The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist
Steven Hoffer– Are scanners being employed at roadway checkpoints to “radiate Americans” with dangerous X-rays designed to peer inside their vehicles? Yes, according to Alex Jones conspiratorial website Prison Planet, and this time, the mainstream media agrees, at least in part.
In his most recent Google Trends coup, Alex Jones encouraged users to repeatedly search the phrase “feds radiating Americans,” to draw attention to Prison Planet reporter Paul Joseph Watson’s new article. … Just a few weeks prior, Forbes reported on the same phenomenon in-depth, without the overt, anti-immigrant stance and political bias. As senior reporter Andy Greenberg wrote:American Science & Engineering, a company based in Billerica, Mass., has sold U.S. and foreign government agencies more than 500 backscatter X-ray scanners mounted in vans that can be driven past neighboring vehicles or cargo containers to snoop into their contents…
The DHS didn’t respond to requests for comment on exactly which of its agencies use the ZBVs [Z Backscatter Vans]. The New York Police Department confirmed that it uses the technology but wouldn’t divulge specifics.