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FBI Uses Facebook Messages To Nab Alleged Meth-Smuggling TSA Agents At SFO

Two TSA screeners working at SFO were allegedly involved in a plot involving a third individual to smuggle multiple pounds of methamphetamine through security checkpoints in carry-on luggage. [ more › ]...

TSA screener stole $10,000 cash from passengers

Alexandra Schmid, 34, worked at Kennedy Airport when she took the money straight from the passengers' luggage.

Elderly Women Sue TSA: 3 Elderly Women May Sue TSA After Being Strip-Searched

Three elderly women may sue TSA after they say they were strip-searched at Kennedy Airport. All three women say that medical devices attached to their bodies set off TSA screeners, leading to strip-searches, which they thought was inappropriate and unnecessary. Show More Summary

TSA screener sentenced for role in drug smuggling operation at LAX

A former TSA screener who was convicted for his role in a drug smuggling operation at LAX screening checkpoints was sentenced Monday to 80 months in prison, federal prosecutors said.

TSA screener sentenced for role in drug smuggling operation at LAX

A former TSA screener who was convicted for his role in a drug smuggling operation at LAX screening checkpoints was sentenced Monday to 80 months in prison, federal prosecutors said.

Woman jailed for trying to breach airport security to be given mental exam

8 months agoNews / Crime : Crimesider

An attorney for Marilyn Hartman, who was also caught last week trying to bypass TSA screeners, is seeking a two-day delay in her probation hearing so the test can be conducted

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

Fake TSA Screener Probes Women, Until San Francisco International Airport Security Wises Up

A fake TSA screener has been discovered at the San Francisco International Airport patting down and allegedly groping women as they headed to their flights. For a while nobody knew anything was wrong. TSA agents have had an important job for decades now, attempting to stop possible terrorists from entering airports. They usually do this

Fake TSA screener infiltrates SFO checkpoints, gropes women

8 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

He was allegedly drunk, and had at least two victims before SFO's crackerjack private aviation security outfit, Covenant, noticed (they're the same ones who smashed my brand new camera some years ago and refused to take responsibility for it). Read the rest

Yet another TSA screener doesn't know that DC is part of America

8 months agoHumor : Boing Boing

An Orlando TSA screener told a DC-based reporter that he'd need a passport to fly, because DC isn't a state, so a DC driver's license wasn't valid ID. Read the rest

Former TSA Screener Not Fit To Stand Trial For Allegedly Making 9/11-Related Threats

A former TSA screener who worked at Los Angeles International Airport won’t stand trial for allegedly sending a series of 9/11-related threats to the airport last fall. On Monday a judge ruled the 30-year-old man must seek treatment after it was determined that he was not mentally competent to stand trial after being arrested on six federal charges, The Los … [More]

Former TSA screener incompetent for trial on LAX threats, judge rules

A former TSA screener arrested on six federal charges after allegedly making a series of 9/11-related threats against LAX is not mentally competent to stand trial and must get treatment, a judge ruled Monday. Nna Alpha Onuoha, 30, is accused of intentionally conveying false information and...

A Welcome Review

Eleven years into its existence, communication is still a fundamental challenge for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Sure, we see TSA screeners at airports every day, and there is a local FEMA office you can reach out to in the event of an emergency. Show More Summary

TSA Agent Confession

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

The TSA Laughs At Your Naked Body And Does Not Stop Terrorists

last yearVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

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...

A TSA Screener In His Own Words (And What His Slang Means)

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

LA Airport Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

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,...

Suspect in LA airport shooting scheduled for 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.

About 5 Weapons Confiscated by TSA Screeners Daily

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...

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