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Outrage over TSA screenings has reached a fever pitch — at least in the media.
A number of cancer survivors are speaking out, saying TSA screeners humiliated them.
New this month, individuals who refuse a body scan that uses advanced imaging technology to see through clothing are subject to a more aggressive pat-down.
A Lansing man who survived bladder cancer said a TSA pat-down at Detroit Metro left him covered in his own urine, humiliated.
Thomas D. Sawyer, of Lansing, wears a urostomy bag as a result of cancer treatment. That bag broke during the screening, the Associated Press reported. According to the AP, the screeners did not apologize, and he plans to file a formal complaint.
A woman who survived breast cancer said she was humiliated when a TSA screener asked to see her prosthetic breast.
Cathy Bossi, a flight attendant from the Charlotte, North Carolina area, said the experience was horrific.
Not up to speed on the TSA outrage?
Here are a few of the latest links:
- Detroit Free Press: Body scans go too far, some say
- Wall Street Journal: TSA pat-downs here to stay
- Associated Press: TSA chief says body scan boycott would be mistake
- Huffington Post: TSA strip-search vids, parodies, flood the web
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