[nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident

Les lfitz50 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 25 21:24:30 UTC 2015

I refuse to give up my cane if they insist then I guess I will just not fly.
I do use a telescoping cane just for travel I have a straight cane that I
use for heavy walking at home but I use the telescoping cane for travel. And
if they ask for it they won't get it. And if they try to take it away from
me I most likely will go to jail for asualt and battery.

Les Fitzpatrick
Registered Piano Technician
Community Resource Coordinator AccessaMed

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Debby
Phillips via nfbwatlk
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 2:18 PM
To: Julie Warrington; NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List;
oswal at rainierconnect.com
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] NFB Cane-Related Airlines Incident

Julie, not ragging on you for giving them the cane, but when people do that
it does make it harder for those of us who don't want to give up our canes.
I'LL gladly give it up if it won't fit between the wall and the window, but
I'm not giving it up if it fits.  It's illegal for them to ask it, and I'm
not giving my cane up.  Hopefully there will be no incidents the next time
ow have to fly Alaska.  Of course, I still might only have my funky folding
cane.  I remember reading articles in old Braille Monitors about people
refusing to give up their canes and being arrested.  It's kind of like I
won't leave a restaurant when I have my dog just because somebody doesn't
know the law.  People have fought too hard for the rights we have to give up
our canes 
and/oor dogs.    Peace,    Debby

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