Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Manchester airport brings strip searching to the masses

Manchester Airport has brought strip searching to the masses.
"A trial of a scanner that produces "naked" images of passengers has begun at Manchester Airport.
The authorities say it will speed up security checks by quickly revealing any concealed weapons or explosives.
But the full body scans will also show up breast enlargements, body piercings and a clear black-and-white outline of passengers' genitals.
The airport has stressed that the images are not pornographic and will be destroyed straight away.
 Sarah Barrett, head of customer experience at the airport, said most passengers did not like the traditional "pat down" search...
Ms Barrett said: "This scanner completely takes away the hassle of needing to undress." "
The value-set of a management/administration, which is prepared to construct a justification for strip searching and believing somehow it is something else (because it is done with an expensive machine and the images are viewed remotely), is so far removed from the fundamental freedoms that the UK fought two world wars over, that you have to believe Churchill would be spinning in his grave.  This one has to go into my book on The Insane Organisation.

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