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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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By AEvangel on 5/12/2010 2:59:17 PM , Rating: 2
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So on second thought, no you didn't have "that sort of job".


Umm...Yes I did, I worked security for a major university.

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it makes all the difference in the world whether someone is looking forward to a better day or looking forward to nothing more than growing older.


Then don't take the job...no one forced these people into a what really is a cushy job for entry level education and training. Also keep in mind since they Govt employee's they get the same benefits and job security as most Govt jobs provide which is leaps and bounds superior then private sector jobs of the same level.

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It doesn't justify their actions but those actions can be understood if you pause and consider that no, everybody doesn't have the "same" situation.


I never said I had the same job I said same type...my job was similar enough, well except they are getting paid 3 times as much as I did, and they have full health benefits and I didn't, Oh, and lets not forget the pension plan they get and I didn't. Your right they weren't the same mine was worse and I had to deal with College students all day and night. I'm sorry I'm having trouble understanding how they have ANY room to complain given what they do or how they treat the people they harass.


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