Archive for December, 2010

Security theater: C’ville native nets airport disorderly charge

December 31, 2010

After his arrest, Tobey was released in time to catch his flight. “When I went through security, they just waved me through,”

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As frustration grows, airports consider ditching TSA

December 31, 2010

Some of the nation’s biggest airports are responding to recent public outrage over security screening by weighing whether they should hire private firms such as Covenant to replace the Transportation Security Administration. Sixteen airports, including San Francisco and Kansas City International Airport, have made the switch since 2002. One Orlando airport has approved the change but needs to select a contractor, and several others are seriously considering it.

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TSA solution: Name ’em and shame ’em

December 31, 2010

So far, the revolt against the Transportation and Security Administration has resulted in very little fundamental change, other than exemptions for special interests. By fundamental change, I mean the restoration of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”

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Man Strips to Underwear at RIC Security Checkpoint

December 30, 2010

On Thursday afternoon, Richmond International Airport Police responded to an incident outside of Security Checkpoint B when a man reportedly stripped down to his underwear and socks.

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Gulf Activists Harassed By TSA Agents Who Claim Filming Is Illegal

December 29, 2010

When the supervisor walked over to Matt and Heather, he informed Matt that it was a FEDERAL OFFENSE to film security in airports. When Heather and Matt challenged this, he grew increasingly angry. He continued repeating that it was a federal offense yet when he was questioned about the law he was unable to provide an answer.

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Stop Granny’s Pat-Down

December 29, 2010

We need to scuttle the TSA’s equal-risk policy in favor of one that concentrates on genuine potential risks.

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Congress to demand answers from TSA in airport security flaws

December 29, 2010

Exactly one month after Chris Liu posted videos to YouTube showing what he calls “critical security flaws,” the new chairman of a House subcommittee said he will call Transporation Security Administration (TSA) leaders to Capitol Hill for an explanation.

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