An elderly disabled Florida man was detained and abused by Obama TSA agents in Des Moines on his way back to Florida.

After Primo Mezo’s pacemaker set off an alarm TSA agents detained and abused the man causing him to miss his flight.
WHOTV reported, via TSA News Blog:

Primo Meza and his stepdaughter were going through security at the Des Moines airport when Meza’s pacemaker apparently set off an alarm. The crack team of TSA clerks immediately suspected him of nefarious intent:

In the time it took agents to determine Meza was not a security threat, his batteries depleted to the point where it was not safe for him to fly home. His daughter says she tried to plug in the machine during the screening process, but was told she couldn’t.

“When I tried to walk towards him they surrounded me and told me I couldn’t touch him and I said I need . . . I told them like five times I needed to plug him in so that he didn’t lose his battery life,” Tonya Gahagan said, “and they adamantly said I could not.”

 

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  1. If the TSA could find uniforms that would fit cows, they would hire cows. Cows are this stupid and they don’t require a benefit package, 15 minute breaks, and unionization.

  2. and just WHO is going to pay for changing the ticket? Airlines don’t do that for free! TSA really needs to be disbanded.

  3. For “Security and safety” reasons they wouldn’t let him use one of their outlets? I guess his need for oxygen wasn’t considered a matter of safety. Whose safety are their concerned with if not the passengers?

    Every time one of these incidents occurs the TSA issues a statement giving justification to what they did based on policy and procedure.

    Does a lame quote from some policy and procedure manual trump the 4th Amendment now?

  4. @Bustr: Yes.

  5. This is tyranny plain and simple. The government is harassing innocent travelers and they have no recourse. Any possible justification for this assault on our rights is negated by the stupidity of its implementation. Everyone knows that the charade of airline “security” makes no sense.

  6. ++

    OT..

    November 6, 2009

    A Gun-Free Zone at Ft. Hood

    [Yet, once again that reasoning hasn’t panned out at Ft. Hood, any
    more than it panned out at Virginia Tech, Columbine High School,
    Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas, or, for that matter, on the streets
    of Washington, D.C., the gun-control, murder capital of America.]

    ==

  7. Surely there are people collecting unemployment with higher IQ’s; these TSA agents deserve to be unemployed – permanently.

  8. Well, all we really need are Internal Passports and America can become the new USSR.

  9. I have argued for years that this is “profiling”! They are picking the most unlikely people to hassle! This is supposed to prove that they are NOT “profiling” the LIKELY people!

    We will hassle granny, gramps and little children and let Achmed walk on through!

  10. Are they sure these were TSA agents? It sounds much more like ObamaCare (perhaps Obama is leveraging TSA to provide ObamaCare support services).

    Look folks, President and Mrs. Obama have been extremely clear: people like this man lived their time. Asking to be plugged in only unnaturally extends time and consumes valuable electricity that the President understands “must necessarily be rationed.” And then there’s the CO2 emissions that would be selfishly consumed by someone past his time, when those credits rightfully belong to a younger traveler still within their time.

    As a society, President Obama knows we just can’t unnaturally keep old people clinging on, dragging around charging apparatuses and relying on expensive technology that needs to otherwise be given to people that have a rightful need to it. Consider that same system being selfishly horded by an old white American is being kept from a little girl in Africa who could have a whole life ahead of her if this selfish American didn’t refuse to retire in style.

    Progressivism has rightfully advocated the responsibility of the citizen to conclude their life story at the time appropriate and determined by the needs of their society. I’m proud that President and Mrs. Obama have taken a stand to let all Americans know of their duty to relieve the planet of their strain and burden when they are no longer a productive net economic benefit to society. TSA, ObamaCare, IRS and all of our Federal union-employee run bureaucracies are helping us advance this important re-orientation of the American culture.

  11. To bad he wasn’t an illegal alien, he could of flown the plane. The TSA is a joke, time to get rid of it.

  12. What idiot formed TSA, that lovable “do you miss him yet” guy.
    No, I don’t miss him yet.

  13. It would be awesome if Americans weren’t so feeble to fight back against the authoritarian powers that are destroying our freedoms. We should be standing up against this but we shrug. One by one our liberty is being stripped away from us. And the country is numb with apathy to do anything about it.

  14. Wow! Thanks TSA. That “pacemaker” might have been a thermonuclear device and taken out the entire airport. We’ve been saved once again from the evil Hells Grannies and Gramdpas. [a h/t to good old Monty Python]

  15. #16 … exactly. Little by little We the People get more accustomed to a police state, all in the name of ‘safety’.

  16. Yet, all attempted terrorist on planes have been coming INTO the USA from other countries. They have all been stopped by passengers and crew.



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