Wednesday, November 10, 2010
A Young Lady Talks About the TSA & Full Body Scanning......
Thousands of pilots who fly jetliners are angry about full-body scans.
There are two issues; two major pilots' unions say the full-body scanners are untested and potentially unsafe because of the radiation they expose travelers to. And the second issue is the new procedure for hand searches by Transportation Security Administration officers at airport checkpoints. Both have produced scathing memos about the TSA from the pilots' unions.
Thousands of pilots, who must pass through security just like everyone else who boards commercial aircraft, should not submit to full-body scans, according to their unions. The concern is a potential health risk to pilots from repeated doses of radiation.
Meg McLain Auctions Herself....
Airport screeners get more aggressive with pat-downs
The new searches are done with screeners' hands sliding over a passenger's body. However, the searches require screeners to touch passengers' breasts and genitals. And that's prompting some fliers and the American Civil Liberties Union to question the policy's intrusiveness and effectiveness.
Frequent business traveler Richard Boyd of Beverly Hills says the pat downs "serve no real purpose."
"It's another TSA delusion of enhancing security," Boyd says. "It will accomplish nothing other than adding to a traveler's frustration and time required to clear security. It should be abandoned before implemented."