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TSA Defends Frisking Baby at KC Airport

Federal officials say screeners at Kansas City International Airport were just doing their jobs when they frisked a six month old baby, and attracted worldwide attention after a cellphone picture of the pat-down was posted on Twitter.

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Officials say something in the baby’s stroller set off an alert of possible traces of explosives, so the screeners were completely justified in taking a closer look at the boy cradled in his mother’s arms.

A man who had just cleared security for his flight says he took the photo because it just didn’t seem right to see a baby being patted down.

He posted the photo on Twitter, and it went viral with more than 300,000 viewers, sparking a lot of complaints that TSA crossed the line.

via TSA defends frisking of baby at KC airport | National news | – Houston Chronicle.

TSA officials say whether the public likes it or not, screeners have to check everybody who comes through the line, even babies, small children, old people, and the handicapped.  They’re damned if they do and damned if they don’t.

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