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Flying in the US equals submitting to molestation.

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Man ejected from airport over pat-down

A California man reportedly was thrown out of San Diego International Airport for refusing a full-body scan and pat-down search by TSA officials. John Tyner's recording is now an Internet sensation.

 
isabellalecour

Asked by isabellalecour at 2:12 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • This horrific violation of citizens' rights does nothing to make flying safer. It merely provides the ILLUSION of security. And don't think that the company that makes those machines doesn't have "friends" in Washington helping them get this massive government contract.

    "They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -Ben Franklin
    Karin78

    Answer by Karin78 at 2:53 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Hire El Al's security guards. Anyone ever see an Israeli flight get hijacked? Nope. And they don't use backscatter machines, liquid bans and make their passengers go barefoot through the airport.
    geminilove

    Answer by geminilove at 2:34 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • He went in there wanting to start shit. He was recording way before he got to the patdown/scan area
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:16 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • The ones that we all should be directing our anger at are the ones bringing explosivesin their underwear or up the rear, box cutters and other contraband. How else can we fight this? I for one am open to suggestions of alternatives.

    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 2:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Amen geminilove ..we should do what Israel does..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:41 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • People ARE getting a cheap thrill out of it. That's why photos are showing up on the internet.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:03 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Hire El Al's security guards. Anyone ever see an Israeli flight get hijacked? Nope. And they don't use backscatter machines, liquid bans and make their passengers go barefoot through the airport.
    I just saw a report on tv about what they do. Basically it's profiling...and we're not allowed to do that here.
    About 10 years ago, we had a Sheriff's deputy that was finding lots of drugs and drug money by stopping cars on 95 heading out of and into Miami. Millions of dollars worth. Then when it came out in the news what one man was able to do, and they asked him to teach other officers what he was doing and they were hitting paydirt with almost every stop. Oh, Oh, he was profiling! Lawsuit against the county, and the ACLU got involved, and it stopped. So now the money goes south and the drugs come north.
    SweetLuci

    Answer by SweetLuci at 3:40 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I agree OP, call it profiling or modus operandi, whatever, considerations MUST NOT be given, when our country's safety is at risk. If the red button needed do be pushed, is the person going to be worried about profiling anyone? HELL NO!!!
    agentwanda

    Answer by agentwanda at 9:18 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • isabellalecour

    Comment by isabellalecour (original poster) at 2:14 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • I disagree with that assessment. He went in there wanting to avoid both the back scatter and the overly intrusive and abuse pat down. He did what anyone who feels strongly about this should do.
    isabellalecour

    Comment by isabellalecour (original poster) at 2:21 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

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