Skip to comments.Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans
Posted on 08/27/2010 10:39:25 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
As the privacy controversy around full-body security scans begins to simmer, its worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints arent the only places where backscatter x-ray vision is being deployed. The same technology, capable of seeing through clothes and walls, has also been rolling out on U.S. streets.
American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Massachusetts, has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter x-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles to see their contents, Joe Reiss, a vice president of marketing at the company told me in an interview. While the biggest buyer of AS&Es machines over the last seven years has been the Department of Defense operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, Reiss says law enforcement agencies have also deployed the vans to search for vehicle-based bombs in the U.S.
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.forbes.com ...
This whole law and order at any cost mindset in this country is going to result in a bad backlash one day.
I would go after the government for xray exposure against my will. further press it on illegal search. Nothing says a cop can’t peer into a parked car but who the heck thinks there isn’t a reasonable expectation the government won’t xray your damn car on the street at random?
Not sure how we push back such power; but no question that it will be the average citizen 'feeling it' more and more.
It is all beyond Orwellian and 'Truman Story'.
Absolute power corrupts; as do these tools for protection - whether camera/computer/GPS or 'taser-soon-laser'; they are all found, too quickly, resting in the hands of the 'corruptible' - or hands soon, corrupted by their use. Be it 'chicken or egg'; their use, places us all, on what appears as a terrible 'slippery slope' per price to pay for such invasive protection. . .as so 'foisted/hoisted' upon us by those who are drawn to 'control scenariosM.. (And we know what politcal Party; those with such inclinationss; most likely drawn to.)
Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans in Miss Universe Pageant
not really, & this bodyscan van? that ain’t nothin’..........you know what they have in China?
instead of hauling your keister off to jail for incarceration for crimes against the state-they come around to your street where you live and put you in the unmarked van and execute you by (i think) lethal injection.then they go & dump your body wherever or something and they don’t give you
courtesy call before they come to your house/apt/hovel/cardboard box
AS&E forced Forbes to delete the video but here is a link to another:
I’m amazed that this back-scatter X-ray technology can image through the metal skins of trucks and cars. It is shown driving through city streets imaging the contents of every vehicle; if done by (or for) a government agency this has to be a 4th Amendment violation.
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