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Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans
http://blogs.forbes.com ^ | Aug. 24 2010 | andygreenberg

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, it’s worth noting that courthouses and airport security checkpoints aren’t 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&E’s 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.

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1 posted on 08/27/2010 10:39:27 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK
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http://community.compuserve.com/n/pfx/forum.aspx?tsn=&nav=messages&webtag=ws-democrat&tid=149895&redirCnt=1


2 posted on 08/27/2010 10:39:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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This whole law and order at any cost mindset in this country is going to result in a bad backlash one day.


3 posted on 08/27/2010 10:41:57 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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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?


4 posted on 08/27/2010 11:00:10 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour; All
This whole law and order at any cost mindset in this country is going to result in a bad backlash one day.

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.)

5 posted on 08/28/2010 12:22:51 AM PDT by cricket (Osama - NOT made in the USA. . .and Obama, not made in the USA either. . .)
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Full-Body Scan Technology Deployed In Street-Roving Vans in Miss Universe Pageant


6 posted on 08/28/2010 12:46:37 AM PDT by bunkerhill7
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7 posted on 08/28/2010 1:17:12 AM PDT by Slyfox
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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


8 posted on 08/28/2010 2:50:24 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (Free Nobel Peace Prize with oil change =^..^=)
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So I got to ask: Why in the world is this thread exiled to the Smoky Backroom?

Best regards,

9 posted on 09/04/2010 2:04:42 AM PDT by Copernicus (California Grandmother view on Gun Control http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7CCB40F421ED4819)
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AS&E forced Forbes to delete the video but here is a link to another:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=999_1282713539

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.


10 posted on 09/16/2010 3:08:46 PM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter (Obama: Another illegal alien living in public housing)
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