“If you touch my junk, I’m gonna have you arrested.”
If there is any confusion, look around, and you’ll probably see a cutout type drawing that will illustrate the position to assume.
“You are getting more radiation by using your cell phone than going through this machine,” the TSA screener responded, equally amicable.
Questions most are asking: Is it safe for my health? Does it violate my privacy rights?
In the News:
- San Diego, Calif — Monday, 32-year-old local resident, John Tyner, posted a YouTube video of his probing pat down, after refusing a full body scanner and body search at San Diego International Airport. In the video, Tyner offers to go through the metal detector on several occasions and apologizes “for the hassle” following the TSA screener’s pat down. He cancelled his American Airlines’ flight and is now being investigated by TSA. Irony? The clip has received more than 50,000 hits as of this morning. “If I don’t do it, nobody will,” Tyner says in the video.
- New Jersey — Lawmakers are asking airport passengers to refuse the body scan for “National Opt Out Day” on Wednesday, November 24th, one of the busiest travel days.
- Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, two pilots filed a federal suit against the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, alleging that the full body scans and pat downs are a violation of their Fourth Amendment Rights (protects against unreasonable search and seizure).