Surveillance footage of engineer fooling $1 billion dollar devices released
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Newly released video shows engineer Jon Corbett passing through a TSA body scanner with a metal object sown inside his clothing, illustrating how the federal agency’s $1 billion dollar fleet of scanning machines are completely useless.
The clip shows surveillance camera footage of Corbett passing through a body scanner with a metallic object attached to his shirt without being apprehended by TSA agents.
Corbett performed the same stunt at both Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport and Cleveland-Hopkins, after which the TSA ordered both airports not to release footage of the incidents.
Corbett’s original video concerning how he was able to easily trick the devices went viral when it was released back in March, prompting global headlines and a huge slice of egg on the face of the TSA.
The federal agency responded by tacitly admitting the claims made by Corbett were true. In its blog rebuttal, the TSA concentrated more on trying to downplay the incident than actually addressing the fact that Corbett’s crude method of sneaking a metallic object through security had been successful – rendering the controversial and expensive body scanner program completely worthless.
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In the meantime, the TSA actually threatened reporters not to cover the story, claiming Corbett “clearly has an agenda” and should not “be aided by mainstream media.”
Corbett is currently engaged in a separate battle with the TSA revolving around his unlawful detention by TSA officers at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
After attempting to obtain video of the incident via a Freedom of Information Act request, Corbett was told by Broward County authorities that no footage of the event existed, despite the airport security zone in question being littered with surveillance cameras. The TSA itself then asked the judge to dismiss the claim because of their belief that lying to the public is acceptable for “security reasons,” in turn tacitly admitting that the footage does exist, which represents a clear violation of the FOIA.
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show and Infowars Nightly News.