Cathy Bossi, Cancer Survivor Flight Attendant Forced to Remove Prosthetic Breast During TSA Groping

November 20, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol 

THE AUDACITY OF GROPE … TSA FIASCO #30. 

Since when do we provide criminals more rights in the Unites States than we do people just trying to get on a plane?

How many of these stories do we need to hear in order for these TSA assaults to stop! Cathy Bossi, a 3year breast cancer survivor and a flight attendant who has worked the past 28 years for US Air was forced to show her prosthetic breast during a pat-down. WTF!!!

Turn your head and cough, oh, oops, this is the TSA

In early August Bossie was walking through security when she says she was asked to go through the new full body-scanners at Concourse “D” at Charlotte Douglas International.

She reluctantly agreed.  As a 3-year breast cancer survivor she says she didn’t want the added radiation through her body.  But, Bossi says she did agree.

“The T.S.A. Agent told me to put my I.D. on my back,” she said.  “When I got out of there she said because my I.D. was on my back, I had to go to a personal screening area.”

She says two female Charlotte T.S.A. agents took her to a private room and began what she calls an aggressive pat down.  She says they stopped when they got around to feeling her right breast… the one where she’d had surgery.

She put her full hand on my breast and said, ‘What is this?’.  And I said, ‘It’s my prosthesis because I’ve had breast cancer.’ And she said, ‘Well, you’ll need to show me that’.”

Cathy was asked to show her prosthetic breast, removing it from her bra.

The TSA thinks they are protecting national security and preventing terrorism by humiliating a cancer survivor? Are you serious? Because the Obama Administration and Janet Napolitano does not want to profile terrorists because that just would not be politically correct, instead they deem it ok to embarrass and humiliate a cancer survivor.

What part about the fact did the TSA not understand that this woman, a flight attendant, was just trying to get to work? She was trying to avoid the radiation being a breast cancer survivor so instead the TSA deems it ok to treat her worse than a common criminal.

Bossi said she removed the prosthetic from her bra. She did not take the name of the agent, she said, “because it was just so horrific of an experience, I couldn’t believe someone had done that to me. I’m a flight attendant. I was just trying to get to work.”

For Americans who wear prosthetics — either because they are cancer survivors or have lost a limb — or who have undergone hip replacements or have a pacemaker, the humiliation of the TSA’s new security procedures — choosing between a body scan or body search — is even worse.

What’s up with this, pilots are allowed to be exempt, yet flight attendants are not? How out of control are these TSA searches going to get over the Thanksgiving Day holidays, the most traveled time of the year.

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