Get Naked Or Stay Home

by
Abby Zimet

Much buzz over the video made by John Tyner, a 31-year-old software
engineer who refused to undergo a full-body scan at the San Diego
airport, then refused what he calls the requisite "groping by a
government official" - as in, "If you touch my
junk, I'm gonna have you arrested" - all the while using his iPhone to record the encounter with increasingly hostile security agents. Now some legislators may ask Congress to reconsider the use of the scanners. All just in time for the busy travel season and next week's National Opt Out Day. Because, organizers say, "You should never have to
explain to your children, 'Remember that no stranger can touch or see
your private area, unless it's a government employee.'"

"I don't think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country." - Tyner.

Airport officials debate what to do with Tyner

 

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