Archive for January, 2011

Bob Barr, watchdog weigh lawsuit after TSA refuses disclosure

January 26, 2011

Lawsuit may be next as former Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Barr’s watchdog LibertyGuard probes TSA, DHS for ‘playing politics with the safety of Americans’ after Thanksgiving security stand-down

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President Obama Jokes about TSA Groping In his SOTU speech

January 26, 2011

Obama is refering to a high-speed rail system where you won’t have to get a pat-down. With DHS rolling out their sexual assault program to malls, train stations, sporting events, and bus stops, of COURSE you’re going to get a pat-down before boarding a high-speed railroad. Unless WE stop it.

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Ventura Lawsuit To Re-Ignite TSA Revolt?

January 25, 2011

News that Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is striking back against being personally subjected to TSA harassment by suing the federal agency is sure to re-ignite a TSA revolt that has led many airports to consider abandoning the TSA altogether and replacing them with private security

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Security scanner blamed for woman’s death

January 25, 2011

A 57-year-old Palestinian woman with a pacemaker died over the weekend, after passing through the scanning machine at the Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

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Ventura Lawsuit: TSA Pat-Downs Classify as ‘Unlawful Sexual Abuse’

January 25, 2011

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura is suing the TSA and Homeland Security for humiliating and ‘offensive’ pat-down procedures he’s been subjected to during airport security checks

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Seattle Activist Wins Case Against TSA

January 24, 2011

On January 21, a jury cleared Mocek of all misdemeanor charges. “I feel good that we had police and TSA on record saying that you don’t have to show ID to fly and that you can use a camera at the airport,” Mocek told KOBTV 4 in Albuquerque.

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New Congress will investigate TSA scanning, groping

January 21, 2011

“We’re going to have some hearings and try to understand why they’re so enamored with pieces of technology that also happen to have very high-priced lobbyists associated with them,” said Mr. Chaffetz.

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