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Mom Battling Breast Cancer Humiliated by TSA Attempting ‘Aggressive Body Cavity Search in Public’

Los Angeles, CA — The TSA are notorious for sexual assaults, groping children, forcing the elderly to remove clothing, humiliating those with special needs, and outright brutality. And, this latest case from Los Angeles International Airport, in which a mom battling breast cancer was humiliated and assaulted, further proves that notion.

This time, however, the TSA would attack the wrong person who knew her rights and knew the power of filming. Denise Albert is co-host on the Sirius XM Stars program, The Mom’s, who was traveling through LAX when she was targeted by TSA because her medical cream for her breast cancer treatment was ‘suspicious.’

“I always let them know I have a medical port and that I am wearing a wig,” says Albert, who is still undergoing chemotherapy. Albert told KTLA that she frequently flies with this cream without question. However, this time, TSA told her that if she wanted to bring her medicine on the flight, she’d need to undergo a full pat-down with pressure.

Albert later posted the video of the incident to her Facebook page, noting that the two TSA agents were “aggressively attempt[ing] to do a body cavity search in public.” She also noted that the TSA told her they would need to conduct a full body search using “as much pressure” as they needed to.

Albert protested the aggressive groping of her chest area because of the medical port and due to the fact that she had recently undergone a lumpectomy, in which doctors operated on her breast to remove parts of the tumors.

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The TSA also told Albert that she would need to remove her shoes. However, Albert has been battling an infection on her feet, a side effect of her treatment and chemotherapy. So, Albert was told to sit down and hold up her feet.

“After at least 20 minutes of sitting there because they were debating how to proceed, I told them my feet were freezing,” Albert’s post reads. “Also a side effect from chemo. They refused to help me.”

According to KTLA, after a female TSA agent “forceabl[y] and aggressively” put her hands down the back of Albert’s jeans, the agents explained they would have to “apply pressure from head to toe” which presented another set of problems for Albert. She wears a wig and did not want them to remove it, and has a lumpectomy medical port in her chest, which she did not want agents to touch.

“I started crying,” said Albert. “It was overwhelming and horrific. I could not believe what was happening.”

As if the humiliation couldn’t get any worse, Albert’s bags were dumped out in front of everyone as one agent joked about the fake eyelashes that fell out.

“I told her, it’s because I don’t have real ones from my cancer treatment,” Albert’s post reads. “I would have thought at that point, the humiliation would have ended. The 2 TSA agents in my video went too far. I hope no one ever experiences this.”

Ironically, Albert is enrolled in the TSA PreCheck program in which passengers get screened beforehand and are able to travel through security with less molestation than the non-PreCheck fliers. That didn’t turn out so well for this mom on the go.

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After humiliating the woman for over 20 minutes, Albert finally got to speak to a supervisor who let her through. In response to Albert’s complaint to the TSA, the agency released the following canned statement:

Thank you for contacting the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Contact Center.

We regret that you had a negative screening experience. While every person and item must be screened before entering a secured area, the manner in which the screening is conducted is important. Our policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated with dignity, respect, and courtesy.

Since your complaint concerns the conduct of Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at a specific airport, we have forwarded a copy to the Customer Support Manager at that location. TSA monitors the number and nature of complaints we receive in order to track trends and spot areas of concern that may require special attention. This ongoing process enables us to ensure prompt, corrective action when we determine that screening policies need modification or specific employees or teams are the subjects of repeated complaints.

If you have concerns about your screening experience during future travel, you may ask to speak with a Supervisory TSO while at the checkpoint.

For more information regarding pat down procedures, please visit TSA’s Web site at http://www.tsa.gov.

Sadly enough, this is the second time in just a short period that the TSA has been caught on video assaulting and harassing cancer patients.

In June, Hannah Cohen, a St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital cancer patient, was attempting to travel back home to Chatanooga with her mother when she was told by TSA she needed additional screening. Only minutes later, Cohen, who is blind in one eye and deaf, would be in handcuffs on the ground with blood pouring from her head thanks to airport police and the TSA.

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Cohen has since filed a lawsuit.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit

  • Michael

    Where is aggressive part?

    • James

      The didn’t show it. Too gruesome

  • Jo

    TSA should be privately owned. Crap like this would result in firing.

    • Jonny Alpha

      Damn! Unregulated they would just rob people! Your worship of the free market has become a perversion.

      • DocThrone Rush

        The TSA is already robbing people. Over 400 have been fired for stealing. They have failed every test when guns have been passed through their screenings. They haven’t caught 1 terrorist. Your worship of the state shows your brainwashing.

