November 19, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Before boarding a flight in Grand Rapids, a woman says the search at the security checkpoint was violent, unnecessary and extremely upsetting.
“When I got on the plane all I wanted to do was sob,” says traveler Ella Swift.
Swift was one of an increasing number of passengers Transportation Security Administration officers are thoroughly searching by hand. They call it an “enhanced pat-down.”
Swift says they told her she was singled out because she was wearing a skirt. She says the search earlier this month was very rough and left her in tears.