TSA Rolls Out Intelligence Gathering Scheme at AirportsSubmitted by shifty1032231 on Tue, 10/04/2011 - 13:11
By Kurt Nimmo
The TSA insists citizens can possibly avoid cancer-causing naked body scanners and sexual molestation pat-downs if they elect to divulge personal information to the government.
“A select group of travelers may find it easier Tuesday getting through security checkpoints at four major U.S. airports in return for voluntarily providing more personal information to the federal government as part of a new pilot program,” the Associated Press reports.
It was not revealed what personal information the TSA will collect and it was not disclosed what “security steps” participants might avoid, if any.
The program was rolled out in response to widespread outrage over the TSA’s Gestapo tactics.
The Associated Press describes the “PreCheck” program ordered by the Obama administration as a “move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and toward a more risk-based, intelligence-driven model. It comes after complaints about full-body pat downs and intensive searches of children and the elderly.”
TSA boss John Pistole said the new intelligence gathering effort will marry information gathered at airports with “our other layers of security” and will supposedly allow authorities to concentrate on “higher-risk and unknown passengers.”