More Tales From the TSA, And A Lesson In Vigilance

by
Abby Zimet

More latex-gloved horror stories: a breast cancer survivor who had to remove her prosthetic breast; a bladder cancer survivor whose pat-down left him soaked in urine; a woman who had to remove her prosthetic leg while her four-year-old watched crying. For flyers: helpful hints from the ACLU. In More: a protest video, and a small boy gets stripped down as his father films it. Finally, a reminder: We have, in part, let this happen.

"This comprehensive assault on individual freedom didn't occur in a
vacuum; it occurred because conservatives were successful in frightening
Americans into choosing security over liberty every time the choice was
before them...(But now) it's not happening to those scary Arabs anymore. It's happening
to 'us.'"

 

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