Clearly he was a terrorist risk.
A cell phone video taken Friday at a Salt Lake City International Airport security checkpoint is fanning controversy over Transportation Security Administration search methods.
The video, posted on YouTube by Utah Valley University student Luke Tait, shows a young boy being patted down while he is wearing no shirt. The filmer, Luke Tait, wrote that “the boy was shy so the TSA couldn’t complete” the search.
The child was physically resisting agents, Tait said.
“Twice before the video starts, his dad had to hold him and pulled his arms up in a V-shape to allow the TSA agent to continue,” he told The Salt Lake Tribune.
The father pulled the boy’s shirt off “in frustration,” prompting an agent to shout, “Sir, sir!” Tait said.
In a statement posted late Sunday to the TSA’s blog, a spokesperson wrote that the father removed the boy’s shirt “in an effort to expedite the screening.”
“No complaints were filed and the father was standing by his son for the entire procedure,” the blog states. …
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Is this “security”? … Or did we traumatize this poor kid for nothing?
(via Daring Fireball)