TSA Heat

Nov 12 2010 TSA Heat BY admin TAGS TSA

 

The Transportation Security Administration is getting a lot of grief these days...

Let's begin with pilots. Some aren't happy that they have to go through the new full body scanners. "According to a letter obtained by The Atlantic, Captain Dave Bates, president of the Allied Pilots Association, which represents 11,000 American Airlines pilots, has sent a letter to other pilots urging them to refuse a full-body scan on the grounds of radiation over-exposure and an invasion of privacy." Read more on this angle from PC Magazine.

The pilots association isn't the only one chiming in. "The International Air Transport Association, the U.S. Travel Association, the and British Airways have criticized the T.S.A., saying it adds intrusive and time-consuming layers of scrutiny at airport checkpoints, without effectively addressing legitimate security concerns." The New York Times has details.

Meanwhile, at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports, " Mary Gieser McCandless of Rogers couldn’t believe the aggressive pat downs of two women going through security at Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport.The women “were groped from their crotch down their inner thighs (two passes - not just one) and then again around their breasts - all around their breasts - in the middle, underneath, on top..."

In the meantime...

"A group of flight attendants is calling for a "pat-down opt-out day" on November 24th - the day before Thanksgiving – and one of the busiest travel days of the year..." Read more from KATU-TV. We could go on and on, but that's probably enough...for now.

 

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