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Disabled woman beaten bloody thanks to TSA

Because TSA News was down for a while due to IT problems, I didn't get to post this story here last month. By now, many people have heard about it. What they might not know is that it didn't just happen recently -- the abuse in this case took place a year ago, and the ...read more »

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@AskTSA Week 6 – How do dogs speed up TSA screening?

There are no screen shots of @AskTSA comments this week because 90% of comments from @AskTSA are in response to the growing number of complaints about long lines and lack of Pre-Check lanes. There have been questions about hair pat-downs of women of color whom, in spite of an agreement with the ACLU, the TSA still ...read more »

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TSA: Morons on Parade Episode 3,867

A recent tweet, brought to you by the brilliant minds of the TSA: Agent [email protected] 14 ADVISORY: #TSA RECOGNIZES PASSENGERS WHO MISS FLIGHTS DUE TO SECURITY LINES AS "MAKING HEROIC SACRIFICE FOR FREEDOM." There you have it -- you're making a heroic sacrifice for freedom! Don't you feel better already? (Okay, the tweet is technically satirical, but it reads exactly like something ...read more »

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@AskTSA

At the top of this blog, in the Menu bar, please note the arrival of a new page at TSA News:[email protected], a compendium from the AskTSA Twitter site of passenger comments and TSA responses that I consider noteworthy. For example, comments from passengers who criticize the TSA, or responses by the TSA that show a lack ...read more »

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James Bovard’s op-ed on TSA abuse in USA Today

Fellow crusader in the struggle James Bovard, about whom we've written before, has a new op-ed about the TSA in USA Today. Though he doesn't link directly to TSA News, he does cover in a cogent, comprehensive fashion a lot of the same ground we've covered here over the years. The title of the op-ed is ...read more »

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TSA mocks blind man

No matter how often we hear these stories, one after another after another after another, for years now, each new outrage is still infuriating. No matter how low you think the TSA can go, it always goes lower. Thus we have this story about a blind man named Joe Nerney being mocked and ridiculed by TSA ...read more »

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TSA finally issues “rule” on body scanners, ignores public

On the righthand side of this blog, you'll see this paragraph: *2015 *and now 2016* UPDATE: Still no word from TSA on public comments*The public comment period on the TSA's electronic strip-search scanners and "pat-downs" closed on June 25, 2013. That public comment period had been ordered by the courts, an order the TSA ignored for ...read more »

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Frederick Douglass wouldn’t have put up with the TSA

Great American orator, scholar, and abolitionist Frederick Douglass was born sometime in February of 1818 and died on this date, February 20th, in 1895. Among the many brilliant, fiery speeches he gave and essays he wrote, no lines have been more often excerpted and quoted than these, which apply today every bit as much as ...read more »

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Ask TSA

As TSA News readers know, the Transportation Security Administration has a nifty new "training academy" in Glynco, Georgia. Supposedly all new TSA hires from across the country, including Hawaii and Alaska, will attend this academy for two weeks of training (replacing the current four weeks of in-house local airport training), and all current TSA employees will ...read more »

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TSA abuse/idiocy compendium, thanks to FTTUSA

Because the same stories of TSA abuse, corruption, and stupidity keep accumulating, and because it seems increasingly pointless to highlight them one by one, here's a round-up of such stories from the past week or so, courtesy of Freedom to Travel USA. From FTTUSA's weekly newsletter, quote: The TSA is at the airports, the football field ...read more »

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