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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 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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More TSA theft – this story is getting old

Because we've written so many times about TSA theft (meaning TSA agents stealing from passengers, not the TSA getting stolen from), we just yawn anymore when another story comes down the pike. Although this time somebody actually got convicted for her crime, unlike the thousands of other TSA clerks who get away with their thieving.  From ...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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Another cremation debacle thanks to TSA

Actually, debacle is too tame a word. Crime is more like it.  Not for the first time, the TSA has desecrated someone's remains. From the New York Daily News, we have this report: When a Cleveland man boarded a flight bound for Puerto Rico with his mother's ashes secured in his luggage, he planned to fulfill her dying ...read more »

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TSA advanced education: videotaping co-worker in bathroom

A TSA agent (now former TSA agent), apparently not content with feeling up people at the checkpoint, took his voyeurism one step further.  Into the women's restroom. Specifically, to videotape one of his co-workers with whom he was, ah, infatuated: Daniel Boykin, 33, of Meigs Drive in Murfreesboro, is being held on a $100,000 bail. He’s charged with ...read more »

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Sai asks for your help in battle against TSA *UPDATED

*UPDATED BELOW. Regular readers will remember the two times we've written about this young man, one of thousands of people who've been abused by the TSA.  His name is Sai. He is disabled and requires medication. The TSA detained him, taunted him, and denied him his medication medical liquids. We wrote about him here and here. Sai ...read more »

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Tiny pieces of common sense for the TSA

Change may be coming to the TSA. Modest change, to be sure, but smart and necessary change.  First, some quick background. Five years ago, in a spectacular explosion of institutional idiocy, Thuggish Subpoena Abuse aggressively questioned a pair of travel writers at their homes after they posted a widely distributed TSA security directive on that terrifying new thing ...read more »

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Judicial Watch sues TSA/DHS over sexual abuse complaints

This is what it takes to get answers from the TSA and DHS: you have to sue them. And even then you'll be stonewalled.  Just ask Jonathan Corbett, Aaron Tobey, John Brennan, Jamelynn Steenhoek, Lynsie Murley, Stacey Armato, Tim Rasmussen, Wendy Thomson, Sai, Steve Bierfeldt, or any of the thousands of other people who've been abused at ...read more »

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