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TSA reaches a new low

This is ridiculous:

TSA searches, detains 5 year old because his name was on no-fly list

What gets me the most is this quote:
"When his mother went to pick him up and hug him and comfort him during the proceedings, she was told not to touch him because he was a national security risk. They also had to frisk her again to make sure the little Dillinger hadn't passed anything dangerous weapons or materials to his mother when she hugged him."
I'm sorry, but telling a mother she couldn't hug her five year old son?!? W.T.F?!? This is seriously out of whack. Or, as Bruce Schneier says
to the TSA, following procedure is more important than common sense. But unfortunately, catching the next terrorist will require more common sense than it will following proper procedure.

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Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the TSA has officially jumped the shark.