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  • More Horror Stories from the TSA Bureaucrats

    11/02/2014 11:34:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 2, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    IÂ’m wondering whether the Transportation Security Administration is a valuable part of government. Not because the bureaucracy does a good job, but instead because it does so many foolish things that it helps convince more people to become libertarians.Consider these horror stories.o Confiscating a plastic hammer from a mentally retarded man.o Detaining a woman for carrying breast milk.o Hassling a woman for the unexplained red flag of having sequentially numbered checks.o Demanding that a handicapped 4-year old boy walk through a metal detector without his leg braces.o Putting an 8-year old cub scout on the no-fly list.oStopping a teenager from...
  • TSA Tries to Pat Down Man After His Flight, Watch Him Refuse

    09/13/2014 5:36:34 PM PDT · by BulletBobCo · 78 replies ^ | Sept 12, 2014 | Barry Donegan
    Last Saturday, Kahler Nygard took a Spirit Airlines flight to Denver to visit with friends. When he departed from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, Transportation Security Administration agents patted him down and allowed him to board his flight. When the plane landed, he was singled out and ordered to exit before the other passengers. After he exited the aircraft, TSA agents approached Nygard and demanded that he go through an additional pat-down and a screening of his luggage for explosive materials. He had already arrived safely at his destination in Denver and simply wanted to leave the airport. After an argument,...
  • You Blew It! TSA Literally Becomes a Joke

    07/22/2014 4:33:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | July 22, 2014 | Mark Skousen
    You Blew It! TSA Literally Becomes a Joke “TSA is the gold standard of airline security.” – John Pistole, director, TSA (Thousands Standing Around) Last week, roughly 2,000 people joined me for the annual FreedomFest conference in Las Vegas, and it offered an opportunity to poke fun at the TSA, a federal agency that seems to probe and prod a bit too aggressively even when encountering innocent and harmless passengers. We performed a modern-day version of Camelot as our featured entertainment during Saturday evening’s gala and included a humorous scene of Sir Lancelot trying to arrive from France to aid...
  • TSA humiliates cancer patient: ‘He’s wearing a diaper!’

    02/13/2014 3:33:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Fewbruary 11, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    The wife of a man with prostate cancer posted on her blog a scathing assessment of how Transportation Security Administration agents treated her husband during a security checkpoint, explaining how one proclaimed loudly his state of incontinence while a second one grimaced and snickered. The woman — who posted her story without giving names — wrote that her husband battled prostate cancer and, as a result, now suffers from an overactive bladder and is forced to wear adult diapers, The Daily Mail reported. Usually when they fly, he’s forced to explain his situation to security agents — but that the...
  • TSA agents 'humiliate cancer victim wearing adult diaper' at security checkpoint

    02/11/2014 4:00:17 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    The Transport Security Administration has been criticized for humiliating a cancer survivor at a security checkpoint for wearing an incontinence pad. The man's wife has told that he suffers from OAB (overactive bladder) after a battle with prostate cancer and wears adult diapers for his condition. At an airport security checkpoint recently, he was forced to explain his situation multiple times to TSA officers, one of whom announced that he was wearing a diaper for the whole security line to hear, and then underwent an embarrassing back-room search. The man's wife, writing anonymously, described her husband's ordeal on the forum...
  • TSA Tag Teams Conservative Jewish Author, Ignores Nijab Wearing Muslim

    02/08/2014 5:40:51 AM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies ^ | february 8, 2014 | rick wells
    TSA is becoming more and more like a totalitarian police force every day, above the law and beyond the reach of accountability for their acts. A Colorado woman, Jamelyn Steenhoek, was recently subjected to what she felt was the equivalent of a gynecological exam by TSA and filed a criminal complaint, only to have the Denver District Attorney’s  Office refuse to prosecute. Cherry-picking DA’s don’t want to fight the feds. Now comes word of an incident this past Wednesday in which an award-winning Jewish author, Phyllis Chesler was singled out for special attention by TSA agents in JFK Airport. Chesler’s flight to Florida...
  • TSA Agent Charged With Making Terror Threat at Houston Airport

