John Tyner not only is against the body scanners in airports, he has become a voice! John probably never thought he would be the star of a viral video that has seen over 179,000 hits in just 48 hours after his cell phone video of his interaction with TSA agents at San Diego’s International Airport where he refused to enter the full body scanner. His choice subjected him to a full body pat down and the viral video in which he is quoted as saying, “If you touch my junk I will have you arrested.” Those who have been subject to the pat downs, are claiming invasion of privacy not to mention many professionals say the use of the scanners is not necessary.
These events have lead to a grass roots protest set to take place on the busiest travel day of the year next Wednesday. The idea is for all travelers to opt out of body scanning so they have to be patted down by TSA agents, which is a lengthy procedure which is sure to raise tensions amongst both the TSA and passengers, but aims to possibly put the body scanners usage on hold during the holiday season.
We want to hear from you! Are you planning to opt out during your holiday travel? Do you travel frequently and have been opting out, if so what have your pat downs been like?
Kyra Phillips will read some of your responses during the 10 o’clock hour.