TSA Pat Down Drops Autistic Man’s Pants on the Ground

Posted on March 21, 2011 by

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Pants on da Ground!

Civil Rights in da Trash!

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RALEIGH, N.C. —

A Raleigh man says Transportation Security Administration agents violated his rights early Sunday during a security screening at Boston Logan International Airport.

The man, who did not want to be identified, said he was traveling with a friend on their way home to Raleigh, when they were asked to go through full body scanners, which they did.

“They said, ‘We’re not satisfied,'” he said. The man, who is autistic, said he was then asked to remove his belt and suspenders.

The man said he requested a pat-down instead, and a friend traveling with him said she asked agents if they could do the screening another way.

“They did not put him in a private area,” said the friend, Marilyn Falk. “Instead they insisted that he undress in public.”

The man says when he tried to take off his suspenders and belt, his pants fell down, exposing ….. Keep Reading

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