Passenger objected to full-body X-ray and 'pat-down'

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Passenger objected to full-body X-ray and 'pat-down'
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Tue, 11-16-2010 - 10:20am
I sympathise with this man. The search was way too invasive IMO. Here's the Youtube video of the incident. DON'T "TOUCH MY JUNK" John Tyner - ORIGINAL TSA FULL encounter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UqM56e-kRA&feature=player_embedded#!

'You touch me and I’ll have you arrested': Man ejected from airport and threatened with $10,000 fine after refusing invasive security check
  • Passenger objected to full-body X-ray and 'pat-down'
  • National outcry over TSA's new security crackdowns
  • Travel agents say new measures are going too far

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1329923/John-Tyner-ejected-San-Diego-airport-refusing-invasive-security-check.html

An airline passenger was thrown out of San Diego International Airport and threatened with a $10,000 fine after refusing to submit to invasive security checks.

John Tyner, 31, objected to the use of both the revealing full-body X-ray scanner and the controversial new 'pat-down' technique used by officials of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

The new pat-down techniques have sparked a national outcry with critics claiming they are tantamount to groping, while the full body scanner renders the individual virtually naked.

But what makes the case even more remarkable is that Mr Tyner, a software programmer, filmed the events on his mobile phone as they unfolded.

He had been planning to fly to South Dakota to go pheasant hunting with his father-in-law and had checked before leaving that the airport that San Diego did not have the machines.

He objects to them because of health concerns and the 'huge invasion of privacy' they represent.

Over the course of his ordeal he can be heard (rather than seen) refusing to submit to a full body scan, asking to instead go through the traditional metal scanner and a basic 'pat down'.

When he is taken aside by an official, who informs him he is going to perform a 'groin check',

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002

Initially, from what they were telling us on the news, I didn't object that much to the full-body scan.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 08-30-2002

***In Germany, organised protesters stripped off their clothes in various airports over the weekend - to voice their opposition to full-body scans.****

LOL!

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When he is taken aside by an official, who informs him he is going to perform a 'groin check',



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Registered: 03-18-2000

This picture of the scan below looks pretty detailed to me.

 The full body scanners to which Mr Tyner objects

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
It most certainly does. I guess we're now so afraid of our shadows that we have to 'give up our rights' in order to travel. I wonder when they'll start implementing such searches on trains & buses? TSA is a little out of control, IMHO.

 nwtreehugger  

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Registered: 03-18-2000

"stripped off their clothes"

If we did that we'd be arrested for public indecency or something. :smileywink:

>"'By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights,'"<

"That last line gives you some food for thought, doesn't it?"

It sure does if indeed that is the official line it's disturbing.

 


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Registered: 04-07-2002
Not doing it then! The original ones that they showed on the news just had an outline of the body & highlighted metal or anything 'out of place' on the body. You can not only see the belly button but also the, ahem, well, 'plumber's crack'! This is MUCH TOO DETAILED!

 nwtreehugger  

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Blessings,

Gypsy

)O(



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Registered: 08-30-2002

So, is the fact that the person who can see our bits can't see us, supposed to make it all better? I'm not sure the point of it. The Great Oz, lurking behind the curtain, seeing ones naked teenager, anonymously,



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Registered: 11-04-2010

To me, if the person doing the screening can't see who I am, what do I care if they see my image on a screen.

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