Monday, August 22, 2011

Letter to the editor: 'a smokescreen to appease the public'

David Levin wrote:
To the Editor:

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was ordered by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to solicit comments from the public about the use of full body scanners at airports.

The scanners have become a critical part of airport security. The order by the U.S. District Court is basically nothing more than a smokescreen to appease the public.

It won’t matter how many people object to the use of these machines that show an image of a person’s naked body. The full body scanners will continued to be used after all is said and done.

David M. Levin