    02/04/2014 8:45:24 AM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    the blaze ^ | 2/4/13 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    A Transportation Security Administration agent has been accused of threatening to shoot coworkers at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, according to multiple media reports. Jeno Vernelli Mouton, 35, has been arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, the Houston Chronicle reported. According to the Associated Press, documents say Mouton told an airport supervisor on Jan. 25 that he wanted to vent instead of “come back and shoot up the place.” KPRC-TV reported that Mouton, who has worked at the airport for five years, was disgruntled with management and made the remark with coworkers and passengers nearby.
  • TSA Agent Confession

    01/31/2014 7:47:52 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 22 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/31/2014 | Jason Edward Harrington
    My pained relationship with government security had started three years earlier. I had just returned to Chicago to finish my bachelor’s degree after a two-year stint in Florida. I needed a job to help pay my way through school, and the TSA’s call-back was the first one I received. It was just a temporary thing, I told myself—side income for a year or two as I worked toward a degree in creative writing. It wasn’t like a recession would come along and lock me into the job or anything. It was May 2007. I was living with a bohemian set...
  • Capitalism Calls Viral TSA Blogger Out of the Closet

    01/31/2014 7:25:10 PM PST · by Pharmer1 · 1 replies
    Down on the Pharm ^ | 01/31/2014 | pharmer1
    The author of the TSA blog "Taking Sense Away" is feeling the pull of capitalism. He's posted scoop on the TSA during and after his employment in the cadre of paid gropers. News media have picked his material on scanners and behavior of employees. Capitalism is calling, and there's a need to promote an upcoming novel based upon the inner workings of the TSA. Jason Edward Harrington is out of the closet. Best of luck to him.
  • Dear America, I Saw You Naked. And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent.

    01/31/2014 1:24:59 PM PST · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    politico ^ | january 30, 2014 | JASON EDWARD HARRINGTON
    <p>I hated it from the beginning. It was a job that had me patting down the crotches of children, the elderly and even infants as part of the post-9/11 airport security show. I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots—the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying.</p>
  • We laugh at naked bodies and take apple butter from old ladies': Ex-TSA agent confirms...

    01/31/2014 2:22:26 PM PST · by matt04 · 39 replies
    A former TSA officer has confirmed many of the worst suspicions about airport security screeners: they stop passengers for having an attitude, they confiscate snow globes from children and nail clippers from pilots, they profile passengers based on their nationality. And yes, they do see travelers naked in the X-ray photos. ... ‘I confiscated jars of homemade apple butter on the pretense that they could pose threats to national security. I was even required to confiscate nail clippers from airline pilots—the implied logic being that pilots could use the nail clippers to hijack the very planes they were flying,’ he...
  • Congress should abolish the TSA -- it's time to privatize airport screening

    11/30/2013 4:06:52 AM PST · by cutty · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 26, 2013 | Chris Edwards
    Over a decade of experience has shown that the nationalization of airport screening was a mistake. ... Private airport screening is the successful approach used by many other high-income nations. Indeed, all main airports in Canada use private screening firms, as do more than 80 percent of Europe’s main airports.
  • Phoenix airport screening draws angry complaints (forces 82 year old to remove breast prosthesis)

    10/15/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Arizona Republic / USA Today | October 15, 2013 | Sean Holsage
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  • 21 TSA Officers at DFW Arrested Over Stolen Parking Passes (Government at work)

    10/01/2013 10:09:09 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    KXAS ^ | 10/1/2013 | By Kevin Cokely
    A total of 21 Transportation Security Administration officers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have now been arrested following the investigation into stolen employee parking passes. The probe started several months ago with an undercover investigation by the airport's Department of Public Safety. The last arrests were made over this past weekend. Investigators found an American Eagle worker had stolen 129 parking passes for employee parking lots and recruited TSA officers to sell the passes to co-workers for $100 apiece.
  • Dozens of TSA employees fired, suspended for involvement in illegal gambling ring

    09/19/2013 12:59:22 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 22 replies
    WPXI ^ | September 19, 2013
    PITTSBURGH — Channel 11 News has learned that dozens of local Transportation Security Administration workers have been fired or suspended for involvement in an illegal gambling ring. After months of investigation, officials with the Pittsburgh office of Homeland security either fired or suspended the workers involved Thursday morning. Channel 11’s Renee Kaminski reported of the 311 local workers, five were fired, 47 were suspended and 10 letters of reprimand were sent out. All of the workers involved are accused of sports gambling at Pittsburgh International Airport while in uniform. Officials said the gambling was a violation of federal regulations. Government...
  • TSA Agent Charged With Human Smuggling; Corruption Epidemic On The Home Front

