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Old 03-20-2013, 12:25 AM  
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Double-amputee Marine humiliated by TSA

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It’s bad enough that a US Marine lost both his legs in combat. But after TSA agents forced the wheelchair-bound man to stand up, walk and remove his prosthetic legs at an airport in Phoenix, he was publicly humiliated for his disability.

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) sent a letter to the Transportation Security Administration this week, condemning TSA officers for mistreating the wounded soldier on March 13. The Marine, who is still on active duty, had lost both of his legs in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast while deployed. The man is now confined to a wheelchair. He showed up at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport with an escort that helped him get around.

In his complaint addressed to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Hunter said that the agency made the Marine feel “humiliated.”

“The individual escorting this Marine asked the TSA officer which of the two checkpoints to enter and received the response, ‘either one,’ only to be told moments later they should have entered a different way,”Hunter explained in his letter.

Moments later, TSA officers ordered the wounded Marine to get out of his wheelchair and subsequently remove his prosthetic legs, subjecting him to immense pain while he struggled to get out of his wheelchair.

“A TSA officer asked the Marine to stand and walk to an alternate area, despite the fact that he physically could not stand or walk on his own,” Hunter wrote. “With numerous TSA officers sitting and unwilling to assist, an officer then made him remove his legs, then put them back on, only to advance to a secondary screening location where he was asked again to stand, with extraordinary difficult, while his wheelchair was examined for explosives.”

The invasive search occurred while several Marines were returning to San Diego, California from Phoenix, Arizona. The disabled Marine showed his military ID, which didn’t stop the TSA from publicly humiliating him and questioning his injuries.

The Marine’s escort was so enraged by the incident that Hunter’s office was contacted to shed light on the situation. Hunter was particularly struck by the incident, since he himself was a Marine veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

The incident is also alarming, considering it took place at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which is a joint civil-military public airport. The airport facilities are also home to the Sky Harbor Air National Guard Base. With so many military personnel entering and leaving through the airport, TSA officers in charge of security likely encounter many wounded soldiers – and should therefore have received proper training on how to handle passengers with disabilities.

But the case detailed by Hunter demonstrates otherwise: the congressman included two photos of the inspection in his letter, which show a TSA officer patting down the injured Marine and examining the prosthetic leg in search for explosives.

Hunter has asked the TSA to clarify its procedures on how to handle wounded troops and to show“situational awareness” in cases where the passenger is clearly disabled.

“While I recognize the necessity to appropriately screen passengers, I am concerned by the apparent lack of situational awareness and respect among TSA officers – specifically when it comes to the treatment of war wounded,” Hunter wrote. “I am hopeful you will give this situation the attention it deserves.”

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Old 03-20-2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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JFC. I bet the Marine could still **** that guy up.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:32 AM   #3
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Garbage TSA employees.
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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But it's good to make cripples walk, grandma take off her diapers, little children pull down their pants.

It's all to make sure Al-CIAda isn't hiding in our suitcases. The govt needs to protect it's people? DONTCHYA UNDERSTAND?!?!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:45 AM   #5
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This went too far. But I don't like the tone of the article that we should be outraged because a wounded veteran got searched by the TSA. Wounded veterans should be treated similarly to wounded private citizens, if we are talking about security measures.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:11 AM   #6
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This went too far. But I don't like the tone of the article that we should be outraged because a wounded veteran got searched by the TSA. Wounded veterans should be treated similarly to wounded private citizens, if we are talking about security measures.
they do this all the time though....whether it's grandma, checking in the diapers of babies, going through radiation scanners...i mean just stupid shit. Airliners are private companies, if they want security they can hire private security companies and let them handle it and whichever company has the best "hassle free" experience will probably get more business.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:55 AM   #7
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #8
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I'm pretty sure the TSA implemented a very successful program to hire the biggest douchebags they could find on the planet.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:57 AM   #9
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Have you ever wondered where the 50,000 people employed by the TSA to inspect and degrade you came from? Most of them are middle-aged. Did they have jobs before they started doing something that any normal person would consider demeaning? Most did, but they were attracted to – not repelled by – a job where they wear a costume and abuse their fellow citizens all day.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:00 AM   #10
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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It's unfortunate that he had to go through that. But I think calling it public humiliation is a stretch. The TSA was doing its job. If we're going to have these stupid TSA checkpoints to improve security, we can't really bitch when they do what they were intended to do. If all it took to bypass security checkpoints was a uniform and a wheelchair, we'd be knowingly allowing a security exception. Some piece of shit terrorist would/could exploit it. Personally, I think the checkpoints are a waste of resources and are terribly inefficient. You can criticize the TSA for a lot of things. But I don't think that wounded veteran screening automatically equates to public humiliation. This is one of the prices we pay for the government's war on "Terror"....
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