The Memphis Int'l Airport Staff Did This To A Half-Blind, Paralyzed Teen Cancer Patient

An incompletely hard of hearing, deadened, blind in one eye, unarmed cerebrum malignancy young person was hammered to the ground by outfitted Transport Security Administration (TSA) protects at the Memphis International Airport on June 30, 2015.

Her deficiency? When she was making a beeline for Chattanooga subsequent to getting a last round of radiation for a cerebrum tumor at St Jude Children's Research Hospital, then-18-year-old Hannah Cohen got to be bewildered after she unintentionally set off a security alert at the security check. The TSA specialists snatched the befuddled Hannah, pummeled her to the floor, and crushed her face against the solid which left her bloodied and wounded.

"They needed to do encourage examining. She was hesitant. She didn't comprehend what they were going to do. She's attempting to make tracks in an opposite direction from them, however in the following moment, one of them had her down on the ground and hit her head on the floor. There was blood all over the place," Hannah's mom Shirley told WREG-TV adding that she attempted to enlighten TSA operators concerning her little girl's inability and asked for them to be tender, however she was pushed aside by the police.

The difficulty didn't end there. The terrified and harmed high schooler was captured, taken to a doctor's facility, and from that point burned through 24 hours in Shelby County prison. When she was discharged, she cried in her mom's arms, saying "I'm sad, Mama."After bringing on her physical and passionate harm, the organization dropped the charges later.

In any case, now however the family has recorded a government claim against the Memphis Airport, Airport Police, and the Transportation Security Administration looking for harms of $100,000 for the occurrence, which brought about Hannah and her mom "restorative costs, individual damage, passionate damage, agony and enduring, and humiliation."

The claim charges that the TSA and air terminal police victimized Hannah as a result of her incapacity and neglected to give sensible settlement to screening her, that the security faculty neglected to perceive that she was confounded in light of her conspicuous handicap and was not able participate with the inquiry, and that these demonstrations were either done purposefully or with foolhardy lack of concern or carelessness bringing on her extreme passionate anxiety.

Shirley told The Guardian:

"These individuals think they are God. They think they can do anything they need. All things considered, in this nation we have the Americans with Disabilities Act. What's more, on the off chance that they will do this to an incapacitated young lady, does that mean they'll do it to a 80-year-old grandma? It's the ideal opportunity for equity."

TSA representative Mark Howell and Jerry Brandon, head of open wellbeing of the Memphis International Airport Police Department, declined to remark on the prosecution. In any case, Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president and CEO Scott Brockman had something to say:

"Anyone can record anything, and we don't remark on dynamic suit. Plainly there are extra actualities in this matter, and we won't remark until we address the case."

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