Despite the TSA admitting on its own website that there is no law which prevents people from filming TSA checkpoints, a man traveling through San Juan airport in Puerto Rico had his camera confiscated and footage deleted.Read more »
Kids today. They say and do the darndest things, even under the watchful eye of the Transportation Security Administration. So who knows what happens when your 4-year-old daughter gives grandma a hug at the airport security checkpoint. In addition to that peck on the cheek, a deadly weapon may have been exchanged.Read more »
Looks like Kelly Voluntaryist may have a new recruit for her "Don't Strip Our Rights" activism.
John Brennan, 50, was arrested shortly after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday after TSA agents say he took off all his clothes and refused to put them back on while passing through the checkpoint at Portland International Airport. Brennan told officers he got naked to protest TSA screeners, who he felt had been harassing him.
Two British tourists were barred from entering America after joking on Twitter that they were going to 'destroy America' and 'dig up Marilyn Monroe'.Read more »
“They took me into a private room and pulled down my slacks and pulled down my underwear.”Read more »
Wow, I couldn't believe it. These are colleagues of mine. I've met both and believe me these guys are very successful, clean-cut, family men. To think that a cop would see him as a threat and open fire is beyond crazy.
Wittman told Riches he drove to the pickup area. He said an officer told him to move. Wittman said he moved. However, Wittman said when he circled back around, he said the officer jumped in front of his car. Wittman told riches he dodged and passed the officer. Wittman said a bullet went through his back windshield and grazed his cheek.Read more »
"Backscatter" X-ray machines, which bombard your body with radiation at the airport, are a subject of controversy in the US. Not in Europe, Mother Jones reports—the machines are now banned throughout the entire EU over cancer risks. Good.
The simple fact is that even a "low" x-ray exposure increases cancer risk, if only by a small amount. If you fly frequently, those small amounts add up. And that's not even including the government agency seeing me naked side of the issue. But the radiation risk is enough for EU regulators.Read more »
Just when you thought your silver and gold coins were portable and outside of the realm of government intervention and scrutiny, we learn that the Transportation Security Administration may very well be starting to scrutinize possession of such coins if you travel through checkpoints, be they at airports or other public venues:Read more »
Don't like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line.
Arrogant complaining about airport security is one indicator Transportation Security Administration officers consider when looking for possible criminals and terrorists. And, when combined with other behavioral indicators, it could result in a traveler facing additional scrutiny.Read more »
TSA Agent Pats-Down 8 Year Old Boy to find out if he is a terrorist or not.Read more »
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