    09/16/2013 4:51:59 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 4 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 09/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    ICE agents have charged a TSA agent for allegedly allowing Brazilian nationals to illegally enter the United States by not questioning them at a security checkpoint as reported by The Washington Free Beacon. The greatest vulnerabily in American security involves corrupt officials on the take from drug cartels and other crime groups, and law enforcement has ramped up investigations to root out the dirty players. For example, in the U.S. Customs and Border Protection more than 100 agents have been charged in recent years and another 600 are under investigation as reported by Bob Reynolds for Al Jazeera. And many...
  • TSA Agent Arrested for Smuggling Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2013 5:54:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent was arrested Friday for conspiring to smuggle illegal aliens into the country.Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers arrested David Alexander Díaz-Torres in Orlando, Fla., according to the Justice Department.Díaz-Torres and five others were charged in a 13-count indictment for bringing, transporting, harboring, and shielding illegal aliens within the United States.According to a Justice Department press release, a group of Brazilian nationals were smuggled through the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico.Díaz-Torres allegedly allowed the Brazilians through a TSA security checkpoint without questioning them.The group then flew to New York, Boston, and...
  • TSA Officer Arrested for Helping Smuggle Illegal Immigrants

    09/14/2013 11:54:58 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies ^ | Tony Lee | by Tony Lee
    On Friday, Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer for allegedly "conspiring" to smuggle illegal immigrants into the country. According to the Justice Department, David Alexander Díaz-Torres in Orlando, FL and "five others were charged in a 13-count indictment for bringing, transporting, harboring, and shielding illegal aliens within the United States. On March 24 of this year, Diaz-Torres allegedly allowed "a group of Brazilian nationals" who were being smuggled to cities like New York, Boston, and Philadelphia through a TSA security checkpoint without asking any questions at the Luis Munoz International Airport in San...
  • Security Fail: TSA Agent Smuggles Illegal Aliens

    09/14/2013 9:34:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Gateway ^ | September 14, 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    A TSA agent and 5 others were caught red-handed bringing Brazilian nationals across our border illegally: ... a group of Brazilian nationals were smuggled through the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Díaz-Torres allegedly allowed the Brazilians through a TSA security checkpoint without questioning them. The group then flew to New York, Boston, and Philadelphia on commercial flights. The corruption is widespread and getting worse, ushering in not only illegals, but terrorists. An ‘event’ that rocks the US is not a matter of if, but when. We are essentially borderless with no real security protecting our...
  • Feds: Ex-TSA screener acted alone in threats case (lone r/w wolf...)

    09/12/2013 2:55:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AP ^ | 9/12/2013
    Federal authorities say they believe a former Los Angeles International Airport security screener acted alone and there wasn't a larger plot when he allegedly made threats that closed some airport terminals. FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich said Thursday investigators haven't found any explosives or weapons belonging to 29-year-old Nna Alpha Onuoha (ahn-oo-OH'-hah).
  • Former SoCal TSA Employee Arrested After Threats to LAX

    09/11/2013 2:04:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    NBC Los Angeles ^ | 9/11/2013
    A former TSA employee who worked at Los Angeles International Airport was arrested Tuesday night after he allegedly made threats to terminals and left a suspicious package at the airport the same day he quit his job, the FBI announced early Wednesday as a bomb squad conducted a search in connection with the investigation.Nna Alpha Onuoha, 29, from Inglewood, resigned from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Tuesday -- a position he has held since 2006 -- and left a package later that afternoon at the TSA's LAX Headquarters addressed to another TSA employee, according to an FBI statement. The package...
  • FBI arrests ex-TSA worker after LA airport threats

