During training of TSA workers, one employee was singled out for jokes, when his small penis was exposed on a scanning device. The scanners are used as the latest gadget in our fight against terrorism, but may be showing more than we have been lead to believe. In fact employee Rolando Negrin’s who works at the Miami airport, began to receive insults from fellow employees and finally became fed up. He took one employee to task for the insults in an employee parking lot, and using a metal baton he inflicted a little corporal punishment. Roland ended up being arrested for the incident.
In a recent article it also stated that:
Screeners in a separate room view images of the human body, private parts and all, with the person’s face blurred. The machines have raised concerns from the American Civil Liberties Union, which says they represent an invasion of passengers’ privacy.
Florida ACLU Director Howard Simon said he frowns on the “electronic strip search” and called on the government to use less invasive security technology.
“Ribbing and fighting among TSA workers — it’s a sad story. It’s an unnecessary story,” Simon said Thursday. “The government is being seduced by new technology.”
TSA spokesman Jonathan Allen, in a statement issued Thursday, said that Negrin is being suspended and an internal inquiry is being launched.
“TSA has a zero-tolerance policy for workplace violence,” he said. “We are investigating to determine whether training procedures were violated and will take appropriate action as necessary.”
I’m sure more training is going to solve the problem. Right! Let’s be honest here folks. I am in favor of having our safety protected. But image scanners that show our private parts seems just a little over board. IMHO.
What do you think?