Any time a passenger requests a private screening, they should be granted one

Another TSA controversy. Sometimes I take a shot at defending TSA but not this time. This time they wanted a woman dying from cancer to remove her bandages so they could get a look at the tubes in her torso. Everyone else in line got a glimpse as well. According to the victim, Michelle Dunaj, she suggested a private screening:

“I asked them if they thought that was an appropriate location, and they told me that everything was fine,” she said.

“Any time a passenger requests a private screening, they should be granted one,” Northwest Region spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said.

I’m not sure if that’s technically a request for a private screening, but it shouldn’t take more than a mild suggestion for someone to have the tubes keeping them alive kept private. In fact, TSA should suggest more privacy. And obviously they should be more careful (they ripped one of her saline bags) and polite (they were as rude to her as they are to everyone else). At least they didn’t allow a passenger with a sword on the plane.

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