“WASHINGTON — A third elderly flier who relies on a medical device says she was “traumatized” by a search at a Kennedy Airport security checkpoint after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Linda Kallish, 66, of Boynton Beach, Fla., counts on an insulin pump and a stash of fruit juice to control “erratic” diabetes, she told the Daily News.
Screeners from the federal Transportation Security Administration kept the fruit juice from her for 10 minutes while she waited for a pat-down and a second search in which she had to partially remove clothing to show an official her pump implant.
Kallish said she is willing to accept heavy security — including intrusive searches — but said the TSA must come up with a better way to check over fliers with acute medical needs.
In the meantime, the TSA stands by their policy that invading the fourth amendment of Americans, denigrating and sexually assaulting men, women and children is ‘procedure...”