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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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RE: Or..
By jonmcc33 on 5/7/2010 2:59:44 PM , Rating: 2
I concur. I'd rather sue for sexual harassment than beat someone up and go to jail. That's big time money there. Lawyers would jump on the opportunity to dig into the pockets of a big company like TSA. Go public about it too? Ouch!

RE: Or..
By mattclary on 5/7/2010 3:08:02 PM , Rating: 5
Since he isn't female, it wouldn't be pursued.

RE: Or..
By jonmcc33 on 5/7/2010 4:06:42 PM , Rating: 1
Sexual harassment doesn't need to be female to male or male to female. It can indeed be male to male. Google it if you don't believe me. Here's one for you:

Because it involved harassment of his sexual organs it is indeed sexual harassment by definition.

RE: Or..
By dragonbif on 5/7/2010 4:21:37 PM , Rating: 5
His boss is doomed. He will be fired and he will not be able to get a job anywhere else for the rest of his life. I just hope they let this guy go, his boss needed to get hit a few times.

RE: Or..
By tjr508 on 5/7/10, Rating: -1
RE: Or..
By sleepeeg3 on 5/7/2010 10:59:46 PM , Rating: 2
There seem to be multiple incidences of testiculus minimus going around...

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