Is the TSA fostering pornography and sexual assault? Will Americans accept strip-and-grope?

Scott Ott writing at Pajamas Media: “Without regard for threat potential, airline passengers of all ages can now be forced to make the choice between baring their nakedness before a federal agent, or getting a full-body fingertip groping by another federal agent. The Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) scanners — AKA strip-search machines — now stand watch in more than 65 airports nationwide, with their numbers set to grow by more than 40 percent at year’s end, thanks to your federal stimulus dollars.”

Flight attendants union upset over new pat-down procedures

TSA: No Fondling, Groping Or Squeezing Is Taking Place At Airports

LA Times: New TSA pat-down technique criticized

Small Gov Times: Libertarians oppose abusive TSA strip-search machines
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) recently filed the opening brief in its lawsuit against the program. EPIC says that the machines violate the federal Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, the Administrative Procedures Act, and the Fourth Amendment. EPIC’s president called the program “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.”

Litigation: EPIC v. Napolitano, No. 10-1157 (D.C. Cir.) (Petition for Review, Opening Brief, Background document)

Numerous reports via Google News


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