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TSA Treats 95-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Veteran Like a "Terrorist," $300 Stolen

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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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TSA Treats 95-Year-Old Wheelchair-Bound Veteran Like a "Terrorist," $300 Stolen


www.globalresearch.ca

Wheelchair-bound 95-year-old veteran Omer Petti and his 85-year-old partner Madge Woodward were treated like terrorists by TSA agents at San Diego International airport, ostensibly so TSA workers could separate them from $300 dollars in cash which subsequently went missing.

"Can you imagine an 85-year-old lady and 95-year-old retired Air Force Major in wheelchairs being treated like terrorists?" Petti asked the Detroit News' Marney Keenan.

Given the TSA's recent history - yes
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 11:39 AM
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"Come fly with us so we can harrass, intimidate,
grope, violate, and rob you"


subjected to full-on "humiliating" TSA private-room pat-downs. "Do I look like a terrorist?" he asked.

...the TSA agent made Petti empty his pockets, including a money-clipped $300, which had disappeared from the screening area by the time he was released.

...."I think I was scammed," he said.now.msn.com...


-TSA agents admit to working with CT drug dealers
- Former TSA officer pleads guilty to drug charge
- TSA employee indicted for stealing iPads



No doubt sir, you, me, and all of us
we have been scammed.!




www.globalresearch.ca
(visit the link for the full news article)

ETA: Video

www.youtube.com...
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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I am amazed that all these people still fly. Boycott the airlines til this crap changes!


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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:29 PM
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Since all government operates by theft either openly or as in this case on the sly I'd call it business as usual.
Sad that someone that old who has served his country is treated this way.
He seems very lucid and intelligent and I'm sure he's not making anything up.
The TSA goons thought they had an easy $300 that day.
I hope they get their pathetic butts fired and he gets his money back.
Too late for his dignity thoughy.
This is exactly why I will never fly again.
I see no reason to end up in jail for exercising my 4th amendment rights.


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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:33 PM
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Never flying to the US until these parasites are gone. I have heard many others here in the UK say the same. Why the hell the American people don't do something about it is beyond me. TSA = Absolute madness.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:39 PM
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Well for certain, I dont leave my money available to them,
just too much of a temptation for the criminals that operate within the TSA.


reply to post by Asktheanimals
 


Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Since all government operates by theft either openly or as in this case on the sly .


Good point really.

And this is a retired Military Major - I guess they thought he was just some
old guy huh?

this really
me though, they get our tax money,
which we are taxed literally to death, and beyond...and now they have first
right at highway robbery.

Were double scroomed

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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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why is anyone shocked?

Have yo seen the types of people the TSA hires? One generation-removed from DOT employees basically



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:54 PM
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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Why the hell the American people don't do something about it is beyond me.
TSA = Absolute madness.


Heh, yes. Even the Former TSA Head just went on record a few days ago saying
that its A National Embarrasment!

Former TSA Head Calls Airport Security A National Embarrassment


it is a national embarrassment online.wsj.com...



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 12:59 PM
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Yes, exactly. Case in point -
www.wivb.com...

TSA worker aids drug dealers


www.youtube.com...
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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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Somebody should start a dossier on TSA employees. They should be followed and photographed and their names and addresses made public.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:08 PM
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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Never flying to the US until these parasites are gone. I have heard many others here in the UK say the same. Why the hell the American people don't do something about it is beyond me. TSA = Absolute madness.


Oh, they arent going anywhere, if anything, they are expanding to trains, buses, highway booths etc... Why do you think they chose the name TRANSPORTATION security admin and not Airline or Airport security admin... Its been planned all along to install these thugs into every facet of transportation in the USA.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:17 PM
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Originally posted by Juggernog
they are expanding to trains, buses, highway booths etc... Why do you think they chose the name TRANSPORTATION security admin and not Airline or Airport security admin... Its been planned all along to install these thugs into every facet of transportation in the USA.


We are not far from the thugs at the toll booth. Shelters Direct Got Orders For Bullet Resistant Booths for Homeland Security

That will make it double easy for them
to rip us off. Unless of course we want to leave our phones at home, our laptops,
and carry plastic.

news5.thomasnet.com...



news.thomasnet.com...

Shelters Direct Builds Bullet Resistant Booths for Homeland Security
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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by TXRabbit
why is anyone shocked?

