Many readers reacted to the recent story of the crying three-year-old girl in a wheelchair who was searched and harassed by the TSA at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (after she had already successfully cleared the checkpoint) as though this were an uncommon incident. It should probably come as no surprise that in today’s 24/7 news cycle relatively recent incidents quickly fade into the past.
It’s been nearly 27 months since the TSA instituted its invasive pat-downs and scanner searches, along with supposedly reduced searches of children under 12. Searches of children, however, have been a staple of TSA security long before October 30, 2010.
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