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

by Deborah Newell Tornello on February 18, 2013

I wish I could say that this is a new low for the contemptible thugs
in blue for whose equipment and “services” taxpayers pay billions of
dollars every year.
Sadly, it isn’t. It’s just par for the course; another Day in Despotism here in the Land of the Meek, Home of the Afraid.

In case you couldn’t bring yourself to watch this indisputable
display of abuse — this disgusting mistreatment of a little girl and her
family about which her mother and father comment “look
at her all dressing like a potential terrorist/drug trafficker; people
who roll in on hot pink wheelchairs, wearing a gingerbread coat and
clutching a stuffed baby lamb, are just begging to be harassed” —
let me itemize the violations and absurdities at hand (perhaps you can
identify more; as a mother myself, I’m too upset by what I just watched
to further research the laws, statutory and logical):
First, there is the obvious Fourth Amendment violation against
unwarranted search and seizure. I don’t care what kind of pretzel logic
the TSA twists itself into parroting in order to justify groping a
three-year-old in a wheelchair who’s on her way to Disney World: it’s a
violation of her Constitutional rights. Period. Full stop.
And this should not stand. Not in the country that calls itself the
United States of America. Citizens and residents who accept otherwise
should not only be ashamed of themselves, but should, in my opinion, be
constantly, and in strenuous terms, be made aware that they’re engaging
in a kind of treason against the very freedoms the nation’s founders
established (and countless fought for and died to protect), and thus, by
extension, debasing the idea of America itself.

Second, travelers are indeed permitted to photograph and/or videotape the so-called “screening procedure”
(more accurately, security theatre), including aggressive pat-downs
that would be defined as sexual assault in any other context and nude
photography of their bodies. The only subject matter exempt from
passengers’ freedom-to-document are the screening machines themselves.
As shown in the above video, these TSA screeners try to claim otherwise
and keep harping on their imagined rule that the passengers can’t record
the incident, even as the parents ask them to cite the actual law
pertaining thereto.
Third, the tactics here are insensitive and unkind on their face, as
well as pointless. Not only is this little girl so obviously terrified
to the point of crying out loud, and desperately upset that her comfort
toy — her stuffed animal — is being taken away, she is distraught that
her parents’ attempts to protect her are being summarily ignored.
Imagine how frightening that must be. If indeed the child “alarmed,” the
screeners could have resolved the matter by allowing one of the cleared
parents to carry her through the metal detector in their arms while
they checked her wheelchair for hidden bombs, machetes, or
fusilage-piercing grenade launchers.
What will it take for the American public to recognize how wrong this
is, all of it, and demand that our so-called leaders put an end to it?
Why are citizens not carrying out a full-on economic boycott of the
airlines for all non-essential travel? What will it take, if not the
unconstitutional persecution of a little child in a wheelchair?

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  • I see LL has it's share of perfect citizens: The types those who seek to control you most adore. Subservience, acquiescence, the perpetual laying down of one's liberties in the name of so-called security.

    "Why put up a fuss? Just let them do their job and be on their way! I've nothing to hide: Let them search me."

    Sentiments of the perfect citizen. No need for warrants, for due-process: Just let whoever, whenever, do what they wish with you and, since you've nothing to hide, it' More..

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  • Wow, this is the first TSA vid i've seen where the majority of the comments are defending them instead of "fucking natzi police state" Slowly you are all eating up the propaganda and falling into line like good little subserviant citizens

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    • @Bucketmantra Thanks for saying exactly what I was thinking. The police state is gradually getting more and more acceptance from the sheep.

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    • @Bucketmantra I for one have always pictured Americans , and especially the US LL's as strong freethinkers.
      But all theese comments are scaring me ,way more than the video of the sad girl, clearly sad because of the situation and mood of her parent.
      It really seems that the scaretactics has finally begun to take it's toll on the american people opinions.

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    • @Bucketmantra Your average LLeaker hates muslims, hates, blacks, hates asians, hates latins, hates gays, hates liberals,, but loves the TSA lol. Fascism anyone?

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    • @Bucketmantra

      Frankly, the shit like "TSA" is taking "Security" way too far out of bounds.

      I say the safest way to do things is to make sure no one gets a gun on board, ever, but give everyone a baseball bat when they board.

      Frankly, if everyone is evenly matched, only a fucking idiot would fight everybody.

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    • @Bucketmantra Indeed this is sad, i feel sorry for you america.

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  • TSA are fearful of being filmed, the question is why so fearful?
    One way the terrorists won was by creating such a hyper anxiety in America.

