Rights lost with every image taken

American citizens have privacy rights.

The Oct. 13 news “Monroe man accused of secretly taping women during sex” shocked people who considered it an offensive invasion of the women’s privacy — worthy of jail.

America sacrifices that same privacy at airport security checkpoints with body scanners. Individuals in private rooms review detailed images showing the body beneath traveler’s clothing.

If a system can be abused, it will be abused. Body scanners are susceptible to human weaknesses. Is there judicial oversight over systems and screeners to assure that images aren’t misused?

Protest this assault on constitutional rights by boycotting full body scans!

Pete Morgan