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21 TSA Workers arrested !!

Posted in TSA with tags , , on October 1, 2013 by saynsumthn

A total of 21 Transportation Security Administration officers at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport have now been arrested following the investigation into stolen employee parking passes.

The probe started several months ago with an undercover investigation by the airport’s Department of Public Safety. The last arrests were made over this past weekend.

Investigators found an American Eagle worker had stolen 129 parking passes for employee parking lots and recruited TSA officers to sell the passes to co-workers for $100 apiece.

The American Eagle employee has been fired, and at least eight of the 21 TSA agents have been suspended indefinitely without pay.

TSA officers at DFW Airport — even part-time — are required to pay $102 every quarter to park in two employee parking lots. The stolen airline parking passes allegedly sold for $100 allowed employees to park for one year.

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TSA’s War on Women

Posted in TSA with tags , , , on April 16, 2012 by saynsumthn

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TSA screenings aren’t just for airports anymore

Posted in Civil Rights, TSA with tags , , , , , , , , on December 27, 2011 by saynsumthn

Reporting from Charlotte, N.C.—
Rick Vetter was rushing to board the Amtrak train in Charlotte, N.C., on a recent Sunday afternoon when a canine officer suddenly blocked the way.

Three federal air marshals in bulletproof vests and two officers trained to spot suspicious behavior watched closely as Seiko, a German shepherd, nosed Vetter’s trousers for chemical traces of a bomb. Radiation detectors carried by the marshals scanned the 57-year-old lawyer for concealed nuclear materials.

When Seiko indicated a scent, his handler, Julian Swaringen, asked Vetter whether he had pets at home in Garner, N.C. Two mutts, Vetter replied. “You can go ahead,” Swaringen said.

The Transportation Security Administration isn’t just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

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Explosive response to TSA confiscation of pregnant woman’s insulin

Posted in TSA with tags , , , on August 8, 2011 by saynsumthn

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TSA Forces 95 Year Old Woman to Remove Adult Diaper. Feel Safer Yet?

Posted in TSA with tags , , , , , on June 27, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Woman Screams for Police after TSA Airport Pat Down

Posted in TSA with tags , , , , on June 21, 2011 by saynsumthn

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Law Group Collecting First-person Accounts of TSA Assaults

Posted in TSA with tags , , , on December 1, 2010 by saynsumthn

The Thomas More Law Center encourages any American who either was forced to submit to a full body scan or was assaulted by TSA agents during an “enhanced pat down” to email the Law Center about the incident.

“We believe that the enhanced pat-downs are a violation of the 4th Amendment and an unnecessary invasion of privacy,” said Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Law Center. “We understand that there is a need for national security. It’s important for the government to protect the public; however, these enhanced pat-downs don’t increase public security. Instead, the TSA, which currently considers every American as a suspected terrorist, should focus their attention on appropriate profiling and intelligence analysis.”

Email your TSA story to the Law Center at info@thomasmore.org, subject line: “TSA Complaint.”