Not that the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) needs any additional bad publicity but their one of their out of control goon squads just gave it to them on a silver platter. The fascist big government agency tasked with conditioning the sheep preventing terrorism in the nation’s airports have had to deal with Soviet bloc style long lines and mounting passenger headaches. Now an outrageous story has emerged about the horrible plight of a 19-year-old disabled woman has been beaten while on her way home from receiving treatment for a brain tumor.
Memphis station WREG-TV reports “Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police”:
Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs.
The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital.
It’s a trip they’ve made for 17-years.
This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint
“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn’t understand what they were about to do,” said her mother Shirley Cohen.
Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused, but said she was kept at a distance by police.
“She’s trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere,” said Cohen.
Hannah was arrested, booked and on the night she should have been celebrating the end of her treatment, she was locked up in Jail East.
“Here we were with no where to go, not even a toothbrush, our bags had gone to Chattanooga,” said Cohen.
Authorities later threw out the charges but the family filed a lawsuit against the Memphis Airport, Airport Police, and the Transportation Security Administration.
The TSA – which could stand for Thousands Standing Around – has been an abomination since it’s inception and while it is indeed necessary to provide airport security in the age of radical Islamic extremism it can be argued that the terrorists are actually winning thanks to the imposition of fascism in America using 9/11 as justification. The treatment of this poor nineteen year old is an outrage as are the gropings of children, harassment of old ladies in medical diapers, theft and harassment that has been carried out by the uniformed goons who have exploited their mandate from the government to wage their own campaign of terror against hapless travelers.
If anything, this latest act of thuggery should further underline why the TSA needs to be abolished and the security of airports be turned over to private interests where there is some accountability as well as a better employee screening process.