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Below is an email that I just received from Campaign for Liberty.

NEW YORK, NY – Friday, June 10, 2011 – 4:30 P.M. – 7 P.M.
(Union Square Park, South Plaza)

Please join the Campaign for Liberty for the Ban the Scan Rally at Union Square Park to promote legislation to eliminate whole image body scanners and pat-downs from all of NYC.  A large showing in NYC will help create national awareness of the violation of our human rights and the 4th amendment.

In November 2010, Councilman David Greenfield (D – Brooklyn) with ten other Council members proposed legislation to effectively ban whole image body scanners throughout all of NYC, including airports, courthouses and public buildings.

The scanners and pat-downs violate our most basic human rights of privacy, personal safety and security of our own bodies. The Transportation Security Administration’s enhanced security procedures have an ineffectiveness rate of 70% in detecting bomb-making materials and are counterproductive.

Whole image body scanners and pat-downs are akin to a strip-search and increase health, safety and security risks by exposing residents to harmful radiation (more than 10 times the manufacturer’s estimate), crowding people at security check points and encouraging children to accept adults feeling their groin area.

The Transportation Security Administration’s policies are unconstitutional and violate local and state assault and child molestation statutes.  If a private security firm exercised similar conduct, employees would face criminal charges.

Body scanners capture and store nude images of citizens on TSA hard-drives despite the TSA’s claims that hard drive are not used.  Images of passengers have been transferred and multiplied electronically and the alternative ‘pat-down’ searches are equally invasive, as the TSA policy forces passengers to submit to an intimate, near-sexual assault or miss an important flight.

We encourage members of Campaign for Liberty to join to show our concern regarding this important issue.

The event starts at 4:30 PM and will feature guest speakers:

For freedom,
New York Campaign for Liberty”