Friday, October 16, 2015
The NYPD can see right through you
From CBS 2:
As CBS2’s Tony Aiello reported, a civil rights group was raising concerns Tuesday night about privacy and health with regard to the vans.
Z Backscatter vehicles look like everyday delivery vans, but they pack equipment similar to that used in airports to peer under clothing and into vehicles. They can spot weapons, explosives and contraband.
“The NYPD, rightly so, is up on all the latest technology,” said Donna Lieberman of the New York Civil Liberties Union.
But Lieberman is concerned enough to join a lawsuit, seeking to force the NYPD to answer some basic questions about the X-ray vans.
Those questions include what safeguards are in place to protect the public from the radiation they emit.