by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | July 1, 2016 1:21 pm
I understand that the TSA has a job to do, but these workers should be fired for this. The social justice warriors have deaf translators everywhere but the airports I guess. A 19 year-old girl, with a tumor on her brain stem, has traveled to St. Jude’s for the last 17 years for treatment. She had just gotten her final treatment and was heading home to Chattanooga, with a fateful stop in Memphis where she had an encounter with the TSA. The girl is deaf, blind in one eye and partially paralyzed. She is very easily confused. She was not armed, but set off the metal detector somehow. The agents wanted to scan her and she did not understand. She resisted and her mother tried to tell them about her being disabled, insisting they stop. They didn’t. They held the mother back and threw the girl to the ground, slamming her head into the ground as they did so. There was blood everywhere. Welcome to Memphis.
From The Libertarian Republic:
“They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn’t understand what they were about to do,” said her mother Shirley Cohen.
Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused, but said she was kept at a distance by police.
“She’s trying to get away from them but in the next instant, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood everywhere,” said Cohen.
Hannah was arrested, booked and on the night she should have been celebrating the end of her treatment, she was locked up in Jail East.
“Here we were with no where to go, not even a toothbrush, our bags had gone to Chattanooga,” said Cohen.
TSA then had her thrown in jail. She was later released and charges were dropped with no explanation. The mother is suing for $100,000 and if I were her, I’d sue for a whole lot more than that. It is not the TSA’s job to manhandle disabled people who are obviously confused and upset. TSA refused to comment on the matter, only stating that, “Passengers can call ahead of time to learn more about the screening process for their particular needs or medical situation.” This is what you get with an agency like this under federal control… thugs who aren’t interested in security risks. They are on a power trip. The TSA should have been privatized long ago. There was no need for this roughness… there was no attempt to understand what was happening with this girl… they didn’t even try. TSA should be made to answer for this monstrous behavior period.
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