This is the viral video of the day (so far). A young boy getting strip searched by the TSA:
Luke Tait, the person filming the scene, says TSA agents didn’t care for the video. “He started to question me: ‘Why was I recording the procedures of TSA?’ ‘What are your plans with this video?’ ” Tait told the Salt Lake Tribune. “I said it looked like something was going on; I never [before] saw a shirtless young boy getting patted down.”
On its blog today, the Transportation Security Administration says the father removed the shirt after the boy set off a metal detector.
It should be mentioned that you will not be asked to and you should not remove clothing (other than shoes, coats and jackets) at a TSA checkpoint. If you’re asked to remove your clothing, you should ask for a supervisor or manager.
“Right. We won’t be asked to remove clothing – just our prosthetic breasts, our ostomy wafers, urine collection bags,” a commenter said
Urine collection bag? CBS reports today that earlier this month a bladder cancer survivor from Michigan who wears a urostomy bag that collects his urine “says a rough pat-down by a security agent at Detroit Metropolitan Airport caused the bag to spill its contents on his shirt and pants.”
Is there a better way to do this? Israel, which some people think should be the model for airport screening, profiles passengers.