Transportation Security Administration TSA - Page 3
I have been patted down and done the scanner thing and honestly I wasnt horrified by the experience, but at the same time it wasnt a trip to Disney Land either. However, the US Public has to decide if it wants to more guarantee a safe flight or live with what was the status quo, but we really cannot have it both ways. The government is really in a catch 22 situation. If they keep the status quo and there is a successful bomber, everyone will be crying why wasnt this available technology used and you know that the media will be all over presenting that fact to you. If they employ the new technology, we complain that it is too much and worse off...some people are exempt from it if they pull the religious card.
What I most disagree with is the random sampling. While it is the fairest method to employ, it is more likely to let a terrorist through as we are searching 5yr olds as opposed to profiling. Now, having said that, there was recently a chinese guy that hops on a Air Canda flight in a old person disguise and gets through without anyone noticing he is wearing a fake face until there is a photo check before and after...
Now, he wasnt apparently a terrorist...but he could have been and that would have been pretty clever. If this is set in stone, I don't want anyone to be able to opt out of it for religious reasons or anything else.
This has all come about from the Patriot Act. It really should be a concern that the people implementing the Patriot Act are the same ones that basically oversee the operation and govern the Patriot Act.
Basically, I am not thrilled with the scanner and the pat-down, but if the metal detector gets all people then I think if we are to use the scanner it should be next in line after the metal detector...everyone gets it...and no pat-downs unless you fail either of the test.