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Don't make fun of TSA employee Rolando Negin's small junk, or he will beat you with a club.  (Source: MSNBC)

President Obama has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to pepper airports with the scanners, which have been shown in independent tests not to accurately detect plastic, powder, liquid weapons, or explosives.  (Source: AP)
One worker is now in jail after assaulting a co-worker who teased him about his small genitalia

Rolando Negrin, 44, had a pretty good life including a steady job with the Transportation Security Administration.  However, when he stepped into a full body scanner during a training session and it revealed him to have rather small genitalia, he quickly became the butt of his supervisor's jokes.

Filled with rage at the insults to his manhood, Negrin confronted his boss in the airport parking lot, armed with a police baton.  He struck the man on the arm and back.  A police report describes, "[Negrin] then told victim to kneel down and say 'your sorry'.  Victim stated he was in fear and complied with [Negrin]."

Surprisingly, Negrin made no attempt to flee following the attack.  He showed up at work the next day, acting as if nothing had happened.  He was promptly arrested.  He was booked into the Miami-Dade jail.  He was wearing his blue TSA shirt at the time of his arrest.

The incident raises serious questions about the full body scanners that the Obama administrationis looking to spend millions of dollars in taxpayer money to roll out at airports across the country.

Homeland Security and TSA officials, as well as the scanner manufacturers have previously claimed that the scanners blur private parts.  The incident clearly indicates that if these capabilities are present, they aren't on in at least some of the scanners -- a serious privacy concern.

Beyond the privacy concerns, there's also concern over the efficacy of the new scanners.  British experts say that the scanners are virtually useless at detecting low density substances like chemical powders or liquids, and would be unlikely to detect plastic weapons.

Despite these concerns the U.S. and British governments are charging ahead with plans to roll out the controversial devices.  It looks likely that the U.S. may soon implement a no-scan-no-fly policy, much like Britain.



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Supervisor
By mgilbert on 5/7/2010 2:40:12 PM , Rating: 5
The supervisor got what was coming to him - but not nearly enough of it. And he should be fired for his lack of professionalism and common decency. What an ass...




RE: Supervisor
By AEvangel on 5/8/2010 10:51:47 AM , Rating: 2
What fire a Govt Employee....never they will just give him sensitivity training that our tax dollars will have to pay for. The TSA as a whole is a joke. I like how we created all these new Homeland Security Departments to protect us with out ever addressing the real problem in the first place our Foreign Policy.

Bottom Line is you never hear about Terrorists attacking Switzerland.


RE: Supervisor
By bigdawg1988 on 5/10/2010 4:00:22 PM , Rating: 1
Those TSA people aren't for protection, they are there to make you feel better about security. Just a nice little psyche job to make people think they're secure so they feel more secure. That's why the scrape the bottom of the barrel when hiring them.


RE: Supervisor
By JediJeb on 5/10/2010 5:21:19 PM , Rating: 2
True. Honestly I felt more protected when they still had National Guard Troups carrying M16s in the Nashville Airport than now with only TSA agents standing around.


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