TSA Abuses Cancer Survivor For Second Time

And, they apparently knew who they were patting down

Thomas Sawyer, a 62-year-old bladder cancer survivor who made headlines last November after a pat-down left him covered in his own urine, has filed a new complaint with the Transportation Security Administration.

Sawyer, who wears a urostomy bag that collects his urine through an opening in his abdomen, said he was traveling through Detroit Metro Airport on July 14 on his way to Orlando when he was singled out for a pat-down.

“Before I could even get (out) the words, ‘I want this done privately,’ the TSO agent began patting me down in public,” said Sawyer. “I said ‘Whoa! I have a medical condition.’  He said, ‘I know,’ and continued the pat-down.”

TSA policy states that travelers “should be offered a private screening before the beginning of a pat-down inspection if the pat-down will require the lifting of clothing and/or display of a covered medical device.”

Sawyer, of Houghton Lake, Mich., believes the policy was violated and filed a formal complaint with the TSA on July 20, after he returned from his trip.

Hey, Congress, isn’t it high time you reformed the TSA so that situations like this stop happening? We should be able to fly without being subjected to what would be considered assault in the private sector. How many times have people been subjected to these indignities and not have their story told in the news? I’ve mentioned before that I was subjected to these enhanced procedures at LAX in June 2010. Sheesh, they knew where they metal was: the hand wand only went off on my lower right leg, which has a stainless steel rod implanted in the bone. At least the TSA agent looked embarrassed and chagrined to have to do the search.

And let’s not forget all the theft that the TSA has been involved in.

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU.

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6 Responses to “TSA Abuses Cancer Survivor For Second Time”

  1. david7134 says:

    Ther is zero reason for the type of security that we have. I am sorry, I used the term security, that is an incorrect discription of the process that we are subjected to. The whole world laughs at our stupidity. For my part, I would prefer to be on a plane with a terrorist to putting up with the TSA.

  2. Here’s an idea: when you walk in the airport, you are issued a taser. If someone tries to take over the plane, well, good luck with that, Mohammed!

    Reason we get a taser is windows on a plane. Plus, easier to use. When you land, you turn it in. Security? Bah!

  3. david7134 says:

    That makes more sense than getting irradiated or felt up when anyone could tell you do not pose a threat, yet.

  4. captainfish says:

    Teach Teach Teach Teach. tsk tsk tsk.

    You know Congress is very, very very, so very busy in their debt ceiling negotiations. EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM are busy. The nearly 600 of them are all in a room hammering out this tiny puny debt ceiling negotiation.

    They don’t have time to mess with this peasly measly piddlin problem YOU have. You think Congress cares that our security is a joke and that real terrorists and armed felons can easily slip through their baby diaper pat downs?

    But hey, at least CONGRESS made the TSA stop using the body scanners, right?

  5. Well, certainly one of them isn’t busy. Perhaps we could ask David Wu. Well, between sexual assaults, of course 😉

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