Friday, December 3, 2010

State, local lawmakers seek alternatives to TSA airport screenings

From the Washington Times:
A coach-class rebellion against the Transportation Security Administration is brewing as state and local lawmakers challenge the agency's right to implement its invasive airport-safety protocols.

'I'd like to send Washington a clear signal that these aggressive pat-downs and body scanners may have crossed the line,' said Sean Paige, a member of the Colorado Springs City Council. 'We want to maintain airport security, but need to speak up for the passengers who come through our city.'

He has asked the Colorado Springs airport's aviation commission and director to prepare a briefing on a proposal to replace the TSA with a private security firm. The council is expected to hear the results in January, Mr. Paige said.

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