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Full Body Scans Urged by LAX Police Leader to Increase Security
This Christmas, when a Nigerian man traveling into the US armed himself with explosives on his Detroit-bound Northwest flight, the hair-trigger reaction by airlines and airports and the TSA was to up security measures and to adjust policy for travelers entering the States from abroad. Now the "head of the Los Angeles airport police union this morning urged the federal government to require full-body scanners for every passenger at airport security checkpoints, saying metal detectors are no longer enough," according to LA Now .
The President of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, Marshall McClain, believes that the events of Christmas Day show "that current screening methods cannot detect devices with little or no metal," and he believes that airports should make use of "all available technology and tools," in order to keep passengers and air crew safe.
McClain supports the use of whole-body scanners, which have been tested at 19 US airports, including LAX, and he claims they are "highly effective in keeping dangerous materials off airplanes."
Not everyone traveling through LAX has encountered these scanners, however, as they've thus far only been used on passengers flagged for secondary screening, but McClain is calling for their use on all passengers.
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April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.