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TSA to Remove Body Scanners From Busy NY Airports

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Transportation Security Administration says it is removing full body scanners from New York's airports and moving them to less busy airports.

LaGuardia and Kennedy are among a number of major airports where the backscatter technology machines are being removed.

They will be replaced by machines that use millimeter wave technology to produce a more generic outline of a person's body, instead of the more specific images produced by the backscatter machines.   

The agency says the decision was made to speed up security checkpoints.

With the Associated Press

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Oct. 31 2012 06:05 AM
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The TSA (Transportation Stupidity Agency) needed a news distraction while its agents are stealing from luggage. However, the real reason the backscatter X-ray scanners are being removed is that Janet Napolitano's head exploded the last time she passed through a defective full-body scanner. Oops... only $340 million down the drain....

Oct. 24 2012 02:48 AM
Bill Fisher

Another puffer scandal except that this one comes with cancer causing x-rays and produces child pornography. After 11 years taxpayers have wasted $80 billion on TSA only to get worse.

TSA shoves these scanners on smaller airports to hide these dangerous pornographic machines from the millions of passengers who use the largest airports like O’Hare and LAX. This is costing over $100,000 a scanner and would have been cheaper if they just sent the MMW units to the small airports in the first place. They know this is a cover up and has nothing to do with expediting checkpoint wait times.

The Europeans don’t allow the scanners to be used on children because the image is so graphic it violates child pornography laws. Germany banned them and went back to metal detectors because of the 54% false positive rate while failing to detect items 40% of the time.

Oct. 23 2012 08:46 PM

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