Going through airport security these days has become a nightmare. Periodically, we hear stories of poor passengers forced to endure hours of screening. Nicholas and Mary Monahan know all too well what security these days can entail. They thought they would be going on a quick flight to a friend's wedding, but instead they went through an awful ordeal which lasted weeks. Though she was pregnant, Mary was still subjected to extensive tests, including ones where security workers touched her breasts and inspected under her skirt for. Nicholas, the husband was enraged by this treatment, and when he raised his voice to protest, he was arrested and thrown in a cell. Finally released after several hours, Nicholas was banned from Portland International Airport for 90 days, and made to pay a fine. The rationale for any of this behavior from the authorities is still not clear.
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