Body Scanners go too Far. Disapprove

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TSA Measures are Justified. I Approve

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The TSA and DHS have rolled out new security measures that require a passenger to pass through an evasive (radiation) scan or hands on pat down by a same sex TSA agent. Does this go too far or is this necessary? 4th Amendment violation?


Posted by in Politics / News on 11/28/10

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Sarah Forester - 12/9/10 @ 4:40 PM:
I love flying and would not want to enter an airport right now. =( it's sad..

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mama kaz - 11/29/10 @ 11:26 AM:
One word solution.... PROFILE! These scanners are going to have a big impact on the airline industry because so many people are avoiding flying because of this. This will end up costing jobs and that's the last thing we need.

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Olivia Newton - 11/29/10 @ 9:05 AM:
Why doesn't the U.S. follow the example of Israel and have people sniffing dogs (Charlie would be very good at pointing out females!)Have dogs ever failed to locate a bomb? And we should also begin racial profiling for extra searches among terrorist-loving countries? My opinion is it's time we stop being politically correct and start using some logic!

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Jeff - 11/28/10 @ 8:42 PM:
If I remember right I was patted down in Jamaica made me nervous even though I know I had nothing to be nervous so I can see making you feel kinda violated.

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The Boss - 11/28/10 @ 10:14 AM:
Is there another reason why these invasive body scanning machines have arrived at airports across the United States?

Consider the following:

"The companies with multimillion-dollar contracts to supply American airports with body-scanning machines more than doubled their spending on lobbying in the past five years and hired several high-profile former government officials to advance their causes in Washington, government records show.

L-3 Communications, which has sold $39.7 million worth of the machines to the federal government, spent $4.3 million trying to influence Congress and federal agencies during the first nine months of this year, up from $2.1 million in 2005, lobbying data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show. Its lobbyists include Linda Daschle, a former Federal Aviation Administration official.

Rapiscan Systems, meanwhile, has spent $271,500 on lobbying so far this year, compared with $80,000 five years earlier. It has faced criticism for hiring Michael Chertoff, the former Homeland Security secretary, last year. Chertoff has been a prominent proponent of using scanners to foil terrorism. The government has spent $41.2 million with Rapiscan." Source:

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The Boss - 11/28/10 @ 10:04 AM:
4th Amendment Text:
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Complaints from Passengers:

Mother Subjected to Pat Down Due to Formula for her 5 Month Old Child.

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