TSA forces 4yr. old to remove leg braces

Posted February 16th, 2010 by berserker13

Did you hear about the Camden cop whose disabled son wasn't allowed to pass through airport security unless he took off his leg braces?

Unfortunately, it's no joke. This happened to Bob Thomas, a 53-year-old officer in Camden's emergency crime suppression team, who was flying to Orlando in March with his wife, Leona, and their 4yr old son, Ryan.

The son of a cop

BobRobertson 5 years 28 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago

As if this is somehow more awful to have happened to the son of a cop than to the son of just anyone?

Interesting bias.


AOD_Horseman 5 years 28 weeks 2 days 3 min ago

A good point I noticed with a few of the stories I've read here. It's always more offensive when it's a cop, or other kind of government employee (as with the whole Arpaio ordeal) instead of just the average citizen. Why is it only terrible when they get hit with what we experience daily?

...Oh, right, they shouldn't have to because they're better. Forgot.

Edit: Which is not to say this still isn't a disgusting story. Sick bastards.

I'm shaking! I can't believe this!

Audio Geek 5 years 28 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago

I am legally blind, my brother is blind, and we both grew up around people with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and such. This is beyond reproach. I can't even form a cogent argument. It's like moving from the twelfth level of hell, entering the thirteenth and still being in shock. Dear God!

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