Transportation Security Administration Beats Disabled Cancer Patient

One the night a 19 year old should have been celebrating her last Chemo Treatment after 17 years of fighting cancer she was thrown on the floor and beaten by the Transportation Security Administration and Memphis International Airport Police and arrested after setting off the metal detectors.

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Hannah Kohen after being beat by the TSA and Airport Police

According to Hannah Kohen’s mother, Shirley “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn’t understand what they were about to do”.  Hannah is apparently partially deaf, partially blind and paralyzed as well as easily confused.  Kohen was arrested and booked in jail, however the charges were later thrown out.

The family has filed a $100,000 suit in federal court.

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