The Transportation Safety Authority has some issues. The TSA may well be the most hated government agency, and in a country with the IRS, that’s saying something. Well, they’ve earned it.
The latest case may well be the most egregious example of what’s wrong with the agency, however.
Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs.
The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital.
It’s a trip they’ve made for 17-years.
This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint.
“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn’t understand what they were about to do,” said her mother Shirley Cohen.
“She’s trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere,” said Cohen.
Granted, there may be more to the story. The TSA and the airport find themselves the subject of a lawsuit, which also means they’re not commenting. A spokesperson for the TSA did say in a statement, “Passengers can call ahead of time to learn more about the screening process for their particular needs or medical situation.”
Ain’t that swell?
Unfortunately, this young woman who has had numerous medical problems got slammed to the floor because no one would listen when the mother tried to explain that the girl is easily confused. She was thrown to the ground, handcuffed, and humiliated because no one bothered to pay attention.
Meanwhile, TSA still hasn’t caught a single terrorist and has not made our planes the least bit safer.
But we guess that if disabled young women become the next group of suicide bombers, at least the TSA will be ready, right?
Here’s the lawsuit.