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TSA Grope & Pillage Infographic minus Chertoff connection

By Rady Ananda

Nice graphic by Tony Shin, et al. of Criminal Justice Degree, but too bad they didn’t include former Homeland Security secretary Michael Chertoff’s connection to the scanners.

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Appeals Court to hear oral arguments in EPIC vs TSA over ‘unlawful, invasive, and ineffective’ searches

From info at Electronic Privacy Information Center

On March 10, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case against the Transportation Security Administration filed last year by privacy group, EPIC, to suspend the deployment of body scanners at US airports, pending an independent review.  On January 6, 2011, EPIC filed its reply brief, stressing its core assertion that “the TSA has acted outside of its regulatory authority and with profound disregard for the statutory and constitutional rights of air travelers.”

Body scanners produce detailed, three-dimensional images of individuals. Security experts have described whole body scanners as the equivalent of “a physically invasive strip-search.” The Transportation Security Administration operates the body scanner devices at airports throughout the United States. EPIC said that the program is “unlawful, invasive, and ineffective.” EPIC argued that the federal agency has violated the Administrative Procedures Act, the Privacy Act, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Video Voyeurism Prevention Act, and the Fourth Amendment.

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Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Enough is enough, introduces Dignity Act

Ron Paul Responds to TSA: Introduces ‘American Traveler Dignity Act’

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Chertoff: 9/11, Katrina and now airport scanners

By BrassCheck TV

Rep John Duncan, Tennessee stands up against government corruption (video of 11/17 C-Span speech)

Michael Chertoff supervised the “relief efforts” in New Orleans after the levee failures. He managed the investigation of 9/11.  Now he’s helping railroad the full-body X-ray machines he ordered BEFORE the so-called “underwear bomber” incident into US airports – and getting paid for it.

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The Stench of American Hypocrisy

Screen shot at a TSA desk computer in an airport

By Paul Craig Roberts
Counterpunch

Ten years of rule by the Bush and Obama regimes have seen the collapse of the rule of law in the United States. Is the American media covering this ominous and extraordinary story?  No the American media is preoccupied with the rule of law in Burma (Myanmar).

The military regime that rules Burma just released from house arrest the pro-democracy leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The American media used the occasion of her release to get on Burma’s case for the absence of the rule of law. I’m all for the brave lady, but if truth be known, “freedom and democracy” America needs her far worse than does Burma.

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Germans protest airport scanners by stripping

That was done in January.

 

Airport Body Scanners Under Pressure: Experts Now Warn X-ray Devices ‘could give you cancer’


By Activist Post

As we wrote in our newsletter this week: scanners and backscatter devices are under pressure from all sides.  Despite the best efforts of Michael Chertoff and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), word is out that Backscatter X-ray scanner technology being used in airports is exceedingly harmful, along with being an invasion of privacy.

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High-tech strip search packs massive radiation punch

What the TSA sees when air passengers are subjected to full-body scans using millimeter wave technology and/or backscatter X-rays

BUZZ THIS

By William Douglass M.D.
Douglass Report

The truth comes out!

Government claims about the safety of the intrusive, invasive full-body X-ray scanners now being used in airports are based on a deadly lie. And now, just as I predicted, scientists are warning that the radiation dose delivered by these things is much higher than anyone has admitted — up to 20 times higher than previously thought.

Dr. David Brenner of Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research says it’s because the X-rays don’t distribute evenly. Instead, they concentrate on the skin, which is extremely sensitive to radiation — and that opens up the possibility of chromosome damage and even cancer.

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