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Denver – After passing security and picking up his bin, Buck noticed the watch was gone.Agents looked at surveillance video and found an unlikely thief. They told Buck a female passenger with her small child had taken the watch before it reached the scanner and stuffed it in her bag.“He said, ‘See that bag. Show More Summary
…not that it was great to begin with. This clip from professional cynic Adam Conover’s spinoff TV show Adam Ruins Everything reminds us that the TSA is actually the STA – the Security Theater of America. Seriously, you guys are paying to be lied to and harassed.
This July, Morrissey said he'd been sexually assaulted by airport staff during a pat-down at San Francisco International Airport. The TSA denied wrongdoing, citing CCTV footage that apparently showed "the supervised officer followed standard operating procedures." Morrissey later reiterated his claim in an interview with Larry King. Show More Summary
Back in July, Morrissey claimed that a San Francisco airport security officer had groped his junk during a pat-down, and he filed an official sexual assault complaint with the TSA. A TSA spokesman denied any misconduct after reviewing the CCTV footage, but now Gawker has obtained and posted the footage in question under the Freedom […]
I hear College Humor’s video series Adam Ruins Everything (previously at Neatorama) is now a TV show. Here Adam Conover explains how ineffective the TSA airport screenings are. In case you’ve forgotten, all the stripping and scanning and searching we do these days is because of 9/11. Show More Summary
Fifteen of 64 guns discovered by TSA agents at airports around the country, during the week of 9/18 - 9/24/15. Fully one-half of our list this time is made up of people accidentally shooting themselves or family members. Most of theShow More Summary
Host Adam Conover explains how the TSA fails to stop terrorist attacks in a clip from his new truTV show Adam Ruins Everything. Conover explains that the agency mostly performs “security theater” to give the illusion of safety rather than provide any real protection. He also brings in security theater expert Bruce Schneier to discuss the issue.
On the next episode of his truTV show, comedian Adam Conover explores the "security theater" of the TSA screening process. Watch it here. The post Adam Ruins Everything Calls Out TSA ‘Security Theater’ appeared first on WIRED.
If you thought flying was scary with all of the fees, no food, lack of legroom and TSA regulations, imagine adding zombies to the mix. Fear The Walking Dead's season may have ended last night,...
Denver is a very strange airport for security. PreCheck lines can be super long. The lead singer for Puddle of Mud was arrested there for riding the baggage carousel into the secure area. And it's where TSA agents manipulated the nude-o-scopes...Show More Summary
Jessica Schmitz was trying to board a plane at Chicago, heading for Houston where she’s playing on the Arijit Singh tour, when security officials treated her in the most appalling way. Here’s what she tells Slipped Disc: At O’Hare, I just had the worst instrument TSA travel experience of my entire life. I’ve flown with my […]
The TSA does not appreciate fake TNT
Wedding favors caused TSA agents to evacuate Denver International Airport a couple of weeks ago, because they look exactly like something you should not have in your carry-on bag. The favors, which had glass, wax, and fuses, naturally sparked alarm with the TSA because they look like homemade bombs (made by cartoon madmen). Show More Summary
DENVER (AP) — A wedding gift was no joke to TSA agents checking bags in a screening room at Denver International Airport. An agent watching an X-ray monitor spotted wax and fuses inside a checked bag at the airport. TSA said the bride and groom's names both start with a "T," so their wedding souvenirs were labeled TNT. The incident happened Sept. Show More Summary
Clearly, this couple's love is pure dynamite. Unfortunately, the TSA is not cool with such explosive puns. While traveling through the Denver International Airport on Sept. 22, TSA had to confiscate a bride and groom's stash of wedding...Show More Summary
“Sir or ma’am or whatever, please step over here,” were not the words I wanted to hear from a blue-clad TSA agent twice my size as I was moving through the security line at Denver International Airport. I was running late for my flight to Washington, D.C., where I was to start my summer legal internship with the National LGBTQ Task Force. Show More Summary
Three-quarters of the way through the year, we're about to blast through the annual record for firearms discovered at security checkpoints. Way to go, America?!?
You still haven’t signed up with the Transportation Security Administration’s PreCheck program because you just haven’t had the time to go through the processing, or because you can’t find a convenient enrollment center? That should...Show More Summary
LIFE IN THE 21st CENTURY: Transgender Travelers Collide with TSA’s Security Theater: Many travelers may not even realize it, but as they’re forced in to spread eagle for body scanners in security lines at the airport, a TSA agent is pressing a button telling the machine whether the person inside is a male or female. […]