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  • .... and in the meantime, thousands of tons of drugs are getting wheeled into the US by Mexican Cartels.

    Unless intelligence suggests those Cartels are using 3 year old kids in wheelchairs to transport those tons of drugs, I conclude that this video merely epitomises the fucked up police state you Americans now live in.

    If this video was filmed in a Chinese or Russian airport, it would be all over FOX News screaming about the violations of human rights in these communist states, and all th More..

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    • @GrumpyAuldBastard

      The greatest tragedy of 9/11 is that it made many people impervious to reason.

      You wanna kill, torture, grope, cut off everyones assault thumbs?

      Yeah, fuck it, go ahead. We're too scared of Emmanuel Goldstein to do anything about it.

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    • @86mang75

      It amuses me that many western govts have brain washed their nationals into believing that standing on every corner is a muslims terrorist waiting for the opportunity to jump on a plane and turn themselves and a 747 load of passengers into flying mince.

      Its utter bullshit - but the American public in particular seem to have swallowed this paranoid propaganda hook, line and sinker.
      If terrorists want to make an impact and gain world notariaty, planes are now way way down the list More..

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    • @GrumpyAuldBastard well actually the cartels are using any human being from small babies to 87 yr old grandmas to transport drugs and what not.... If they can use puppies to implant them with drugs while they are still alive, what's to stop them from packing in the pounds in the wheel chair. Just saying, it's a sad reality. These people don't care what they do or who gets hurt as long as the drugs are flowing. As we know the US is probably number one consumer of drugs in the world.

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    • @zaraliata

      Fair point.....but lets get real.
      Thousands of tons of drugs are illegally transported into the US every year by the cartels - so why on earth would you think terrorists reckon airports are the only target?

      If they want a few tons of explosives to plant car bombs in every city in the US, or destroy some Nuclear Power Plant, then just ask the cartels how its done.
      So it begs the question, what is the governments real objectives for the anal retentiveness we see exclusively in More..

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  • So you think you're the first woman to be a mother? You think you're special and your whining brat kid is so special that you get to tell the TSA your rules and bypass security? Lady, not to be rude to you, but you're full of shit.

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    • @Xizang TSA is not keeping you safe.

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    • @Xizang Agreed. My response if I was TSA would have been simply "I dont have to touch your daughter, but if you would like to get passed this point she WILL be searched. Its up to you, let me know when you decide." The only thing traumatizing to this child is her sensing that her mother is fighting with someone. Could have been easily avoided and well on their way to see mickey mouse.

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    • @meanmiguel

      Exactly, i bet that if the mother were cool with it and helped the agents to go ahead and do the pat down she wouldn't be crying.

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    • @Xizang
      I agree, this is totally stupid.

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    • @Xizang The whole deal here is we have people with high school degrees, maybe less, telling us what the law is...though used very loosely, the word "LAW" is a pretty powerful word. The lady with the gimped up child is being a total cunt but there is a problem with McDonalds employees telling people what they can and can't do.

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  • Harassment or not, they had to do their job. Where is the assault?

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  • You'd have to be seriously naive to think these guys are protecting us from anyone.

    The TSA isn't the reason we havent had another hijacking, flight 93 is. 9/11 was a sucker punch, and they can't do it again, so this is just government taking what it can.

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    • @86mang75
      Can you support your claim that the TSA is not protecting us from anyone?

      Can you support your claim that Flight 93 (not the TSA) is the reason there hasn't been another hijacking in America?

      If, according to you, the TSA doesn't protect us, why would you say another hijacking can't be done? That's a bit contradictory. Can you elaborate on this?

      Can you explain how the government is "taking what it can" and what possible motive they may have. Also, what exactly is More..

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  • It looks like "Al Qaeda" has won... Both freedom and common sense in America has effectively been brought to a screeching halt.

    "Whomever shall trade a little liberty for a little security, deserves neither and will lose both" --Ben Franklin

    You can't have both liberty and security, as there is no such thing as a stable balance between the two. Welcome to the nanny/police state....

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    • @airspoon
      Only a matter of time now man. I hope you have a plan of action with your buddies you served with to help the rest of the patriots of this country out when shit hits the fan. At this point its no longer a question of IF, but WHEN.

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    • @airspoon
      You're free to choose not to fly to your destination if being frisked is that big of a deal to you.

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    • @762mmTexan
      Only a matter of time until what, exactly? And why is it now a question of when and not if?

