Police States With Shopping
The above video, which is over a year old, went viral recently (Update: the Youtube has been removed, but you can view the video here). Aaron Carroll is troubled:
I have three children, one not much older than this girl. I’m really having a problem with this.
We spend a lot of time, especially as pediatricians, talking with children about how they should be touched. There are acceptable and unacceptable touches. More importantly, there are only a small class of adults that a child should be comfortable being touched by at all.
I’m sorry, but a TSA security person does not fall in that group. Moreover, any parent could tell you that the TSA person in this video has no idea how to deal with a small child. The way she grabs and child, while the child is struggling, isn’t ok.