Read the rest of the article for all the wonderful quotes in it: http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/sf ... 4032.story$11,000 fine, arrest possible for some who refuse airport scans and pat downs
If you don't want to pass through an airport scanner that allows security agents to see an image of your naked body or to undergo the alternative, a thorough manual search, you may have to find another way to travel this holiday season.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is warning that any would-be commercial airline passenger who enters an airport checkpoint and then refuses to undergo the method of inspection designated by TSA will not be allowed to fly and also will not be permitted to simply leave the airport.
That person will have to remain on the premises to be questioned by the TSA and possibly by local law enforcement. Anyone refusing faces fines up to $11,000 and possible arrest.
Do the scanner or patdown or else! When is this madness going to end?
The 11 grand is just half the problem. If you get arrested and charged under some ridiculous crime, you still have to post bail, hire an expensive attorney, and probably go bankrupt fighting this lunacy in court. If you don't pay the fine, I'm sure you'll be arrested as well. How about if you resist arrest from such an arbitrary thing? I'm sure they will go easy on you. Do you think they'll bring guns to arrest you if you don't pay the fine?
This really is becoming tyranny. It must be stopped.