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TSA Gets Rid of Full-body Scanners at US Airports

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TSA gets rid of full-body scanners at US airports thanks to activism.

Published May 31, 2013

FoxNews.com

WASHINGTON –  The full-body scanners that caused an uproar for taking semi-scandalous snapshots of fliers at security checkpoints have been removed from America’s airports.

The move comes after a congressional mandate and several complaints lodged by privacy-rights activists who likened the scanners to a virtual strip search.

Instead, airports will now use scanners that only show generic images of bodies, according to a letter released Thursday from TSA officials to members of the House Homeland Security Committee.

“As of May 16, 2013, all AIT units deployed by TSA are equipped with (the body-masking) capability. Additionally, TSA’s procurement of next generation AIT requires” the same body-obscuring capability, TSA Administrator John Pistole wrote in the letter, according to The Hill.

The scanners were first rolled out in 2007 and most had been pulled by May 16.

The TSA told a congressional committee last year that the agency had spent $40 million on the Rapiscan machines and another $100 million on the less invasive model.

The government had bought about 800 machines which were in use at 200 U.S. airports.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/05/31/tsa-gets-rid-full-body-image-scanners-at-us-airports/#ixzz2V0pJE800

 

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You Don’t Have the Right to Protect Your Children From Kidnapping and Drugging if the Perp is the Government

charges reinstated on mom persecuted by government for not continuing to give her child psych meds

You Don’t Have the Right to Protect Your Children From Kidnapping and Drugging if the Perp is the Government

Parents no longer have the right to parent in this country. Once the government accepts a conclusion, as to what is the “right” way to do things, they will enforce it.

I mean, of course they know what’s best in all situations! They are God, aren’t they?!? So if the government accepts the flawed notion that psychiatric medication is the best avenue for a child with moderate mental or emotional issues, then they get to enforce that upon parents and communities… even if it’s not true and has been proven to be untrue.

They can send a SWAT team to your house, confiscate your child, force them to take any medications they want and you, the parent, can be left helpless and alone wondering where your child is and when you’ll ever see them again.

 

After 2 years Charges Reinstated for Mom who Resisted Having her Child Confiscated for Forced Medication

DETROIT, MI — After 2 years, Maryanne Godboldo, the mother who resisted the forced drugging of her daughter, is having felony charges piled back on her. Let’s recap the story, which culminated with a SWAT standoff in March 2011.

Maryanne Godboldo is a mother of a handicapped child, and homeschooled her daughter up until age 13. At that point she wanted to send her to public middle school, and falsely believed that she must immunize her to attend, thanks to an overwhelming disinformation campaign held up by ignorant school administrators, ignorant doctors, and willfully ignorant media outlets.

Maryanne gave her daughter the vaccines and her daughter started having facial spasms and other signs of neurological damage. She asked the “medical experts” what to do, and they prescribe more drugs to fix the damage from the last drugs. The subsequent regimen of psychotropic drugs made her daughter even worse, and Maryanne discontinues the medicine.

charges reinstated on mom persecuted by government for not continuing to give her child psych medsChild Protective Services gets wind of this and government enforcers come to force the mother to keep drugging her kid. When SWAT surrounded her house to confiscate her daughter, Maryanne Godboldo took a stand when the goons tried to break into her home. She held out for eight hours before the state seized her daughter.

After months of expensive court battles, she finally got her daughter returned to her and the charges were dropped.

UPDATE: 5/29/2013

After two years, felony charges have been reinstated on Maryanne. She has been charged with discharge of a weapon, three counts of felonious assault, resisting and obstructing an officer and felony firearm. She could face years of prison time and the breakup of her family all over again.

RECENT 2013 UPDATE:
http://www.freep.com/article/20130529/NEWS01/305290097/Godboldo-charges-reinstated-Appeals

ORIGINAL 2011 NEWS SOURCES:
http://www.prisonplanet.com/swat-attacks-home-school-mom-for-refusing-to-force-med-child.html

http://www.freep.com/article/20110414/NEWS01/104140433/Officials-Detroit-girl-taken-standoff-doesn-t-need-meds-right-now

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/detroit/charges-dismissed-against-maryanne-godboldo,-mom-involved-in-police-standoff-over-care-of-daughter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hIlo7KD2L0

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Man Who Protests TSA by Stripping Naked at Portland International Airport Arrested

TSA Portland Oregon John E. Brennan, 49, stripped naked

John E. Brennan was arrested Tuesday night after stripping naked at Portland International Airport to protest the TSA.

Now THAT’S funny! Although I wouldn’t have chosen to protest in exactly the same manner, I admire this EXTREMELY uninhibited man for taking TSA protest to the next level. It is a shame that the general public (who presumably was not harassing him) had to be disturbed by his protest (two TSA lanes were shut down due to his nudity, apparently…)

Man Protests TSA by Stripping Naked at Portland International Airport

Claiming airport screeners were “harassing” him, Oregon resident John E. Brennan, 49, stripped naked at Portland International Airport on Tuesday night.

John E. Brennan was arrested Tuesday night after stripping naked at Portland International Airport.

Brennan “disrobed completely” at a security area, and refused to put his clothes back on despite requests by TSA screeners and police, according to the Port of Portland Police Department summary report.

TSA Portland Oregon John E. Brennan, 49, stripped nakedBrennan remained nude and “exposed to all passengers including children both inside and outside of the secured area,” causing two screening lanes to be closed and some passengers to cover their eyes and their children’s eyes. Others stepped out of the screening lanes to “look, laugh and take photos.”

Brennan told police that he flies a lot and had disrobed as a form of protest against TSA screeners he felt were harassing him.

Brennan said in an interview with the Associated Press that he did not arrive at the airport with the intention of getting naked.  He decided to protest after he was pulled aside after going through the metal detector and a pat-down, he said.

The most effective way to tell them I’m not carrying a bomb is take off my clothes,” Brennan said.

Brennan was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and indecent exposure.

Brennan has criticized TSA previously, saying on Twitter last May that airport security violated his privacy during a pat-down in San Jose. The tweet came after intense criticism in 2010 over the government’s use of full-body scanning machines and invasive pat-downs in airport security.

This was not the first time Brennan has undressed for political reasons. In Portland, the World Naked Bike Ride attracts thousands each year to protest oil dependence. Brennan said he has ridden in the event three times.

Brennan was scheduled to fly from Portland to San Jose, Calif., on Alaska Airlines and, according to the police summary, neither alcohol or drugs were involved.

Last week a woman disrobed at Denver International Airport after being asked to put out a cigarette she was smoking in a non-smoking area by a gate.

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/man-protests-tsa-strips-naked-portland-international-airport-722069

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