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Did A Gay New Zealand Airport Guard Enjoy Strip Searching Too Much?

Glenn Rankin and John Smith, two security officers with New Zealand’s Christchurch International Airport, got sacked for allgedly talking to the press about a “flamboyant” gay co-worker who “sought more than his share of strip-search assignments, made lewd comments about male passengers… and used recreational drugs.” Rankin and Smith deny talking to the press and want their jobs back, but their former bosses aren’t so agreeable.

Meanwhile the homo in question, who’s also accused of using recreational drugs, still works at the airport. As for all the strip search notches: Customs manager Stuart Lumsden says they only seem high because he worked the busiest shifts and was often the only male officer available to conduct searches on men — and only did so with the approval of a senior officer. Can’t a ‘mo take a pleasure in his work without being labeled a perv?

By:          Daniel Villarreal
On:           Jun 17, 2010
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    • whatever

      I saw that porno in the picture there–“Bareback Baggage Handlers 8” Five stars!

      Jun 17, 2010 at 6:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • [email protected]

      Who writes this blog these days? Its just not very crisp. To be kind.

      As to the strip searching jerk, gay or straight, he should be fired & charged. Being sexually harassed is nasty business, no matter what side of the fence its coming from.

      Jun 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael

      @[email protected]: Where does the article say the employee sexually harassed anyone? If you actually read and comprehend what was written you’d see the employee only did the searches with a supervisor’s approval. If the other 2 employees were fired due to their actions then it should tell you who’s in the wrong. No company would risk a sexual harassment lawsuit so I highly doubt this gay guy is guilty of such.

      Jun 17, 2010 at 11:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KWil

      “Can’t a ‘mo take a pleasure in his work without being labeled a perv?”
      Thats not exactly a good defence for a strip searcher accused of sexual misconduct in a workplace. I for one think its just the phobes pointing fingers, but still, nice going by titillating the article with erotic pictures and making THAT comment in a rather sensitive issue.

      Jun 17, 2010 at 11:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jacob


      What’s your opinion on

      Straight men strip searching straight women
      Gay man strip searching gay men
      Gay woman strip searching gay women
      Gay man strip searching straight women

      (etc. all 16 permutations. In this hypothetical assume that “gay” is a binomial function)

      Is it really a good idea to have gay men conduct strip searches on men? Not at all questioning this particular guard’s sense of professional responsibility. Just the procedure in question.

      Jun 18, 2010 at 12:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • KatyGirl

      Now here’s two people you didn’t want to see naked! Bieber Kardashian Hotel Tape!


      Jun 18, 2010 at 4:44 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jaroslaw

      #4 where does it say in this article that the “mo” was accused of anything?

      And you must have the sense of humor of a bowl of dirt. Queerty saying “can’t a mo enjoy his work…” that was just humorous, not a serious defense. Come on, in all the reading you do, nothing has a joke or little witty remark in it, ever?

      Jun 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ewe

      Can’t one ask for an airport cop to strip search you?

      Jun 24, 2010 at 3:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • seymour

      Wow! He was the highlight of my trip to New Zealand. Cute, blokey and totally got into the role. Didn’t get the cavity search though…

      Aug 16, 2010 at 4:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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