Did TSA Go Too Far on Disabled Marine?
I’ve been saying for years that military, both active and retired, should have a separate lane or station at airports and bus stations for screening. I saw this story this morning and it got under my skin.
A disabled Marine was given a full security screening that many are saying went beyond protocol. With both of his prosthetic legs removed at one point, the Marine’s wheelchair was inspected for explosives.
Here is a war hero. A true American patriot being put through an embarrassing security pat down.
“A TSA office 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. 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.”
I propose that military members, and wounded members especially, get their own lane. This would eliminate their embarrassment and also move things along a bit faster for the rest of us.