28 November 2010

Body scanners coming to trains... subways... boats... ??

Brace yourselves, commuters — body scanners may be coming to trains, subways and boats, according to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

“[Terrorists] are going to continue to probe the system and try to find a way through,” Napolitano said in an interview that aired Monday night on “Charlie Rose.” She said as aviation security tightens, “we have to also be thinking now about going on to mass transit or to trains or maritime.”
To be fair, she didn't specify that scanners would be the method of security for those modes of transportation.  But it's all security theater, and it's ridiculously impractical, frankly ineffective, and ludicrously expensive.

When will someone in charge have the balls to stand up and say "stop this nonsense?"


  1. Before they did so their balls would have to be groped by the TSA.

  2. Don't you know that law enforcement already trawl streets in vans with such scanners? That they're FINALLY announcing it now should be the least of the alarm...

  3. Sorry, here's a link:

  4. You hit it perfectly on your last item "ludicrously expensive". That's what this is all about. Money. It's most likely a contractor who is in favor with the powers that be at the moment.

  5. "...a contractor who is in favor with the powers that be at the moment."

    Here's a photo of a body scanner CEO travelling with Obama to India -



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