Skip to comments.Mom upset about 12-yr old daughter's full body security scan experience
Posted on 11/14/2010 7:44:39 PM PST by rawhide
The TSA calls them another weapon in the fight against terrorism.
The machines are meant to detect a wide range of threats. But even children could be picked by an agent to move through one, which doesn't sit well with Michelle Nemphos of Cockeysville.
Her 12-year-old daughter, whom she did not want to appear on camera, was at Tampa International Airport on vacation with a family friend when a TSA officer chose her.
"It's an image of a nude child that they're seeing. This is child pornography whether people want to believe this or not. How is this any different," said Nemphos.
A TSA spokeswoman say the agency's protocol protects privacy. Sari Koshetz says The officer viewing the image is in a locked room with no windows. The door to the locked room is not opened until the passenger has cleared the checkpoint and the images have been deleted. Should the two officers need to communicate, that is done with whisper headsets."
For Nemphos, that's not enough, not only for her child, but anyone under age 18.
"People think that this is a blurry image. It is not a blurry image. It is an image of a naked person," she said.
Nemphos is still waiting on a response from the TSA.
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Betcha there will be a porn website devoted to airport screening photos.
Why the Church condemn any such behavior on moral grounds alone!
You are right. How long do think it will take?
Oh, we can trust government employees. They would never have an interest in porn. SEC comes to mind.
Nemphos of Cockeysville? You;re kidding, right?
My family won’t be flying commercial until this crap gets sorted out. This government has gone too far.
I really hope parents will sue the TSA. Child pornography, molestation. We have to start bringing the full force of public pressure on these effing nazi nuckfutzes now.
We are off airlines as well. Pound Sand TSA
The problem is if you exempt children...the whole thing is pretty much useless because terrorists have been brainwashing kids forever. They’ll strap a bomb to a kid.
And yes...you better believe a terrorist is capable of doing such a thing. Absolutely.
Wouldn’t it be more cost effective to send all muslims away so that we won’t need a TSA? What in hell are we doing to ourselves?
And I still want to know, do they make sure only female scanners view female passengers, and male scanners view male?
Not likely, when they put both sexes through the same scanner.
Just a flask of rum, a jar of Vaseline, and a box of Kleenex. There is no-way they can tell me that letting perverts sign up to look at nude pictures of people all day (who else would sign up for such a job?) is better than ... oh... I don't know... HOW ABOUT PROFILING - CHECKING THE PEOPLE THAT REALLY NEED TO BE CHECKED! TSA, you're the laughingstock of the security business. I've talked to a couple of operators in the real security business. (TSA) You are kids playing with cap guns compared to these guys.
The current headline on Drudge Report is “Scans, Hands or Fines”
Of course not.
You think no airport will run into staffing problems? What if they can’t find a female officer on duty to fill a shift?
Ditto, we're done. Do you hear me airline industry? Push back - TSA is a joke and will kill you.
The images go over a network from scanner to viewer. ANY network can be breached, and the files transferred to SD chips, thumbdrives, etc.
There will be perv CDs on sale by Christmas
It's not the American way, some other method has to be employed. How about a quick interview, a few direct questions, and body language observations (eye movement, etc.) to trip a more thorough screening.
Also, any Muslim act to down a plane (successful or not) results in a missle strike on a Islamic Holy Site or predominantly Muslim city chosen at random. Second attempt, two missles. Repeat as necessary.
We may not be able to end every attack but will at least get their attention. Retaliate as one would if under attack (because we are).
They've got a lot of jihadis, we've got a lot of missles. Time to use them. Put the ball in their court, see how long they wish to play the game.
They don’t even need to do that.
Im sure the TSA just got flooded with job applications from closet pedophiles.
I flew the other day and didn’t see a single female go through the scanner...only males.
I wonder what the ratio is?
And if the unbalanced ratio is legal???
What's going to happen will be some of these "promptly deleted" images of famous celebs are going to hit the web and then something will get done about it.
I can’t wait to DRIVE to my Sisters in Fort Smith for Christmas!
