Woman told by screener her genitals would be groped
A woman who was the victim of a brutal rape underwent a “horrific” experience at the hands of TSA agents this past weekend at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport which ended up with her checking into a psychiatric ward.
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Brennan Dunn, the woman’s husband, posted an account of his wife’s experience on the Flyer Talk website.
Dunn’s wife had been subjected to a violent sexual assault and death threats at the hands of three men in Florida five years previously, an experience that led to her committing self-harm and being forced to take medication and attend therapy sessions.
The wife had jury duty at the Douglas County courthouse in Castle Rock, Colorado yesterday. She found they, too, now have the backscatter nude imaging machines, and they are mandatory.So, to excercise our constitutional rights to the courts or to appear as mandated by the court we must submit to a strip search and radiation.
A screenshot of one of the images obtained by Gizmodo. The website Gizmodo has published 100 pictures of body scans taken at an Orlando Federal Courthouse. The scans are not from the “naked scan” machines that the Department of Homeland Security announced were going into 28 airports in the country, earlier this year.
The images were among the 35,000 that U.S. Marshals at the Orlando courthouse admitted to saving.Gizmodo, which blurred the faces in the photographs, explains their reasoning for publishing them: The leaking of these photographs demonstrates the security limitations of not just this particular machine, but millimeter wave and x-ray backscatter body scanners operated by federal employees in our courthouses and by TSA officers in airports across the country. That we can see these images today almost guarantees that others will be seeing similar images in the future. If you’re lucky, it might even be a picture of you or your family. A poll released by CBS, yesterday, asked Americans if airports should use full-body x-rays. A whopping 81 percent of them said yes and it didn’t matter their gender, age or political persuasion.Earlier, today, Nate Silver of the New York Times’ Five Thirty Eight analyzed how accurate those polls might be, considering that a wide range of them were conducted after terror threats and that most of them polled Americans who had never been through the machines. He found the numbers are pretty accurate: My guess is that a majority of such passengers will still approve of them:
Americans are willing to tolerate a great number of things at the airport that they would never stand for in other parts of their lives.
How about you? Where do you stand on the debate after seeing the published pictures?