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“We were forced to work on these machines.”

JONATHAN CORBETT has already proved you can get anything through TSA scanners. He called the “nude body scanners” a “giant fraud,” and claims to have spoken with TSA employees who agree with him.

In this video, Jonathan chats with an anonymous TSA screener of four years going by the name “Jennifer” who says she’s witnessed the scanners fail, both in training and in actual use. She also claims that the TSA forced workers who weren’t properly trained to operate the scanners, including herself.

I actually went to my supervisor — or a supervisor — the first day. I and another officer had this concern, that, you know, “Look, we’ve never worked on this particular machine, we don’t know what to do,” and his answer was, “Sorry, we don’t have enough staffing, you’re going to have to work on it.”

“Jennifer” explains that after voicing her concerns to management, she wrote a letter to her representatives in Congress. Three months later, the TSA fired her. She also states that she never read the “Screening Checkpoint Standard Operating Procedures,” which is the TSA’s guide to screening procedures that, as Jonathan puts it, is what the TSA uses to defend their employees’ actions when they’re accused of fondling travelers inappropriately.

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Michelle Schusterman

Michelle is a musician, writer, and teacher just trying to see the world while doing what she loves for a living. She's taught ESL in Salvador, Brazil and kindergarten in Suwon, Korea, and now she's a full-time freelance writer living in Seattle (just to keep the city alliteration going). She'll try pretty much any food once and believes coffee is its own food group.

  • Jproto11

    It’s what’s called security theater, or the appearance of security when non actually exists. The point is more to scare an individual into thinking that they might actually get caught and discourage them from not trying to commit an act of terrorism.

  • Pete S.

    I have known for years that TSA would eventually turn into a government run department void of accountability and riddled with inefficiencies.

    I’ve never gotten used to the awkward belt de-robbing, the absurd .001 liquid rules, and the mounting disrespect for humanity while traveling past security in any airport in US. I’ve never seen a group of individuals so entitled to control your belongings and strip you not only of your clothing but your dignity. 

    And now we’ve see they actually encourage incompetency !I do my best to avoid those creeps, I ship my bags each time I fly. They pick up from my door and send to my end destination, allowing me to better handle the de-humanzing and often stressful travel experience. I use, they are pretty great and pricing is very similar to what airlines charge for checked bags.

  • Katrina

    The TSA is and has always been a scam based on fearmongering and training people to be obedient, compliant, and unquestioning.  The government and its contractors make millions off the fraudulent technology and false claims of security, while Americans willingly sign over their freedom and civil liberties.  This has GOT TO STOP.

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