Some kids play with Barbie dolls, others with action figures, and some with…security scanners.
A special unit of the TSA at Newark Liberty International Airport, trained to detect suspicious behavior, reportedly earned the nickname “Mexican hunters” for racial profiling.
Although Texas is notorious for advocating for states’ rights — Gov. Rick Perry has openly suggested secession — state officials had to drop a bid to prevent TSA agents from conducting “invasive searches” after the federal …
In another bout of tough press for TSA, the Texas House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill on Friday that prohibits “intrusive touching” when people are seeking access to public buildings and forms of transportation.
A Missouri pastor snaps a picture of a baby being frisked by the TSA — yes, a baby.
The Internet was up in arms when a video of a six-year-old girl’s TSA pat-down went viral. One member of Congress wasn’t happy, either.
Any family traveling with several young children will inevitably be subjected to random checks and extra security measures. It’s Murphy’s Law. But one family says the child screening process can turn invasive and inappropriate.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned that the increase in the number of people carrying their luggage on flights is costing taxpayers. We just can’t win, can we, airlines?
There might not be much you can do about rude or dismissive TSA agents on their home turf (i.e. the airport), but one Seattle restaurant has managed a little payback away from the terminal.
In today’s obvious news update: Pointing lasers at a pilot operating a plane is dangerous. In today’s worrisome news update: The number of times this happens has soared.
The most important trips aren’t about getting somewhere. They’re about getting to someone. (via Elliott.org)