I mean “security procedures”. Ummm… does anyone remember Nazis using this same reasoning regarding roasting millions of Jews, Gypsies, and other folks during WWII?
Croft said that for the first few nights after coming home, Isabelle had nightmares and talked about kidnappers. She said TSA agents had shouted at the girl, telling her to calm down and saying the suspect wasn’t cooperating.
Yeah… I’d bet. How long before they start doing cavity searches on infants? You know someone might just shove some C4 up little Johnny’s rectum. What? You think cavity searches of infants would be too extreme. What do you think someone who time-traveled from the 1950s would think about this incident with the little girl? They’d think it was insane. Hell, just a dozen years ago, we would have thought this all insane.
I wouldn’t be too happy if this had happened to my child, grandchild, or niece. How about you? How long more are we going to sit around and read about this shit in the papers and see it on TV before we actually do something about bringing some much needed change to this country/world. If we continue to slide down this rabbit hole, the terrorists have truly won. Their aim was to terrorize us. Nowadays, we terrorize ourselves in our attempts to protect ourselves against the terrorists who aren’t actually doing anything much anymore… except laughing.
You can thank religion for this, folks. Wise up!
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