Yet another report of TSA incompetence, Carraway re-assigned

In another repetitive story about the TSA's failings, a "confidential" DHS report shows what many previous DHS and GAO reports have already shown, have been showing for years: the TSA misses prohibited items all the time. As a matter of course. From the Chicago Tribune: ABC News first reported Monday that undercover agents were able to ...read more »


Groped again, this time by TSA thug Jacqueline Tirre

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At LAX on my way to the Evolutionary Psychology conference in Missouri, I was groped by TSA clerk Jacqueline Tirre (per her nametag). This was after she deliberately left my computer and possessions to sit there on the x-ray off-ramp, claiming the TSA didn't have the personnel to get it. TSA thug Jacqueline Tirre was manning the ...read more »


Give to TSA Watch

The fundraising drive at TSA Watch has been stuck at $6,921 for weeks. The TSA is sexually assaulting people at airports in this country every day. We and many other organizations have been documenting it for years. I don't know what else people need to know in order to care. Oh, wait a minute -- for ...read more »


Judicial Watch finally gets answers in TSA sexual assault lawsuit

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Last August I wrote a post reporting that the non-profit civil liberties organization Judicial Watch was suing the TSA to gain access to documents outlining the sexual abuse of travelers at the hands of TSA workers. I said that Judicial Watch was joining a long line of of other organizations and individual people who had ...read more »


Freedom to Travel USA to SCOTUS re TSA

SCOTUS

On behalf of Freedom to Travel USA, I am pleased to announce that the amicus brief we submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of Jon Corbett has been docketed. You can see the notice here and FTTUSA's actual brief here. Since I am not an attorney, I'll try to explain our position in layman's terms; ...read more »


TSA Nightmare (in other words, same old story)

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I received a detailed email yesterday from a woman who had a bad experience with the TSA at La Guardia Airport (LGA) in New York on her way back home to Texas (photo above obviously not her). She's a lawyer. She titled her account, "TSA Nightmare." Unfortunately, as I told her, what she experienced is ...read more »


Shoshana Hebshi settles lawsuit against TSA, Frontier Airlines

Shoshana Hebshi

Shoshana Hebshi, the Ohio woman who was handcuffed, hauled off a plane at gunpoint, and strip-searched in a jail cell -- all without probable cause -- has settled her lawsuit against the TSA, Frontier Airlines, and other government agencies. We've written about Shoshana Hebshi several times, in 2012, 2013, and 2014. It's taken all these years ...read more »


Americans happy to fly despite being abused by TSA

As ever, air travel in this country is increasing. I wrote last year about the fact that summer travel was expected to increase, and it did. Now we see that BWI -- Baltimore-Washington International Airport -- is planning to expand to accommodate the increasing, ahem, load. Leading the charge is Southwest Airlines: Southwest president and CEO Gary Kelly told ...read more »


TSA Watch, Phase Two — still needs your help

TSA Watch, a new non-profit membership organization about which I wrote earlier this year, has raised $5,000 and is embarking on phase two: filing with the IRS as a 501(c)(3). Here's the latest word on our progress: As of April 15th we have raised 15% of our initial goals. We have used that money to develop TSA ...read more »