Aug 24, 2010

Frisky frisking search policy begins at Boston's Logan airport

From a report in the Boston Herald

Logan airport security just got more up close and personal as federal screeners launched a more aggressive palms-first, slide-down body search technique that has renewed the debate over privacy vs. safety.

Boston is one of only two cities in which the new touchy-feely frisking is being implemented as a test before a planned national rollout. The other is Las Vegas.

The body searches are conducted by same-gender TSA officers, and passengers can request private screenings at any time.