By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Security screeners at Kennedy International Airport violated procedures this fall when they asked two elderly women to show them medical devices concealed beneath their clothing, senior Homeland Security officials acknowledged in correspondence made public this week.
Two New York lawmakers have called for a passenger advocate at airports to immediately act on complaints by passengers over security screenings.
Likewise, she said Ms. Sherman also initially had lowered her pants voluntarily and was never asked to remove any items of clothing, but added that "it is not standard operating procedure for colostomy devices to be visually inspected, and TSA also apologizes for this employee's action."
"It is not standard procedure for TSOs to screen back braces through the X-ray, and TSA apologizes for this employee's action," she wrote.