‘Checkpoint of the future’ takes shape at Texas airport


Bart Jansen
USA Today
June 21, 2012

COMMENT: Curb-to-gate tracking, biometric ID check-ins, a passenger screening tunnel and hundreds of HD surveillance cams are part of the future of Big Brother at the airport. Nevermind that checkpoints continue to be unconstitutional, that the TSA has never caught a terrorist or prevented an attack, or that 9/11 was a hoax to give the pretext to crackdown on America’s once-free society… instead, we should be conditioned to accept greater surveillance, biometric identity checks and literal tracking inside the airport, all because the existing checkpoints are inefficient! Total psychological dominance of the people at work here. If we don’t stop this beast from growing, it’s over for all our liberties.

DALLAS – At a terminal being renovated here at Love Field, contractors are installing 500 high-definition security cameras sharp enough to read an auto license plate or a logo on a shirt.

[...] It’s part of what the International Air Transport Association, or IATA, which represents airlines globally, calls “the checkpoint of the future.”

[...] After checking their luggage, passengers would identify themselves not with driver’s licenses and paper boarding passes, but by scanning fingerprints or irises to prove they have an electronic ticket.

Passengers would walk with their carry-ons through a screening tunnel, where they’d undergo electronic scrutiny — replacing what now happens at as many as three different stops as they’re scanned for metal objects, non-metallic items and explosives.

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