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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 »

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TSA Nightmare (in other words, same old story)

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 »

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Shoshana Hebshi settles lawsuit against TSA, Frontier Airlines

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 »

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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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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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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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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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Head of TSA John Pistole stepping down in December

John Pistole, head of the Transportation Security Administration for the past four years, announced today that he will retire at the end of 2014.  Mainstream media have long fallen over themselves helping Pistole disseminate half-truths, spin, and baldfaced lies about the TSA. Nothing is different today. Indeed, the press is being totally consistent, praising Pistole to ...read more »

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