November 29, 2012
COLONIE – The YouTube video begins as a young woman walks into the airport armed with flyers.
“So hey everyone this is Ashley Jessica I’m here at Albany International Airport,” she told the camera, operated by her associate, Jason Bermas, an independent filmmaker.
The young woman stood outside the security checkpoint at the airport telling the camera that she’s there to hand out flyers to travelers, reminding them of their right to opt out of getting the body scan, which she claims carries health risks.
“Okay. First of all, turn this off. Right away,” said Doug Myers, the airport spokesman.
Myers told the crew to stop videotaping and to go downstairs, which they agree to do. Then he confronted them again.