JetBlue responds to letter about baby “terrorist suspect”

As readers know, we’ve been covering the incident at the Ft. Lauderdale airport wherein an 18-month-old baby named Riyanna was reportedly flagged as being on the No-Fly list and, along with her parents, was ordered off the Newark-bound JetBlue aircraft. Baby and parents were already seated, having been issued boarding passes. Continue reading “JetBlue responds to letter about baby “terrorist suspect””

TSA’s Pinocchio Syndrome

A story Monday revealed that the TSA has been underreporting the number of security breaches at airports, concealing nearly half of the events from top management. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) had demanded an explanation last year after a number of breaches at Newark Liberty Airport (EWR) were reported in the New Jersey Star-Ledger. The TSA redacted a significant portion of the official report, claiming that revealing the full extent of the security breaches would compromise security. Continue reading “TSA’s Pinocchio Syndrome”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein lauds “heavy patdowns”


UPDATE added Sept 14, 2012: This blank space used to contain a video of Senator Dianne Feinstein on Fox News Sunday on May 13, 2012. The video has since disappeared. Accordingly, here’s a transcript of Feinstein’s appearance. -LS

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is a ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. She voted for the Patriot Act and has voted for it again every time its reauthorization has come up. Likewise, she has consistently voted against requiring FISA court warrants before the government wiretaps Americans at home or abroad.

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Letter to JetBlue about baby “terrorist suspect”

To: [email protected]

“Our mission is to bring humanity back to air travel . . . .”  — From the JetBlue Facebook page Continue reading “Letter to JetBlue about baby “terrorist suspect””