Airport frisking

by Marie K
(Amsterdam)

Being a frequent flier I am used to having to endure a detailed security check. After all it is for our own safety isn`t it? However when does security become a personal intrusion - when the person doing the physical checks seems to enjoy it too much and have fingers that are just too personal in their probing.

This has happened on a couple of occasions recently on flights from the US to Holland. I have tried to protest but this has simply encouraged the official to become even more officious.

Do I fit the profile of a terrorist? I am 75, white and walk with a stick. I could take it all lightly - after all it has been some time since I have had such an intimate enounter with anyone, however I believe that there are some people in positions of power who abuse their power, and who is going to stop them?

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