‘Don’t Touch My Junk’
Software engineer John Tyner’s account of refusing an X-Ray scan at the San Diego airport on Saturday. He recorded much of the incident on his cell phone. At the 8:30 mark of the first video, a TSA agent tells him: “Upon buying your ticket, you gave up a lot of your rights.”
After being escorted — by TSA — out of the airport for refusing to allow his genitals to be groped, he was then threatened by a TSA supervisor with a lawsuit and $10,000 fine for having left the screening area.
★ Monday, 15 November 2010
TSA Opens Investigation on John Tyner
Robert J. Hawkins, reporting for The San Diego Union-Tribune:
The Transportation Security Administration has opened aninvestigation targeting John Tyner, the Oceanside man who leftLindbergh Field under duress on Saturday morning after refusing toundertake a full body scan. […]
Michael J. Aguilar, chief of the TSA office in San Diego, called anews conference at the airport Monday afternoon to announce theprobe. He said the investigation could lead to prosecution andcivil penalties of up to $11,000.
How tone-deaf are these idiots? If they harass Tyner, he’s not going to lack for public support. Of course, as John Cole points out, this isn’t so much about harassing Tyner as it is about sending a message to the public: “Don’t submit to the police state, and we’ll come after you.”
★ Tuesday, 16 November 2010
Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. Ben Franklin