Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses


TSA Abuse Documents – Master List Page 1 and Master List Page 2
by Lisa Simeone

This list, which contains thousands of accounts, includes various kinds of TSA abuse – physical, sexual, financial, psychological – inappropriate questions about personal finances, passenger’s money being confiscated, harassment that forces people to miss their flights, bullying of various kinds, children being molested, groping, assault, etc. It’s in roughly chronological order, so if you’re looking for more recent incidents, skip to the end of the document (now documents plural). I update the lists all the time — that is, when Blogger isn’t on the blink, which it has been since January 2015, so I’ve had to create two separate pages — so check both pages, Page 1 and Page 2.

  • Michael Landers

    Now we can add “Bringing guns and homemade explosives into a courthouse and shooting a deputy in the leg before being gunned down” to the list! (Unless former TSA screeners don’t count)

  • Bobbie G

    I am writing this letter regarding a issue that occurred on 6/1/2014 around 8:00am.The flight number 2920 Portland to Denver. I will briefly describe the issue. I was on a family vacation with my two children and my husband. I had been though two other TSA screening that same week without a issue. My boarding pass didn’t match my State driver license.
    My State driver license was about to expire before I purchased my ticket, so I had decided put my new married last name on the boarding pass, but I couldn’t change it at the DNV on my State driver license because I first had to go through Social security office first to change it there first. Therefore, I left my median last name on my State driver license. I had explained this issue to the TSA, so the TSA asked me for other verification like a prescription or anything that has my new married last name, so , I had verified my last name with photo I.D state issued, medical insurance card, and a prescription bottle. I completely cooperated with her so we could get though security faster. After all of that she asked me about my kid’s names and my husband’s name even though he had his State driver license (same last name).
    Besides, I had been screened though the Advance imaging technology and my carry-on went through the scanning process. Another TSA a showed me the screen and said “good job you passed this screening.” To inform you, I was dressed in skin tight elastic tank top shirt and skin tight pants without setting off any metal detectors. However, that still wasn’t good enough for the TSA. The TSA had patted me down from head to toe, and she also lifted my shirt and checked my waste area twice putting her hands on the inside between my pant and waste. She had taken everything from my carry-on bag out in front of everyone swabbed all my personal items like I was a criminal. Furthermore, I wasn’t giving a choice she made me do both screening I felt violated and harassed. I feel she was being unreasonable with all her screening and questions. I shouldn’t have to feel like a criminal, and be violated to that extent. The TSA officer was a supervisor or at least that’s was stated, and she never once offer me a private location to do a pat down. I feel several of my rights been violated at this point.

    Bobbie G

    • Bobbie, yes, several of your rights were violated, as they are violated for thousands of people every day in this country by the TSA. What happened to you is the standard, by-the-book TSA grope — as you no doubt know from looking through the Master List — along with perhaps some garden variety harassment thrown in for good measure.

      As we’ve written so many times at this blog, TSA tactics have nothing to do with security. They are about putting on a show and compelling obedience. Also as we’ve written many times, just because people go through the scanner doesn’t mean they won’t also be pulled aside for a grope. The two aren’t mutually exclusive. You found that out.

      I’m sorry this happened to you. That’s why we’re fighting it. But I’m afraid most of America doesn’t care.

  • John Harris

    Wow TSA having discrimination. It’s been there from the beginning. I was fired in 2010 after months of harassment from filling a complaint regarding safety and policy violations by our FSD’s buddy the AFSD. I have had documents altered management lie under oath. Even false evidence submitted to the Administrative Judge. Everything has been in the the favor of TSA. Now I’ve been waiting for a year for a court date. I don’t think that will happen since after I contacted the court about my court date the judge was changed. I really think that me nightmare will ever end.

    Don’t think that the union will help. I was the local Vic. President. I was led on for over a year then told by their attorney that AFGE wouldn’t represent me because she personally din’t like my case.

    I can tell you now if anyone ever asked me about working for DHS/TSA, don’t even think about it. The corruption is rampant through out the agency!

    I can tell you things that would make your skin crawl.

    • Mr. Harris, and we’d like to hear those things. Can you get in touch with us at the link at the top of this page that says “Contact”?

  • The Master List is updated all the time, because, unfortunately, there are always new crimes and abuses to report.

  • Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses updated, 2 December 2012.

  • This Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses gets updated regularly. But again, I can’t keep up with every single instance of abuse the TSA commits. I can only include the ones I read about or that are told to me personally. I appreciate everyone’s help in bringing accounts to my attention.