Body Scanners: What could possibly go wrong

No need for a question mark at the end of that statement.

Our movements by air are subject to mandatory body-scans, which are intrusive, an invasion of privacy and a health risk.

Now this:


Jo Margetson, 29, reported John Laker, 25, after he took her picture with the X-ray gadget and made a lewd comment.

The pervy guard leered and told her: "I love those gigantic t**s."

She had entered the X-ray machine by mistake – and was horrified when Laker pressed a button to take a revealing photo.

Laker, who faces the sack, was the first airport worker to be caught abusing the controversial new devices.

You mean the ones who did this weren’t caught?

Over to Alex Deane:

Barrister Alex Deane, director of Big Brother Watch, said: "When privacy-invading machines are installed at our airports, abuses like this are inevitable.

"We are disturbed to hear of this case, which will lead to greater calls for these scanners to be banned.

"For every official caught ogling like this, there are plenty more eyeing up law-abiding travellers. These expensive machines are totally disproportionate."




About Al Jahom
Anti-social malcontent, misanthrope and miserable git.

4 Responses to Body Scanners: What could possibly go wrong

  1. A Zimbo says:

    I was nearly feeling sorry for the girl until I read this bit:

    “I’m totally traumatised. I’ve spoken to the police about it. I’m in too much of a state to go to work.”

    Line up a Compo Claim!

    Fuck me. What a cuntry.

  2. Angry Exile says:

    “You mean the ones who did this weren’t caught?”

    Last I looked at that story it looked more likely to be a bit of actor self promotion and bullshit. He said he was signing print outs but the airport said the machines don’t have printers. If they were lying about the printers it would have been a very stupid and easy to prove lie, and I’d have expected to have come out by now. Instead, nothing, and that makes the print out signing story a bit suss. It doesn’t sound like there was time for them to have been put on a card and taken to where there was a printer, though that probably has happened to someone for real by now. As the popular internet saying goes, photos or it doesn’t exist. I’m all for ripping the stupid things out and inserting them in Andrew Adonis but I worry that relying on on something told to Wossy, likely played up for the TV cameras and subsequently looking a bit suspect, weakens the argument. It’s like the OJ trial – at the time I thought the bastard did it, but when the prosecution used gloves that didn’t fit and cops that sat in the witness box and refused to answer for fear of self incrimination the bastard was bound to get off.

  3. nbc says:

    Should I have to fly in the future I’m going to cut letters out of aluminium foil and stick them to my chest to present them with a suitable message, probably a copyright notice preventing any unauthorised pics of my haemorrhoids.

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