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Revealed: Republican endorses racial profiling ‘not based solely on race’

And you thought Arizona’s law allowing police to request proof of citizenship was bad. In separate interviews with the conservative website World Net Daily, two Republican congressmen used the recent outrage over airport screening procedures to explicitly call for racial profiling, with one going so far as to answer “absolutely”…

TSA won’t do body cavity searches — at least for now

Airline passengers have been subjected to full body scans and pat-downs as part of new screening procedures this month but the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) admits there is a limit to how far they are willing to go. Director John Pistole told reporters Monday that for the time being the…

Flashback: Poll finds TSA about as popular as the IRS

Old AP poll shows sea-change in opinions over TSA; Recent CBS survey found four in five Americans support invasive new screening measures This article was originally published Dec. 20, 2007. Hand sanitizer makes it through security in one airport, then it’s confiscated at another. Screening lines back up because only…

TSA responds to pat down of shirtless boy

The Transportation Security Agency attempted to explain a viral video clip of a young shirtless boy being patted down at an airport on their blog Monday. The video was posted by college student Luke Tait to YouTube on Friday and on Monday morning The Drudge Report displayed the video in…

TSA chief says no change in screening policy

Transportation Security Administration head says no plans to change screening policies The head of the Transportation Security Administration on Sunday acknowledged that new full-body scanners and thorough pat-downs can be invasive and uncomfortable, but he said that the need to stay a step ahead of terrorists rules out changes in…

TSA screeners leave cancer survivor covered in urine

Dems challenge TSA to justify enhanced pat-downs A retired teacher from Lansing, Michigan, says he had to walk through an airport and board a plane covered in urine after TSA agents tore open his urostomy bag during a pat-down. Thomas Sawyer, a 61-year-old survivor of bladder cancer, was flagged for…

Fox News host to TSA: ‘Touch my junk’ and I’ll sue you

NJ state senators call on Congress to end TSA’s new screening procedures Fox News host Shepard Smith on Monday reflected the frustration some travelers have been feeling about the TSA’s intrusive new airport screening procedures. During a Studio B segment, Smith declared he would launch a lawsuit against any TSA…

‘Gay zombie porn’ film banned from Australia’s largest film festival

A “gay zombie porn” flick which shows aliens engaging in necrophilia has been pulled from Australia’s biggest film festival after being rejected by censors, organisers said Tuesday. “L.A. Zombie”, which also features homosexual sex and full-frontal male nudity, is the first film in seven years to be banned from screening…

Senate bill would make airport body scanners mandatory

A bipartisan bill introduced in the Senate requiring all airports to use full-body scanners lacks sufficient privacy safeguards, says a prominent watchdog group. The Electronic Privacy Information Center says the bill, introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), “contains particularly weak privacy provision[s]…

Watchdog says TSA misleading public on body scanning technology

The full-body scanners being installed at US airports are capable of recording, storing and transmitting the nude images they make of passengers, says the Electronic Privacy Information Center. EPIC, a watchdog group that monitors privacy in the digital age, has obtained documents showing that the Transportation Security Administration requires its…

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