The TSA to Stop When it Meets Resistance

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Fri, Nov 5th, 2010 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Jeffrey Goldberg isn't a fan of the back-scatter body imaging device found at airports. This isn't just because he gets to have his penis photographed by a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official. Or a natural desire to limit his exposure to radiation. Or even because he feels that the pose a person is forced to take inside the machine -- hands up, as in a mugging -- is particularly debasing. It's because the closely packed lines at TSA screening sites are the most dangerous places in airports, completely unprotected from a terrorist attack.

So Goldberg picks pat-downs, only to discover that the pat-downs have changed and are a little more invasive. How invasive? Let's just say that the TSA will stop their pat-down at the first sign of resistance. Not what you think. And, Goldberg tells us later, it wasn't that great either. And, no, not what you're thinking either. Great read.

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