The Scanners That Just Won’t Die

From the NYT, on the TSA’s decision to pull Rapiscan’s dangerous, ineffective “back scatter” x-ray machines out of airports:

Rapiscan will be required to pay for removing the scanners. In a statement, Deepak Chopra, the company’s president, said the decision to cancel the contract and remove the scanners was a “a mutually satisfactory agreement with the T.S.A.” The company said that scanners would be used at other government agencies.

So other human beings working at or visiting other federal agencies may still be involuntarily exposed to ionizing radiation, all to continue the “security theater” nonsense.

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