New York Post
February 7, 2014
A renowned Jewish scholar was stopped at JFK Airport by suspicious TSA screeners who interrogated her and searched her bags after they saw her reading a Jewish periodical with a conservative editorial stance, according to a published account.
Chesler was let go without any charges, but a local law enforcement official said Chesler’s treatment was potentially troubling.
“If this incident proves true, then it seems typical of the TSA not knowing what they are doing,” the source said.
“It’s simply TSA over-stepping their boundaries. If they had suspicions about this woman, they should have contacted local law enforcement authorities, the Port Authority Police Department, and let them handle it.”
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