TSA Troubles

Now, I’m not saying that I don’t like the TSA. (*snickers*) It makes a certain amount of sense for there to be the same sort of security throughout the country.

That being said, I think there are some serious issues with the agency, the policies and the training of the agents. Take the trains. They take longer, but not necessarily. If your flights two hours and you need to be at the airport 2 hours early, then maybe a four or five hour train ride ain’t that bad. Just think about it, cousins.

General Issues:

TSA investigates 27 officers accused of not screening checked baggage (Security Director News)

This one’s the FAA, but it’s important: FAA: No more emergency oxygen in airplane lavatories (ontd_political)

More carry-on luggage costing TSA millions a year (AP News)

Congressional funding cuts could threaten security programs (Security Director News)

Report aims to reform aviation security (Security Director News)

Body Scanners:

Body Scanner Safety Concerns Revived (Discovery.com)

TSA to retest scanning machines for radiation levels (Security Director News)

Court Likely to Uphold Constitutionality of ‘Nude’ Airport Scanners (Wired)

‘Nude’ Airport Scanners: Are They Safe? (Wired)

Airport ‘Nude’ Body Scanners: Are They Effective? (Wired)

Advanced Pat-Downs:

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest Sues Over Airport Arrest (ontd_political)

Commentary:

Discretion please, not rulebooks by Richard Dawkins (boing boing) I highly recommend this article. It’s well written and well thought out.

Around the Country:

Proposed TX law would criminalize TSA screening procedures (boing boing)

Why Did TSA Pat Down Kids, Adults Getting Off Train? NOTE: They were GETTING OFF of the train. Hello? (ontd_political)

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