Monday, November 15, 2010

Hunter Stands Up For His Rights & Misses Trip
I came across this story just a few minutes ago and had to post about it. John Tyner was going on a hunting trip with his father-in-law and TSA decides they are going to give him a pat down on Saturday.

This morning, I tried to fly out of San Diego International Airport but was refused by the TSA. I had been somewhat prepared for this eventuality. I have been reading about the millimeter wave and backscatter x-ray machines and the possible harm to health as well as the vivid pictures they create of people's naked bodies. Not wanting to go through them, I had done my  research on the TSA's website prior to traveling to see if SAN had them. From all indications, they did not. When I arrived at the security line, I found that the TSA's website was out of date. SAN does in fact utilize backscatter x-ray machines.
 After he described, the pat down, I realized that he intended to touch my groin. After he finished his description but before he started the pat down, I looked him straight in the eye and said, "if you touch my junk, I'll have you arrested." He, a bit taken aback, informed me that he would have to involve his supervisor because of my comment.

You really should read his blog and watch the videos (audio mostly) (pretty long, but worth it) if you have the time and give your take on it. He ends up missing his hunting trip because he doesn't want to be violated. I have to stand up with John and give him props for standing up to them. If they had probably cause and explained that to him it'd be a different story. It sounds like they were 'fishing' to find something on this guy. Heck, I don't want someone else touching ME like THAT either. Well, like John says, the wife and doctor are ok, but anyone else can go to hell. He is quick on his feet to turn on his video camera, too. Some people are saying he planned on the confrontation, but I think he was just thinking fast. I am going to follow this story and see if they actually bring a civil suit against him.

1 comment:

  1. I didn't realize he was a hunter.

    I have a significant amount of military experience so maybe I am brain dead and I've got military corrections experience also. I could care less what needs to be done to board a plane in the name of security. My hunting trip is more important to me than a pat down.

    happy hunting, dv