Archive for December 8th, 2010

TSA Chief: 4th Amendment only applies to law enforcement

December 8, 2010

“To say, does this give us security, without violating something that would be a Fourth Amendment issue? That’s what I did in this situation [the latest controversy] — being informed by my prior background [with the FBI], and seeing this as different from a law-enforcement Fourth Amendment search, for example on the pat-down, and the privacy of the AIT.”

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OIA Moves Toward Replacing TSA

December 8, 2010

Wednesday afternoon, Orlando International Airport officials took their first step toward getting rid of TSA workers. The federal agency would still oversee screening, but a private contractor would conduct it.

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Donna D’Errico outraged about TSA full-body scan

December 8, 2010

Donna D’Errico — former Playboy Playmate and “Baywatch” babe — is accusing Transportation Security Administration agents of profiling.

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“Going commando” on the TSA, redux: a kilt-wearer speaks

December 8, 2010

One “big-boned” patriot decided to strike his blow for freedom by giving a low-paid TSA screener the surprise of his young life.

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TSA pat-down of baby twins unnessary

December 8, 2010

Sun Sentinel (Florida) My daughter and her 8-month-old twins were put through a TSA search at LaGuardia Airport. She was compelled to have her twins separated from each other, forced to stretch their little arms out, lean forward in their carriages and were patted down by a 6-foot-2-inch, intimidating man. I don’t know whether we […]

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India’s ambassador gets pat-down at Miss. airport

December 8, 2010

She said, ‘I will never come back here,'” said Janos Radvanyi, chair of Mississippi State University’s international studies department. “We are sending her a letter of apology.”

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Rutherford Institute files second suit over TSA procedures

December 8, 2010

The plaintiffs include the mother of a 12-year-old girl who was forced to undergo a “virtual strip search” without parental consent; a man with an enlarged testicle due to a youth injury, who was subjected to an invasive pat-down of his genitals by TSA workers; and a woman who had undergone a mastectomy on her left breast, who was left in pain after prodded repeatedly, according to the lawsuit.

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