Baby stay home

Here's an equally mind-boggling postscript to the story about a one-year old who was detained because his name showed up on the FBI's no-fly list:


Sarah Zapolsky's 1-year-old son had better get used to being looked at as a possible terrorist every time his family gets on a plane. That's because experts and officials say there's no way the toddler's name will be taken off the federal no-fly list - even after he and another tot made headlines for being stopped as potential terror threats. ...
The best Zapolsky and her husband can hope for is a letter that tells airport screeners that the little boy is harmless, and that he's been added to a "cleared" list.
But, it turns out, that, too, will be impossible for the 1-year-old. Before the federal agency will issue such a letter, the person on the list must fill out and have notarized an application that asks for things like height, weight and three forms of government ID.
"Um, excuse me, but he's growing," said Zapolsky. She also noted her son lacks documents like a military ID, voter's registration or a driver's license. [LINK via Hit & Run]

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