We've been tracking the latest TSA developments, so here's a few more. Samuel Wolanyk decided to opt out of both the porno scanner and the pat down, and instead stripped down to his underwear. He explained
"I refuse to have images of my naked body viewed by perfect strangers, and having been felt up for the first time by TSA the week prior (I travel frequently) I was not willing to be molested again."
He never actually refused the pat down, but was arrested for refusing to comply with the security process.
Sadly, getting down to one's skivvies in the middle of an airport may now be the best way to protect personal integrity. A Skywest captain learned this the hard way when a clerk alerted everyone that a 'cutie' (his 18 year old daughter) was coming through
. Can we call this ScannerGate yet?
Update: The Obama Administration has come out in favor of
the new security measures. Disappointing, but not all that surprising.