Baby stay home
August 17, 2005
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.