TSA Scanners and Pat-Downs: A Takeaway Listener's Review

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

TSA agents stand near an Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) full-body scanner at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 22, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (David McNew/Getty)

We've been hearing from listeners since last week about the TSA's new security procedures, from full-body scans to thorough pat-downs. In this segment we speak with one, who asked only to be called by her first name. Layla is a Takeaway listener from Detroit, who just flew from her home to San Diego and back. 

Comments [3]

Al Brogdon from 03447

My tribute to TSA (copy and paste into your browser):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paWeWvV8Xqk

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!

Nov. 25 2010 12:41 AM
Soraya from Detroit

I suppose the discussion of the legality (or logic) of the searches are another issue and one that should be understood in the global context of America's military foreign policy around the world and the further unrest it's been fostering, but I agree that the security personnel and companies who are saddled with the responsibility of the safety of all passengers are doing the best with the rotten deal they've got.

Nov. 23 2010 05:49 PM
David Areman from new york

On the one hand, everyone discusses that your contract with the airline means you give up certain rights. So why not profile flyers and search those more risky flyers instead? The more risky crowd sacrifices some rights just as we all do... - or do they. The inherent illogic (or rather lies) of the discussion; by the government, and media, is what makes watching and listening to media difficult.

Nov. 23 2010 01:25 PM

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