We have been fighting the blue gropers for years now, but they don’t seem to attract much attention anymore. Not since we lost the battle over the full body scanners.
Here’s a story that Should return the scanners to the front of everyone’s minds.
The Transportation Security Administration employee charged with assaulting a coworker who taunted him about the size of his penis after his genitalia was exposed by a full-body scanner has agreed to attend anger management classes and write a letter of apology as part of a settlement of his criminal case, records show.
The important thing here is not so much the assault. Nor is it the plea deal. It’s that this one paragraph holds true what we have been saying about the full body scanners the entire time: They show the naked bodies of the victims through their clothes. This man was violated and then taunted by his coworkers/violators over that violation. How many other people have been violated in this way?
Further, the story included a picture (warning: NSFW). Supposedly the images taken by the scanners are not saved in any way, shape, or form. And yet, here is another one. How are these images surviving? How many others are out there? How many are of children?
Why is there so little outcry?
The airport is a sexually hostile environment and mandated as such by the Federal government.
h/t: The Smoking Gun and Lords of the Battlefield.