VIDEO: Young Boy Strip Searched By TSA

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Between this, the TSA forcing a cancer survivor to show her prosthetic breast , and the bladder cancer survivor who the TSA left soaked in his own urine, we're not exactly a shining example of democracy lately.

UPDATE: Per CNN just now, the father removed the shirt, not the TSA.

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  • vic

    I'm quite frankly conflicted about this. Yes, some of what is being done is excessive, BUT in the 90's I played Netball with a mother who sent her very young son on a flight with marijuana hidden on his person. She sent him a day ahead of herself, and she admitted she did it on the assumption that they would not search him too carefully because he was just 'a little kid'. Also his travelling alone, meant he would be in the care of the stewardesses - another reason he wouldn't be searched thoroughly coming through customs. There are always people who will find ways to do evil and they will try to do it in ways that others would not likely suspect. So, in the climate we live in today, when travelling by air do the rest of us just take our chances since we can't always outwit evil? I don't know. I hate the sense that we are so fearful, but I do feel marginally safer with the electronic scanning. If my choice is between walking through a scanner and being blown out of the air, I'll choose the former.

  • Anonymous

    How did the father not strangle the man who just sexually abused his child? I'm guessing he made a deeply personal and brave decision not to provide his son w/that horrific kind of example. We shouldn't be placed in this position -- ever ever ever..

  • HarborGuy

    I think what is really making me nuts about this stuff is that the TSA "leadership" will not back down.

    Talk about dictatorship! And where are all those freak'n RushThugs and T.Haters, about there "liberties"?

  • HarborGuy

    I think what is really making me nuts about this stuff is that the TSA "leadership" will not back down.

    Talk about dictatorship! And where are all those freak'n RushThugs and T.Haters, about there "liberties"?

  • HarborGuy

    I think what is really making me nuts about this stuff is that the TSA "leadership" will not back down.

    Talk about dictatorship! And where are all those freak'n RushThugs and T.Haters, about there "liberties"?

  • Walt

    Bin Ladin won. He succeeded with his plan. We are destroying ourselves from within. We as a nation is a fraud. Bush did exactly what Bin Ladin counted on. Fear and loathing has become our national identity. Greed now trumps humanity. And the powers to to undo the damage are too weak.

  • Walt

    Bin Ladin won. He succeeded with his plan. We are destroying ourselves from within. We as a nation is a fraud. Bush did exactly what Bin Ladin counted on. Fear and loathing has become our national identity. Greed now trumps humanity. And the powers to to undo the damage are too weak.

  • Walt

    Bin Ladin won. He succeeded with his plan. We are destroying ourselves from within. We as a nation is a fraud. Bush did exactly what Bin Ladin counted on. Fear and loathing has become our national identity. Greed now trumps humanity. And the powers to to undo the damage are too weak.

  • Lamiaverita

    America is no longer a free country and the terrorists have won.

  • http://twitter.com/ReasonVsFear Leesa Brown

    I remember the first days after 9/11... I remember a nation in shock, and how we all felt at that time. But I also remember saying that we would NOT cower in fear of the terrorists. We said that we would not change how we lived, because that would be a win for Al Qaeda and all those who want to harm us. Were those just hollow, empty words?

    The terrorists and Fox "News" have a common purpose: To keep us fearful and angry. We try to have a rational discourse, but the appeal to hatred and fear - the deepest and most visceral of our emotions - short circuits the debate. You can't be reasonable and rational if you're terrified. Sorry to say, the terrorists and their enablers have won.

  • http://twitter.com/ReasonVsFear Leesa Brown

    I remember the first days after 9/11... I remember a nation in shock, and how we all felt at that time. But I also remember saying that we would NOT cower in fear of the terrorists. We said that we would not change how we lived, because that would be a win for Al Qaeda and all those who want to harm us. Were those just hollow, empty words?

    The terrorists and Fox "News" have a common purpose: To keep us fearful and angry. We try to have a rational discourse, but the appeal to hatred and fear - the deepest and most visceral of our emotions - short circuits the debate. You can't be reasonable and rational if you're terrified. Sorry to say, the terrorists and their enablers have won.