Disappearing TSA Blog post reappears — kinda sorta

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The case of the disappearing TSA Blog post continues.

As you know, The TSA Blog posted then removed a post announcing crucial public information. Then even the cached version of the post disappeared. Many of us noticed it, wrote about it, and asked the TSA about it. No telling if any mainstream media reporters asked. Given the collective “meh” they utter in regard to the TSA, I doubt it. Though Christopher Elliott, who writes for TSA News and for Elliott Blog, did. Apparently that woke them up at TSA headquarters.

Because suddenly Blogger Blob published this new post at The TSA Blog, albeit one that left out important information, which readers then provided in the comments.

In a nutshell: the public comment period is open, as we’ve been telling you since March 25th. The public comment period about the strip-search scanners and the invasive pat-downs is finally open, almost two years after the courts ordered the TSA to hold this public comment period.

You can leave a comment about the TSA in the public docket here. You can get more information if you need it here.

As we have been doing, we will repeat this information again and again until the end of the public comment period, which is June 24th. Please leave a comment at the public docket. Please stand up for civil liberties.

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  • Cheez-It

    All I disagree with in your post is the part about AIT and gropes except in extreme cases. These two things should not be allowed at all. I believe this blog even pointed out more than once that such humiliating sexual assault pat downs cannot even be legally done by cops. Otherwise I agree with the rest of what you said

    • Susan Richart

      It has been my position for a while that in the scenario of procedures I outlined, the use of AIT and gropes become probable cause searches and require law enforcement. However, I did not include that belief as I didn’t want to blog comments to perhaps turn to focus on probable cause. That’s for another day, IMO.