Group Urging Travel Security ‘Opt Out’

By Adam Carter, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — As people begin the busy Thanksgiving travel period, much has been made of the increased measures the Transportation Security Administration is undertaking.

A local group says “enough is enough” and it’s asking passengers to opt-out of the new measures or not to fly at all.

“It’s security theater,” said Melissa Hill, with the local grassroots group We Won’t Fly. “It’s not a way to treat passengers.”

Passengers who choose to “opt-out” of a high-tech body scanner may be asked to undergo a comprehensive pat-down. Several groups are urging passengers to “opt-out” of the scanners.

Hill, and others with We Won’t Fly, will be at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday evening to talk to passengers and hand out stickers that read “I Opt Out.”

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  1. Jodi says:

    I just can’t side with these people. I am sure that all of the people on those planes on 9/11 wouldn’t have had an issue. People are worried about their dignity–goodness–go walk in a Mall, a local store or the beach.

    You can’t tell by looking at someone and saying “they don’t look like a terrorist”. Well–a lot of people didn’t think Timothy McVeigh looked like one either but he blew up a federal builing. Unfortunately, this is our new reality.

    1. Jennifer says:

      Ok…you let them take your freedom away…I won’t let them take mine.

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