        • Reasonable?

          Says the fat, balding, entitled white man with the porn ‘stache.

        • Jonny Alpha

          A corrupt state which works against the interests of its people is not something i have or would advocate. And the USA has excelled beyond Orwell’s wildest dreams in corruption.
          I would however recommend a state, of the people, by the people and for the people directly administering any state constraints on citizens that are agreed as appropriate and necessary.
          In no way is the TSA appropriate or necessary.

          • c_chandler

            DHS and patriot act abuses.

    • Reasonable?

      Arbitration.

    • hal7

      That’s the difference between hiring individuals and hiring a group. Using contractors doesn’t make it any less nazi. Sometimes the end result is better and sometimes it’s worse. That said, hiring a group/firm to do it might get the left riled up so much that it will bring this nasty work program to an end. They’re already throwing tantrums about Trump. The civilized/market solution is to let the airlines choose their own level of security measures, which means the customers will decide.

  • Phil Freeman

    Stop flying commercially, problem solved.

    • DocThrone Rush

      Disband the TSA and put airport security back the way it was. Problem solved. We don’t give up our right to travel just to avoid government overreach. I hope Trump fires all of them.

      • Phil Freeman

        Since when does anyone have a right to travel commercially under maritime law?
        Answer: They don’t!

  • David Hall

    Billions spent and have never caught one single bad dude! Min. wage scumbags that can’t get a job even at Mickey D’s is what they hire. Not a single one has a 5th grade education. Over 1200 has been fired for stealing. Hundreds have been arrested for being child molesters. And the list goes on and on.

    • John J Publicus

      All complete bullshit, David. Tsa IS a problem but making shit up out of thin air is just deplorable…

      • JdL

        All complete bullshit, David.

        No, YOU’RE full of bullshit. Exactly how many terrorists do YOU think the TSA has caught? The number is zero, exactly as DH says.

  • Glazi

    The whole point of terrorism is to get the people to give up their freedoms in pursuit of security.
    I would posit that the terrorists have won.

    • hang3xc

      Most of us figured that out many years ago

      • rena-lee

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      • Glazi

        Indeed, many of “us” did. It is a difficult point to get across, however, to those who’ve never known what it was like to arrive at the airport, check in, then take your carry-on right to the plane, all without a metal detector nor a search of your belongings. It began slowly, a reaction to the hijackers who demanded to go to Cuba being the metal detectors, and reached its peak with the current measures, with results as exemplified in the article. The TSA is a constant and immediate reminder that, “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

  • Nishi

    This is why I don’t fly commercial. Haven’t since the TSA was established.

  • Burn The Obedient

    If we all refuse, then the TSA would have no other recourse except to back off. The lines at security would get backed up, then no one would get on a plane, then thebplanes would back up. Once the airlines get involved, the TSA would tuck its tail.

  • Ibcamn

    what’s fucked up,is these TSA agents for some retarded reason,seem to think they have a medical background and also know human anatomy….why i don’t know but these retarded loser cops think they can do a ”body cavity search”out in the open and no one will care…these people[TSA AGENTS]failed at entering to be cops,that is why most are here,so that means they themselves have a million different mental conditions…rapists being top of that list,do this to satisfy their sick perverted fetihes of raping people out in the open,im guessing they get the big thrill from probing a womens asshole right in front of her family and no one does a thing to stop them…some of the sickest shit right there….and when you see men/women groping little kids and rubbing their crotches to”pat them down”,is just disgusting,but to a TSA agent,it is a turn on,doing it to their children right in front of the parents and nothing can be done…and if you stop them from molesting your kids,they call for backup and have your life turned upside down,and the sick shit is,the cops help these perverts do it,sometimes cops will arrest you and they will then in turn molest your children right in front of you again….its a sick fucked up problem that some people don’t see..twisted retarded perverts touching your children and you……criminals,they are all criminals

  • disqus_bFXHHP3bse

    I hate it that terrorists have started this chaos we go through just to be able to travel. I hate that this woman had to go through this, but for the record, she looks better without the wig.

  • Carl

    I am assuming that these TSA agents felt that because they had some unknown distant relative a few 100 years ago (that may or may not have been mistreated by white people) , they were somehow justified in doing this? WAAAAYY overboard chubby!!! The fact that it was a WOMAN TSA agent doing this to another woman is just blatant stupidity. There are rooms to spare travelers this kind of humiliation you pathetic P.O.S. fat-assed loser.