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TSA Pat-Down Leaves Cancer Surviver Covered in Urine

TSA pat-down leaves traveler covered in urine
'I was absolutely humiliated,' said bladder cancer survivor
By Harriet Baskas
updated 11/20/2010 7:16:18 PM ET

A retired special education teacher on his way to a wedding in Orlando, Fla., said he was left humiliated, crying and covered with his own urine after an enhanced pat-down by TSA officers recently at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

“I was absolutely humiliated, I couldn’t even speak,” said Thomas D. “Tom” Sawyer, 61, of Lansing, Mich.

Sawyer is a bladder cancer survivor who now wears a urostomy bag, which collects his urine from a stoma, or opening in his stomach. “I have to wear special clothes and in order to mount the bag I have to seal a wafer to my stomach and then attach the bag. If the seal is broken, urine can leak all over my body and clothes.”

More: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40291856/ns/travel-news

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rharrr!

"TSA screeners leave cancer survivor covered in urine"
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/tsa-cancer-survivor-cover...

I think I just reached my daily quota of TSA thuggery news. I'm going to consciously refrain from overloading on anger.

meditate, a long breather...

you're a kitten, I'm a kitten... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5...

ah hell, I'm gonna count pi instead:

3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971
693993751058209749445923078164062862089986
280348253421170679821480865132823066470938
446095505822317253594081284811174502841027
019385211055596446229489549303819644288109
75665933446128475648233786783165271201909
145648566923460348610454326648213393607260
249141273724587006606315588174881520920962
829254091715364367892590360011330530548820
466521384146951941511609433057270365759591
953092186117381932611793105118548074462379
9627495673518857527248912279381830119491...

northstar's picture

TSA has to go

This is getting more disgusting every day. I don't fly, but I am sad and feel the humiliation for what these passengers are going through. TSA has to go.

Real eyes realize real lies

We want our country back

Every year is a year for Ron Paul!

hey north, thanks for alerting me of this

earlier post.

just deleted mine.

good find!

Disgusting!

Wake up America, this is immoral!

SteveMT's picture

Bump: These people are heartless.

They do not have a soul.

They are Nazis.

LForD, I shortened your post. Remember, no more than 3 paragraphs. Michael wants no more lawsuits.

No problem, though the story

No problem, though the story is pretty long, that's why I posted so much.

Just a few days ago my 30 year old neice

had a small bag of medications that couldn't be ex-rayed, and she had a paper signed by the doctor explaining it to TSA. TSA completely blew off her paper, and because this was something different and scary, they took her out of line to be molested, which, of course, traumatized her. She was traveling with her 3-year old son. She has sworn off of flying.