TSA Watch, Phase Two — still needs your help

TSA Watch, a new non-profit membership organization about which I wrote earlier this year, has raised $5,000 and is embarking on phase two: filing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Here's the latest word on our progress: As of April 15th we have raised 15% of our initial goals. We have used that money to develop TSA ...read more »


Denver TSA groping scheme UPDATE

The TSA has actively protected employees who were allegedly conspiring to commit frequent and serious acts of sexual assault. And the news reports about the event have left out more questions than they've answered, in part because no one appears to have bothered to get the police report -- which took me all of five ...read more »


Denver TSA rigged system to grope men’s genitals

From KCNC, the CBS affiliate in Denver, comes this completely unsurprising "news": TSA clerks at Denver International Airport deliberately messed with the strip-search scanners to alarm on attractive male passengers so one of the blue-shirted goons could grope them. No, Virginia, say it ain't so! A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver ...read more »


Terroristy breast milk strikes again! UK & US equal in stupidity

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Because, as we've reported before, the UK is just as fearmongering and civil-liberties-violating as the US, and is in many ways the lapdog of the US, it should come as no surprise that our brethren across the pond have adopted the worst practices of the TSA. It used to be that you could fly in/from Europe ...read more »


Redditor finally discovers the TSA is abusive

Reddit

  From a thread started at Reddit by someone who is just now discovering that the TSA is abusive. Duh. Sorry, patience is admittedly not one of my virtues, but I really can't take it anymore -- not only the surprise exhibited by people who seem to have been living under a rock for the past, oh, ...read more »


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

TSA-spotcheck

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

ConsentSearch

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

ShakespeareHoistPetard

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 »