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Can I take an E-cigarette on a plane? – TSA answers

With the growing popularity of e-cigarette’s, it’s only natural that travelers will want to take them along on their trips.  But how does the TSA and the airlines feel about it?  Here’s a current look at the answer to: Can I Take An E-Cigarette……

Ex-TSA employee claims agents routinely laughed at naked X-rays of passengers

A former agent for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago alleges that he and his fellow agents routinely laughed at naked X-ray images and engaged in rampant racial profiling. Writing in Politico, Jason Edward Harrington claims that employees regularly behaved inappropriately in what is called…

Denver woman claims TSA agents sexually assaulted her during patdown

According to a CBS4 report, police are investigating Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Denver International Airport after a woman filed a criminal complaint claiming that her frisking was tantamount to sexual assault. Jamelyn Steenhoek was frisked by TSA officers while escorting her 13-year-old daughter to her gate. She was…

TSA: Travelers stranded more than $500,000 at security checkpoints in 2012

Travelers left behind a record $531,395.22 in loose change at security checkpoints in US airports in fiscal 2012, the Transportation Security Administration says. In a report to Congress, seen by the Washington Post, the TSA said more than $10,000 in change was forgotten at each of 13 major airports in…

The TSA shootings at LAX highlight America’s real terror threat

In 2012, 15 Americans were killed in terrorist attacks. The previous year, more than 32,000 Americans died from gun violence (including homicides, suicides and accidents). That total represents an almost 2,600 person increase in gun deaths since 2001. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the first Transportation Security…

Hatred of TSA led gunman to shoot up LAX, officials say

Dressed for combat and carrying a note saying he wanted to “kill TSA and pigs,” a gunman who grew up in New Jersey opened fire at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday, killing one Transportation Security Administration officer and injuring…  …

‘Appalled’ John McCain and TSA clash over treatment of disabled passengers

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is pressing the Transportation Safety Authority (TSA) for answers following more than 20 complaints on behalf of disabled passengers concerning their treatment at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. The Arizona Republic reported on Tuesday that McCain has contacted both TSA Administrator John Pistole and Jeh Johnson,…

TSA security checks begin long before travelers arrive at the airport

TSA Security Checks Begin Long Before Travelers Arrive At The Airport (via Techdirt) The TSA may not be privately concerned about the average flier’s desire to hijack the flight he or she is boarding, but that hasn’t dissuaded it from continually ratcheting up the invasiveness of its pre-boarding procedures. Between…

TSA expands $85 fee program for less invasive airport screenings

You’ve likely heard the phrase “freedom isn’t free” before, probably in the context of honoring our service men and women, paying taxes, voting, or paying for audio clips of the movie Braveheart. It’s one of those phrases that’s been used so often that…  …

Colbert defends TSA expansion: They have your safety in their hands — ‘also, your genitals’

Stephen Colbert welcomed the news on Tuesday that the Transportation Security Authority (TSA) was moving beyond airport security into train and bus stations and sporting events. “They have the safety of this nation in the palm of their hands — also, your genitals,” Colbert said. “And they’re finding all sorts…

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