The TSA, aside from its amusing Internet presence, is arguably one of the most annoying government agencies to exist. These guys can’t really need all this time to bomb-squad your bag, right? Turns out that they probably don’t. Jason Harrington spent years working as a TSA agent, and enjoyed it just as much as you’d think.
Former TSA screener Jason Edward Harrington, writing for Politico: Once, in 2008, I had to confiscate a bottle of alcohol from a group of Marines coming home from Afghanistan. It was celebration champagne intended for one of the men in the group — a young, decorated soldier. Show More Summary
If you somehow need more proof that the Transportation Security Administration is an expensive, invasive joke of a federal agency that does not actually thwart airline terrorism, then writer and former TSA screener Jason Edward Harrington is happy to give you some. Read more...
Politico has a piece by a former Chicago TSA screener. We learn what his day to day experiences were like, and what he thought of the job he was doing. And we get these gems: TSA Speak: “Code red” is “an attractive female passenger wearing...Show More Summary
The 23-year-old accused of opening fire inside Los Angeles International Airport and killing a TSA screener last month pleaded not guilty today to the charges. Paul Ciancia, who got shot before his arrest, had a bandaged neck and barely managed a whisper when asked to acknowledge his name in court,...
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. (AP) — The man authorities say killed a TSA screener and wounded three other people during a rampage through the Los Angeles airport last month is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on murder and other felony charges in a case that could bring the death penalty.
Carry-on bags at checkpoints have been pulled from conveyor belts in U.S. airports nearly 1,750 times this year because they contained a gun, often loaded, according to the Transportation Security Agency. John Pistole, the TSA administrator, said that amounted to an average of about five...
Los Angeles, CA—Yes, our tax dollars paid and will continue to pay for undeserved honors for a dead TSA screener. On November 1, 2013 suicidal gunman Paul Anthony Ciancia opened fire at Terminal 3 at LAX Airport killing TSA screener Gerardo Hernandez. Show More Summary
A man dressed in black walked into Los Angeles International Airport, pulled a semiautomatic rifle out of his bag and shot his way through a security checkpoint Friday, killing a TSA screener and wounding at least two other officers, as panicked passengers scurried for the exits. Authorities found a note in the gunman’s bag indicating [...]
Federal authorities investigating alleged threats made by a former TSA agent the evening before 9/11 that shut down airport terminals at the Los Angeles International Airport have discovered the airport screener acted alone, and found no evidence of a terror plot.
A former federal airport security agent who was suspended for telling a teen girl to "cover yourself" has been charged with making threats against Los Angeles International Airport. In June, blogger Mark Fraunfelder of Boing Boing wrote that an agent had "humiliated and shamed" his daughter over her attire as she passed through a checkpoint. Show More Summary
Federal authorities arrested an ex-TSA employee just before midnight last night, on suspicion that he'd made terrorist threats against Los Angeles International Airport. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, resigned his post as a screener yesterday, the LA Times reports. Federal authorities immediately took an interest, because he allegedly left behind a...
The FBI has nabbed a former TSA security screener who made threats that led to the evacuation of two terminals at LAX Tuesday. The terminals were evacuated following two phone calls from a man authorities believe to be 29-year old Nna Alpha Onuoha, the AP reports. No bombs were found. Show More Summary
A North Carolina man "adamantly" denies telling TSA officers he had a bomb.
Most travelers know that joking about bombs is a big "no-no" when passing through security checkpoints.
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The Transportation Security Administration reported this week that an elevating number of Americans are carrying loaded guns into airports. According to the TSA, screeners identified 894 guns on passengers or in their carry-ons, representing a 30 percent jump over last year. Show More Summary
"Regular Order" ought to be the way in which the House and Senate conduct their business, but not when highly irregular national security disasters and/or scandals occur, and especially not after an ambassador is...