SF Weekly got a phone call and a wrist-slap from the TSA's press department. It turns out the TSA doesn't like the ody scan images they've been using; wants them to use "Officially Approved" versions.Read more »
n light of new reports alleging that the TSA is creating a watch list of individuals who criticized the agency as a form of collective punishment, it’s revealing to note that CNN journalist Drew Griffin was also put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008.Read more »
Think about it: The way you and I feel in a TSA security line in many way reflects a small part of the way a Jewish citizen must have felt in Germany, in the 1930's, when a Nazi party member knocked on their door and demanded to see their papers.Read more »
Legendary rapper Kurtis Blow was busted at LAX this morning after a TSA body scanner detected an item in his pocket -- a stash of weed, TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that the body scan detected "an anomaly' in his pants. Yes, we thought that was funny as well. A subsequent pat down revealed pot in his pocket. Kurtis received a ticket -- standard operating procedure when it's under an ounce -- and went on his merry way. These are "the breaks". Next time Mr. Blow, try the pat down.Read more »
The woman tells me right away that my milk might have to go through the x-ray, and then I tell her I printed the rules. I go to grab the rules on top of my bag and she freaks out and pushes my arm away. Another guy comes over and calls for “back up” and they put in me back in the glass cage. Standing 50 ft away are the same manager and supervisor I had dealt with the previous week. I then begged him to read the TSA rules I had printed out. He read the first form which stated that medical liquids can have alternate screening (no x-ray).Read more »
A 47 year old gay man was arrested at San Francisco International Airport after ejaculating while being patted down by a male TSA agent. Percy Cummings, an interior designer from San Francisco, is being held without bail after the alleged incident, charged with sexually assaulting a Federal agent.Read more »
Doctors sound TSA germ alert
Dangers include syphilis, lice, viruses, ringworm
Syphilis, lice, gonorrhea, ringworm, chlamydia, staph, strep, noro and papilloma viruses all are part of the possible fringe benefits when airline passengers next go through a full hands-on pat-down by agents of the federal government's Transportation Security Administration, according to doctors.Read more »
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week that her department is considering beefing up security on trains, ships and mass transit amid a public backlash over the body scanners and "enhanced" pat-downs at airports across the country.Read more »
"New Mother Harassed and Threatened by TSA because she requests alternate screening for her breast milk. As a repeat traveler, the TSA singled her out to make an example out of her. She spends over an hour in the "Special Inspection" area and is forced to miss her flight."Read more »
Furb Furbish figured if Transportation Security Administration screeners were going to take naked photos of him in order to allow him on an airplane Wednesday, he might as well save them the trouble.So the Taylorsville resident stood in front of Salt Lake City International Airport in frigid temperatures wearing nothing but shoes, stockings, scarf, a wool cap and a tiny Speedo-style swimsuit.Read more »
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