Backlash Over New Body Scanners
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just say no to flying. That’s the message resonating with a grass roots organization that disapproves of new full body scanners and pat-downs from Transportation Security Administration officials.
Founder of wewontfly.com, James Babb of Philadelphia says TSA officials are taking things too.
And he’s not the only one.
Last week Babb says he had 200 friends and supporters on Facebook, now that number has grown to more than 5,000.
“They’re feeling up old ladies and children and they’re calling it security, but it’s not security,” said Babb.
So how does Babb suggests keeping our airports safe?
“One thing we could do is respect everyone’s right to bear arms,” said Babbs.
“But the short term solution for me and my family is just not to fly,” said Babbs.
The verdict is still out on whether these new security measures are necessary.
“I think it’s for everyone’s safety. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to make sure everyone’s safe on the airplane,” said Patricia Conte of Newtown.
“As unpopular as it is, I think they need to start profiling people somewhat,” said Randall Hemenway of Houston.
The American Civil Liberties Union, along with some New Jersey lawmakers, are calling on federal officials to reconsider some of their security methods.
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