The evolving story about a mother traveling with her 20-month old toddler and the battle over a sippy cup with security personnel at Reagan National raises some serious concerns.

The stories of the mother and the TSA are diametrically opposed.

The mom says she was told the water in her son's sippy cup violated the 3 oz. rule and that she would have to surrender the water inside as well as the sippy cup. Read more about her version here.

The TSA counters that in a fit of rage, the mom dumped the water from the sippy cup onto the floor and that the sippy cup was not going to be confiscated. See the video from the TSA website.

A couple of questions:

Why did the TSA feel the need to release the security-camera footage on its website for the world to see? Governmental agencies are not in the business of discrediting citizens and winning the public relations battle against them.

Why is the focus of our nation's aviation security system still overwhleming focused on potentially bad things rather than bad people?