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Disabled Teen With Brain Cancer Beaten & Jailed By TSA at Memphis

Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, child, crime, safety, transportation, TSA, beaten, disabled child )

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Hannah Cohen, 19, is partially deaf, blind in 1 eye and paralyzed. She has brain cancer and has received treatment for 17 years. When the metal detector went off she became confused. Before her mother could explain, TSA had her bloodied on the ground


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Pat B (354)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 6:59 am
Oh, this is absolutely deplorable behavior by the TSA!! Downright sickening!

I do hope the young lady is all right, and I hope that mom wins her lawsuit. If there is a petition out there re: this, please send my way, I will sign it.

Thank you, Beth for this post.

Animae C (508)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 7:06 am
How absolutely APPALLING!!!
So glad the family is suing, they should be asking for much more than $100,000 for the trauma that poor girl was subjected to!!!

Donna T (0)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 7:07 am
thank you

Harry K (0)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 7:25 am
This is a horrible story of abuse by the TSA. I hope employees get fired.

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 10:37 am
❤️:-))❤️That is just appalling behaviour by these Airport security. Poor girl she must be so traumatised.❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Dawnie W (250)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 10:39 am
❤️:-((((❤️ Should not be smiling in previous post. So sad :-((((❤️
❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
💕💛ღ❤️Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ💕♥L💜ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all♥💕Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ❤️ღ💛💕

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 8:55 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 3, 2016, 11:56 pm
No excuse 4 that grotesque behaviour. I'd be suing with all my might. Those bastards should be flagged+never be able to get another job again. thx Beth...and signed above petition--thx Ingrid

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Monday July 4, 2016, 12:21 am
She will NEVER forget this trauma, and what about the IDIOTS that did this???? they should be reminded that they are the filth they are .... it is very difficult for me to process this.....I better not talk anymore.....

thanks Beth

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Monday July 4, 2016, 3:26 am
ANOTHER TSA horror-story, altho not as bad as this one, still, it's distressing -

insulin pumps should NOT go thru X-ray machines, airport scanners

Petition to sign

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 6:21 am

Freya H (344)
Monday July 4, 2016, 9:01 am
Ugh! Just another reason to NOT fly. When discussing airport security with some friends recently, I said that it's better to put up with the TSA than with terrorists, and one friend said, "The TSA are terrorists!" Indeed, not much choice in rotten fish. Besides, I love to drive, and have a rugged and reliable car.

Denise D (31)
Monday July 4, 2016, 9:39 am
Holy crap! So, the TSA says travelers can call ahead. ...This family has been making this trip for 17 years. I would think they'd have the routine down pat by now. Shame on the TSA!

Winn Adams (179)
Monday July 4, 2016, 10:36 am
OMG how horrible. It's time to call their lawyer!

Colleen L (3)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:36 pm
Hearing about this on the news the other night, made me sick. The TSA must be brain dumb, not to realize that she had some problems. Hope she recovers quickly. Thanks Beth

pam w (139)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:38 pm
I imagine lawyers will be fighting for this girl!

Lindsay Kemp (6)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:55 pm
Noted. Absolutely shocking. Thanks for sharing.

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 4, 2016, 1:56 pm
Noted. Thanks, Beth.
Both petitions signed.
Yes, fire them and sue. I just also want to make sure that this isn't just another excuse that will be used to "privatize" TSA. As bad as it is, my opinion is that privatization would probably just make it worse. But, whatever system is used to train these TSA personnel must be drastically changed. It is horrible!

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 4, 2016, 2:56 pm
Horrific! I know for sure why I am not willing to travel in the US. Thanks.

Birgit W (160)
Monday July 4, 2016, 2:59 pm
Petition signed.

S J (124)
Monday July 4, 2016, 4:36 pm
terrible! i hope she is OK and get those response send to jail. thanks Beth

Sheila D (28)
Monday July 4, 2016, 6:03 pm
How traumatic! I hope they win; $100K doesn't seem like enough for the deplorable treatment she received. After traveling the same route for 17 years, you would think the TSA would have a clue. Unfortunately, like many police, the TSA are not trained to recognize those who are disabled. We can only hope she can get past this and move on with her life.

