Philadelphia-based organization wants to end TSA pat downs on children

    A locally based organization is calling on its supporters to reach out to the Obama administration and the Transportation Security Administration to end airport pat downs of children.

    NewsWorks partner Philadelphia Weekly talked to co-founder James Babb, who says the group’s national focus to stop TSA searches took on a new importance when a video of a 6-year-old being searched by a TSA agent went viral.

    Babb, of Eagleville, says the chances of being a victim of terrorism is small, and wants Congress to put a stop to the TSA searches.

    Feed the Feed: Should children be exempt from TSA searches?

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