Drudge says it best…
When you have TSA screeners shamelessly telling passengers they’re going to conduct a groin check, When you have TSA screeners accosting 3 year-old girls, when you have Catholic nuns being felt up…
You know the system is broken.
Now, the Transportation Security Administration warning that any passenger who denies TSA agents from patting down, doing in groin checks or who refuses full body scanners could be subject to civil penalties.
In response to a video of a California man’s dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.
The video, in which software engineer John Tyner refuses an X-ray scan at the San Diego, California, airport, has sparked a debate over screening procedures…
…Tyner said that after he declined the body scan, a TSA agent told him he could have a pat-down instead. Once the procedure was described, Tyner said he responded, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.”
The dispute that followed, Tyner said, included police escorting him from the screening area and a supervisor saying he could be faced with a civil lawsuit for leaving the airport before security had finished screening him.
“The whole thing just seemed ridiculous… I don’t intend to fly until these machines go away,” he said.
“Advanced imaging technology screening is optional for all passengers,” TSA said in a statement released Monday. “Passengers who opt out of [advanced imaging] screening will receive alternative screening, including a physical pat-down.”
But anyone who refuses to complete the screening process will be denied access to airport secure areas and could be subject to civil penalties, the administration said, citing a federal appeals court ruling in support of the rule.
When Obama said Americans were “the enemy” he wasn’t kidding.