Since they were introduced several years ago, many people have protested the use of Full-Body Scanners at airports around the world, claiming that they invade privacy and may violate the Pornography Law.
Apparently, Kompas reported (below) that such scanner has caused a fight among two airport security officers in the United States.
I wonder whether such incident ever happened at the airports in Indonesia.
Penis Jokes Lead to Airport Security Assault
Jumat, 7 Mei 2010 | 09:19 WIB
KOMPAS.com - A US airport security screener allegedly beat up his colleague for poking fun at the size of his penis during testing of full-body image scanners.
Rolando Negrin was arrested after attacking a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker at the parking lot of Miami International Airport, The Miami Herald reported yesterday.
Negrin had been the butt of his colleagues' jokes for a year after the security scanners - which are used to detect foreign objects hidden under a person's clothes, but also show a person's private parts - revealed he had a small penis.
The frustrated screener told police "co-workers made fun of him on a daily basis and ... he could not take the jokes any more and lost his mind".
Negrin waited for his colleague at the parking lot on Tuesday after work, saying he wanted to talk about "respect", the Miami New Times reported.
When the colleague refused to let him into his car, Negrin allegedly whipped out a baton and started hitting him on his arms and back.
The alleged victim was forced to kneel and say "I'm sorry" to Negrin, before getting into his car and speeding off, the Times reported.
Negrin was arrested the following day.
A TSA spokesman said in a statement his organisation had "a zero tolerance policy for workplace violence" and were "investigating to determine whether training procedures were violated".
Testing of full-body scanners already take place in 19 US airports, included Miami International Airport, Los Angeles International Airport and the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, CNN reported.
The scanners have caused controversy around the world since they came into use, with claims they invade privacy and may breach child pornography laws.
Full body scanners have been trialled at airports around Australia and the Federal Government announced in February they would be put into regular use in the next four years as part of a $200 million airport security shake-up.