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Apr 25 2012

TSA Defends Public From Terror Threat

It seems the War on Terror isn’t over after all. Big Government has zeroed in on a threat — Isabella Brademeyer:

Four-year-old Isabella’s horrific experience in Wichita earlier this month was recounted on Facebook by her furious mother Michelle Brademeyer.

The family was in Kansas for a wedding, and was travelling home to Montana with Ms Brademeyer’s mother.

Ms Brademeyer and her two children had passed through security when the grandmother was detained after triggering an alarm on the scanners.

Isabella then, according to her mother, ‘excitedly ran over to give her a hug, as children often do. They made very brief contact, no longer than a few seconds.’

The young girl was immediately detained by security agents, who apparently shouted at her that she would have to be frisked too, and refused to let her mother explain what has happening.

Ms Brademeyer wrote: ‘It was implied, several times, that my mother, in their brief two-second embrace, had passed a handgun to my daughter.’

In her terror, Isabella tried to run away rather than face a full body pat-down, which unsurprisingly enraged the TSA officers further.

One officer even told the girl’s mother that the airport would have to be shut down and every flight cancelled if the four-year-old did not co-operate.

They also apparently described the little girl as a ‘high security threat’.

As Isabella was taken into a side room for a pat-down, accompanied by her mother, she could not stop crying and refused to let the agents touch her.

An officer repeatedly said she had ‘seen a gun in a teddy bear’ in the past, in an apparent attempt to justify the situation.

Ms Brademeyer continued: ‘The TSO loomed over my daughter, with an angry grimace on her face, and ordered her to stop crying.’

Big Government’s official response to the public outrage this provoked:

“TSA has reviewed the incident and determined that our officers followed proper current screening procedures in conducting a modified pat-down on the child.”

In other words, learn to like it. You’re not dealing with a private company that you can boycott in favor of the competition. We are the government: the only game in town.

Meanwhile, young men with scraggly beards and more politically correct ethnicity were probably walking through security with a Koran in one hand and an RPG in the other.

Isabella-Brademeyer
Isabella Brademeyer, terrorist menace.

On tips from Whotothewhat, Mike P, and FrankW.

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  • klae

    “Lighten up, Francis.”

  • Garpin

    I saw this the other day, what is the criteria for employment as a TSA agent. Is there some level of stupidity you have to accomplish before being certified?

    Terrorist menace… indeed.

  • Kevin

    Criteria for being a TSA agent? Evidently you have to check common sense at the door, not unlike any other government job.

  • StanInTexas

    Garpin, as near as I can tell, the only qualification one needs to work for TSA is to be a petty and incompatent person who cannot succeed in any other endeavor, but who has an insatiable lust for power and will use that power to make better people that yourself suffer.

    Extra point on your employment application if you can demonstrate some pedophilic tendencies.

  • chuck in st paul

    Saw this earlier. The ‘fix’ was simply to put the kid back through the metal detector. If she had a gun it would have triggered. duh.

    Instead, lets grope the tyke because it says so in the manual which was written by some GS-5 30 year old with no actual experience, just a college degree in Liberal Arts specializing in Social Studies.

  • Jeff

    My PO meter is pegged. How does ANY 4 year old child, become a “high security risk”?? It seems the only qualifications to be a TSA agent is willingness to unquestioningly follow any order or regulation. And to answer yes to the following question; do you have the urge to masterbate at the thought of abusing and degrading people? TSA agents are scum of the earth vermin.

  • FrankW

    I thought they should have had the AP shut down.
    Locally there are rumors the tsa twerp that called for backup (you know how those 4 year old special forces types are) was involved in a luggage stealing ring in Denver. It seems a increase in thefts from baggage and purses happened right aftwer she arrived, idk, just a rumor at this time.
    If tsa was private they would be exposed to legal charges. But if tsa was private they would exercise better judgement to avoid charges and bad press.

  • http://www.henrypbabcock.com Henry

    Give someone with a high school diploma a plastic badge and a shoulder patch, and they think they’re the Captain of Road Prison 36.

    For a thorough mocking of the TSA, check out Reverse Cowgirl.

  • Dr. 9

    Criteria for being a TSA agent? Here at JFK, apparently, you have to be a former welfare recipient, as there is rarely-ever a White face to be seen.

    While we spend time, effort, and hundreds-of-Billions hunting for terrorists, we seem to have them right in front of us, except they’ve been disguised as agents of the Dept. of Homeland Stupidity. I’m sure the fat, radically left-wing, and totally incompetant lesbian who was put in charge of this agency will come up with some typically idiotic statement to justify this latest outrage.

