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Wednesday, June 5, 2013
TSA Allegedly Discontinues Use of Full Body Scanners at US Airports
“The full-body scanners that caused an uproar for taking semi-scandalous snapshots of fliers at security checkpoints have been removed from America's airports.
The move comes after a congressional mandate and several complaints lodged by privacy-rights activists who likened the scanners to a virtual strip search.
Instead, airports will now use scanners that only show generic images of bodies, according to a letter released Thursday from TSA officials to members of the House Homeland Security Committee….”
Not to worry folks, the TSA’s sexual predators will remain on hand to molest passengers and young children.
According to TSA.gov, Advanced Imaging Technology, makers of the AIT units which the TSA supposedly began deploying back in 2008, as of May 16, 2013 more than 700 AIT units have been deployed at approximately 160 airports across the country.
As for the cost fact, well that’s another story. The Rapiscan machines earned Michael Chertoff $40 million while the cost of these “less invasive” scanners is a whopping $100 million. Payment of course is courtesy of the American taxpayer.
Eight hundred units have been allegedly purchased for use at 200 airports in the USA.
In addition, the above scans and body searches by sexual predators employed by the TSA are still invasive and remain a fourth amendment violation.
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