Dallas TSA Accused of Body-Scanning Women with Attractive Figures
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Ellen Terrell (photo: Facebook)
Screenings agents at Dallas/Fort Worth airport are being accused of making attractive women go through full-body scanners, according to numerous complaints.
A local CBS affiliate went through more than 500 records of complaints lodged against the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and reportedly found “a pattern of women who believe that there was nothing random about the way they were selected for extra screening.”
Ellen Terrell, a Dallas executive IT recruiter, told the news station that she was asked repeatedly to step back into a body scanning machine at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. “I feel like I was totally exposed,” Terrell said. “They wanted a nice good look.”
She also said a female TSA agent commented on her “cute figure.” Terrell says she did not file a formal complaint because she didn’t know she could.
TSA released a statement lauding the introduction of newer machines that display more generic images than the one that was presumably in use the day that Terrell was screened.
-Noel Brinkerhoff, David Wallechinsky
To Learn More:
Female Passengers Say They’re Targeted By TSA (by Ginger Allen, CBS 11 Dallas/Fort Worth)
Airport Security Makes Married Mother Go Through Body Scanner THREE Times... After Telling Her She Had A 'Cute' Figure (by Louise Boyle, Daily Mail)
TSA Officers Focus on Security, not Good Looks (by Bob Burns, TSA Blog)
TSA Defends Confiscating Professor’s Cupcake (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
Pro-Radiation Lobby Wins Right to Scan all Air Travelers (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)
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