Nov 022010
 
 November 2, 2010  Surveillance

Gary Stoller reports:

The government’s aggressive new pat-down searches at airports are raising privacy concerns and dividing frequent fliers.

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The new searches are done with screeners’ hands sliding over a passenger’s body. However, the searches require screeners to touch passengers’ breasts and genitals. And that’s prompting some fliers and the American Civil Liberties Union to question the policy’s intrusiveness and effectiveness.

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Chris Calabrese, a lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union, says the more aggressive pat downs should be stopped until a thorough analysis of the policy is done.

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