Undercover tests have found Transportation Security Administration screeners failed to detect test weapons at a high rate, according to sources, findings that one Congressional committee chairman called "disturbing." Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments
For the time being, air travelers no longer have to fear that the books, magazines and other reading material in their carry-on bags will be exposed to the public in the airport security line. The Transportation Security Administration had briefly tested out a new screening procedure at several...
I’m a radiologist. I spend my day looking at CT scans and MRI scans. When it’s a good day, I have interesting scans to review, but much of my work is not too dissimilar from a TSA screener’s. One normal scan after the next, it’s akin to trying to stay alert so that the gun
This is the locking cookie box crafted by Thijs Sondag and his friend Gustav. It requires at least three hands working simultaneously in order to unlock. Don't have three hands? Me neither, although a TSA screener once mistakenly thought I had three legswink So, yeah, you're gonna need a friend to open it. Show More Summary
How hard is it to have self-control?! According to the Dallas Morning News, actor Judge Reinhold was arrested on Thursday afternoon after refusing a TSA screener at the Dallas airport. Related: 12 Celebs Who Were Arrested When They Were 21 Or Under! Per the report, Judge FLIPPED OUT after a TSA employee asked him to submit to a [...]
It was Juliana Barrett's first time flying with breastmilk, and she wanted to make sure she got it right. What she didn't count on, however, was dealing with a brusque and truly awful TSA screener, who rudely manhandled all the small...Show More Summary
Paul Ciancia agrees to a plea deal in the killing of TSA screener Gerardo Hernandez and wounding of three others in a terrifying rampage.
A TSA security screener at Seattle-Tacoma International airport was arrested for allegedly taking photos up women’s skirts.
Long security lines at airports will get a little more relief from a funding shift.
Yusuf Abdi Ali, a former Somali national army commander, is a pretty famous alleged war criminal, someone who's been profiled on major news media, deported from Canada over a failed claim of refugee status, arrested in the USA for lying...Show More Summary
While the TSA cries that they need more money to staff checkpoints, it turns out that 1500 TSA agents have been re-assigned to work security checkpoints at campaign events. Continue reading Where Are All the TSA Screeners? Working Presidential Campaign Events!...
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The convenience of carrying your favorite hot-sauce in individual sachets -- think "McDonald's ketchup pouches" -- can't be overstated. It's a particularly great format if you're a frequent traveller, as TSA screeners don't recognize...Show More Summary
Here you are: written evidence that asset forfeiture leads to law enforcement activity, rather than the other way around. (h/t Brad Heath) The DEA has already been blasted by the DOJ's Inspector General for its confidential informant program. Show More Summary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1H1m9vyDK8w Saizai, who is seeking an injunction against the TSA's new mandatory full-body screening test (but only for people they don't like), flew out of SEA-TAC on Dec 31 and was told that the full-body scanner was mandatory. (more…)
David writes, "TSA is out of control. We made a video compilation of some of TSA's greatest hits."
At their sole discretion, and without any public guidelines, TSA agents can now opt you back into the full-body scanner, even if you opt out. (more…)
TSA screeners' ability to detect weapons in luggage is "pitiful," according to classified reports on the security administration's ongoing story of failure and fear. We know about them because lawmakers are tiring of the charade and the complacency that comes with it. Show More Summary
TSA screener Margo Lauree-Grant, 41, is the latest TSA employee to be arrested for theft or other crimes at an airport security area. Lauren-Grant is accused of stealing a $7,500 Diamond Master watch from a Canadian traveler after he placed it in a plastic bin. To make matters worse, Lauree-Grant is accused of then destroying […]
Here is another strange tale from the dark, deep depths of Transportation Security Administration lore—a TSA screener at JFK was arrested this week for allegedly stealing a traveler's $7,000 watch, and then smashing it in a moment of panic. [ more › ]