Replace the TSA with Ritalin?

A passenger flying to Orlando threatened to hijack a plane. Instead of treating it as a criminal matter, she has been involuntarily committed under Florida’s Baker Act.

    “Her mental stability is in question at this time,” said Transportation Security Administration spokeswoman Lauren Stover.

Apparently the disease metaphor has been stretched to the point where terrorism and attempting hijacking are diseases rather than crimes.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community Milepoint.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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