Full-Body Scanner Deployed at Midway Airport
Updated: Wednesday, 15 Dec 2010, 12:29 PM CS Associated Press
Chicago’s Midway Airport is joining the long list of airports that have deployed full-body scanners.
They’re designed to detect nonmetallic weapons. But some travelers complain the scanners are unnecessarily intrusive and embarrassing. Other critics say the x-ray type pictures they take amount to “virtual strip searches.”
Not all air travelers are selected for full-body scans. The majority are required only to walk through more common metal detectors.
The TSA says the new Midway scanner was bought using federal stimulus money.