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Passport officers can’t always spot fake photos

A study found that experienced TSA agents have trouble with facial recognition. Photo by Flickr user LucastheExperience. On Monday, a detailed study released on the website PLOS One revealed that many TSA agents and international airport...Show More Summary

Passport officers aren’t too good at spotting fake photos

2 days agoHealth : The Checkup

If you've been lucky enough to enjoy a vacation this summer, you've most likely handed your photo ID over to a TSA agent (or your own country's equivalent). But according to a study published Monday in PLOS ONE, endless practice hasn't turned them into human passport-scanning machines. Show More Summary

From the TSA Instagram Account: Terrifying Weapons and Adorable Dogs

God bless Bob Burns. He's the 12-year TSA agent who, last year, decided to create an Instagram account for the Transportation Security Administration. The TSA, as you know, is responsible for keeping all the guns, knives, bombs, rocket launchers, grenades, snakes, Samurai swords, cocaine, and so on and so forth from getting on planes. Show More Summary

A Nation United By Fear

A while ago, I argued that there is a climate of fear created by our domestic security forces that is slowly corrupting us: But the real question is why did no one else do anything to stop it [TSA agents … Continue reading ?

The TSA Has Confiscated More Than 1,000 Guns at U.S. Airports This Year

It's easy to forget that the Transportation Security Administration is out for more than just your bottled water. Indeed, every week TSA agents find dozens of firearms, most of them loaded, in travelers' carry-on baggage at airports across the country.

Who Needs A Ticket To Go On A Plane?! Apparently Not This Woman!

She doesn't have a ticket to ride, but she don't care! A woman is being accused of actually making it past the handsy gropers…uh, we mean our nation's finest TSA Agents, and boarding a Southwest Airlines flight from San Jose to LAX without a ticket! Ugh, TSA! You have ONE job! Also, how did she get on [...]

More open carry antics

Remember last November when Paul Anthony Ciancia took his scary black gun in the Los Angeles airport and shot up the place? He killed on TSA agent and wounded two others. I guess that wasn’t on the mind of Peter Nathan Steinmetz when he made his “political statement” on July 25th when he strolled around […]

TSA agent busted for not paying for taxi ride: officials

Arthur Pichardo, a TSA agent, took a taxi to LaGuardia Airport at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, but did not pay the fare, Port Authority officials said.

A TSA agent's capital confusion

A TSA agent refused to let a Washington, D.C., resident through an Orlando airport's security checkpoint because he didn't know the District of Columbia was in the U.S. After producing his D.C. license, journalist Justin Gray was asked by the confused agent to present a passport to prove he was an American. Show More Summary

Morning Roundup: July 18, 2014

last monthHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Drunk guy poses as TSA agent and pats down two women, defense attorney admits laundering drug money, and pro-marijuana banking bill passes Republican house.

Drunk Man Impersonates TSA Agent at SFO, Privately Pats Down Two Women Before Arrest

A drunk man who took it upon himself to pose as a TSA screener at the San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and who gave two unsuspecting female passengers private patdowns, has been arrested. The 53-year-old male impostor was a...Show More Summary

The man who allegedly posed as a TSA agent to grope women has been identified

An allegedly drunk man was arrested Tuesday for public drunkenness after posing as a TSA agent in order to pat down women at San Francisco International Airport. The man has now been identified as Eric McLean Slighton, 53. Police say...Show More Summary

The Inevitable: Drunk Man Arrested For Impersonating Groping TSA Agent At Airport

last monthIndustries / Law : Techdirt

In all of the discussion of the TSA, their nudie scanners, and their insane groping as part of security theater, there tends to be a lot of hand-wringing over the slide of our civil liberties and the conditioning of citizens to accept these kinds of intrusions. Show More Summary

Drunk Successfully Gropes Two While Posing as TSA Agent

Looks like it's Clown Week here at Lowering the Bar, with one post about Insane Clown Posse and now two about the Transportation Security Clown Posse Administration. (No offense meant to ICP.) According to KPIX-CBS, a 53-year-old man...Show More Summary

SMH: Slizzard Sicko Posed As TSA Agent To Grope Up Women During Pat Downs At San Francisco Airport

How do you pretend to be a TSA Agent?? Drunk Man Posed As TSA Agent To Grope Women During Pat Downs At San Francisco Airport Via NY Daily News reports: A boozed-up passenger was arrested at San Francisco International

A TSA Agent is in Hot Water After Failing to Recognize That the District of Columbia Was in the United States

last monthOdd : The Daily What

An Orlando TSA agent refused to let this man fly after not recognizing his nation's own capital on his ID. Check out the full story here: DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Fake TSA Agent Caught Patting Down Women At Airport

A man posing as a TSA Agent reportedly groped two women at San Francisco Airport this week. Officials suspect that the man had one too many drinks at the airport lounge before heading over to the security line where he started impersonating a TSA Agent. The man pulled two women aside, both foreigners, for a […]

Fake Airport Security Screener Tricks Women Into Pat-Downs

The world has enough problems with actual, inept TSA agents who have never heard of our nation’s capital. We don’t need jerks posing as airport security just to molest female travelers. And yet that apparently didn’t stop a 53-year-old California man from allegedly getting drunk and pretending to be a screener at San Francisco International, where he took one … [More]

Man Gets Drunk, Impersonates TSA Agent, Allegedly Gropes Women Using Disguise

last monthNews : Mediaite

A drunk man at the San Francisco International Airport somehow managed to convince two women that he was a security agent, and attempted to conduct pat-down examinations on them before getting caught by actual airport security agent...

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