http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-now-put ... pants.html
And don't get me started about the background checks involved in hiring these agents. When the job description includes body-cavity searches and looking at naked scans all day, you will have a self-selecting group of applicants.
http://www.bostonherald.com/news/region ... position=2
A Transportation Security Agency worker who pats down members of the flying public was charged with multiple child sex crimes targeting an underage girl yesterday. The bust outraged privacy and passenger advocates who say it justifies their fears about Logan International Airport’s full-body scanner.
“It’s a huge, huge issue,” said Kate Hinni of FlyersrRights.org. “The TSA needs a complete overhaul . . . If you have a pedophile looking at those naked pictures, they’ve got all your information, it’s a gross violation of their authority. . . . They should make sure none of them is corrupted in any deviant sexual manner.” Sean Shanahan, 44, of Winthrop was held on $50,000 bail after he was charged with two counts of statutory rape, two counts of enticing a minor and one count of indecent assault and battery. He was arrested yesterday at Massachusetts General Hospital.
TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis said Shanahan had passed two background checks, neither of which picked up any record that would prevent him from getting a job. The 14-year-old victim watched a movie at his house, Okeeffe said. She said during the film, he massaged the victim’s thigh and touched her under a blanket, then during the February school vacation the girl stayed at his house with his daughter. Okeeffe said Shanahan nicknamed the victim “Kitten,” and that she was seen going into his bedroom.
Shanahan fled the state last week, prosecutors said, sending his ex wife a text asking her to get rid of his computer, adding “I (expletive) up bad.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXDLQPfq ... ture=share
Obviously, we're all going to have our own interpretations and opinions of these events, some people don't mind one bit (I'm guessing they've never seen an 8 year old pulled out of line for an enhanced screening). Others mind, just not as much as the thought of blowing up in the sky. I'm somewhere in between (My father & uncle are commercial airline pilots, and my girlfriend a flight attendant).
Whatever your personal stance, I'm just glad that the subject's now being evaluated, deliberated and acted upon by the people the laws are meant to protect. Namely, the public at large.