27 12 / 2010
21 11 / 2010
Interesting reading from the last week, with regard to the enhanced pat-downs and increased TSA security measures:
“If you touch my junk,” he told the agent, “I’ll have you arrested.”
The agent called his supervisor, who told Tyner that if he wasn’t comfortable with the enhanced pat-down “we can escort you back out and you don’t have to fly today.”
Tyner told the agent, “I don’t understand how a sexual assault can be made a condition of my flying.”
When the agent replied that a pat-down was not considered a sexual assault, Tyner said, “It would be if you were not the government.”
The TSA supervisor told him, “By buying your ticket you gave up a lot of rights.”
So, standing there surrounded by dozens of fellow passengers, I agreed to let her touch me with her gloved hands.
This woman was as near to my precious junk as I allow only two people: my husband and my doctor. Even I was surprised by my visceral reaction.
“Stop,” I said. “Stop touching me.”
And of course, John Tyner’s blog. His is not an easy position, I suspect; in standing up for his rights, he has certainly received a lot of praise, but also a lot of criticism, to some of which he has responded with a welcome level of composure and tact.
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