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2016, 7:39 pm
TSA is itself the real cancer.

Kay M (47)
Monday July 4, 2016, 9:50 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- I HATE THE FACT THAT WE NEED TO SPEAK OF THIS HORRIFIC BEAT DOWN OF A BEAUTIFUL YOUNG LADY- who is fighting cancer for so long- only to be mistreated and abused by the airport and its TSA staff- she has made this trip for 17 years- they know her and her condition- THERE MUST BE AN INVESTIGATION INTO WHO DID THIS AND WHY IT WAS DONE TO HER- when her mother was right there telling them she was blind inone eye and deaf in one ear- I PRAY THAT THE BEATING SHE TOOK DID NOT MAKE HER CANCER WORSE- I will keep her and her family in my thoughts and prayers- keep us updated on her recovery and progress- sincerely KAY M.

Judy C (91)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 12:31 am
This is one of the most horrifying stories I've seen in a while. Signed petitions. Thanks ladies.

Caroline S (78)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 2:10 am
??????? Absolutely shocking.

Ben O (129)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:21 am

Janet B (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 1:33 pm

Calliope Muse (7)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:06 pm
No freaking way!Thumb down!The Colosseum way!

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:08 pm
Here is a PETITION:

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:11 pm
Here is ANOTHER forcechange PETITION:

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:17 pm
This is the CARE2 NEWS ITEM by Ingrid, relating to the immediately-above forcechange Petition:
If you want to NOTE it:
Dying Girl Beat Up By Scum:

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 4:28 pm
There are now THREE [related] PETITIONS, if you want to make sure you've signed them ALL:

TWO on forcechange, regarding the teen with brain cancer:

Plus ONE Petition on, regarding a TSA stupid hassle about an Insulin Pump:

insulin pumps should NOT go thru X-ray machines, airport scanners

TSA people obviously MUST BE BETTER TRAINED on Medical Issues, there MUST BE BETTER GUIDELINES set.

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 6:36 pm
I signed all petitions on this thread. To those who said many years ago when I was saying that this was not a good thing, and was told, well if the person is doing no wrong........

There are ways to do things and this is NOT one of them. Her Mother was there explaining she was ill and confused this never should of gone to this extreme.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 9:24 pm
Noted with thanks for the post, Beth. We live in a Vale Of Tears.

Rose Becke (141)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 10:31 pm
I want to scream

Signed from BM link

Val M (83)
Tuesday July 5, 2016, 11:31 pm
Horrible! I will sign all of the petitions.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 6:20 am
Thank you, Beth! This is pure horror, poor girl!

I left this comment on the petition site:
"Glad that young Hannah doesn’t have a “Middle Eastern” look and/or is a male – she probably would have been shot when she didn’t comply with the requests of the TSA staff and no questions asked!"

Thanks BMutini for the additional links - everything signed and past on to my private friends.

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 6:38 am
Words fail me ....

Roro l (0)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 12:45 pm
Thank you very much for sharing


Beth M (138)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 1:28 pm
Signed all petitions. My heart bleeds for this poor girl. She has suffered her whole life and now for this nightmare to happen. Most of us who travel have a TSA story, but there is absolutely no excuse for this abuse of power.

Trish K (29)
Wednesday July 6, 2016, 2:58 pm
Overreaction and the good old boy cry of 'take em down and ask questions later'. I imagine TSA and Cop jobs are taken by combat soldiers as soon as they get back from the wars. There is no money for education of children , why would they presume to educate a soldier who was taught to force a population into submission ?
This overreactive stance by Cops and TSA has got to stop.
A Giant Win in a court of law could force change for the good of all. Good luck kid

Marija M (25)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:53 am

Sandra Penna (135)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 7:45 am
Absolutely shocking. All petitions signed, thank you.

Lynne Buckley (0)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:24 am
Very disturbing.

Rhonda B (99)
Friday July 8, 2016, 11:25 pm
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