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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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TSA goons steal woman’s shoes, bracelet at BWI

In the never-ending saga of TSA theft and stupidity -- and did I say theft? -- we have the latest episode (that we know of): at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, the goons spied yet another tasty treat they wanted to sample. So they pretended that said items were dangerous and confiscated them -- er, sorry, encouraged ...read more »

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Update on Sai’s TSA lawsuits

Our friend Sai sent me an update on his case this morning. If you're not already familiar with his story, read this post to get caught up. Here's Sai's update in his own words: The BDOs selected me because I was mute and wearing a satirical shirt; they screened me for 40 minutes looking almost exclusively at ...read more »

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Sai tests legality of TSA’s new scanner policy

TSA activist and friend of the blog Sai, about whom we've written many times (plug "Sai" into the search box to get caught up), has already done so much to try to fight the abuses of the Transportation Security Administration. And here he is doing more. This guy, like Jon Corbett, is indefatigable. Because I'm a ...read more »

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TSA clerk sentenced for stealing

In a rare case of justice being meted out, one of the TSA's many thieves has been sentenced to jail.   An Associated Press story identifies him as 55-year-old Douglas DeWeese of Damascus, Maryland (a town between Baltimore and D.C.). DeWeese worked at Dulles International Airport, where he used to "inspect" checked luggage. You know what that ...read more »

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Another breast milk debacle brought to you by the TSA

Regular readers will have noticed (in fact, some have emailed me) that the pace of new posts here at TSA News has dropped dramatically. For one thing, we have fewer writers than when we started. I think we're all simply running out of steam. I know I am. We've been posting stories on the crimes and ...read more »

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Another TSA agent charged with child porn

I get tired of having to write the same stories over and over again. Such as this one: yet another TSA agent caught with child porn. We've written so many times about these kinds of crimes I've lost count. I try to keep track in the Master List of TSA Crimes and Abuses, but it's impossible; no ...read more »

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LaGuardia TSA agent arrested for sexual assault

UPDATE BELOW. A TSA agent at LaGuardia Airport in New York has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman. The only reason he was arrested was because he molested her in a bathroom. If he had followed standard operating procedure, he would've molested her at the checkpoint, where it's usually done.  His name hasn't been ...read more »

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Another day, another passenger screwed by the TSA

Almost every day I receive emails from people telling me about their TSA experiences. They often wonder if they could have prevented the abuse meted out to them by dressing differently, talking differently, acting differently, flying out of a different airport, you name it. As I always tell them, no. You have no power over ...read more »

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TSA snoops in passenger’s bag, finds money, calls DEA to take it

From the Washington Post comes this story of not only another instance of TSA abuse, but the TSA's bragging about said abuse. The headline reads: "Why the TSA posted a photo of a passenger's cash-filled luggage on Twitter." And the TSA tweeter in question is none other than PR flack Lisa Farbstein, about whom we've written ...read more »

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