theodp writes: Respect for the Aged Day? The TSA don't need no stinking Respect for the Aged Day! If you thought the Transportation Security Administration couldn't possibly top themselves after giving a pat-down to a baby, think again. CNN reports that the TSA stood by its security officers Sunday after a Florida woman complained that her cancer-stricken, 95-year-old mother was patted down and forced to remove her adult diaper while going through security. Jean Weber said her mother is in the end stage of a battle with leukemia and was heading to visit her last living brother when she was detained for nearly 45 minutes. Security officials said they needed her mom to take off her diaper because it was blocking their search. 'She had wet her Depends and it gelled up,' Weber explained. Distraught and crying over her mother's treatment, Weber herself was reportedly subjected to a pat-down after her sobbing was construed as unusual behavior. 'We have reviewed the circumstances involving this screening and determined that our officers acted professionally and according to proper procedure,' the TSA said in an emailed statement.
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