Scanners reveal private parts; TSA officials react

I don’t usually post the weird news but I have covered TSA once or twice. Anyway, here is some weird news for you:

A TSA worker in Miami was arrested when he “lost his mind” and attacked a colleague who repeatedly made fun of his small penis after the security screener walked through a high-tech scanner that showed his genitalia, according to Miami-Dade police.

If I can somehow manage to turn this into a serious blog post, isn’t it scary that these imaging devices are that effective at seeing your anatomy? And if TSA employees are making fun of each other what are the chances they make fun of passengers’ bodies as we go through these scanner machines?

I’d say the chances are extremely high that TSA employees laugh at our bodies and this not-so-well-endowed TSA guy’s case may end up being strong ammunition for people who argue that the use of these body imagers are an invasion of privacy.

I would also guess that this story hurts TSA recruitment as it seems fairly obvious that there can be sexual harassment at the workplace. In fact it’s hard to imagine too many professions where employees might be subjected to enough sexual harassment to make them go nuts and attack.

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  1. DHarri says:

    This sounds like the ‘George Constanza’ defense which may or may not have worked in this case for the TSA employee (Sienfeld, sitcom) George had just gotten out the the pool and someone had walked in on him as he was changing his swimsuit. It became the case of legitimate shrinkage at least for George which became the main premise during this particular episode. This would naturally create anxiety amongst the many passengers that will pass through an airport.

    Do they really expect to reduce our mindset to the level of acceptance in revealing ourselves to non medical personnel in a public place. This wouldn’t take that much research to figure out but than again we live in different times.

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