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Learning about TSA Pre-Check the hard way

Another passenger learns about the scam of Pre-Check the hard way.   From a woman who identifies herself as Trish24, comment originally left last month, February 2, 2015: "I may never fly again and I am serious thank you TSA. I was TSA prechecked but my hands got wanded and supposedly something showed up. My carryons were ...read more »

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Another TSA sexual predator

And the hits just keep on coming!  From WESH in Orlando: Daytona Beach TSA agent accused of sexually battering child for 3 years FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. —A TSA agent who works at Daytona Beach International Airport was arrested in Flagler County, accused of sexually battering a child over a number of years. Esteban Rodriguez, 30, was booked into jail ...read more »

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*TSA Watch is appealing to you*

TSA Watch, which I wrote about a few weeks ago here, is working hard to raise awareness about TSA abuse and money to fight it. Today only, your contribution will be doubled by a generous benefactor, up to $500. But only today. So please, if you can afford to give 5 bucks, do so. If you ...read more »

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Man abused by TSA, jailed by cops; TSA agent lies under oath

This incident happened two years ago, but we're only just finding out about it because the case recently got thrown out of court. It's yet another instance of abuse perpetrated by both the TSA and the police against an innocent man.  Roger Vanderklok, 57, is an architect based in Philadelphia and a frequent flier. Because he ...read more »

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TSA Watch – Start Up Funding

A new organization to fight the TSA is starting up, and you can help.  It's called TSA Watch. The co-founder, Evan Cutler, has a lot of entrepreneurial and advocacy experience, so he's a good person to be behind this. Click the link to get all the info on what TSA Watch plans to do and how ...read more »

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TSA logic: Carry on water, get groped; run guns, get a pass

We've only been saying it for years.  The bigger threat at airports, inasmuch as there is one, comes from the employees, not the passengers. Employees at all levels have unfettered access to airports and airplanes. They roam freely behind the scenes, from the so-called "sterile" area, beloved of TSA bureaucrats, to the planes themselves. Mechanics, baggage ...read more »

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Court rules against Prof. Ruskai in TSA case

We have an update on a court challenge against the TSA.  On December 23, 2014, the First Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against plaintiff Professor Mary Beth Ruskai. We've covered this case before, but for ease of reading here's a brief synopsis: Prof. Ruskai has metal implanted replacement hips. She is a frequent traveler and a "Trusted Traveler, ...read more »

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TSA is the least of it — or why we won’t win

John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute, about whom we've written many times, is indefatigable in his defense of the Bill of Rights. He and I don't always agree politically, but on civil liberties we do. And his latest newsletter reveals why this battle -- the whole raison d'être of TSA News -- is a fool's ...read more »

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Women strip-searched by TSA three years ago finally file suit

Three elderly women who were strip-searched by the TSA back in 2011 have finally come forward to file suit. Not against the agency, unfortunately, but against the three (publicly unidentified) screeners who performed the abusive searches.  The women are Leonore Zimmerman, 75; Linda Kallish, 69; and Ruth Sherman, 91. We've written about all of these women before, ...read more »

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TSA holiday pleas? Oh, please

Here at TSA News we often call your attention not only to news reports but to other blogs and websites that discuss the TSA. Consumer Traveler is one of them.  The other day, for instance, I left a comment here asking readers to go over to Consumer Traveler and weigh in on a discussion. That CT ...read more »

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