According to Cecilia Beaman, a 57 year old middle school teacher on her way back from a field trip with 37 of her students to Disneyland, TSA agents at LAX told her she was considered a terrorist and had no constitutional rights after they found a bread knife in her carry on luggage.
“You’ve committed a felony,” Beaman says a security screener announced. “And you’re considered a terrorist.”
Beaman says she was told her name would go on a terrorist watch-list and that she would have to pay a $500 fine…
…She says screeners refused to give her paperwork or documentation of her violation, documentation of the pending fine, or a copy of the photograph of the knife.
“They said ‘no’ and they said it’s a national security issue. And I said what about my constitutional rights? And they said ‘not at this point … you don’t have any’.”
Rights? She’s a suspected terrorist! What does she expect? Due process or common sense? Pfft…
Never forget, people… never forget.