What a tangled little story this is. It begins with a strange but seemingly confirmed story about how TSA agents are now searching valet-parked cars parked at airports.
The impending sequester did not prevent the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from acting in late February to seal a $50-million deal to purchase new uniforms for its agents–uniforms that will be partly manufactured in Mexico.
Good news for those who felt Transportation Security Administration officers were getting to know them a little too well. The TSA will soon remove all body scanners that show nearly nude images of people trying to board flights.
TSA repeated debunked claims to Congress during recent oversight hearing
17,000 formal complaints have been filed about TSA “enhanced” pat-downs since 2009, according to a news report by Scott MacFarlane of WSBTV Channel 2, Atlanta. This is after a Congressman, Rep. Ralph Hall of Texas, reported that his 17-year-old niece was exposed during a pat-down. Since this is a Congressman, there is now a federal investigation underway. Once again, it pays to have friends in high places.
The Texas legislature will take up two bills designed to protect basic civil liberties in the Lone Star State during the 2013 legislative session.
The Thieves and Sexual Assailants are playing musical chairs with their porno-scanners. They’re shuffling carcinogenic backscatter X-ray machines out of larger airports, such as New York’s LaGuardia and JFK International, into smaller ones – but that doesn’t mean they’ve renounced their voyeurism
Months after a congressional report stated that controversial X-ray body scanners are a waste of money, the TSA has begun removing them from major airports.
The last remaining full-body X-ray airport scanners are to be scrapped within weeks.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced Monday they will allow the Orlando Sanford International Airport to opt out of using its federal airline passenger screening system.