SAN DIEGO: As reported by the San Diego Union Tribune, on Saturday an American Airlines passenger, John Tyner, was “simultaneously thrown out of San Diego International Airport on Saturday morning for refusing to submit to a security check and threatened with a lawsuit and a $10,000 fine if he left.” What makes this case interesting is that the entire incident was recorded by Mr. Tyner. You can read his first hand account as well as listen to the entire proceeding. Before he went through security he took the precaution of turning on his cell phone recorder.
Like many Americans Tyner objects to the full body scan, citing health concerns of low level radiation as well as the invasion of privacy. Tyner checked the airport web site prior to checking in, and the web site listed only metal scanners. When he arrived he lined up to be scanned conventionally but was herded into one of the full body scanners omitted from the web site description.
When he requested to get in line for the metal scanner his request was refused and told he would receive a intrusive full body pat down if he did not submit to the full scan. When he asked the guard not to touch his genitals his request was rudely denied, and security was escalated.
What followed can only best be described by Tyner himself. Read, watch and listen to his full account here. It’s time for more Americans to stand up this TSA nonsense just like John Tyner did. The main reason the TSA is doing full body scans of all Americans has nothing to do with security. It has everything to do with the lucrative contracts awarded to industries that are supporting the TSA and big Sister in their invasive desire to control Americans. We should be the ones being protected, not harrassed.