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Originally posted by bastet11
I made the conscious decision to stop flying in 2002 when my 6 year old daughter was pulled from my hands and given a strip search. She was absolutely terrified and naturally I was extremely angry. She had set off the metal detector and the agent asked if she had anything in her pockets. I told them no, she had no pockets since she was wearing a skirt. She walked back through the detector towards me since she was scared and grabbed my hand. Somehow this pissed them off and they literally grabbed her by the arm and hauled her away from me. I said "WOAH there! You aren't taking her anywhere!" and went through the detector without permission. I caught up with them about a dozen yards a. leaving my baggage behind and they had taken off her shirt in front of everyone. They also removed her shoes and of course she was terrified. I was livid and yelled at them to stop terrifying her. They found the cause..an offensive safety pin holding her skirt together where a button had popped off. It was unreal and at that time I said "NEVER AGAIN"..
I would rather drive then pay money to be abused. Given the latest developments in security checks, even more reason. Hideous.
This thread starts out a lie,.
Originally posted by Tippys Dad
reply to post by Lil Drummerboy
This particular thread is for members to discuss the latest attrocities of the Empire committed against its citizens. If you have something to contribute, fine. But please don't knock ATS or us members for daring to discuss it. These acts are happening all over the country. You can focus in on one, and state what you believe happened, but it doesn't change all the other incidents. What other incidents, you may ask? Read and watch the news. President Obama says the "pat-downs" are not that intrusive. Can we have a video of his daughters going through this process??