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Woman, 85, claims she was strip-searched at JFK airport

An 85-year-old woman said she was injured and humiliated when she was strip-searched at an airport after she asked to be patted down instead of going through a body scanner. Transport security officials have denied allegations by Lenore Zimmerman, who said she was taken to a private room and made to take off her clothes […]

TSA officer charged with sexual assault

November 22, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis TSA officer charged with sexual assault 22 Nov 2011 A federal airport screener has been charged with sexual assault after he allegedly assaulted a woman near his home in Manassas, Virginia, police said Tuesday. Police said Harold Glenn Rodman was wearing a uniform and displayed a badge at the […]

House GOP pair bashes TSA on its 10th anniversary

Washington (CNN) — Ten years after its formation, the Transportation Security Administration on Wednesday got the type of birthday card no one wants to receive — a blistering report from Republican lawmakers who said the agency is “bloated” and “inefficient” and has done little, if anything, to improve aviation security. Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, a […]

Newest threat: TSA warns terrorists could be targeting buses for holiday travel season

November 12, 2011 by walden9 ShareThis Newest threat: TSA warns terrorists could be targeting buses for holiday travel season.12 Nov 2011. Al Qaeda [Al CIA-duh] and other terrorist groups could be targeting buses around the nation because they are easier to attack than airplanes, according to the Transportation Security Administration. Just before the beginning of […]

TSA officer faces dismissal over ‘get your freak on, girl’ note

(CNN) — An airplane baggage screener faces dismissal for leaving a note in a passenger’s bag that said “Get Your Freak On, Girl” after discovering a vibrator. The Transportation Security Administration “has initiated action to remove the individual from federal service,” an agency spokesperson said. “Like all federal employees, this individual is entitled to due […]

TSA Launches Program for Fast-Track Airport Screenings

October 4, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis TSA Launches Program for Fast-Track Airport Screenings –If ‘TSA PreCheck’ initiative works well at four trial airports, TSA plans to expand program 04 Oct 2011 Some frequent fliers can now move through airport security without having to take off their shoes or remove their computers, liquids and gels from […]

A figleaf in the face of TSA intrusion | Jennifer Abel

Today’s lesson in vulgar Americanisms is “camel toe”, a slang term meaning “the front half of a woman’s genitalia, or the shape thereof”. To properly use it in a sentence, you can say, “Those tight trousers give her such camel toe, when you talk to her, you hear echoes” or “the Transportation Security Administration demands […]

TSA scanners give cancer?

If you were opposed to TSA body scanners before, new studies show that you might have more to worry about than just employees taking a peek at what’s beneath your blouse. After what Electronic Privacy Information Center Executive (EPIC) Director Marc Rotenberg calls a “cluster” of cases of cancer among TSA workers at Boston’s Logan […]

TSA Changes Child Pat-Down Policy

The Transportation Security Administration has changed its policy regarding child pat-downs to prevent airport security screeners from conducting invasive pat-downs on children, the head of TSA said Wednesday, reports USA Today. TSA Administrator John Pistole announced the change in policy at a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing. The policy amendment follows on […]

Schumer Targets Rental Car Recalls

ALBANY, N.Y. — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said he will introduce a bill to stop car rental agencies from renting automobiles that are under recalls for problems that aren’t yet fixed. The industry this month proposed a two-tiered system in which cars would be kept off the road if the recall involved […]