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Although the Supreme Court hasn't evaluated airport screening technology, lower courts have emphasized, as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled in 2007, that "a particular airport security screening search is constitutionally reasonable provided that it 'is no more extensive nor intensive than necessary, in the light of current technology, to detect the presence of weapons or explosives.' "
In a 2006 opinion for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, then-Judge Samuel Alito stressed that screening procedures must be both "minimally intrusive" and "effective" - in other words, they must be "well-tailored to protect personal privacy," and they must deliver on their promise of discovering serious threats. Alito upheld the practices at an airport checkpoint where passengers were first screened with walk-through magnetometers and then, if they set off an alarm, with hand-held wands. He wrote that airport searches are reasonable if they escalate "in invasiveness only after a lower level of screening disclose[s] a reason to conduct a more probing search."
Originally posted by Whereweheaded
Can't wait for the guy who is armed and dishes out some bidness to the TSA agents.
Originally posted by above
This is going on everywhere, our rights are stripped and we are made to obey.
Some years ago at a big forest rave party a drug dog supposedly sniffed cannabis on my gf, and they grabbed her, took to their wan, and made her strip down to panties/bra, and looked throug every other piece of clothing and bag, while she is sitting there in her undies.
When they brought her back and she told me what happened (i thought they would search her bag and let her go) i completely flipped and was about ready to kill those police officers. Needless to say, that event was ruined for me, luckily my gf didn't seem too bothered about it.
But I also feel that the most telling part of this "news article" if we can call it that anymore are the statements by the two good sheep that said they understand but its ok because it makes them "safe"