Government

The TSA Is Not Eliminating X-Ray Body Scanners

Posted by on January 23, 2013 at 5:53 am

Contrary to reports last week that the TSA is eliminating its expensive fleet of x-ray body scanners from airports, the federal agency signed a contract months ago with a separate company to provide the very same machines.

Bob Barr, watchdog weigh lawsuit after TSA refuses disclosure

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 4:23 pm

Lawsuit may be next as former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr’s watchdog LibertyGuard probes TSA, DHS for ‘playing politics with the safety of Americans’ after Thanksgiving security stand-down

President Obama Jokes about TSA Groping In his SOTU speech

Posted by on January 26, 2011 at 8:47 am

Obama is refering to a high-speed rail system where you won’t have to get a pat-down. With DHS rolling out their sexual assault program to malls, train stations, sporting events, and bus stops, of COURSE you’re going to get a pat-down before boarding a high-speed railroad. Unless WE stop it.

Seattle Activist Wins Case Against TSA

Posted by on January 24, 2011 at 12:22 pm

On January 21, a jury cleared Mocek of all misdemeanor charges. “I feel good that we had police and TSA on record saying that you don’t have to show ID to fly and that you can use a camera at the airport,” Mocek told KOBTV 4 in Albuquerque.

New Congress will investigate TSA scanning, groping

Posted by on January 21, 2011 at 1:25 pm

“We’re going to have some hearings and try to understand why they’re so enamored with pieces of technology that also happen to have very high-priced lobbyists associated with them,” said Mr. Chaffetz.

People’s Lawyer: The Gropes of Wrath

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 2:05 pm

While the initial backlash against the use of full-body scanners in airports has faded, the decision by a Washington, D.C. federal judge in January to allow the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to refrain from releasing more than 2,000 scanned body images to a civil liberties group has brought the issue back into focus.

TSA Pat-Down Changes Don’t Bring Huge Complaint Increase

Posted by on January 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Complaints about Transportation Security Administration screening shot higher in November, the first month airport security screeners started doing “enhanced pat-downs’’ on passengers, but the increase might not have been as big as you might have expected.