Backscatter X-ray machines in airports
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|Fri, 08-27-2010 - 4:52pm|
Has anybody had experience with these?
A few weeks ago, I was sending my daughters back east to visit their grandparents. It was their first "solo" flight without parents.
Going through security, I was told to go thru the regular old metal detector. My teenaged daughters where told to go through the backscatter machine.
For those of you who don't know....it is essentially a strip search and gives a "naked" picture to the reader.
Hmmm.....I started getting upset because they are minors. Who is deciding who goes through the machine and who doesn't? Clearly, when 2 young teenaged girls are directed to go thru it and their old mother is not.....it makes me wonder?
How do we know that there isn't some pervert who is deciding who he wants to see "naked" and who he doesn't?
I would love to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I was told this is going to be the future of ALL security in ALL airports in the U.S.