    Things like this only happen in a nation of weak sheep.

  • AC

    What if this four year old had been wearing fake sports apparel? Oh the humanity!

  • http://twitter.com/TheWrightWingv2 TheWrightWing

    The Police States of America:

    We The People are enemies of the State. We are all suspicious and guilty, even if we can somehow manage to prove our innocence.

  • James

    She is European-American; an Enemy of the State of American’t.

  • Judith M.

    She does look scary. If only she’d been wearing a burqa to mitigate the fears of the TSA.

  • whotothewhat

    TSA: You will cease your crying and resistance NOW!!!! or vee will silence you little girl…

  • StanInTexas

    This is yet another fine example of the racial and ethical profiling done DAILY by the TSA!

  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    Remember when battle-dressed National Guard troops with M16s patrolled the airports after 9/11? Now this and countless other incidents.

    Do you recognize where you are now America?

    Is this the loving, accepting, egalitarian, hands-off liberalism you idiot socialists think you vote for?

  • dan

    …it’s not only the TSA. The Coast Guard checks your life-jackets under the mussel of a machine gun…
    The DNR shoots your hogs…the Judges lock you up for presenting evidence … the police arrest you for an ‘unapproved’ drug…it’s a Federal Offense to exercise your God Given Rights ….and the IRS …..

  • AC

    A hitman for Mexico’s Sinaloa cartel has been smoked out of his hiding place – Sandusky, Ohio, where he’s been living for the past ten years

    The incompetent boobs at the TSA fuss over little kids and the elderly because the DHS bosses can’t and won’t secure us from the real threats.

  • metprof

    But, but, but,…I thought the “War on Terror” was over!

  • metprof

    Some years back I ran a heavy industrial operation employing 200 people. One of these was a lazy, snarky jerk who I showed the door after various attempts to improve his performance.

    Some time later I’m going thru the screening process at the local airport and SHAZAAM…here he is, a TSA employee. It figures.

  • wingmann

    HAD ENOUGH YET ? ? ?

  • wingmann

    This has all been done with PURPOSE.To have ALL of us get used to goobermint violating OUR RIGHTS.
    I am an optimist by nature.I’m also a realist…and I am truly afraid we have lost our Republic.We are headed into fascism.

    And btw,the requirements to become a tsa lackey is the ability to bend down far enough to lick a boot!

  • Noelegy

    I’m pretty sure that being overweight, having lots of gold jewelry, fake nails, and fake hair are all prerequisites for being a TSA screener.

  • Kevin

    I’ve been through the Wichita airport several times.

    HOW MANY TERRORISTS WANT TO TARGET WICHITA, KANSAS???

  • AC

    According to DHS, Wichita is packed with veterans and white men with Tenth Amendment bumper stickers. They have no such concerns in Cambridge or Greenwich Village.

  • FrankW

    Wichita maybe, the surrounding communities definitely. Wichita’s core is a DMZ of sorts (island in the center, a doughnut of trouble surrounding it). The core of Wichita has been surrendered by the under 60 crowd. The core is young drunks, gangs, and people either too poor or too drunk or just too stubborn to move.

  • jaded

    Heard recently that Wichita has joined the growing list of cities that is refusing the right to build any more single-family housing within the city limits, to help with “sustainability.” True??

  • https://sites.google.com/site/taxresistance/ Mister Pickles

    I look forward to the day when Americans who witness this crap stand up and physically fight the TSA cowards. Good luck to the little girl & her family.

  • pink Floyd

    Oh there would have been a “terrorist threat” alright!!!
    I would have been terrorizing those TSA Agents with threats of violence to their persons…and then following through.

    I’m usually a mild person, but when it comes to my children and our Liberty, I get very protective.

  • Deborah Leigh

    In February, the TSA gave me a veiled threat that I would be taken to a separate room for a “special” search which would take some time, and probably make me miss my flight. What led to this threat? I was trying to explain that I would need assistance to put my shoes back on since I am obviously handicapped given that I was in a wheelchair.

    The incident didn’t stop there. They found my non-flouride toothpaste was a no-no because the tube stated the quantity as 6 ounces, yet clearly it was far less since the tube was used. I offered to squirt some in a trashcan, but they declined that since the tube stated 6 oz. I would have had to check my bag, which meant going back downstairs, putting the tube in the luggage, then zip tieing it (if the airline had a tie), and then coming up to go thru TSA AGAIN! So I was forced to discard the toothpaste that I couldn’t replace at the destination. Craziness!

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