Passengers Call For Boycott Of X-Ray Vision Body Scans04:32
Download

Play
Transportation Security Administration manager Anthony Crimi demonstrates how a new full-body imaging machine will be used at one of the security checkpoints inside Lambert- St. Louis International Airport.  (AP)
Transportation Security Administration manager Anthony Crimi demonstrates how a new full-body imaging machine will be used at one of the security checkpoints inside Lambert- St. Louis International Airport. (AP)

Air passenger rights groups are calling on people to boycott the Transportation Security Administration’s new full body scanners next Wednesday, the busiest travel day of the year.  The groups object to the scans, which allow screeners to see right through a person’s clothes. The groups object to the scans, which allow screeners to see right through a person's clothes.  Others are upset with the T.S.A.'s new "pat downs," which some passengers have described as groping.  Today, T.S.A. chief John Pistole explains to a Senate committee why he thinks the new procedures are necessary to keep our airways safe.  Keith Johnson, Homeland Security reporter for the Wall Street Journal joins us.

This segment aired on November 17, 2010.

Support the news

+Join the discussion
TwitterfacebookEmail

Support the news