2015 Airport Security Symposium – UPDATED

Historic Terminal A Conference Rooms Lease

UPDATE: Open to the public, pay what you can. Doug says he realizes the $199 conference fee is out of reach for a lot of people. Douglas Kidd of the National Association of Airline Passengers has organized this Airport Security Symposium for Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at Reagan National Airport just outside Washington, D.C. He's lined ...read more »

Another TSA agent charged with child porn


I get tired of having to write the same stories over and over again. Such as this one: yet another TSA agent caught with child porn. We've written so many times about these kinds of crimes I've lost count. I try to keep track in the Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses, but it's impossible; no ...read more »

Please sign this fab TSA petition


Come on, folks, let's get this up to at least 150 signatures. If we do, it'll go live on the main White House petition site. It was written by our perennially creative contributor Chris Bray. You may recall that we've tried petitions in the past, including one that went nowhere thanks in no small part to ...read more »

LaGuardia TSA agent arrested for sexual assault


UPDATE BELOW. A TSA agent at LaGuardia Airport in New York has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman. The only reason he was arrested was because he molested her in a bathroom. If he had followed standard operating procedure, he would've molested her at the checkpoint, where it's usually done.  His name hasn't been ...read more »

On-the-job training, TSA style


I received a troubling email from a Freedom to Travel member today. I have her permission to publish it. So, without further ado, please be informed of on-the-job TSA training. Wendy, Last week I flew for work, SMF [Sacramento] to LAX [Los Angeles] and then SNA [John Wayne Airport, Orange County] to SMF. Both times I had ...read more »

Sai receives TSA documents through FOIA


UPDATE BELOW. At TSA News we've written several times about an intrepid, indefatigable young man named Sai. He has been forced to tangle with the TSA more than once, when the agency's workers have bullied, harassed, and illegally detained him. Here's the first post we did on him, here's the second, and here's the third. In a ...read more »

More Tweets about the TSA


We've featured tweets before from people who've been harassed by the TSA. There are thousands of them. Well, here's another. From a woman whose Twitter handle is Criminelle Law.read more »

BDOs in Motion, TSA back-slapping on display


The Intercept has another article about the lunacies of the TSA. Jana Winter is the reporter covering the TSA over there, and she has an inside track to agency employees who feed her bits of information, including this latest: glossy, bi-monthly newsletters that highlight the yuckety-yuk jokes, clever quips, heartwarming tales, and literary pretensions of ...read more »

Morrissey alleges sexual assault by TSA


British indie rock musician Stephen Patrick Morrissey -- better known simply as Morrissey -- became well known in the 1980s with his band The Smiths. He's now 56 years old. And yesterday he filed a complaint against the TSA for sexual assault. Welcome to the club, Morrissey. Americans -- and visitors to the U.S. -- get sexually ...read more »

Media continue to pamper the TSA


The more you read, the less you know. News coverage of the Transportation "Security" Administration routinely accepts premises that are ridiculously exaggerated, breathlessly framing stories around falsehoods and fantasies. And here we go again, with a story in the Tampa Tribune about the legal travails of TSA officers who are suing the agency over its supposedly unfair employment ...read more »