Reason.tv: Coming Soon to an Airport Near You: Prison-style strip searches?
You've heard about the passenger who opted out of a full-body scan (a.k.a. "a virtual strip search") and was subjected to an intrusive and humiliating pat down. "If you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested," passenger John Tyner told Transportation Security Administration workers in San Diego.
Well, rest easy, John—and other passengers offended by both full-body scans and hands-on searches.
TSA won't touch your junk—or your breasts or buttocks. If they begin to strip search passengers as if they're prison inmates, they'll do just what correctional officers do: They'll make you do all the nasty work.
What follows is an excerpt from a training video for prison guards on how to make sure that inmates aren't hiding contraband.
The video makes for extremely uncomfortable watching and viewer discretion—and outrage—is advised. After all, this may well be the next step in how the TSA, one of the least effective and efficient government agencies of all time, goes about its daily business.
Approximately 2.43 minutes.
Written and produced by Ted Balaker and Nick Gillespie.
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