The TSA's Full-Body Scanners Finding More Drugs Than Explosives
Full-body scanners have been on our radar for quite sometime, and we’ve tried to shed some light into what they do and what airports are using them. They’re supposed to keep us a little safer and to ensure airport security, but it seems that the scanners are doing a little law enforcement on the side as well.
Apparently the full-body scanners haven’t found any explosives yet, but they are finding all kinds of other good stuff—the stuff that requires local law enforcement to make a trip to the security lines. There have been passengers attempting to bring along a little bit of illegal in-flight entertainment, but the scanners have been preventing all sorts of drugs from making it on board. This concerns some people as drugs aren’t bombs, and the TSA might be infringing on some constitutional rights.
Obviously there are some things that are illegal for a reason, but we kind of feel badly for people being busted by the full-body scanners; we bet they didn't even see them coming. However, we know these scanners are pretty good at what they doscanningand you should realize that the TSA might be able to find your little stash of white powder or that baggie filled with the secret blend of eleven herbs and spices—so leave the goodies at home for after vacation.
· Full-body Scanners Improve Security, TSA Says [CNN]
· New Airport Security Protocols Will Better Determine Who To Crotch-Search [Jaunted]
· Security coverage [Jaunted]