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Air Marshal Sues After Being Kicked Off Flight

We've seen tons of people in the airline industry on power trips post-9/11, be they flight attendants, TSA agents, or air marshals. Just about anything can be justified under the guise of "national security." Though when it comes to wasteful uses of government resources, I think the federal air marshal program might just take the cake. Show More Summary

Being a good guy with a gun doesn't necessarily mean you're all that good with a gun. GunFAIL CXL

Fifteen of 64 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country, during the week of 9/18 - 9/24/15. Fully one-half of our list this time is made up of people accidentally shooting themselves or family members. Most of theShow More Summary

Denver Airport Evacuated Because Bath Salts Were Found in a Checked Bag

Denver is a very strange airport for security. PreCheck lines can be super long. The lead singer for Puddle of Mud was arrested there for riding the baggage carousel into the secure area. And it's where TSA agents manipulated the nude-o-scopes...Show More Summary

Beware at O’Hare: TSA agents behead flute, threaten player with arrest

Jessica Schmitz was trying to board a plane at Chicago, heading for Houston where she’s playing on the Arijit Singh tour, when security officials treated her in the most appalling way. Here’s what she tells Slipped Disc: At O’Hare, I just had the worst instrument TSA travel experience of my entire life. I’ve flown with my […]

These wedding favors caused an airport to be evacuated, and not just because they're kinda tacky.

last weekHumor / odd : Happy Place

Wedding favors caused TSA agents to evacuate Denver International Airport a couple of weeks ago, because they look exactly like something you should not have in your carry-on bag. The favors, which had glass, wax, and fuses, naturally sparked alarm with the TSA because they look like homemade bombs (made by cartoon madmen). Show More Summary

TNT Wedding Favors Caused Evacuation At Denver Airport

DENVER (AP) — A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport. An agent watching an X-ray monitor spotted wax and fuses inside a checked bag at the airport. TSA said the bride and groom's names both start with a "T," so their wedding souvenirs were labeled TNT. The incident happened Sept. Show More Summary

Dear TSA, My Body Is Not an Anomaly

“Sir or ma’am or whatever, please step over here,” were not the words I wanted to hear from a blue-clad TSA agent twice my size as I was moving through the security line at Denver International Airport. I was running late for my flight to Washington, D.C., where I was to start my summer legal internship with the National LGBTQ Task Force. Show More Summary

LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY: Transgender Travelers Collide with TSA’s Security Theater: Many travele…

LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY: Transgender Travelers Collide with TSA’s Security Theater: Many travelers may not even realize it, but as they’re forced in to spread eagle for body scanners in security lines at the airport, a TSA agent is pressing a button telling the machine whether the person inside is a male or female. […]

Shoot myself once, shame on you. Shoot myself twice, shame on me. GunFAIL CXXXIX

Seventeen of 67 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports across the country, during the week of 9/11-9/17/15. Once again, about half of our GunFAIL list is made up of accidents in which people with guns either shot themselves or members of their family. Show More Summary

Transgender Activist Jen Richards On Her TSA Nightmare: 'It's Mortifying?'?

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Shadi Petosky, a transgender woman, took to social media earlier this week to divulge the horrifying details of harassment she faced by TSA agents at the Orlando airport. But this deeply upsetting narrative is not unique to Petosky, according to Jen Richards, a transgender woman who spoke with HuffPost Live on Thursday. Show More Summary

Transgender Passenger Claims TSA Screening Process Humiliation

[guest post by Dana] With a recent report released by Homeland Security revealing that TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, thus allowing agents posing as passengers to walk through checkpoints with potential weapons, it’s surprising that TSA employees were able to spot an anomaly on a transgender passenger. But they did: A transgender […]

Trans woman forced to explain to irate TSA agents what the 'anomaly' in her pants is.

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Shadi Petosky is a successful TV writer and producer from Los Angeles, and also a trans woman. On Monday, she was attempting to make a flight from Orlando to Minneapolis when she ran into some trouble with the Transportation Security Administration. Show More Summary

Transgender Woman Humiliated When TSA's Scan Flags 'Anomaly'

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

A transgender woman live-tweeted her embarrassment when TSA agents subjected her to heightened scrutiny after a body scanner flagged an "anomaly." "I am being held by the TSA in Orlando because of an 'anomaly' -- my penis," Shadi Petosky tweeted Monday afternoon. Show More Summary

HRC Calls for TSA 'Full Investigation' Into Trans Woman's Detention

The Human Rights Campaign wants the Transportation Security Administration to conduct a full investigation into the case of Shadi Petosky, a trans woman who says she was mistreated by TSA agents at Orlando International Airport on Monday...Show More Summary

HRC Calls For Full Investigation Into Treatment of Transgender Woman By TSA Agents at Airport

HRC President Chad Griffin urges immediate action to ensure transgender travelers are treated equally with full respect.

TSA Agent Caught Stealing From Passenger's Wallet At NYC Airport Checkpoint

Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog, TSA agents don’t get enough credit. They aren’t just experts at sexually molesting airport passengers, although they are very good at that. They have also become well known for outright theft. Show More Summary

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dumb: GunFAIL CXXXVIII

Six of the 41 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country during the week of September 4 through September 10, 2015. More of the usual. Seventeen people accidentally shot themselves. Five people accidentally fired bullets into their neighbors' homes or properties. Show More Summary

TSA Agent Accused Of Stealing Cash From Passenger’s Wallet At Security Checkpoint

When travelers send their personal belongings off into x-ray machines at the airport, we expect them to come out on the other side exactly how they entered. But officials at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport say one man happened to notice his wallet come through a security screening a bit lighter than it had gone in, leading to …

TSA Agent Allegedly Stole $61 From Passenger's Wallet

A TSA agent has been arrested for allegedly stealing cash out of a passenger's wallet while conducting a routine security check at JFK Airport's Terminal 1 on Saturday night. [ more › ]

Police: TSA agent stole cash from flier's wallet at New York JFK

Victim had placed his wallet on an x-ray conveyor belt at JFK security checkpoint.        

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