By Adam Carter

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.”

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams Inteviews Melissa Hall

Comments (3)
  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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