Testing New 'High Tech Security Screening' for Transit Users
"The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is showing off its newest high-tech security screening system at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles," reports Darsha Philips. The system is designed to "help keep riders safe from terrorists" and was developed in partnership with the Transportation Security Administration and Evolv Technology.
"The portable system can potentially scan 600 to 800 people per hour in real time and will automatically detect 'mass casualty threats,' such as guns, explosives and other weapons," according to Philips.
Not everyone is sold on the idea of adding extra security to the historical crossroads of Southern California. Local journalist Scott Frazier responded to the news thusly on Twitter:
How our society treats transit riders vs. how we treat drivers, every one of whom is in possession of a "mass casualty threat" https://t.co/dLtQrDR117
— Scott Frazier (@safrazie) August 16, 2017