Flying the day before Thanksgiving?
Better be prepared to wait. Airport security lines may be getting even longer.
Outcries over the full-body security scanners continue with passengers, pilots and flight attendants choosing to opt out of the revealing scans for pat downs instead. One group calls for a day of protest against the scanners on Weds. Nov. 24, the busiest travel day of the year.
Another group says the Transportation Security Administration should remove the scanners from all airports. The group, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), a non-profit privacy advocacy group, is taking legal action against the TSA.
Marc Rotenberg, executive director of EPIC, says the TSA should be required to conduct a public rule-making to evaluate the privacy, security and health risks caused by the body scanners. He talks with AM’s John Roberts today.
“The agency doesn’t have the legal authority to put these device in the airports," Rotenberg tells Roberts. "It was a very big step they took when they decided to make the body scanners the primary screening technique, and that’s what we’re objecting to."
In the full video, Rotenberg explains why freedom of religion and the Fourth Amendment should be examined in this case.