from black listed news: Though explained away as an “accident,” the guilty-until-proven-innocent, 100%-suspicion-at-all-times, authoritarian-absurdness environment that has been created in airports most likely led this Spanish woman simply to assume that she had to x-ray her baby in the interests of security.
from la times: A woman going through security at Los Angeles International Airport put her month-old grandson into a plastic bin intended for carry-on items and slid it into an X-ray machine.
The early Saturday accident – bizarre but not unprecedented – caught airport workers by surprise, even though the security line was not busy at the time, officials said.
A screener watching the machine’s monitor immediately noticed the outline of a baby and pulled the bin backward on the conveyor belt.
The infant was taken to Centinela Hospital, where doctors determined that he had not received a dangerous dose of radiation.