In response to this threat to national security, the TSA is changing the way people with body piercings will be searched:
The TSA said Friday in a statement on its Web site that the officers properly followed procedures, but that the procedures must change. In the future passengers can either allow a visual inspection of their piercings, or remove them, the agency said.
The statement stopped short of apologizing to Hamlin.
“TSA acknowledges that our procedures caused difficulty for the passenger involved and regrets the situation in which she found herself,” the agency said in a statement. “We appreciate her raising awareness on this issue and we are changing the procedures to ensure that this does not happen again.”
Does this mean that TSA officers can now ask for a strip show?12:30 pm on March 29, 2008 Email Manuel Lora