Security

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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Americans happy to fly despite being abused by TSA

As ever, air travel in this country is increasing. I wrote last year about the fact that summer travel was expected to increase, and it did. Now we see that BWI -- Baltimore-Washington International Airport -- is planning to expand to accommodate the increasing, ahem, load. Leading the charge is Southwest Airlines: Southwest president and CEO Gary Kelly told ...read more »

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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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Leaked doc proves what we’ve been saying for years: TSA is nuts

Everyone's been sending me the article from First Look/The Intercept about the latest "confidential" TSA document. Though I'm a huge supporter of Glenn Greenwald and his journalistic endeavors -- and have written so here -- and am glad for any light that is shed on the TSA's myriad abuses, I have to say this latest article ...read more »

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