reply to post by chemistry
The mother's off the rail behavior and escalation of matters is certainly not the most appropriate way to address, or respond to any issues of
Responses like "I respectfully decline to consent to a search", and other such language, without escalating things into an over dramatized display
of histrionics would certainly given this woman better traction, at least in court.
It's a touchy issue (pun unintentional), and the woman, or anyone for that matter should certainly have the right to refuse compliance.
At the same time however, non compliance should be understood as grounds for denial of services. If you don't follow the rules that everyone else is
following, then, you can't play in this sandbox. You don't get to fly on this airplane.
There's certainly relevant argument on both sides of the issue.
In this case, I think the mother's over dramatic reality show acting display isn't going to help her argument much.