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Family Misses Flight After TSA Gives Pat-Down To Girl With Cerebral Palsy

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Photo of Dina Frank. (Photo by CBS 2)

WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – The Transportation Security Administration is once again the subject of national scrutiny, this time after aggressively screening a 7-year-old female passenger with cerebral palsy which caused her family to miss their flight.

The girl, identified as Dina Frank in a report by The Daily, was waiting with her family on Monday to board a flight departing from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York headed to Florida.

Since Dina walks with the aid of leg braces and crutches, she cannot pass through airport metal detectors, and must instead submit to a pat-down by TSA agents.

Dina, who is also reportedly developmentally disabled, is usually frightened by the procedure. Her family reportedly requests that agents on hand take the time to introduce themselves to her.

However, the agents on duty at the time began to handle her aggressively instead.

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» 17 Comments

  1. sammy

    April 26th, 2012

    If everyone could or would find another form of traveling instead of flying, those sob’s would be out of a job!!

    They would be replaced by a private company that only hires humans!!!

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  2. I Luv Bacon

    April 26th, 2012

    Feel good story of your basic neighborhood commiecrat’s day.

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  3. Houston

    April 26th, 2012

    This is exactly why I no longer fly. Period.

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  4. cfm990

    April 26th, 2012

    The bravery! Chicken shit, probably went to the bar that night to brag. 8 9 10, girl or boy, healthy or disabled, I’ll take em all on. I’m TSA tough.

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  5. grayscape

    April 26th, 2012

    Guess they didn’t get their jollies the first time and had to go back for seconds.

    Goddamn perverts.

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  6. Pickled Liver

    April 26th, 2012

    It would seem the TSA does everything in their power to insult a member of the Amerikan public on a daily basis! WTF?

    Yeah! She looks like a real threat to me! If she were wearing a Burka and Muslim she would have passed right through!

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  7. Corona

    April 26th, 2012

    Sick.

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  8. Pat

    April 26th, 2012

    I’d like to see a photo of these TSA agents who are doing these outrageous pat-downs, alongside of the poor kids and grannies. I’ll bet if we were able to expose them to the public, they’d be a little more careful. Oh, no…can’t have that. They are protected behind their govt job. Poor kid, they don’t get the same rights.

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  9. x

    April 26th, 2012

    Positive side to the story:

    One more person and circle of close people enlightened and pissed off about what is happening.

    Good work TSA. Keep going.

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  10. HooHooNayNay

    April 26th, 2012

    So what happens when a TSA agent decides to take their family to Disney? Do they get a special pass or does the pecking order go into an insane joygasm?

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  11. cfm990

    April 26th, 2012

    Has anyone ever seen a video, where a burqa babe has been felt up? Surely it must have happened, and been taped.

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  12. Chuck O

    April 26th, 2012

    You can have the airport. I’ll drive to my destination.

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  13. Nutjob

    April 26th, 2012

    Disband the entire rodeo clown posse.

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  14. Unslung Hero

    April 26th, 2012

    It the trouble with ‘public employees” in this economy. They take 4 times as long to do a job and call it “job security”! The they wonder why the layoffs come. Our county Highway department puts up six or eight signs warning of a curve on a township road……

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  15. Bob M.

    April 26th, 2012

    STOP FLYING, DAMMIT!!! >:-(

    The trains in this country work just fine. So do automobiles. PISS on the TSA, and PISS on Mohammedans! >:-(

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  16. Wraith

    April 27th, 2012

    @ Bob M. Right on! That’s why I haven’t flown in years, and don’t intend to. There’s nowhere I need to be that badly.

    But if you absolutely MUST fly…put on a burqua.

    I’m dead serious. If you wear a burqua, I’ll bet vital parts of my body that you’ll just breeze right on through the gauntlet of the Terrorist Sympathizer Agency.

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  17. pink Floyd

    April 27th, 2012

    STOP FLYING!!! How many times does it need to be said???

    If NO ONE flew commercially for one week, the airlines would throw those rotten bastards out on their collective ears and ALL of this would be solved. Of course that will never happen, because we are ALL just to comfortable with our “security measures”. F*CK LIBERTY!! She just isn’t “safe” enough for us.

    I quit flying almost a year ago and I refuse to ever fly again. If I MUST go anywhere, I will drive, ride a bike or walk. I don’t care how far or how dangerous.

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