    09/11/2013 2:45:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    AP ^ | 9/11/2013
    The FBI says a security screener at Los Angeles International Airport has been arrested after quitting his job and making threats that led officials to clear terminals at the airport Tuesday. A release also says a search of 29-year-old Nna Alpha Onuoha's Inglewood otherwise empty apartment turned up a note containing unspecified threats that cited Wednesday's Sept. 11 anniversary. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller says Onuoha was arrested shortly before midnight in Riverside, and he remained in custody.
  • Awesome! TSA Creepers Just Got Creepier

    08/19/2013 5:17:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies ^ | August 19, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    Janet Napolitano’s TSA agents won’t keep their blue, latex-covered paws to themselves. The TSA is now expanding its grope to rodeos, sports stadiums, music festivals and train stations. The TSA’s signature move is like the signature move of a guy who “accidently” brushes his hand against a woman’s buttocks or chest—a woman he’s not dating; married to; or, even a friend to. Except the TSA pulls the creeper move on men and women alike, plus grandmothers and toddlers. Between 2010 and 2012, TSA misconduct increased by 26 percent, according to a report released this summer from the Government Accountability Office....
  • TSA seizes shoes as replica guns

    07/23/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 37 replies
    upi ^ | July 22, 2013
    NEW YORK, - The Transportation Security Administration said a pair of shoes seized at a New York airport had fake guns for heels. The TSA posted a photo on its Twitter account of a pair of high-heeled shoes with fake revolvers as the heels, ABC News reported Monday. The TSA said the heels were seized from a woman traveling at New York's LaGuardia Airport. "Also, what not to wear through a #LGA checkpoint," the tweet read. The agency said the shoes were banned for being replica guns. They were voluntarily surrendered by the traveler, who was not arrested or fined.
  • TSA agents who can't tell a hero from a terrorist: wounded Iraq veteran marine treated 'shamefully'

    07/09/2013 8:22:46 AM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 32 replies
    ukmail ^ | 7 9 13
    A wounded war veteran has described the moment security agents treated him like a 'terrorist' on a recent trip to California because he couldn't raise his injured right arm in a full-body scanner and his dress uniform contained 'too much metal.' Cpl. Nathan Kemnitz was awarded a Purple Heart after he almost died in 2004 from an injury incurred from a roadside bomb in Fallujah, Iraq. The brave soldier recently traveled to Sacramento, California to receive another award as his district's veteran of the year. But, what should have been a celebratory experience was tainted when suspicious security workers at...
  • TSA agent tells teen to 'cover herself'

    06/17/2013 6:08:30 PM PDT · by WVKayaker · 100 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/17/2013 | Keith Laing
    A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent allegedly told a 15-year-old girl at Los Angeles International Airport to "cover herself" before she boarded her flight. ...
  • Nurse Says TSA Stole Her Gun

    Things are so bad at some airports that ABC posted a list of the airports with the most sticky-fingered TSA employees. Miami International topped the list, with New York’s JFK, and Los Angeles International coming in a close second and third. One woman, however, has finally come forward to put a face on these thefts. A woman known as “The Patriot Nurse” put up a YouTube video in which she says that, between the time she checked her baggage at the departure airport and received it back again on her arrival, someone had broken into her luggage and stolen her...
  • Public gets chance to comment on TSA's full-body scanners

    04/21/2013 5:36:21 PM PDT · by Jubal Harshaw · 18 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 21, 2013 | Hugo Martin
    In response to a lawsuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia circuit ... ordered the TSA to give the public a 90-day comment period, which the agency did not do when it launched the scanning program. The TSA began the comment period online in March, and so far it has been getting an average of 26 comments a day — nearly all of which blast the TSA and the scanners for a variety of reasons .... To add your comments, visit and type in the case code TSA-2013-0004.
  • TSA Agent Terrorizes 3-Year Old in Wheelchair

    04/12/2013 3:20:36 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 12 replies
    TSA-Watch ^ | April 12, 2013 | TSA-Watch
    Every time I say “Just when I thought the TSA couldn’t stoop any lower”, the TSA goes and does something that proves that yes, they absolutely *can* stoop lower. On February 9, Nathan Forck and his wife Annie, along with their three children, were at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on their way to Orlando for a family vacation to Disney World. The Forcks’ three-year old daughter, Lucy, has spinal bifida and is confined to a wheelchair. They got through the TSA security checkpoint quickly and without incident but as they were getting ready to walk to their gate to board...
  • Top 20 Airports for TSA Theft

