William Wickward

About William Wickward

William J. Wickward, Jr., Attorney at Law, is a Durham lawyer representing clients in a variety of legal matters in Durham, Raleigh and and throughout North Carolina.

TSA Performs Patdown on 3 Year Old Girl in a Wheelchair on Her Way to Disney World

Two By Two by Flickr user ARTS, licensed by Creative Commons

            Airport Security

On February 9th, TSA agents at the St. Louis airport detained Lucy Forck as she and her family were boarding a flight for Orlando, FL.  Lucy has spina bifida and is confined to a wheelchair.  Lucy, and her parents, Nathan and Annie Forck, along with her two siblings, cleared the TSA checkpoint without incident.  However, as they were at the gate ready to board, a TSA agent pulled Lucy aside for additional screening measures.  They wanted to pat her down.  According to Nathan Forck, the TSA agents told him they were singling her out for this additional screening because she’s in a wheelchair. They said they are specifically targeting disabled people for this special scrutiny.

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Star Wars-Type Technology Coming to Life

robot hand by Flickr user uwnews, licensed by Creative Commons

                         Robotic Hand

As a disability and personal injury lawyer, it pains me to see my clients in agony.  It is just as disheartening to see children and veterans suffer.

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