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The ‘book’ should make sense

June 2, 2012
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Transportation Security Administration officials say they did nothing wrong in a pat-down search of a 4-year-old girl at a Kansas airport not so long ago. But the youth's mother and grandmother say the child became hysterical during the examination.

What 4-year-old would not be frightened out of her wits in such a situation?

It happened after the child hugged her grandmother at the airport. Presumably, TSA agents have been trained to suspect that in such cases, contraband may have been transferred to a child.

So perhaps it was all "by the book."

But what if the "book" is wrong?

Surely some means of handling the situation without terrifying a child could have been found.



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