In response to a video of a California man’s dispute with airport security officials, the Transportation Security Administration said Monday it tries to be sensitive to individuals, but everyone getting on a flight must be screened.
The video, in which software engineer John Tyner refuses an X-ray scan at the San Diego, California, airport, has sparked a debate over screening procedures.
Tyner told CNN on Sunday that he was surprised to see so many people take an interest in his refusal and the dispute with airport screeners that followed it. But he said he hoped the video will focus attention on what he calls a government invasion of privacy.
“Obviously, everybody has their own perspective about their personal screening,” TSA administrator John Pistole told CNN. “The question is, how do we best address those issues … while providing the best possible security?”
Tyner, 31, said his hunting trip to South Dakota was cut short before it even started Saturday morning — when TSA agents asked him to go through an X-ray machine.
“I don’t think that the government has any business seeing me naked as a condition of traveling about the country,” Tyner said.
Pistole said the agency is “trying to be sensitive to individuals issues and concerns,” but added, “the bottom line is, everybody who gets on that flight has been properly screened.”
In response to a video of a California man's dispute with airport security officials,…
by Tactical-Life.com / Nov 15, 2010