Leaked doc proves what we’ve been saying for years: TSA is nuts


Everyone's been sending me the article from First Look/The Intercept about the latest "confidential" TSA document. Though I'm a huge supporter of Glenn Greenwald and his journalistic endeavors -- and have written so here -- and am glad for any light that is shed on the TSA's myriad abuses, I have to say this latest article ...read more »

Tales from the Resistance


This is not directly related to the TSA, but it is about the growing presence of security searches. It's about my latest stand at demanding autonomy over my physical person. And it has to do with a local district courthouse.  Last time I visited a courthouse (2013) I was inappropriately (in my assessment) touched. A deputy ...read more »

Mentally ill man who attacked TSA agents dies

A mentally ill man named Richard White attacked TSA agents at the New Orleans airport with wasp spray and a machete and was, in turn, shot by a sheriff's lieutenant on duty nearby.  White later died of his injuries. It turns out that White, 63, was also carrying Molotov cocktails in his bag; and his car, later searched ...read more »

TSA clears known felon for pre-check


Ha ha ha ha! Don't you just love it when someone -- or in this case something -- gets hoist on its own petard? Not that it matters, of course; rarely does. People and organizations whose stupidity, hypocrisy, and incompetence are laid bare for all to see rarely change their ways. On the contrary, they ...read more »

Learning about TSA Pre-Check the hard way

Another passenger learns about the scam of Pre-Check the hard way.   From a woman who identifies herself as Trish24, comment originally left last month, February 2, 2015: "I may never fly again and I am serious thank you TSA. I was TSA prechecked but my hands got wanded and supposedly something showed up. My carryons were ...read more »

TSA News transition, pls be patient as we fix bugs

As you can see, TSA News looks different. We recently changed over to a new format and are still working out the kinks. For one thing, you'll see that posts aren't dated on the home page. Second, there's no indication of how many comments are on posts. Third, you can't see pix on the home ...read more »

Another year, another “terror” “crisis”


Yeah, I have to keep using scare quotes, because they're a reflection of this country and its insistence on finding a terrorist around every corner.  The latest "crisis" is that, like last year, the Department of Homeland Security is in faux-danger of not being funded. Congress, as usual, is fighting. The whole brouhaha is fake, of ...read more »

Another TSA sexual predator

And the hits just keep on coming!  From WESH in Orlando: Daytona Beach TSA agent accused of sexually battering child for 3 years FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. —A TSA agent who works at Daytona Beach International Airport was arrested in Flagler County, accused of sexually battering a child over a number of years. Esteban Rodriguez, 30, was booked into jail ...read more »

Another TSA agent charged with child sex abuse

Today we have news of yet another TSA agent arrested for child sexual abuse.  Well, why not? So many of his colleagues are in the same boat, at least the ones who have been caught. Samuel Bryant, 40, lives just outside Baltimore and worked -- until now -- at BWI -- Baltimore-Washington International -- Airport. He was ...read more »

*TSA Watch is appealing to you*

TSA Watch, which I wrote about a few weeks ago here, is working hard to raise awareness about TSA abuse and money to fight it. Today only, your contribution will be doubled by a generous benefactor, up to $500. But only today. So please, if you can afford to give 5 bucks, do so. If you ...read more »