The Transportation Security Administration has been utilizing a controversial program called SPOT (Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques) for years to analyze the physical behaviors of airline passengers and determine whether or not they might a terror threat. Show More Summary
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 26 (Reuters) - Two black women who said their hairstyles made them targets for airport security pat-downs said on Thursday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had agreed to stop singling out women...Show More Summary
Two black women have filed a complaint claiming that their sisterlocks made them targets for the Transportation Security Administration agents at airports, prompting the agency to put measures into place to stop the singling out of women based on hairstyles on Thursday, Raw Story reports.
Two black women who said their hairstyles made them targets for airport security pat-downs said on Thursday the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had agreed to stop singling out women for screening based solely on their “sisterlocks.” Malaika Singleton, a neuroscientist based...
A US union representing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) called for the establishment of an additional police force to ensure airport security, which would be allowed to use guns if necessary, CNN reported Tuesday.
The Air Marshal Association/CWA is considering a class action lawsuit and preparing to file several grievances against the Transportation Security Administration, according to an email sent out to members last week and obtained by National Review. Show More Summary
We’ve heard many a tale of travelers accused of trying to move things they shouldn’t through the air in their luggage, attempts that are often thwarted by the Transportation Security Administration’s airport checkpoints. But while we’re...Show More Summary
We can only imagine it’s Obama’s good buddy Bill Ayers. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approved a convicted felon who is a former member of a domestic terrorist organization for expedited airport security last year, according to a report released … Continued
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A police officer shot a man who attacked three Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents while armed with a machete and wasp spray at a New Orleans airport on Friday night, officials said. Show More Summary
The Transportation Security Administration allowed a former member of a domestic terrorist group to travel through an expedited screening process known as TSA PreCheck, according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security’s...Show More Summary
The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Transportation Security Administration on Thursday, seeking information on a controversial passenger screening program.
TSA confiscated a lipstick stun gun in a carry-on bag at Chicago's Midway airport last week. The Transportation Security Administration lists stun guns and shocking devices among the prohibited items for carry-on baggage. They are allowed...Show More Summary
The Transportation Security Administration keeps a long list of items travelers aren’t permitted to fly with including guns, knives, daggers, and box cutters. While the agency doesn’t explicitly tell consumers they can’t bring along stolen merchandise, like say 200 credit cards, if agents find the pilfered items you’ll likely be arrested. Show More Summary
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Instagram is one of the more startling places on the Internet, featuring an ever-updating feed of the violence-causing devices the agency's officers confiscate from clueless travelers in airports nationwide. Show More Summary
A sneaky Chihuahua made it all the way to LaGuardia Airport in its owner's luggage — only to have the trip spoiled by the Transportation Security Administration. Airport security found the dog inside a checked bag at LaGuardia International...Show More Summary
"I think we're missing the mark when in the process we're hurting our own people," a Transportation Security Administration local union president said. The post Facing Yet Another Shutdown, TSA Union President Warns Of Employee Burnout, Compromised Security appeared first on ThinkProgress.
IT MIGHT seem impossible, but America's political leaders have figured out a way to make airport security even more maddening: furlough tens of thousands of Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers. The TSA, which is responsible...Show More Summary
The House has scheduled a vote for today on a bill to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s use of a pay add-on called “law enforcement availability pay” for criminal investigators. The bill would require a review of the way TSA designates positions as criminal investigators and would exclude those that do not require the employees to […]
The Transportation Security Administration is investigating how a woman with a history of boarding airplanes without a ticket was able to fly, ticket-free, from Minnesota to Florida. Marilyn Hartman was arrested Sunday in Jacksonville, Fla., and is scheduled to appear in court there today. Police say the 63-year-old Hartman told...
Ronnie Polanezcky, Philadelphia Daily News: Apparently, working as a supervisor for the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport comes with a perk: You get to throw people in jail for no good reason and still keep your job. If that's not the case, why is Charles Kieser still employed by the TSA?