A South Korean woman visiting this country and, of course, having no idea that she was required to undergo physical assault as a condition of getting on a plane, was arrested at Orlando International Airport. Continue reading “Another woman arrested for defending herself against the TSA”
A former New Jersey cop who, colleagues said, routinely disparaged blacks, Hispanics, East Indians, and women found a hearty embrace by the TSA at his local airport. Continue reading “Former cop finds racism, sexism welcome at TSA”
A Merry Christmas to our readers, writers, and lovers of civil liberties everywhere! Thanks to you, TSA News is growing and gaining new readers daily. Thanks to you, more people are learning about the behavior of this criminal agency and how they can fight it. Thanks to you, we’re in a long line of crusaders in this country for social justice. So here’s hoping you have a happy day during this festive season, a season of light. Continue reading “TSA Santa and the Night Before Christmas”
Matthew Mosk, Angela Hill, and Timothy Fleming write for ABC about gaping holes in airport “security,” thanks to the hamburger clerks working there, with test bombs and guns being missed by screeners 20 out of 22 times at Newark. We know about these failures thanks to the “Red Teams,” about which we’ve written at TSA News before. From the ABC article: Continue reading “TSA can find the genitals in your pants just fine (it’s the gun they’ll have trouble locating)”
It’s been almost three years to the day since Special Agent Robert Flaherty knocked on my front door and handed me a subpoena.
The Department of Homeland Security order — which would have forced me to reveal the name of a source who had sent me a “secret” TSA security directive — was dropped a few days later after I told the feds I’d see them in court. It also turned me from an aviation security skeptic into one of the TSA’s most vocal critics. Every week I take the agency to task on my consumer advocacy site.
So you’d think that when it comes to the subject of airport safety, I wouldn’t have one nice thing to say. But that would be wrong.
Continue reading “7 things you’ll love about the TSA”
In a recent interview, TSA Administrator John Pistole acknowledged that his agency has been less than embraced by the public, and he again promised, as he has for two years now, to focus on improving passengers’ experience with TSA screening. In that interview Pistole said that it has become an adversarial relationship, “so what we’re trying to do through all these initiatives is change that paradigm and make this a partnership.” Continue reading “TSA’s exemption shell game”
While lawsuits continue to be filed against the TSA on a variety of fronts, generally the TSA has been successful in foiling any and all efforts to make it accountable or to even reveal its statistics. Also, generally, the TSA does this by sheer obfuscation and technicality. I must admit, that is a strategy. However, without the antagonist tiring and simply going away, that strategy usually eventually fails. Continue reading “The wheels of justice are frozen”
The TSA has once again been forced to respond to an instance of abuse because a video went viral. Not apologize, mind you, just respond. Continue reading “TSA addresses harassment of sick girl in wheelchair”
This blogger has worked for the TSA for many years. So he has the inside scoop. Continue reading “The Insider’s TSA Dictionary”
On any given day there will usually be several articles about the TSA in the media. This is typically a mix of stories on yet another arrested TSA screener or press releases fed to lazy reporters by the TSA announcing that they found a lighter in the shape of a hand grenade and protected America from secondhand smoke. Continue reading “Why are there so many TSA puff stories?”