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.