TSA: we'll search your baby and it will make the country safer

The Transportation Security Agency has defended the actions of a Kansas City screener who did a pat-down search on a baby after the child's stroller set off the explosives detector.

The baby's stroller set off an alert of possible traces of explosives Saturday, so the screeners were justified in taking a closer look at the boy cradled in his mother's arms, said Nick Kimball, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration.

Lowering The Bar adds:

And because this is the TSA and we are a nation of lunatics, standard procedure in that situation is apparently to check the baby and not the explosives detector.

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