The ignorance continues by the TSA. Now they are protecting the flying public from elderly woman wearing back braces. That is correct, the brain surgeons at the TSA thought a woman’s back brace was a money belt. Just curious. what are the qualifications to become a TSA agent, a pulse?
In response to ongoing criticism for removing the back brace from an elderly woman who claims Transportation Security Agency (TSA) officers strip-searched her an airport, the TSA issued a “clarification” about their position on the incidents, claiming — contrary to an earlier TSA statement — that the woman’s back brace was removed because the security personnel thought it was a “money belt.”
“There was a bit of a miscommunication and our officers were told that the passenger was wearing a money belt,” explains a TSA blogger. “Unlike medical braces and supports, money belts must be removed since they’re not providing any type of medical benefit.” Last week, the TSA blog reported that the woman “told the officers that she was wearing a back brace or support belt which required private screening.”
Is the TSA ever going to get anything right? These people are a walking PR nightmare. Here is a hint to the TSA, forget the elderly woman and concentrate on those young guilty looking Muslim men wearing heavy coats in the middle of summer. Those are not back braces they are wearing, nor are they money belts, they are bomb belts.