Archive for December 31st, 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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