Archive for December 21st, 2010

The TSA: Coming to a Train Station Near You?

December 21, 2010

it comes as no big surprise that officials in Washington, DC, instead of dedicating law enforcement resources to something worthwhile are instructing officers, in conjunction with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to conduct random bag checks at the city’s Metro stations, ostensibly to guard against the threat of terrorism.

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Restoring sanity to airport security

December 21, 2010

Each passenger wiould be categorized into one of three risk groups, and then screened accordingly. Biometric proof-of-identity, such as a fingerprint or encoded passport, will be checked against a stored profile containing various personal data, and also against passenger watch lists. This, together with flight booking data, will determine which of three screening lines a traveler is then assigned to.

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Holiday travel stokes sex crime victims’ TSA pat-down fears

December 21, 2010

“They were afraid to even take the chance of this happening, of falling apart, getting hysterical, starting to cry,” she said.

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Scientists can’t check TSA’s scanner-safety claims

December 21, 2010

The problem: TSA offers no proof that anyone is checking that those machines are “working properly. Further, the Department of Homeland Security agency refuses to release exposure data to top non-TSA safety experts.

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New Full Body Scanner at Palm Springs International Airport

December 21, 2010

“This machine addresses a real need, the 9-11 Commission told us explosive detection devices at the checkpoint is essential to our success,” said TSA Spokesman Nico Melendez.

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Travel-trained: American sheople take security with sigh

December 21, 2010

“I’m willing to give up a lot as long as I can fly safely,”

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Airports urged to overhaul security system

December 21, 2010

The result is an emerging consensus among experts and lawmakers that the checkpoint-heavy approach — searching nearly every passenger — may not be the most effective.

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