This article below was posted on the Drudge Report….Well it’s obvious what Janet Napolitano and her TSA people are doing to any resistance to the full body scanners….they are being put through a “enhanced pat down”, groping as some one called it or sexual harassment as others would call it. As a matter of fact if anyone but the Federal government was doing this, they would be arrested. Now we have an example being made of John Tyner whom was going pheasant hunting and refused the naked body scan, then told the TSA official not to “touch his junk” or he’d have him arrested. (Keep in mind the 4th amendment is not suspended at the airport for federal officials). This is obviously being done to Tyner in order to put a chilling effect on other resisters. Now because of Tyner’s resistance the TSA is investigating him and will possibly file a lawsuit and fine him $11,000. I think the TSA will regret following thru with this, because they will likely lose their lawsuit.
As you listen to the CNN video below remember they failed to say Tyner was told to leave and as he did, he was threatened again for following orders to leave the airport with a fine if he didn’t submit to the naked scanners or offensive pat down. Also here’s some more info below the CNN video fails to mention that is important.
The body scanners are vigorously promoted by people like former Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff and others who stood to reap a financial windfall from their implementation, despite the fact that scientists at Columbia University and the Inter-Agency Committee on Radiation Safety, along with other scientific bodies, have all warned that the devices increase the risk of developing cancer.
The body scanners admittedly would not even have stopped underwear bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab from boarding Flight 253 on Christmas Day.
TSA Targets John Tyner in Order to Chill the Nationwide Backlash against them
The TSA is intensifying its efforts to chill the nationwide backlash against invasive groping procedures by targeting the refusnik who became a cause célèbre when he told a TSA official this past weekend, “If you touch my junk, I’ll have you arrested.”
John Tyner, the man who was kicked out of a San Diego Airport for refusing to submit to invasive TSA groping measures, is now the target of a TSA investigation and an $11,000 dollar lawsuit.
According to Michael J. Aguilar, chief of the TSA office in San Diego, “Tyner is under investigation for leaving the security area without permission. That’s prohibited, among other reasons, to prevent potential terrorists from entering security, gaining information, and leaving,” reports Sign On San Diego.
Naturally, while considering it a security threat to allow Americans to leave a checkpoint if they refuse to be sexually molested, the TSA isn’t nearly as concerned about the security risk posed by hiring illegal aliens to work in sensitive areas like cargo management and also giving them the green light to fly planes.
In addition, TSA agents told Tyner to leave, before claiming that he would then be sued.
“If you’re not comfortable with that, we can escort you back out and you don’t have to fly today,” Tyner was told. When he tried to leave, he was then accosted again, proving that the whole fiasco was a set up.
The TSA is attempting to send a clear message by pursuing Tyner, that there is no real choice at airports, that you will either be fired with radiation and have officials see your naked body or you will be sexually molested by the TSA.
This is designed to create a chilling effect so as to prevent million of other potential refusniks from following Tyner’s example and standing up to Janet Napolitano.
Meanwhile, a new CBS News poll shows that eight out of ten travelers believe the TSA’s new pat down procedures are an invasion of civil liberties as lawmakers prepare to grill the head of the federal agency on Capitol Hill today.
Only one in ten voters said the measures were “necessary to guarantee security” and a further eight per cent said that the procedure “may go too far” but are acceptable so long as people are given the choice to opt out, which of course they are not. People who refuse the radiation firing body scanners are mandated to submit to the groping or are kicked out of the airport and threatened with a lawsuit, as we saw in the case of Tyner.
Previous polls show resistance running even higher, with one Reuters survey putting the figure of those who oppose airport oppression at around 96 per cent.
The TSA is now engaged in a full scale propaganda campaign and is brazenly lying to the American people in its defense of both the naked body scanners and the groping measures.
As we highlighted yesterday, DHS chief Janet Napolitano’s USA Today editorial was replete with fallacies and deceptions, the most striking of which was her claim that Johns Hopkins University declared the scanners to be safe, (now remember the links I provided at the beginning about cancer?) when in fact Dr Michael Love, who runs an X-ray lab at the department of biophysics and biophysical chemistry at the Johns Hopkins, announced two days previously that the devices increased the risk of skin cancer.