TSA fails to spot loaded gun, it and owner sail through security


Anybody who thinks the TSA is doing anything to prevent an attack needs his head examined (but hey, that's only about half the population of the U.S.). While they're confiscating breast milk, peanut butter, perfume, and cupcakes, strip-searching Granny, and sticking their hands down your pants, they're letting loaded weapons on planes. This isn't the ...read more »

TSA blows it again, terrorizes passengers in Miami


On Monday, November 9, 2015 -- in other words, well before the attacks in Paris -- the TSA, combined with the paramilitary forces of its parent agency DHS (Department of Homeland Security) did again what it does best: overreact, in an almost certifiably insane way, to a security "breach" at an airport, and then terrorize ...read more »

Another elderly woman abused by the TSA

Harriette Charney.

In Portland, Oregon, at the same airport where John Brennan was arrested, the TSA has abused yet another elderly woman. Harriette Charney, age 90, was "asked" to go into a private room with the blue shirts, where they then "asked" her to take off her blouse and her bra. She complied. According to her son Alan ...read more »

Another court order the TSA will ignore


Everyone keeps sending me links to this story, but I saw it when it first came out last week and decided not to write about it because it isn't news. It's the same old same old. I can't see how it means anything significant in our fight against the TSA.   John Whitehead's Rutherford Institute, which fights ...read more »

John Brennan Legal Defense Fund to fight TSA


TSA resister and hero John Brennan needs your help. We've written about Brennan many times. He's the man who, in April of 2012, finally got so fed up with being poked, prodded, and pawed by the TSA every time he traveled, that he stripped naked at a checkpoint in Portland, Oregon to prove he was carrying ...read more »

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 »