John E. Brennan went a little bit further than removing his shoes and belt. Having to empty pockets of loose change and shedding coats, belts and shoes at airport security checkpoints can be one of the most annoying aspects of going on holiday.
By Chauncey Alcorn For Dailymail. A passenger at a Michigan airport gave his fellow travelers an eye full on Friday when he stripped naked in front of TSA officials while trying to get through security. The unnamed man stood in his birthday suit ready to be searched inside Detroit Metro Airport's, McNamara terminal as bewildered bystanders watched the scene unfold.
A full-body scanner is a device that detects objects on a person's body for security screening purposes, without physically removing clothes or making physical contact. Depending on the technology used, the operator may see an alternate-wavelength image of the person's naked body, or merely a cartoon-like representation of the person with an indicator showing where any suspicious items were detected. For privacy and security reasons, the display is generally not visible to other passengers, and in some cases is located in a separate room where the operator cannot see the face of the person being screened.
Airport security being what it is these days, most of us travelers feel like we can't even step outside of the cattle call lines they force us into without being called out as a potential terrorist. But not one wild woman out in Denver! At Denver International yesterday morning, a woman stripped down naked in the middle of the terminal.
The full body scanner, being trialled at Manchester Airport, will also show up any breast enlargements, false limbs, piercings, and a clear outline of passengers' private parts. Some travellers might not want to be scanned because of the graphic nature of the images, bosses admit. They can refuse to undergo the virtual strip search at Terminal 2, opting for the traditional "pat down" search instead.
The woman took off all her clothes after being asked not to smoke inside the terminal building by staff. In a bizarre incident at Denver International Airport, the woman stripped completely naked while waiting at a departure gate. After clashing with airport over illegally smoking a cigarette inside the terminal building, the woman proceeded to take off all her clothes.
A strip search is a practice of searching a person for weapons or other contraband suspected of being hidden on their body or inside their clothing, and not found by performing a frisk searchby requiring the person to remove some or all of his or her clothing. The search may involve an official performing an intimate person search and inspecting their personal effects and body cavities mouth, vagina, anus etc. A strip search is more intrusive than a frisk and requires legal authority.
The pretty European tourist caught the US Customs officer's attention. Miami International Airport was air-conditioned and the customs area was very cold, but the arriving German traveller was perspiring heavily. The agents noticed she was trembling. Her luggage was checked clean but the young woman was still frightened.
Airport security chiefs may have thought they had enough to worry about with shoe bombers, underpants bombers and people who forget to put their toothpaste into those little plastic bags. But, if so, they were reckoning without Benedict XVI. At a meeting in the Vatican at the weekend, the pope made an authoritative — if entirely unexpected — incursion into the raging debate over the planned use of airport body scanners.
According to a draft European Commission regulation, seen by The Daily Telegraphthe new millimetre wave imaging scanners are to be used "individually or in combination, as a primary or secondary means and under defined conditions" to provide a "virtual strip search" of travellers. The new EU regulation, which will be binding on Britain, is intended to enter into force across the continent by the end of April Dominic Grieve, Shadow Home Secretary, stressed that while body scanners may be an effective security tool "the implementation must be carried out by the British government in a proportionate manner, based on UK security requirements rather than the dictates of Brussels".