Sunday, August 22, 2010
More 'Grabby-Grabby' From the TSA
Mission creep again at the TSA, which confirms to the Boston Herald newspaper that it is testing aggressive "enhanced patdown" procedures that allow screeeners to more intimately feel up passengers who get selected for a patdown inspection. Here's the link.
Boston and Las Vegas are the two lucky places where this is being tried out.
Pat attention to this, because patdowns are going to become more common as these body-scanner machines, described by critics as strip-search machines, come on line at U.S. airports. Trigger those machines with, say, a handkerchief in your pocket, and off you go to feel-up land.
This cannot work out well. Women especially are vulnerable to this, and especially women who are breast cancer survivors and who wear prosthetic bras, which did not trigger the metal detectors but which will trigger the body scanners. Step over here, ma'm ...