    04/10/2013 6:58:30 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 25 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 4/8/2013 | TSA Watch
    We all hear the news reports – laptops, tablets, jewelry, cash, and more… stolen from passengers by sticky-fingered TSA agents. Thefts became such a problem that even the TSA had to step up to the plate and take action.In recent years, the TSA has fired over 400 agents for allegedly stealing from passengers in our nation’s airports.Thanks to ABC News and a Freedom of Information Act request, the TSA is releasing the names of the airports where those employees worked. Predictably, many of our nation’s busiest airports also rank at the top of the list for the number of TSA...
  • TSA Agent Arrested for Assaulting His Mother

    04/10/2013 5:40:47 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 7 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/10/2013 | TSA Watch
    If news about the TSA agent stealing an iPad from a tourist or the TSA agents forcing an injured Marine to remove his prosthetic legs made you mad, this one will leave you absolutely fuming. On February 2, TSA agent Christopher Wilkie, a nine year employee of the TSA and resident Long Beach, NY was arrested for hitting his 75-year old mother. Wilkie, age 42, was arrested near his mother’s home after a witness saw him strike his mother while they were inside a car. He was charged with third-degree assault on a person over 60, second-degree harassment, second-degree threatening...
  • 8 Tips to Keep the TSA from Stealing Your Stuff

    04/09/2013 5:03:16 AM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 31 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 4/8/2013 | TSA Watch
    Long security lines, ever changing rules about what is and is not allowed, manhandling pat-downs... Thanks to the TSA, air travel is unpleasant enough as it is and now we have to worry about TSA agents stealing from us? And there's no way to NOT have them go through your luggage.They go through your checked baggage and rifle through your carry-on. You have no choice but to submit to this if you want to be able to board your flight.So what is a law abiding air traveler to do in order to protect his or her belongings from the very...
  • Soulless TSA Agent Dumps Grandpa’s Ashes on Floor

    04/03/2013 11:35:37 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 21 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 03/30/2013 | TSA Watch
    I knew that, by and large, TSA agents were a dour, rigid lot with no respect for freedom and human dignity, but until I heard about this latest incident, I didn't know that they were soulless too. In July of last year, Indiana resident John Gross was flying out of Orlando International Airport on a return trip to Indiana with his grandfather's remains in an air tight glass container clearly marked "Human Remains". This shouldn't have been a problem, folks. TSA has rules about this sort of thing and those rules state that crematory remains are allowed in a carry-on...
  • It's a Good Start - Four Newark TSA Agents Fired, Dozens Suspended

    04/01/2013 9:06:51 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 14 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/1/2013 | Lady Liberty
    It looks like the powers that be at the TSA might have finally gotten something right. In 2011, the TSA began what would be close to a year long investigation into lax luggage screening procedures at New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. Hidden cameras at the airport showed dozens of TSA agents doing a half-assed job screening checked baggage and failing to physically search flagged luggage altogether. This same investigation, which originally began as a probe to investigate numerous allegations of items being stolen from checked baggage inside one of the screening room, also found incidents of TSA agents sleeping...
  • TSA agents ‘humiliated’ Marine who lost both legs to an IED

    03/19/2013 11:37:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/13 | Caroline May
    Transportation Security Administration officers “humiliated” a Marine who lost both legs to an Improvised Explosive Device by requiring the wheelchair-bound Marine to stand and walk. They also had him remove both his prosthetic legs, according to a letter from Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-California). In his complaint to TSA Administrator John Pistole, Hunter described the Marine as being “humiliated” by the TSA’s actions, based on accounts of the incident last week in Phoenix, Arizona. “The individual escorting this Marine asked the TSA officer which of the two checkpoints to enter and received the response, ‘either one,’ only to be told moments...
  • TSA gives Sen. Claire McCaskill an ‘aggressive,’ ‘very uncomfortable’ pat-down

    03/11/2013 12:32:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Twitchty ^ | 3/11/13 | staff
    Claire McCaskill @clairecmc Today in my airport screening, test on my hands was positive. Got private, more aggressive pat down. OMG. #veryuncomfortable A routine airport screening turned absurd today when TSA officials gave a sitting U.S. Senator an aggressive security pat-down. What exactly was on Sen. McCaskill’s hands that could have caused TSA such concern?
  • Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

