Showing posts with label TSA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TSA. Show all posts

Thom Dunn: A 7-Month-Old Baby Is On The No-Fly List

Our proactive stance on terrorism.      In 2012, a 7-month-old baby was designated as a "known or suspected terrorist threat" by airport security and placed on the no-fly list. That baby is now 4 years old and is one of 18 plaintiffs listed in a lawsuit filed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations in April seeking damages for those who have  ... MORE

Child Molestation If Done By Private Individual: Ten-Year- Old Girl Gets 2-Minute TSA Patdown Over Juice Pouch

by Morgan Cook.     A Capri Sun juice pouch mistakenly left in a 10-year-old San Diego girl’s carry-on handbag led a TSA agent to subject the girl to almost two minutes of frisking and extra screening that lasted about an hour, her father said. Liquids exceeding 3 ounces are not allowed in carry-on bags, for fear they might contain explosives, but the    ... MORE

TSA Will Stop Accepting Driver's Licenses From 9 States

by Nick Gillespie.    The last time we took notice of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), it was to inform you that the unpopular, expensive, and ineffectual outfit had decided it could force travelers on domestic airline flights to go through full-body scanners. Previously, TSA had allowed folks to submit instead to a full-body pat-down.     ... MORE

TSA Makes It Harder For Passengers To Avoid 'Virtual Strip Search' Scanners Just In Time For The Christmas Rush

by Wills Robinson.     Air travelers will find it harder to avoid body scanners after airport security protocols were quietly ramped up. The six million Americans who are expected to take to the skies over Christmas could face delays after the Transport Security Administration (TSA) tweaked guidelines so passengers will have to go through the    ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

TSA Screens Holiday Travelers Once Again, With Feeling

by James Bovard.    Flyers must surrender privacy along with boarding passes. If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. TSA is one of the biggest hassles many Americans will encounter this holiday season. I learned that firsthand while flying home from   ... MORE

John Stossel: How The State Cashes In On Fear

This Halloween, what do you fear?  I fear fear itself because when we are afraid, we willingly give away our freedoms. Global warning? More power to the EPA! 9/11? Vote 100 to 0 to create a TSA! Kids don't learn? Common Core! Crime up? Spend on police! (Or for leftists: increase welfare!) Immigrants? Seal the border! Ebola? More money and   ... MORE

From Free Country To Police State: Cal Mayor Forced To Give Up Electronics And Passwords To SFO Airport Gestapo

by Nathan Mattise.     Just a routine warrantless search. Stockton, California Mayor Anthony R. Silva attended a recent mayor's conference in China, but his return trip took a bit longer than usual. At the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) this week, agents with the Department of Homeland Security detained Silva and confiscated his personal  ... MORE

Did The TSA Agent Steal Jersey Honoring Yankee Legend From The Luggage Of His Window? She Thinks They Did.

from CBS New York.   The widow of a baseball icon was heartbroken Friday night over a missing jersey that she believes was stolen. Last month, the Yankees gave Soot Zimmer a jersey in honor of her late husband, Don Zimmer, who served as bench coach for the team for several years. But the jersey never made it back to Florida with Soot   ... MORE

TSA Finds $75,000 In Traveler’s Bag, Then Police Come Take The Money Even Though No Criminal Charges Filed

by Christopher Ingraham. Earlier today, Transportation Security Administration spokesperson Lisa Farbstein sent the following tweet from her verified account: If you had $75,000, is this how you'd transport it? Just asking! TSA @ #RIC spotted this traveler's preferred method. pic.twitter.com/lriNbivmsT  The photo, from the Richmond     ... MORE

Doug Newman: They Thought They Were Fighting For Freedom But Are Now Abused By America's Police State

Veterans abused by government.    It is easy to stand up and cheer for your favorite government activity. It is quite another to acknowledge what it means in the real world. I almost never try to speak for other people. However, I think it is fairly safe to say that the average military recruit firmly believes that he joins the military so that you and   ... MORE

TSA'S Secret Behavior Checklist To Spot Terrorists

by Jana Winter and Cora Currier.        Fidgeting, whistling, sweaty palms. Add one point each. Arrogance, a cold penetrating stare, and rigid posture, two points. These are just a few of the suspicious signs that the Transportation Security Administration directs its officers to look out for — and score — in airport travelers, according to a confidential TSA   ... MORE

What's Next For Police State America? Armed TSA Police

Are you ready for an armed TSA? The NY Times reported the union that represents the TSA renewed its push for armed agents at checkpoints of the nation's airports. Using a violent attack by a machete-wielding taxi driver in New Orleans as an excuse.  Another pilot allegedly crashed a plane on purpose with 150 people on board, why doesn't the   ... MORE

Ron Paul: Dept of Homeland Security, What is it Good For?

Get rid of TSA and FEMA.        Late Friday night, Congress passed legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for one week. This vote followed weeks of debate over efforts to attach a prohibition on funding President Obama’s executive order granting amnesty to certain illegal immigrants to the Homeland Security funding bill.      ... MORE