Airport

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 »

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Denver TSA groping scheme UPDATE

The TSA has actively protected employees who were allegedly conspiring to commit frequent and serious acts of sexual assault. And the news reports about the event have left out more questions than they've answered, in part because no one appears to have bothered to get the police report -- which took me all of five ...read more »

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Denver TSA rigged system to grope men’s genitals

From KCNC, the CBS affiliate in Denver, comes this completely unsurprising "news": TSA clerks at Denver International Airport deliberately messed with the strip-search scanners to alarm on attractive male passengers so one of the blue-shirted goons could grope them. No, Virginia, say it ain't so! A CBS4 investigation has learned that two Transportation Security Administration screeners at Denver ...read more »

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Terroristy breast milk strikes again! UK & US equal in stupidity

Because, as we've reported before, the UK is just as fearmongering and civil-liberties-violating as the US, and is in many ways the lapdog of the US, it should come as no surprise that our brethren across the pond have adopted the worst practices of the TSA. It used to be that you could fly in/from Europe ...read more »

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Redditor finally discovers the TSA is abusive

  From a thread started at Reddit by someone who is just now discovering that the TSA is abusive. Duh. Sorry, patience is admittedly not one of my virtues, but I really can't take it anymore -- not only the surprise exhibited by people who seem to have been living under a rock for the past, oh, ...read more »

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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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