June 14, 2010
- A d v e r t i s e m e n t
Nancy Anne Phillips, a 63-year-old retired professor from Southern California, was passing through Philadelphia in April when, she says, she had one of those nightmares at the airport that give this city a bad name.
Her knees have been replaced with titanium, and a metal plate supports her back. She’s used to setting off alarms.
But she’s not used to the sort of screening she experienced April 5 when a Transportation Security Administration worker motioned Phillips to the side for a secondary screening. Phillips says the screener’s metal-detecting wand went north of the retirees knees and brushed against her crotch.
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