In Praise of Michael Roberts


So everybody is asking what I think about Michael Roberts, the airline pilot who refused a TSA body scan and was denied entry into the concourse.

Roberts is 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.

Here’s the LRC Scoop

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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October 23, 2010

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