That the terrorists have taken an arguably "free" nation and propelled us to the hysterical point where there are those who argue we need to image nude childtren, or even submit (key word, there, submit) to groping, searches, etc. while they cow our government to not profile them is prima facie evidence we are losing the war.
It has nothing to do with military conquest, the chains which the American people are insisting on wearing are forged of their own fear.
Those who would sacrifice essential liberty for safety deserve neither (and won't have either).
Al Qaeda didn’t need to take away our freedoms, the US Gov’t is doing the job for them.
We know basically who the enemy is, what mosques they go to, and what countries they are from - yet it is normal Americans who are treated like criminals
“And yes...you better believe a terrorist is capable of doing such a thing. Absolutely.”
So why not just check the a$$hole Muslim ragheads then?
I bet that’s just how it will happen, or something very close.
Because profiling will never happen in America. The lawsuits would be endless. The media would automatically label any politician that supports it as a racist.
“The media would automatically label any politician that supports it as a racist.’
THE TIME HAS LONG PASSED WHEN ANYONE SHOULD GIVE A CRAP ABOUT WHAT THE MEDIA SAYS OR THINKS. AND AS FAR AS BEING RACIST, RAGHEAD ISN’T A RACE...
Photos already exist on Google.
Go to Google... select "images"... then enter "TSA body scans" as the search term.
About 24,400 results (0.48 seconds)
As she should be. Isn't there a law against viewing child pornography?? How is this different??
I don’t get it. If a terrorist wanted to hide a bomb that was undetectable, they would surgically implant one. All the body cavity searches would never find a bomb buried deep in the intestinal cavity.
All these body searches and massively expensive scanners are just more of the “do something about it” stuff to make the sheeple think they are being protected.
The terrorists are probably looking at easier targets than airplanes anyway.
Get this; Muslims are exempt from pat down,so I hear.Is that official??
Dogs. Dogs. Where are the dogs?
Even a cat could be trained to sniff out explosives (that would be a way to get around Moose theological objections), but the dogs’ noses have them beat.
Well the idea of terrorists is to create consternation even if they can’t create physical damage. Terrorists have to be loving this.
Exactly right. The 100 million or so muslims who want to destroy the west are laughing themselves silly at what we’ve done.
I’m infuriated every time I go through an airport screening and see the BILLIONS of wasted manhours and tens of BILLIONs of wasted dollars. This is an enormous drag on our economy and I wouldn’t be surprised to see this knocking down our economic recovery.
The ex-director of security at the Ben Gurion airport in Israel was on Fox this morning and says we are doing it all wrong. We need to focus on the intentions of people and their behavior rather than on the things they are carrying. But neither he nor the Fox interviewer would come out and say the word “muslim” — even they were too pussified to name the enemy causing all this waste and mayhem in the US. The Fox woman said something like “Wouldn’t your approach offend ‘some people’ “ or somesuch.
We are WAY past worrying about offending muslims and I’ll be 80% of the country believes the same. Yet we continue to bend over backwards for fear of offending their precious sensibilities. That the U.S. has degenerated to this is appalling.
That’s ridiculous, how would a TSA agent know the difference between a muslim and someone that said they were, just to avoid the pat down?
I hope one of the first things a President Palin does is to subcontract this to the Israelis. Oh the p*ss’n and moan’n among the moose, but the skies will get a lot friendlier in an instant.
Again, I say dogs. Bring on the dogs. With “modesty muzzles” if protocol requires, but the best sniffin’ dogs that can be had in America.
And the "Overton Window" expands just a bit more...
This is madness.
The officer viewing the image is in a locked room with no windows. The door to the locked room is not opened until the passenger has cleared the checkpoint and the images have been deleted. Should the two officers need to communicate, that is done with whisper headsets.”
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Who is watching the watchers that ogle naked images of our families and exchange private whispers about what they see?
I do not trust the federal government here!
Giving credit where credit is due: Democrat congresstraitors no doubt in our minds.