Airport

Mentally ill man who attacked TSA agents dies

A mentally ill man named Richard White attacked TSA agents at the New Orleans airport with wasp spray and a machete and was, in turn, shot by a sheriff's lieutenant on duty nearby.  White later died of his injuries. It turns out that White, 63, was also carrying Molotov cocktails in his bag; and his car, later searched ...read more »

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TSA clears known felon for pre-check

Ha ha ha ha! Don't you just love it when someone -- or in this case something -- gets hoist on its own petard? Not that it matters, of course; rarely does. People and organizations whose stupidity, hypocrisy, and incompetence are laid bare for all to see rarely change their ways. On the contrary, they ...read more »

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Another year, another “terror” “crisis”

Yeah, I have to keep using scare quotes, because they're a reflection of this country and its insistence on finding a terrorist around every corner.  The latest "crisis" is that, like last year, the Department of Homeland Security is in faux-danger of not being funded. Congress, as usual, is fighting. The whole brouhaha is fake, of ...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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Another TSA agent charged with child sex abuse

Today we have news of yet another TSA agent arrested for child sexual abuse.  Well, why not? So many of his colleagues are in the same boat, at least the ones who have been caught. Samuel Bryant, 40, lives just outside Baltimore and worked -- until now -- at BWI -- Baltimore-Washington International -- Airport. He was ...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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Propaganda Central (aka TSA Blog) trumpets award

Oscar season may be upon us, when movies, actors, actresses, directors, etc. get recognized for their achievements, but never let it be said that our hardworking civil servants, who do so much to Keep Us Safe, go unnoticed.  Indeed, we here take the time to salute them, as neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom ...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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