HARRISBURG PA – A radiation-emitting scanner used to screen airplane passengers is, some Pennsylvania legislators say, nothing more than a digital strip search.
The House State Government Committee on Wednesday (May 9, 2012) passed, in a majority vote, a resolution protesting the extent and pervasive nature of federal Transportation Security Administration screening procedures, but not without debate, according to The Pennsylvania Independent online news service.
House Resolution 16 urges Congress to limit the use of advanced imaging technology and pat-downs, on the grounds that such actions violate the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, as well as Article I, Section 8 of the state constitution.
The resolution follows a growing number of complaints nationwide from travelers who say they feel violated by the security screening, including several instances of alleged sexual abuse by aggressive agents.
- Read a story by reporter Melissa Daniels, titled “PA lawmakers tell TSA to lay off searches” and published Thursday (May 10) by The Independent, here.
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