Thursday, December 23, 2004

TSA easing search and patdown rules.

After numerous complaints from women who claimed they were fondled inappropriately by airport screeners under the guise of being searched, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued
new guidelines for what is and is not appropriate search behaviour.

In particular,

The new TSA rules say screeners can select passengers for patdowns based on “visual observations,” even if they do not set off metal detectors. Amy Von Walter, a TSA spokeswoman, said screeners are looking for “irregularities in a person’s natural shape or contour.”

Yeah, you always have to be suspicious about those irregularities in a person's contour, don't you?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Even to the un-trained eye you can easily tell that the irregularities in the Commander in Chimp's clothing are simply the seam for the battery door and the "cord running to his ear" is just that little ribbon you're supposed to tuck under the D cells to make them easier to remove.

These crazy conspiracy theories about microphones and such are really a bit much.