TSA Administrator John Pistole seems to have a thing for underpants. Continue reading “John Pistole gets his knickers in a twist — again”
Last week I posted a story called TSA now searching parked cars at the airport. The incident in question happened at Rochester International Airport. Now a reporter at Mother Jones magazine is looking for other people to whom this has happened, anywhere in the country, for a story she’s working on. If it’s happened to you, or if you know of anyone, please get in touch with Dana Liebelson at [email protected]. Thank you.
UPDATE: Here’s Dana Liebelson’s report.
Think the TSA operates above the law, with virtually no accountability to the public? Then Vadim Rapp’s story won’t surprise you.
Continue reading “Tagged as a troublemaker by the TSA”
As my colleague Lisa Simeone has been pointing out for some time now, the “some animals are more equal than others” line is alive and well at the TSA checkpoint. Continue reading “Somewhere, George Orwell Is Waking Up To Say, “I Told You So!””
When the Verizon telephone record scandal broke, some programmers had a little heyday. One brought up a URL that automatically contacted anyone’s senators and representatives, and submitted a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request to the NSA, all in one fell swoop. Continue reading “DHS, TSA, NSA, and paranoia”
Hate to break it to ya, blue-shirted wonders, but these aren’t guns. Continue reading “TSA, outdoing its own stupidity at every turn”
It can’t be said often enough: the TSA isn’t law enforcement. The TSA isn’t law enforcement. Continue reading “TSA now searching parked cars at the airport”
Aaron Tobey, 4th Amendment crusader, has reached a settlement in his lawsuit against the TSA. Continue reading “Aaron Tobey reaches settlement with TSA”
In an excellent ruling that provides rare good news for the prisoners illegally detained at Guantanamo, a U.S. judge reveals that he actually has a sense of justice. The good news for the prisoners, however, doesn’t extend to the rest of us. Continue reading “Guantanamo Prisoners’ Groins Protected; Too Bad Yours Aren’t”
Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow makes exactly the right point about the b.s., rights-violating security theater that is the TSA and its legion of repurposed hamburger clerks searching our bags, frying travelers in porno scanners, and groping our genitals. Continue reading “Doctorow On TSA: The Proof Is In The Lack Of Grand Jury Indictments”