In Praise of Michael Roberts
by Patrick Smith
is asking what I think about Michael Roberts, the airline pilot
who refused a TSA body scan and was denied entry into the concourse.
a pilot with ExpressJet Airlines, which does business as Continental
Express. On Oct. 15 he was commuting from Memphis, where he lives,
to his base in Houston. He was in full uniform and in possession
of his FAA and company credentials.
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At a TSA checkpoint
at Memphis International Airport, Roberts was asked to remove his
shoes in order to pass before one of the checkpoint's Advanced Imaging
Technology (AIT) body scanners. He chose not to receive the scan
in TSA parlance he "opted out."
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