    03/03/2013 2:57:48 PM PST · by wesagain · 19 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Mar 3, 2013 | Chelsea Schilling
    "Look what one agent did to his own 75-year-old mother "Some might consider it one of the most important jobs in America after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: Protecting the nation’s airports, airplanes and citizens from would-be terrorists hell-bent on mass murder. But the TSA screeners patting you down and combing through your belongings don’t have federal law-enforcement training, may earn about as much as a McDonald’s shift manager and are not required to possess a high-school diploma or GED. In fact, they might even be criminals. If recent news reports are any indication, many Americans can’t even trust...
  • Toddler TSA Incident: Girl in Wheelchair Cries During Search

    02/23/2013 6:50:24 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Michael Mullins
    Newsmax Toddler TSA Incident: Girl in Wheelchair Cries During Search Friday, February 22, 2013 10:55 AM By: Michael Mullins VIDEO A wheelchair-bound 3-year-old girl on her way to Disney World became distraught when she was patted down by a Transportation Security Administration agent apparently looking for explosives. The Feb. 9 incident at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport was partially captured on a cell phone video. It shows the toddler, Lucy Forck, of Osage Beach, Mo., crying, "I don’t want to go to Disney World," as a female TSA agent hovers behind her, instructing the girl's mother to put away her...
  • I don't want to go to Disney World anymore: Parents' fury as TSA agents detain

    02/21/2013 9:17:11 PM PST · by traumer · 36 replies
    Forck family was flying from Missouri to Orlando, Florida for vacation Three-year-old daughter, Lucy, was detained for further testing ahead of family's February 8 flight Stuffed animal 'Lamby' was confiscated Lucy suffers from spinal bifida and is in a wheelchair TSA later admitted girl should never have been threatened with patdown The parents of a toddler with spinal bifida are outraged after TSA officials forced their daughter to undergo a series of additional security measures ahead of their flight to Disney World. Nathan and Annie Forck were flying out of their home state of Missouri on a February 8 flight...
  • Toddler in wheelchair heading to Disney cries during run-in with TSA agents

    02/21/2013 6:30:17 PM PST · by lowbridge · 19 replies ^ | Feb. 21, 2013
    A family’s run-in with Transportation Security Administration screeners at Missouri's Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as they were heading to Orlando on vacation was caught on camera, and is raising questions about airport security rules. Annie Schulte said it all started when TSA agents asked to pat down her 3-year-old daughter, Lucy, who is disabled and in a wheelchair. The agents also wanted to screen Lucy’s wheelchair. Schulte recorded the incident on her cellphone. In the video, Lucy begins to cry and says, "I don't want to go to Disney World." -snip But the family said the final straw was when...
  • The TSA Blog: A Look at the Items our Officers Found in 2012

    01/16/2013 6:35:21 AM PST · by YourAdHere · 40 replies
    The TSA Blog ^ | January 9, 2013
    After screening 637,582,122 passengers in 2012 (around 1,746,800 a day), here are some of the more dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012. This post is a reflection of the outstanding work our officers are doing in the field thanks to their vigilance and attention to detail. More at site...
  • TSA Screener Fired for Alleged Theft in Charlotte

    01/09/2013 5:58:45 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan. 8, 2013 | MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    An airport screener with the Transportation Security Administration at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport is the latest TSA officer to be fired for stealing from passengers, following an ongoing ABC News investigation into theft within the agency. Reggie Edwards, 52, was charged with larceny under $50 after allegedly stealing $36 from a passenger's suitcase on New Year's Day. ... Edwards joins a growing list, now numbering nearly 400, of TSA officers to be fired for theft since the agency was incepted in 2003.
  • Revealed: How TSA agents 'laugh at travelers' naked scanner images in backrooms

    12/26/2012 10:04:25 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 25 December 2012 | Snejana Farberov
    Immature: A former TSA officer has revealed that he had witnessed his co-workers laughing at the nude X-ray images of passengers going through full-body scanners A former Transpiration Security Administration (TSA) agent-turned-anonymous blogger recently revealed that his co-workers routinely make fun of passengers' nude body images while reviewing them in backrooms. The unnamed ex-TSA officer, who writes for the blog Taking Sense Away, received a note from a reader which said: 'Tell us, please, what really happens in that private room and why the TSA does not want it seen in public or recorded.' In response, the blogger wrote that...
  • TSA Blasted for Exposing Breasts of Texas Congressman's Teen Grandniece

