Despite this passenger’s request and a doctors note, and despite the fact that a passenger has a legal right to “opt out” of the X-Ray scanners, the TSA insisted that a young women with a $10,000 insulin pump go through the scanner. Radiation from the machine apparently damaged the pump.
And despite this gross negligence, no member of the TSA had been disciplined or charged with any crime.
ABC News is reporting:
A Colorado teen is upset with screeners at Salt Lake City International Airport. The type one diabetic says TSA agents were abrupt, rude and were responsible for breaking her $10,000 insulin pump. A pump she has to have to survive.
She says TSA agents then made the situation worse when they didn’t know what to do about her juice and insulin. “She said, because we don’t have the machines to scan the juice to make sure this is not an explosive we do have to do a full body pat down and search your through your bags.” Of course, that’s what she wanted in the first place, but it was too late.
Savannah believes TSA screeners need more training. And she says, until that happens – people with medical conditions need to be warned. “It’s unacceptable. And I don’t want other people to feel the way I felt.”
Many more people will die from the TSA’s actions than from terrorist attacks. How many people–many of them TSA Officers–will die from cancer due to the radiation from the X-Ray scanners?