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8 year old considered a terrorist?
Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10

Meet Mikey Hicks,” said Najlah Feanny Hicks, introducing her 8-year-old son, a New Jersey Cub Scout and frequent traveler who has seldom boarded a plane without a hassle because he shares the name of a suspicious person. “It’s not a myth.”

Michael Winston Hicks’s mother initially sensed trouble when he was a baby and she could not get a seat for him on their flight to Florida at an airport kiosk; airline officials explained that his name “was on the list,” she recalled.

The first time he was patted down, at Newark Liberty International Airport, Mikey was 2. He cried.

After years of long delays and waits for supervisors at every airport ticket counter, this year’s vacation to the Bahamas badly shook up the family. Mikey was frisked on the way there, then more aggressively on the way home.


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I was shocked & disappointed when I read this how can a child even be a threat to an airport? I'm speechless on this. **if this is a violation to the rules, please lock**
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Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
That's why parents should be more careful when giving a name to their sons.
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do you know that you should be most suspicious of kids becuase they bleave every thing some one tells them and can be used for those type of thing i understand whjat you mean but i think it is the right thing to do better check it out then take the chance. so yes a child can be a threat to an airport
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Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
loled at this.
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So ridiculous. Makes one wonder where the human ends, and the robot starts in the security system. -_-

One could say that America's security motivates people to terrorism.
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Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
Yeah, I guess they should have just given him a serial number they could encode in a bar code across his forehead for airport security to scan. He would pass right through. No need for messy names. Names are so 20th century; all the parents are giving their kids numbers now instead.

Seriously, Homeland Security has had HOW many years to fix their system and they still are lame, rule and regulation loving robots. They can't catch a guy with a bomb in his pants but flag this child? Sheesh.....
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Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
poor kid
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Saw it on yahoo news.
Though it looked like BS. xD
Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
Children's innocence is exploited by terrorist organisations who then indoctrinate those kids to suicide bomb themselves. This is probably not applicable in this instance, yet such incidences do exist.

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Posted 1/15/10 , edited 1/15/10
man these people are retarded. FIX THE DANG SYSTEM!! GET IT RIGHT!!! they should stop harassing innocent people
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this is sad
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News like this really makes me question the intelligence of this country

A few days ago I read an article about a cat that was called for jury duty, and after trying to correct the mistake, the judge is still making the cat show up.

Apparently common sense doesn't exist anymore
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Really pathic and just really sad***
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Wow, I mean really? He's EIGHT for chist's sake.
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I feel bad for the kid :[. Can't the parents just change his name?
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