    11/28/2012 7:53:42 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 74 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 November 2012 | Alex Newman
    The Transportation Security Administration is under heavy fire after publicly exposing the breasts of a teenage girl during its controversial “screening” procedures. TSA Blasted for Exposing Breasts of Congressman's Teen Grandniece The New American 28 November 2012 The Transportation Security Administration is under heavy fire after publicly exposing the breasts of a teenage girl during its controversial “screening” procedures. Of course, passengers routinely complain of TSA abuse and molestation — some 17,000 formal complaints have been lodged against the widely ridiculed and despised unconstitutional Homeland Security agency just since 2009, documents show. The latest scandal, however, has turned into...
  • TSA Agent arrested for rape

    11/01/2012 8:55:50 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WOIO ^ | Nov 01, 2012
    CLEVELAND, OH - a Transportation Security Agent has been arrested on a warrant for the rape of a northeast Ohio boy he had been mentoring as a big brother. ... arrested at the airport in Newark, NJ. He had gone to work for the TSA in Germany
  • The Top 20 Airports for TSA Theft

    10/23/2012 1:46:00 PM PDT · by Renfield · 27 replies
    ABC News (the Blotter) ^ | Oct. 23, 2012 | MEGAN CHUCHMACH
    Your suitcase has been tagged and whisked away for a TSA security check before being loaded onto a plane en route to your final destination. How safe are the belongings inside? The TSA has fired nearly 400 employees for allegedly stealing from travelers, and for the first time, the agency is revealing the airports where those fired employees worked. Newly released figures provided to ABC News by the TSA in response to a Freedom of Information Act request show that, unsurprisingly, many of the country's busiest airports also rank at the top for TSA employees fired for theft. Sixteen of...
  • TSA nightmares: Dana Loesch tweets another outrageous account of harassment

    10/14/2012 12:11:21 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 43 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 14, 2012
    @DLoesch TSA said I was covered in explosives, took me to a private room and touched my vagina. So how was your day?
  • TSA Worker Steals $500 From Traveler As Punishment For Complaining

    10/10/2012 4:24:50 AM PDT · by Renfield · 24 replies
    Informationliberation ^ | 10-4-2012 | Paul Joseph Watson
    A former TSA worker has pleaded guilty to stealing over $500 in cash from a man who complained about the TSA’s invasive pat down procedure, with the TSA agent admitting the theft was a punishment for the man’s lack of obedience. 60-year-old John W. Irwin pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny following an incident in November 2011, during which a man asked that he be given a pat down rather than face a body scanner due to a medical condition. When TSA agents ordered the man undergo the pat down in a private room, he complained but agreed...
  • Ex-TSA Agent Had Numerous Cameras for Sale on eBay When He Was Arrested

    10/08/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 16 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | Oct.09, 2012 | PETAPIXEL
    A number of years ago, a TSA agent named Pythias Brown accidentally left a camera out of some luggage he was screening. Not wanting to be reprimanded for his mistake, he decided to avoid any problems by secretly taking the camera home. This event opened his eyes to how easy it was to pocket passengers’ belongings, and he began to steal more and more items in increasingly brazen thefts. After stealing over $800,000 worth of items from passenger bags over a four-year period, he was finally caught when he tried to auction off an easily identifiable camera belonging by a...
  • Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired

    10/06/2012 11:31:16 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Cops Nab Alleged TSA Thief, Hundreds Already Fired By LEE FERRAN, MEGAN CHUCHMACH , RANDY KREIDER and BRIAN ROSS Oct. 6, 2012 A TSA employee working in a Los Angeles airport could become the 382nd worker fired from the security agency for allegedly stealing from travelers, a years-long problem highlighted in a recent ABC News investigation. Los Angeles police released a statement late Friday saying a passenger came to the authorities after he said money had been taken out of his wallet while he was going through airport security at Los Angeles International Airport. After a brief investigation, police arrested...