TSA Detains 3-Year Old With Spina Bifida As A Terror Threat Points To Osama Bin Laden
“You know, there are some words I’ve known since I was a schoolboy: “With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.”Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.” – Captain Jean-Luc Picard
Nathan and Annie Forck were flying from their home in Lambert-St Louis International Airport for a family trip to Disney World with their wheelchair-bound daughter Lucy and their two other children when Transportation Security Administration Agents forcibly confiscated little Lucy’s teddy bear, Lamby and proceeded force Lucy to a pat down and swabbing of the wheelchair when her mom, Annie pulled out her smartphone and began recording the incident that led to 30 minute showdown with TSA Agents. Annie Forck took a six minutes video documenting Lucy’s cries for her mother and saying through her tears that she didn’t want to go to Disney World anymore.
Nathan Forck, an attorney, told the St. Louis Fox affiliate that he knew it was legal to record the event and said that if the same instance had occurred outside the setting of an airport, it would be illegal, “Just because you slap a TSA badge on – I don’t know this person – and they’re going to be putting their hands on my child but you put a TSA badge on and now all of a sudden it’s okay”
After 30 minutes of stand their ground against the army of TSA personnel who now encircled them, a TSA official allowed the Forck family to be rescreened and allowed to continue on their trip. Nathan Forck said they had absolutely no problems getting through the TSA checkpoint in Orlando on the way back to St. Louis.
And yes, Lucy was also reunited with Lamby before the family left St. Louis.