It has been a little while since Big Brother Watch last reported on airline security officers and the intrusive procedures government rules force them to carry out on members of the public before they are allowed to undertake air travel.
Regrettably, a supporter has been in touch this afternoon to alert us of the case of six year old Anna Drexel who was forced to undergo a body-search at New Orleans airport. According to a news report published in The Telegraph, the child was left upset and confused following the process.
Cases like this only serve to illustrate the increasingly irrational approach airport staff are forced to take towards airline security. Common sense should surely dictate that a six year old child should not be subjected to such an intrusive procedure. After all, as the mother of the girl in question said, such searches are "inappropriate for children because they are usually told not to let adults touch them in sensitive areas".