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Heathrow worker warned over body scanner misuse

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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Heathrow worker warned over body scanner misuse


news.bbc.co.uk

A Heathrow Airport security guard was given a police warning after he was allegedly caught staring at images of a female colleague in a body scanner.

The 25-year-old worker was quizzed by police over alleged remarks he made to his co-worker after she entered an X-ray machine by mistake.

The incident took place at Terminal 5 on 10 March.

It is believed to be the first time an airport worker has been disciplined for abusing body scanners.
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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:21 AM
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Well, here we go. Although an isolated one, this is the kind of incident that many people have been fearing when talking about airport body scanners.

I can't help but notice that the security guard was given a police caution meaning that there is recourse in the case of harassment (the guard made comments to the female guard afterward), but what about in the case of a common person going once and being gawked at inappropriately?

Keeping the peace,

Magnum

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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And it starts.....

I'm actually hoping we get many more of these types of stories. Then maybe people will realise how they can be misused and how pointless they are!

How many members of the public, inlcuding kids, have been gawked at already without knowing?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 10:30 AM
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Whenever I read of someone at an airport, whether its TSA or in the UK abusing someones rights, I get all fantastical and think, what if there were Two Large Wooden Poles coming out of the ground and then the agent in question would be tied to the posts with leather ties and then someone would rip his TSA shirt off and a Public Crier would declare, "Hear ye, Hear Ye, this foul agent of TSA has violated his stated duties and in violating the trust of the public will now receive 20 lashes in public by the infliction of the "Cat of Nine Tails" to his back.

This is when the airport crowd quicly surrounds the public punishment and then begins the lashing, slowly (SHAAATISH-SHAAATISH)and methodically striking his back, one after another while someone calls out the strokes for the public to hear, eleven, twelve, thirteen, and so on until twenty.

Then the TSA agent would be hosed with water and told "Get back to work" and let that be an example to everyone as to what happens to TSA agents that dishonor the publics trust.

Now of course I realize this a fantastical dream of sorts, but I think you get my point. It is in my mind something that if the public saw just once, I am certain the crowd would roar and applaud afterward with so much zeal that it would make one blush.

Thanks for the posting.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:48 PM
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Good idea. Perhaps we could do this in America, for when "Public Servants" violate their Oath to uphold and defend the Constitution. One really good violation is the original 13th Amendment. Titles of Nobility. No lawyers in office. How many Congressmen are lawyers right now?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:21 PM
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Originally posted by MaxBlack
[...] someone would rip his TSA shirt off and a Public Crier would declare, "Hear ye, Hear Ye, this foul agent of TSA has violated his stated duties and in violating the trust of the public will now receive 20 lashes in public by the infliction of the "Cat of Nine Tails" to his back.
[...]
Now of course I realize this a fantastical dream of sorts, but I think you get my point. It is in my mind something that if the public saw just once, I am certain the crowd would roar and applaud afterward with so much zeal that it would make one blush.

Thanks for the posting.


Good idea, but I think it's a little too barbaric, shouldn't the righteous (not the religious kind) lead by example and not bread hate with more hate?

Magnum



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 07:44 PM
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I jumped on ATS to submit this article. Good to see someone else was ahead of me.

Honestly though... are we really that surprised? It was always going to be a matter of time. This was always going to be the natural progression of these invasive scanners. The people looking at the scans get to see many naked people, it is eventually going to become enticing.



posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 02:17 AM
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Are you really surprised? Seriously When you invade a persons privacy and subject people to dehumanizing behavior it attracts social deviants.

For god sakes man that is why we have a Constitution to protect the rights of All individuals no one should have to pose nude to prove you are capable of flying on an airplane.

No man would let there wife or children enter these machines.

There is a reason why ur men are turning into homosexuals, your children are cross dressing because there fathers look and behave as women and your divorce rate is as high as it is.

Women denut there men and men are trained to accept there role as unimportant parts of the family. Trade religious beliefs with football and toughness with cheeseburgers.
Kind of hard to defend your family and stand tall on individual liberties when you can't even wear a belt to holster ur sidearm and they don't make rifle slings in ur size.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 04:51 AM
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like i said on the thread that got closed:

I love gigantic t**s as well but, these body scanners should have a specific purpose and what this worker took advantage of is very irresponsible. We could all see this type of behavior from a mile away when word got out about these scanners. Couldn't there be some way to filter out the persons body and strictly focus on the dangerous objects that may be picked up? Like, instead of the full image just show the weapon or explosive? Give the software a contrast between flesh/bone and metal/plastic/foreign material; There has to be a way to do that. That option would be a win win situation. Forgive me if this is impossible but at least I'm thinking...



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 04:55 AM
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porn star here

the xrays should be optional, if they're not already.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 04:57 AM
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Of course this will happen, scum everywhere.

No privacy and all the scum are working in the police and governments, and council to make sure of that.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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For documentations sake here is the other closed thread.

