The TSA needs to be overhauled. We’ve seen plenty of examples of this abuse of power every year. Last time I checked terrorists weren’t women with breast cancer, kids in wheelchairs, retired veterans, conservative celebrities etc etc. Spare me the excuses that everyone is suspect, we know who to watch. The powers that be won’t say it because they’re afraid of political correctness, charges of racism and discrimination. Because of that people traveling by air are treated like criminals.
The way the LAX TSA agents treated Denise Albert, co-host of “The Moms,” who is battling breast cancer, is infuriating. Based on her account of what unfolded, these people… these rent-a-cops have no idea what they’re doing.
Look at that guy and how he responds, could he be anymore cold?! What threat could a woman with breast cancer pose on a flight? Albert was TSA pre-checked, went through the scanner with no incident yet given the full treatment because she was carrying prescription medical cream(for her wounds as result of chemo). If you have been given the full treatment by TSA you know how this feels. It’s humiliating, they touch you in places no one should be touching you!
Who screens the TSA?!
While it appears from her interview this has been resolved fact remains the TSA should be privatized with an screening agency who knows what they’re doing, like El-Al! People traveling on El-Al do not get treated this way.
‘I have never been so humiliated or felt more violated in my life. I went through the scanning machine at the airport without incident. I had already told them about my metal port and my medical cream which I removed from my bag for them to see and test as I have done on prior flights. I don’t know what was different this time but TSA agents aggressively attempted to do a body cavity search in public. I was TSE precheck and once through the scanner they asked me to take off my shoes. I explained I didn’t have socks on and that my cream is for an infection from my current treatment, including on my feet. So if they wanted to put my shoes through x-ray, I would have to sit down because I would not put my bare feet on the floor. They allowed that. They then started to tell me they would apply pressure from head to toe and I got very upset because I wear a wig. I didn’t want them to touch it, move it, or ruin it. So I ripped it off for them to pat my head without damaging my wig (that I paid for and insurance didn’t cover!) I don’t ever go out in public without it. I have shown pictures on social media as I feel it empowers others but I’m not comfortable in public (I have taken it off at 2 breast cancer related work events for a second to show other cancer survivors and those in it now!) They also put my shoes through and then wouldn’t allow me to put them back on until after the full body search. After at least 20 minutes of sitting there because they were debating how to proceed, I told them my feet were freezing. Also a side effect from chemo. They refused to help me. The woman reached behind me and forceable and aggressively put her hands down my jeans in the back….’ The Moms