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  • All this hasn't made America's skies any safer. Only two things have helped. Cockpit doors are now very strong and people are now more likely to revolt against hijackers. The old days of cooperating are gone. A hijacked plane depends on a meek group of travellers. Since people must now assume they are dead if hijackers get into the cockpit, you have to attack at once and fight back. The terrorists no longer have the critical advantage of surprise. Even on 9/11 one plane was brought down by passe More..

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    • @Thetruthisalwaysthetruth tell me about this truth ,Iraq has oil, 9/11 inside job to give the right for occident to attack whoever they want, usa pretend iraq has weapon of mass destruction ... weapon not found, iraq destroyed , result : oil companies enjoying the exclusivity of exploring iraq's oil wells. it's the new face of colonization. iraqi ppl suffer , occidental ppl suffer fear , stress , losing their freedom cuz of fear . who's the winner here? the govts and the rich ppl. Thank you.

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    • @Thetruthisalwaysthetruth
      So according to you, there hasn't been a hijacking in the United States in over 10 years because terrorists are afraid of passengers (lmfao) and because cockpit doors were hardened.

      One, who do you think mandated airliners to harden the cockpit doors? Hint: It was the TSA. Two, which conservative blog did you regurgitate that opinion from?

      The TSA doesn't just do screening, buddy. And by the way, all of the 19 hijackers had legal tourist or student visas.

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    • @imazighen16
      Please research this more and answer a few questions.

      1. Who planned 9/11? Be specific.
      2. Why (precisely)
      3. To whose benefit?
      4. Explain the connection between 1 and 3.
      5. Which specific governments win?
      6. Which specific rich people win?
      7. Describe what "win" means

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    • @Demise14 1-CIA
      2-POWER ,OIL, MOney
      3- Ben laden family friends of Bush Family and all their investment.
      4-Ben Laden worked for CIA
      5- usa. saoudi arabia, Israel, Iran , Kuwait, EU ...ext
      6- answer 3
      7- www.google.com (search what win means)

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    • @imazighen16
      Very insightful. Thanks.

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  • this might seem fucked up, but radicals have been known to use children to enact their crazy agendas.... who knows?? they might be religious freaks trying to blow up a plane for all their sins on humanity.... in my opinion you can never be too careful in this fucked up day and age

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  • This is what happens when you hire someone with the qualifications of a Walmart greeter to be your protector.

    I'm glad there are security screenings but to make such a capital case over her wanting to film is ridiculous and only made the situation worse.

    This could have been handled better by the "authorities."

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    • @Bumper

      HA HA HA!
      I know, these fucking ghetto ass mother fuckers aren't qualified to do jack shit.
      Fuck the tsa.
      Fuck our stupid government.
      I don't give a shit if they put me on a list.
      PUT ME ON A LIST!
      You fucking stupid, ignorant, overbearing, moronic, bunch of worthless shitbags.
      I could find more intelligent people just picking random craigslist rant and rave ads.

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  • Everyone knows that if you want to fly, you have to get screened. EVEN kids and old people.


    For those who say that TSA is a joke, what is your solution? Get rid of them?

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    • @LiberalLover

      Yes... I'm for getting rid of them AND the department of homeland security.

      Dozens of other countries around the world have tried exactly what we're doing here in the US and they abandoned it because it doesn't work, it harasses and it costs billions.

      So yea, we need to fucking get rid of them.

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    • @LiberalLover

      Solution to what? Name an imminent terrorist threat (just one) that was halted by a TSA search. Your just a dumb Fox-ite, who doesn't even stop to ask, "Just how justified are these searches? How effective?"

      Does the TSA find the odd passenger with a nail file in her purse? Yes. Oh wow. That certainly justifies the billions spent, doesn't it?

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    • @nightvision
      Regardless, if we take away our safety precautions do you know what the cost will be on the contrary? America is the most hated country in the world the second we get rid of our security do you understand the amount of terrorism and lives that will be lost and only because of airport convenience. The minute the TSA is removed America will immediately be begging our government to replace it with another program.

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    • @GoryGory
      It amazes me that you think that screening airline passengers is the only thing the TSA does and uses its budget for.

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  • Sorry folks,

    After 9-11 flying isn't on the cards for kids who can't handle a security check.

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  • Lady, I understand this is traumatic for your child and you. But,with that being said you have got to realize, it's security. Do you not think that some crazy person could put some type of explosive in that chair. It's the price we all pay now thanks to Terrorism. Yes, I believe the girl was not "hiding" anything. I'm sure they don't think that either. But they have a responsibility to protect everyone on the plane. If you would like it to be less traumatic for you or your child, I sug More..

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    • @WillFerrellsBastard
      Point is they're WHITE, which means they're alright. If you look like a stinky, suspect middle-eastern, then you pull them off to the side and make their life a living hell. These TSA fags are low life's who will pay dearly.

