TSA Lacks Common Sense in Pat-Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

Transportation Security Administration officials are defending agents at a Kansas airport against criticism that they traumatized a 4-year-old girl with a pat-down, says the Associated Press. Isabella Brademeyer and her mother Michelle had passed through security scanners, but then the child hugged her grandmother, Lori Croft, who hadn't yet cleared security. TSA agents told mom to grab the child or they would close the airport. A little reactionary and melodramatic, but that's not the worst part. TSA Lacks Common Sense in Pat-Down of 4-Year-Old Girl

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