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‘Disturbing’ undercover probe found TSA screeners missing many test weapons

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

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

Could air travelers be forced to expose their reading materials to TSA screeners?

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...

The Delta of Discomfort and the Agony of Despair

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

A Cookie Box With A Locking Top That Requires Two People To Open

8 months agoHumor / odd : Geekologie

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

Actor Judge Reinhold Arrested For Refusing A Security Screener At The Airport!

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 [...]

Mom writes scathing Facebook post about the TSA agent who manhandled her breastmilk.

last yearHumor / odd : Happy Place

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

Gunman to plead guilty to 2013 airport slaying

last yearNews : The Newsroom

Paul Ciancia agrees to a plea deal in the killing of TSA screener Gerardo Hernandez and wounding of three others in a terrifying rampage.

Seattle TSA screener arrested for voyeurism

last yearNews : NY Daily News

A TSA security screener at Seattle-Tacoma International airport was arrested for allegedly taking photos up women’s skirts.

Congress OKs funds to add TSA screeners

Long security lines at airports will get a little more relief from a funding shift.        

TSA screener was alleged war criminal, arrested for lying about participation in "genocidal acts"

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

Where Are All the TSA Screeners? Working Presidential Campaign Events!

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!...

Sriracha: now in individual sachets

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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

DEA So Forfeiture-Focused It Hired A TSA Screener To Check Travelers And Baggage For 'Guilty' Cash

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

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

TSA screener insists that full-body screening is mandatory

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing 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…)

An ode to the TSA screeners

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

David writes, "TSA is out of control. We made a video compilation of some of TSA's greatest hits."

Airport full-body scanners no longer optional, if the TSA screener doesn't like you

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 can't detect weapons and they never could

2 years agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

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 Officer Arrested After Allegedly Stealing $7,500 Wristwatch and Then Destroying It

2 years agoNews : Jonathan Turley

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 […]

TSA Worker Allegedly Stole Passenger's $7K Watch, Smashed It

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 › ]

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