Refusing Full Body X-Ray Scans at the Airport

September 20th, 2010

A Cryptogon reader writes about refusing the new x-ray scans:

[Name Deleted] just got back from a business trip to [City] and he said this was the first time he was requested to go through an airport’s whole body imaging scanner. He declined. The TSA person asked if he had a pacemaker, and he said no. He didn’t have to give any further reasons why he refused, and they gave him a pat-down, which he said took a long time as they had to go fetch a person to do it and made him wait. He said he was the only one at that time who refused — everyone else was going through just like good little sheeple.

The scanners will be in most airports by the end of this year, and I read that they are already at LAX… [Privacy] Read the following link, and learn to say “I opt out,” as that is the phrase TSA goons are looking to hear.

http://dontscan.us/

Also, see this about a woman who was bullied into the scanner, against her will:

http://consumerist.com/2010/09/pregnant-traveler-tsa-screeners-bullied-me-into-full-body-scan.html

2 Responses to “Refusing Full Body X-Ray Scans at the Airport”

  1. RustyS Says:

    Note the last line from the dontscan site — “If you feel that you or your child were inappropriately touched during the enhanced pat down, call for a law enforcement officer.” I think EVERY pat down of me (and especially my child) would be inappropriate. Maybe we should all start doing that every time.

  2. savethepopulation Says:

    I am flying back into the states for holidays in the winter. I am debating whether or not to wear my “9/11 was an inside job” t-shirt going in/out.

    I would consider it an experiment in “freedom.”

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