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Questions raised about strip-search of 3 women
There is a new controversy involving the strip searches of three senior citizens by TSA agents. With the Christmas and New Year travel season fast approaching, this is sure to get lots of attention.
The TSA says nothing improper happened in any of these cases, but others wonder if the TSA agents went overboard. The three women were flying from New York's JFK to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
All three have medical conditions that require them to wear various medical apparatus such as an insulin pump, glucose monitor, and a colostomy bag.
"As a joke, I said, 'It's not a bomb.' And they asked me to lower my pants," said Ruth Sherman.
"She takes me in a room and I have to take my pants off," said Linda Kallish.
"Don't I look like a terrorist?" said Lenore Zimmerman.
The TSA maintains its officers followed standard protocol and that no one was improperly touched.
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