31 March 2008

TSA Forces Woman to Remove Nipple Piercings with Pliers

The TSA never fails to disappoint with its intellectual approach to protecting the homeland. "Welcome to Texas! Howdy and please remove your nipple jewelry!" Here's another ridiculous safety-associated assault that I initially ran across this on the Roxiticus Desperate Housewives blog:

"The Transportation Security Administration said it will change they way its officers search passengers with body piercings after a Texas woman complained she was forced to remove a nipple ring with pliers in order to board an airplane."

Her attorney said, "The last time I checked, a nipple was not a dangerous weapon."

Personally, I hope that Mandi Hamlin sues the crap out of Big Brother for this one.

You can read the MSNBC story here.

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