I think that we should sue RapidScan on behalf of the federal government in a qui tam case.
From legal discovery we could learn a lot, like ”What did Chertoff know and when did he know it?” Two years ago the incompetence of the company could be hidden by national security concerns, but now the product isn’t used anymore in airports. This company, and Chertoff, defrauded the federal government. We paid for a defective product. Shouldn’t we get our money back?
Rapidscan Systems will still try to evoke national security and not divulge “methods and practices” on the Rapidscan 1000, but we will say the issue is moot since it is not used by the TSA anymore. I’m sure there are 17 good reasons it’s not feasible to bring this case, but for 30% of a billion dollars those reasons might be overcome, don’t you think?
I wrote about it here, and how we can use this to help get tanks out of smaller cities too.
Defective X-Ray Pornscanners. You Can See Sideboobs But Not Sidearms