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Former Governor Jesse Ventura: ‘We’re a fascist nation now’

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura lambasted Friday at a federal court hearing ”un-American” security procedures implemented at airports across the nation in 2010. He filed a lawsuit with the Transportation Security Administration in January, claiming their use of pat down searches at airport security checkpoints is unconstitutional. Pioneer Press reported that a…

Texas Gov. Perry adds anti-TSA groping bill to special session

A bill that would restrict Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workers from conducting pat-down searches at airport security checkpoints will return in the Texas legislature’s next special session thanks to Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, the latest Republican to flirt with a possible presidential run in 2012, selected the bill for the…

TSA union demands radiation monitoring at airport checkpoints

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) called on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Tuesday to immediately implement a nationwide program to monitor radiation output at airport security checkpoints. AFGE is the largest federal employee union representing 625,000 workers in the federal government, including Transportation Security Officers. “AFGE has…

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