Dear TSA and the flying public: Racial profiling is logically pointless, statistically groundless, and morally wrong

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Journalist Max Fisher has a great post up at Vox that focuses on an eyeroll-inducing anti-Muslim tweet followed by a sharp, statistically on-point rejoinder. The TSA would do well to read Fisher’s post. As readers will remember, we’ve written about the TSA’s nasty little racial profiling problems before:  Continue reading Dear TSA and the flying public: Racial profiling is logically pointless, statistically groundless, and morally wrong

TSA employee fired after missing loaded gun carried by criminal

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Just days after demanding that European airports “tighten security” (read: step up the groping of people’s bodies) while screening US-bound passengers — the results of which demands our editor and colleague Lisa Simeone witnessed firsthand, at London’s Heathrow airport — an American-based TSA employee was fired for, among other things, allowing a man with a criminal record to board a UK-bound plane with a loaded handgun in his carry-on bagContinue reading TSA employee fired after missing loaded gun carried by criminal

NYT: TSA’s behavior detection program useless, wasteful

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Readers of TSA News know that we’ve been pointing out the fraud of the TSA’s so-called “behavior detection” program for years. Just a few examples: hereherehere, and here. Well, now the New York Times is finally catching on. Continue reading NYT: TSA’s behavior detection program useless, wasteful

TSA bans carry-on liquids (and more) on Russia-bound flights

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Headed to Sochi, Russia for the Winter Olympics? Better dump out the carefully calibrated toiletries in your carry-on bag and start over, as the TSA has just banned them — in any quantity — thanks to DHS concerns about Terrorist Toothpaste Bombs:
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Planning a No-TSA Summer: Forsaking skies for purple mountain majesties

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As long-time readers know, when I say I refuse to submit to (and thus tacitly support) the TSA and its unconstitutional search-and-seizure policies, I really mean it: I refuse. I haven’t traveled anywhere by airplane since the summer of 2009; neither have my husband and sons. Continue reading Planning a No-TSA Summer: Forsaking skies for purple mountain majesties