It's about time.
Accusations of racially selective airport searches by the Transportation Security Administration have prompted officials to deem the practice discriminatory. This comes years after Solange Knowles spoke out about her own experience with...Show More Summary
Clearly some of you don't know what's allowed and what isn't at airport security checkpoints.
Does the TSA use a points-based passenger observation screening to SPOT potential threats? If so, is it reliable and worth millions? The post TSA’s 92 Ways To SPOT A Terrorist: Ridiculous? appeared first on Travel Blawg.
Thanks to the TSA's incredible Instagram account and some general knowledge about flying, we know what's not allowed on planes. Don't bring liquids above 3.4 ounces in your carry-on, leave the fireworks at home, and definitely don'tShow More Summary
Airport screeners look for passengers with “face pale from recent shaving of beard” and other common traits to spot potential terrorists through the Transportation Security Administration’s controversial behavior-detection program. That’s...Show More Summary
For years, black women have complained of being targeted by the Transportation Security Administration for unnecessary screenings because of their natural hair. After pressure from the ACLU, the TSA has finally agreed to retrain security officers. Per the agreement, the agency will provide trainings across the country with an emphasis on... More »
We were eager to assist the FBI with their recent push to ensure that New Yorkers remain “vigilant” when it comes to identifying and reporting ISIS “recruits and people who may carry out attacks,” but as we noted when the directive was...Show More Summary
A Transportation Security Administration checklist obtained by The Intercept lists throat clearing, whistling and “exaggerated yawning” in airports as suspicious behavior. “Democracy Now!” speaks to The Intercept’s Cora Currier about the revelation.
Details about TSA's program to detect suspicious air travelers have been revealed by the online publication The Intercept. As they scan passengers, TSA "behavioral detection officers" look for a 92-point checklist that includes bodyShow More Summary
The news that the Transportation Security Administration has enrolled more than 1 million people in a program that lets low-risk travelers zip through expedited security checkpoints was tarnished by a report that former terrorist Sara Jane Olson was cleared to use the low-risk screening lane.
Allegations of the TSA's racial bias against black women who wear natural hair stretch back for years. The post TSA Agrees To Stop Targeting Black Women’s Hair In Airport Security Screenings appeared first on ThinkProgress.
News and notes from around the interweb: New Rocketmiles first time customer offer earn a minimum of 10,000 miles on a stay of 5 or more nights booked by March 29. Credit card signup bonus: A 2-liter bottle of soda The TSA’s checklist...Show More Summary
The Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) is vowing to change its ways after two black women complained about having their hair searched at multiple airports during screenings. Both women wear their hair in a style known as "sisterlocks," hardly a vessel for storing WMDs. Read more...
Airport Security Agency Agrees To Stop Profiling Black Women’s Hairstyles It’s happened to us, it’s happened to Solange, it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t happened to a lot of other black women, but finally something is being done abou...
News and notes from around the interweb: The TSA wants to be armed. In Virginia, the director of the charitable gaming commission used to be armed until my then-boss was appointed to its board and pushed to eliminate this militarization. Show More Summary
If you’re wearing a clown suit at the airport, turns out you could be considered a threat to national security.
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
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The ACLU is suing the TSA to get the details of its billion-dollar junk-science "behavioral detection" program, but in the meantime, here's the leaked 92-point checklist the TSA's psychic warriors use to spot bad guys. Read the rest