In my own response from the TSA, they had this to say:
“TSA reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and in accordance with proper screening procedures. Contrary to reports, the Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at VPS did not require this passenger to remove her adult diaper. While every person and item must be screened before entering the secure boarding area, our TSOs work with passengers to resolve security alarms in a respectful and sensitive manner. In no instance would our officers ask a passenger to remove an adult diaper.“
Odd how it took them so long to state that they would never do such a thing. Why wasn’t this stated from the very beginning?
Did you also notice the underlined portion of the statement? All I can say is that I have NEVER been treated in a “respectful and sensitive manner” by the TSA. In fact, I (and every other passenger) am generally treated like dirt, as if I am a potential criminal. The TSA agents are typically rude, arrogant, and completely disrespectful (as my earlier post mentioning my grandmother attests, age is no barrier to the thuggery of the TSA). If a cop witnesses a crime first hand, he still has to Mirandize the criminal – who is still presumed innocent as far as the courts are concerned. This is called due process, and it is our Constitutional right. The TSA have no such restraints, they presume EVERYONE to be guilty – and there is no appeal.
Unfortunately, the Constitution is nothing but words on a piece of paper.
The truly sad thing is that some Americans have stated that even if the elderly Florida woman had been forced to remove her diaper, it would have been okay. After all no law abiding citizen minds being violated and humiliated by security forces.