Archive for December 2nd, 2010

PTSD-suffering senior mauled by TSA

December 2, 2010

My PTSD is now so severe after this incident that I am unable to fly — I am terrified of this assault happening to me again.

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Law professor fights TSA body scanners

December 2, 2010

Law professor Jeffrey Rosen said the scanners are unconstitutional and has signed onto a lawsuit that hopes to block use of the scanners in airports across the country.

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Why the TSA Can’t Back Down

December 2, 2010

All the wrong reasons why the TSA cannot back down from the protests.

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Airport Scanners, `Enhanced’ Patdowns Bring Suit by Harvard Law Students

December 2, 2010

The U.S. government was sued in federal court in Boston by two Harvard University law students who claim their constitutional rights were violated by “nude body scanners” and “enhanced pat-downs” at airports.

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TSA now setting up Nazi-style “VIPER” security checkpoints at bus terminals

December 2, 2010

Natural News Terrorizing innocent travelers at airports is simply not enough for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The agency recently tested a new program known as VIPER (Visual Intermodal Protection and Response) which involved placing Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials at Greyhound bus stations in Tampa to pat down and grope ground travelers. […]

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Profiling is the only sane way to go

December 2, 2010

Out of 14 million passengers during the year, there might be zero to five or so terrorists. To find them by checking everyone else in that huge group more or less equally is virtually certain to fail, especially because terrorists have the choice of so many tactics.

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State, local lawmakers seek alternatives to TSA airport screenings

December 2, 2010

A coach-class rebellion against the TSA is brewing as state and local lawmakers challenge the agency’s right to implement its invasive airport-safety protocols.

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