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

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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.

Air travel is difficult to the family due to Dina’s disabilities, but the nature of Monday’s inspection was especially traumatic for the child.

“They make our lives completely difficult,” her father, Dr. Joshua Frank, a Long Island pediatrician, told The Daily. “She’s not a threat to national security.”

Frank taped the encounter, which ended when a supervisor inspected her crutches and let them pass. But agents followed up and insisted upon doing a full inspection of Dina.

Ultimately, the family missed their flight.

“They’re harassing people. This is totally misguided policy,” Frank told The Daily. “Yes, I understand that TSA is in charge of national security and there’s all these threats. [But] for her to be singled out, it’s crazy.”

Dina, from Long Island, had recently experienced triumph after Botox and phenol injections helped her to gain control of her legs, enough to take several unassisted steps.

After being born prematurely and suffering from bleeding in the brain, Dina struggled for years to get around, even enduring a double hip replacement to assist in her recovery, CBS New York reported.

“TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child,” the agency said.


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5 Comments »

  1. Archie1954 April 28, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    The TSA is an odious invention of a fearful and incompetent government to instill compliance in the American people. A proud and independant free people are not easily cowed but constant molestations of every kind forced on them by an elite afraid of losing control of the reins on America’s wealth, can instill deference to authority and that is the brainwashing that is taking place.

  2. Adam April 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    They need to do psych evals before hire and do sexual offender background checks. They don’t though.

  3. Stan Sikorski April 27, 2012 at 4:31 am - Reply

    I would love to give these bastard TSA agents a groping… WITH A BASEBALL BAT.

  4. End time servant April 26, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    This people who work at the tsa really must be very sick individuals there test to get this job must be no one are ou for the luciferian agenda

    • Stan Sikorski April 27, 2012 at 4:34 am - Reply

      Most of em are low-IQ porchmonkeys high on the illusion of power, among other substances. They get their kicks feeling up White people and giving them a hard time to get back at them for slavery or some other trumped-up excuse.

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