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.
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