Have yo seen the types of people the TSA hires? One generation-removed from DOT employees basically


Several years ago when my dad and I were volunteering to pick up trash on state highways, I was picking up trash under a bridge and came upon a DOT heavy dump truck parked underneath. Two employees were fast asleep as I stood on the truck's running boards watching them. I wish I would have had a camera.

Neither of these two groups of people are better at stealing taxpayer money than Democrat and Republican politicians.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:22 PM
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It's like somebody is intentionally recruiting half-tard dropouts to work for the TSA.

It must really suck to be a perfectly normal individual who just needed a job and is now surrounded by mongoloid mutants.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:25 PM
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Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
Never flying to the US until these parasites are gone. I have heard many others here in the UK say the same. Why the hell the American people don't do something about it is beyond me. TSA = Absolute madness.


Dancing With the Stars and NFL Football are on TV. That's why.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:27 PM
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This is exactly why I will never fly again.
I see no reason to end up in jail for exercising my 4th amendment rights.



They almost got me 5 years ago, the last time I flew commercial! The Miami airport is so disorganized, the people are rude, the whole thing was chaos, and after spending 2 hours in a line that turned out not to be a line, and people kicking trash cans over and raising hell as they walked off, I said, "See, this is why they blow these places up."
That cost me an extra hour or so talking with security, and my wife was in the process of renting us a car to drive back home, since it didn't look like I'd ever be flying again, but they finally released me, and we caught a flight home.

I may be forced to fly if my buddy gets sick in California, but I will only do it as an emergency when there are no other options, and if I do have to fly, I will make sure it is interesting! If I have to fly, I'm wearing a camera, and I'm making it hilarious!

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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:43 PM
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There are a lot of good people without work in the US. Why does the government continue to hire these people that completely lack any common sense and/or morals. I am no brainiac but if I was in the postion to hire new agents, I think I could do a better job at it.

Stealing from a 95 year old. Disgusting.



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:45 PM
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The article is sensationalized.

Like I said in the forum post about the boy in the body cast: It's the price of flying. Security procedures dictate anything out of the norm gets checked in addition to random checks. A wheel chair is not a norm when you factor in the number of people that travel without a wheel chair.

Unfortunate about the $300.


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posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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from another thread..

From the TSA Official website
VIPR Teams Enhance Security at Major Local Transportation Facilities
www.tsa.gov...

So are YOU one of those Jack booted Thugs that feels up old ladies and strip searches children?

And while we are on the issue of just who are the REAL terrorists.. lets have a look at the headlines

Nightly News: TSA Agent Arrested in Rape
TSA worker in uniform flashes badge, allegedly rapes woman. Reporter Darrin McBreen covers the expansion of the TSA VIPR program

TSA agent arrested for stealing from passengers

Thieving TSA Agent Arrested After Stuffing Stolen iPad Down His Pants
A rogue TSA Agent who stole more than $50000 worth of property has been fired and arrested after he was caught trying to shove an iPad

TSA agent arrested on charges of possession, distribution of child pornography.

Three TSA agents arrested over interstate drug ring

Police: TSA Employee Brings Gun To Airport

TSA agent arrested on accusations of theft - Police say an the TSA worker was given a wallet with money inside, and she didn't turn it in.

Feds Arrest TSA Agent For Her Role In Alleged Phony Marriage Scheme

TSA agent arrested on six counts of lewdness with a child

TSA Agent Arrested over 15 year old Sex Slave in Orange County

TSA Agent Arrested - "I am God... I'm in charge!"

TSA agent arrested, accused of stealing from passengers - A TSA screener in Fort Lauderdale Florida was arrested and charged with stealing from passengers, deputies said.

TSA agent arrested on accusations of theft - A TSA agent at Bush Intercontinental Airport has been arrested amid accusations of theft.

Md. TSA Agent Charged With Child Porn - Baltimore, Maryland

Reporter Claims TSA Agent Would Speed People Through Security For $10 - Of course, the TSA at Newark has a bit of a history of problems. In just the past two years, a TSA agent was arrested for avoiding security. A TSA supervisor was arrested for working with another TSA agent to steal money from passengers, and just a few months after that, another TSA agent was arrested for stealing $500 from a wheelchair-bound passenger.

All those are just recent last 6 months or so...

SOURCE: Google headlines - "TSA agent arrested" About 386,000 results



posted on Apr, 20 2012 @ 01:56 PM
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Yes, just yesterday news hit they have uncovered a drug ring operating within the TSA,

20 agents yet you think thats on the news? Nope.

www.ctpost.com...



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