Not a second line.

-m0r

[edit on 26/3/2010 by m0r1arty]



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 05:36 AM
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Quel Suprise! An airport security monkey turns out to be of dubious moral character.

These scanners are about degradation and humiliation, getting us used to submitting to anything at all as long as someone in a uniform tells us to.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 12:50 PM
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Can people really not see what's going on? The "underwear bomber" was the justification for this. Had he been the "sock bomber" then maybe we would not have to show our entire body.

Also, I'm positive I read that the explosive the underwear bomber had can't even be detected by these scanners, thus making them completely moot.

Edit to add: This was the first of many articles found via a simple google search.
www.independent.co.uk...

[edit on 26-3-2010 by AliBruh]

[edit on 26-3-2010 by AliBruh]



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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Originally posted by AliBruh
Can people really not see what's going on. The "underwear bomber" was the justification for this. Had he been the "sock bomber" then maybe we would not have to show our entire body.

Also, I'm positive I read that the explosive the underwear bomber had can't even be detected by these scanners, thus making them completely moot.


I have to agree with you 100%...
Especially when the people supposedly a threat to the country are :

ATS THREAD : Muslims Exempt From Naked Body Scanners

This makes everything make absolutely no sense... The very people who are "suspected" (more like targeted) aren't compelled to go through the scanner... Hmmm

Magnum



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 02:31 PM
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That is just wrong. I couldn't care less if someone looked at my genitals, but I am a guy, so it might be different. What worries me is the amount of radiation one if exposed to after going through these x-ray machine. It must put out an awful lot if it sees your whole body?



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Quoted from Cabaret Voltaire in a related thread that was closed:


Wait a minute. The operators are in another room right? This article is a hoax. All the news stories I've read say the operator that sees the naked pictures is in another room and he can't see you, and you can't see him. They just push a button and signal the scanner guard to let you pass through. It is safe, right? I mean.... it's only sensible.... the passengers are taking the smallest hits to their dignity, thus ensuring the airlines don't take the biggest hits to their planes


No. I recently flew out of Tulsa and was pointed to the security line with no wait. This was one of the two or three of their lines that had the body scanners. I was hesitant but curious about it so I proceeded. The operator was actually sitting about 10 or 15 feet from the machine. It's a big round glass thing you stand in, the doors close, then some thing spins around it rapidly and it's done. You're asked to stay put until they get the okay signal from the operator to let you through. It was a woman monitoring/operating the thing, I'm male. The thing I found most crazy about it was that people in the adjacent line would actually be able to look over and see the screen as well, had that adjacent line been operational.

I do recall reading that the operators would be in another room and would be of the same sex as the person being scanned, this is, in fact, not the case. Also, you're still required to remove your shoes as well as EVERYTHING in your pockets, etc., so they aren't making it any faster to get through security.

It's funny to me how people are in an uproar over the health care bill for being unconstitutional yet they seem to accept unconstitutional things like this and the Patriot Act since they apparently feel safer because of them. Personally, I'll take freedom over safety any day. But this is mainly because I think the whole terrorism thing is a scam, for the most part. I'm far more worried about the people taking my rights and liberties away than I am about some radical Muslims.

First time poster, long time reader, just wanted to chime in since I actually had the displeasure of going through one of these damned things and saw an opportunity to set some things straight.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 03:41 PM
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Well... after the Girl Scouts were with (I believe) Planned Parenthood at a UN sanctioned event distributing pamphlets on adolescent sex, HIV, etc. Taken with the overwhelming paranoia that mandates such a thing as a full body scanner - and the immediate aftermath where going to the latrine could be a "threat to national security" - one can only ask, "When will this madness stop?"

If all of the checkpoints, metal detectors, behavior analysis, sniffing dogs, and neighbor vs. neighbor, eyes in the sky and everything else is not enough, what then?

This prepares the way for the unveiling of the BEST global security / conspiracy theory yet...

New World Order? Stand back! Global Nudist Colony.

Open carry, conceal carry - whatever; the best protest we could launch is to stage a nudist rally at the airport. Nothing to hide here!



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 03:48 PM
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The religious excuse is too played out. If I'm asked to be scanned, I'm saying that I am allergic to x Ray radiation and that the only time I got x rayed I was hospitalized for a week. Then I'd ask the security guard if he plans on paying my medical bills.



posted on Mar, 26 2010 @ 04:41 PM
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Originally posted by AliBruh
reply to post by Magnum007
 


The religious excuse is too played out. If I'm asked to be scanned, I'm saying that I am allergic to x Ray radiation and that the only time I got x rayed I was hospitalized for a week. Then I'd ask the security guard if he plans on paying my medical bills.


Good answer, the only question is will the guard accept that answer... or will they turn you around. I don't know about the policy on the accepted exemptions...

Perhaps someone who knows more about this could weigh in?

Magnum



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