Body Scanners on the street

Engineer Files Law Suit Against NY Street Body Scanners

 

Machines violate Fourth Amendment, and can “unzip” DNA according to studies

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
Feb 1, 2013

An engineer who exposed fundamental flaws in the TSA’s body scanners and eventually sued the agency, has now filed suit against the City of New York for proposals to use the scanners on the streets.

Last month, NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS New York that his department is looking to deploy Terahertz Imaging Detection scanners on the street in the war on “illegal guns.”

The technology measures energy radiating from the body up to 16 feet away and can detect anything blocking it.

Kelly noted that the scanners, currently being would be used in “reasonably suspicious circumstances” only, and were intended to cut down on the number of stop-and-frisks on the street, which many consider to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment.

The Commissioner suggested that once fully developed, the devices would be mounted in squad cars, noting that making the technology portable was a top priority.

Noting that the deployment of such technology onto the streets would raise significant privacy issues, the police Commissioner said “We have involved our attorneys as we go forward with this issue.”

Jonathan Corbett, an engineer and software designer, who runs the blog TSA Out Of Our Pants, announced this week that he has filed suit against New York City for “its testing and planned (or current?) deployment of terahertz imaging devices to be used on the general public from NYPD vans.”

Describing the devices as a “virtual stop-and-frisk,” Corbett notes that his civil complaint, comes attached with a motion for a preliminary injunction that would “prohibit use of the device on random people on their way to school, work, the theater, or the bar.”

“It is unfortunate that it seems that government at all levels is always in need of a fresh reminder that the citizens for whom it exists demand privacy, and that each technological advance is not a new tool to violate our privacy. However, as often as proves to be necessary, we will give them that reminder.” Corbett writes.

Corbett became the first person to sue the TSA relating to it’s body scanners after the federal agency deployed them as a primary screening method in 2010.

Jonathan Corbett, an engineer and software designer, who runs the blog TSA Out Of Our Pants, announced this week that he has filed suit against New York City for “its testing and planned (or current?) deployment of terahertz imaging devices to be used on the general public from NYPD vans.”

Describing the devices as a “virtual stop-and-frisk,” Corbett notes that his civil complaint, comes attached with a motion for a preliminary injunction that would “prohibit use of the device on random people on their way to school, work, the theater, or the bar.”

“It is unfortunate that it seems that government at all levels is always in need of a fresh reminder that the citizens for whom it exists demand privacy, and that each technological advance is not a new tool to violate our privacy. However, as often as proves to be necessary, we will give them that reminder.” Corbett writes.

Corbett became the first person to sue the TSA relating to it’s body scanners after the federal agency deployed them as a primary screening method in 2010….

 

 

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