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    • @WillFerrellsBastard if you think those tsa employees getting paid 10, 12, 15 bucks an hour are keeping you secure, you're nuts buddy. these are people that were working at mickey d's before the tsa was created.

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    • @I_Hate_You There pay never came into the conversation, at least not mine. I'm just talking about them doing there job that's all.

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    • @SpirituallySafe As, much as I agree with you on the pulling the middle easterners aside, there are radical Islamists that are white, UNFORTUNATELY

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    • @WillFerrellsBastard i'm just pointing out the fact that you're not getting highly trained and skilled individuals at that pay rate. so your comment about security doesn't apply. most are young kids fresh out of high school that just need "a job". the whole idea of security when it comes to air travel is all smoke and mirrors, believe me. i could tell you things about JFK that would ahve you shitting your pants. if someone is determined and has the means, there is NO stopping them. sor More..

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  • I'm as conservative as anyone else on this site. I don't see why so many conservatives defend these idiots. The TSA is a waste of money and 90% of TSA employees have a sub 100 IQ. You cannot prevent terrorist attacks simply because you cannot guard against every possible vulnerability. If a terrorist is even moderately intelligent, he could probably come up with 10 different ways to kill 100+ people after spending 5 minutes thinking about it. It's all show, it protects us from nothing and anyone More..

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    • @cmurcmurrun I would assume that liberals defend the TSA and an institution because they do not trust private entities to run their own affairs, and they don't want poor TSA agents to lose their jobs.

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    • @Cryinginacup I know the English aren't very smart, so I'll tell you why that's not a good metaphor. Fires are accidents 99% of the time. Terrorist acts are always intentional.

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    • @BeansAndOnions You've falsely represented my logic, nice try though.

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  • Welcome to the USSA where the terrorists have already won.

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    • @kdsxxx
      They won because we have to get searched before boarding a plane? If that's a win in their books then they have a pretty low standard for winning.

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  • TSA Government Scum.

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  • Once the plane reaches 35,000 feet altitude, you'll be grateful the TSA screeners are so thorough doing their jobs. If a terrorist hid a bomb in the wheelchair, then blew off the back of the plane, you'd understand.

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    • @Horwitz Farsnarkle
      What if little gnomes spread gnome poop in your mouth every night while you sleep?

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  • Glad to see that except for a few bleeding heart butt pirates on here, most Liveleakers agree the TSA was fully justified in this case.

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  • If they never checked for explosives like this and planes started blowing up, this bitch and those like her would be the first ones screaming at the govt for not protecting the flying public.

    I don't like it has to be done but I'd rather this then knowing the plane I was going to be flying on was at greater risk. I think most reasonable Americans feel the same way.

    However its BS that the agents said she wasn't allowed to film. If they aren't doing anything they shouldn't be they have no More..

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    • @Clivenio

      I suspect the odds would increase greatly if the TSA went to chillin.

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    • @Clivenio

      I fly a lot and haven't had a problem with the TSA. Since you're in Poland your only experience with the TSA probably comes from videos like this, therefore I'll take your opinion with a grain of salt.

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  • If you don't like it don't fly. I would rather not have my life and my families life endangered because you are too sensitive to submit to security measures.

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    • @plugugly

      The TSA doesn't prevent shit you asshat.
      I've smuggled some stuff past them 3 times. And no, I'm not fucking joking.
      They're worthless.

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    • @plugugly Surely this little extremist kid was carrying tons of explosives.

      The burqua lady could pass without control the same day, because it wouldn't be politically correct to search her. Or him. Who knows.

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    • @Ronnie The Limo Driver You seem like you're probably the "asshat"

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    • @Ronnie The Limo Driver - I have a 5" folding blade I've brought on the last 8 flights I've been on. Inside my laptop bag. Honest to god. These people suck. They have done nothing substantive besides act as a speed-bump.

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    • @plugugly Terrorists don't need to board planes, they get their SAM missiles from Libya and shoot down the plane from the Highway.

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  • Pathetic mother, You know as well as the next person you WILL get on that plane and WILL submit to the security protocals that have been enacted to safeguard this country. Why do you have to prolong your childs suffering to just bitch and whine when you know your going to submit anyways? Unless you plan on standing your ground and going home and not taking your kids to Disney Land? Shut your mouth and comfort your daughter....Pathetic!

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  • america is retarded.....you guys are scared of everything..way to go terrorists ruin the little one's trip to disney. Al-qaeda didin't even exist before 9/11.......how stupid can you be.

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