Articles Tagged with tsa

Man’s Knife In Shoe Found At Detroit Airport: Passenger Now Faces Charges

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A man with a knife in his shoe was arrested after it was found during a security screening. The incident happened at the Detroit Metropolitan Airport in Romulus on Sunday. The man’s name has not been released. According to Fox News, Sunday morning at approximately 7:22 a.m., Transportation Security Administration officers found “an artfully concealed… Read more »

America Bans Uncharged Electronics On Airplanes, Chaos Ensues

Passenger gives in his belt as he undergoes a security check at Frankfurt Airport

American airlines have always had the strictest of security related policies. People have been frisked, prodded, poked and stripped, all in the name of offering safer air travel. But the latest norm has caused quite a furor at the departure terminals. Passengers are being held back for their gadgets. While this technique might have been… Read more »

Verne Troyer Facebooks Harrowing TSA Grope Pic

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“Mini me” Verne Troyer had a run in with the TSA yesterday — but the actor was a good sport about the incident, sharing a funny image on Facebook of his “enhanced pat down.” Troyer, who is perhaps most famous for his role as the clone of Mike Myers’ “Dr. Evil” in the Austin Powers… Read more »

WWI Artillery Shells Seized By TSA Were Hardly A Terrorist Plot

WWI Artillery Shells Seized By TSA Were Hardly A Terrorist Plot

WWI artillery shells that were seized by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport were hardly were hardly a terrorist plot. In a related report by The Inquisitr, several months ago the two oldest World War 2 veterans from Pearl Harbor met for the first time at age 107. The TSA has… Read more »

Security Portals Now Unmanned At Some US Airports

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Unmanned airport security portals may be the wave of the future. The new pilot program currently being tested at two US airports is a radical departure in airport safety technology. The system itself is a model of simplicity. A passenger departing from the terminal steps into an elevator-sized glass portal and waits while the cylinder… Read more »

Bill Russell Detained For Carrying Loaded Gun Inside Airport

Bill Russell Gun Confiscated

NBA legend Bill Russell was detained and cited on Wednesday for carrying a loaded gun in his carry-on luggage at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Federal and airport officials made the announced on Saturday. According to a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) report, Russell was carrying the.38 caliber Smith & Wesson handgun in his carry-on bag when… Read more »

TSA Gambling Ring Discovery Ends In Firings, Suspensions

TSA Gambling Ring Ends In Firings

The discovery of a TSA gambling ring at Pittsburgh International Airport has led to dozens of employees being suspended and fired. The finding came after several months of investigations and careful examination of hundreds of TSA workers. What exactly where TSA agents gambling on in their illegal ring? Big sports events, including the World Series,… Read more »

TSA PreCheck Program Expands To Include 60 Airports

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The TSA PreCheck program will be added to 60 more airports nationwide. Passengers using the screening program will be allowed to pass through the lines without removing their shoes and belts. The TSA hopes to complete the program expansion by the end of the year. Upon completion, 100 airports will offer the faster lines. The… Read more »

TSA Misconduct Rises Sharply, Includes Bribes And Naps

TSA Misconduct Includes Bribery, Theft

TSA misconduct has increased by 26 percent between 2010 and 2012 a new government report says. Transportation Security Administration personnel were cited for misconduct more than 9,600 times in a three-year period, says the new report. The new report from the Government Accountability Office was released Tuesday. It says that in many cases, employees found… Read more »

TSA Searching Parked Cars, Leaving Thank You Note For Drivers

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The TSA is now searching parked cars at US Airports. A female flier in Greater Rochester recently took a trip, and, when she returned, she found a note attached her to vehicle. Left by TSA inspectors, the note reads: “Thank You For Your Patronage. Your vehicle has been inspected under TSA Regulations.” After realizing that… Read more »

TSA Shames Teen Girl At LAX, Says ‘Cover Up’

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With government agency overreach in the news, a report the TSA shamed a teen girl at LAX for her outfit is sure to raise some hackles today. According to her parents, the TSA shamed the teen, who is 15, over what appears to be a perfectly reasonable and even somewhat modest choice of attire —… Read more »

Twitter: Chewbacca Gets His Cane Back

Twitter gets Chewbacca his cane back

Chewbacca recently got his cane back thanks to Twitter. The actor known for his role as the Wookiee from Star Wars had his cane confiscated by airport security on his way back from a Sci-Fi convention. Seven-plus-foot-tall Peter Mayhew had his lightsaber cane seized when TSA thought it was an actual weapon, but thanks to… Read more »

TSA Detains Man For Describing His Sandwich As ‘The Bomb’

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Remember, you’re not supposed to say “bomb” in an airport, even if you’re referring to the quality of the sandwich you just had for lunch. One 29-year-old man learned this lesson the hard way after TSA detained and questioned him for saying that his lunch was “the bomb.” Jason Michael Cruz had to catch a… Read more »

TSA Spills Grandpa’s Ashes, Agent Laughs

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The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) seems to be emerging as a slightly more sinister version of the Keystone Cops, managing to really only ever make the news for spectacularly bungling something — in this case, spilling a beloved grandfather’s ashes and then… wait for it… laughing about the incident as the horrified passenger attempted to… Read more »

Sen. Rand Paul Introduces Two New Anti-TSA Bits of Legislation

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Sen. Rand Paul, like a vast many Americans who travel or who just don’t like having their business felt up by some rando at the airport in the name of inefficient security procedures, is no big fan of the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA. Rand Paul has had very public run-ins with the TSA, but… Read more »

House To TSA Officials: Stop Patting Down Beyonce

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The US House of Representatives has a very important announcement, they would like the TSA to stop patting down Beyonce when she passes through airport security. Rep. Mike Rogers, head of the House Homeland Security Transportation Subcommittee recently told the agency that Beyonce is “not going to blow a plane up.” Rogers’ argument is simple:… Read more »

Toddler On No-Fly List Gets Booted From JetBlue Flight

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A couple from New Jersey, along with their 18-month-old daughter, were kicked off of a JetBlue flight today after the toddler’s name appeared on a no-fly list. CBS reports that the middle Eastern family was taken off the flight and “put on display” in the terminal as they were questioned by TSA agents and JetBlue… Read more »

TSA Tried To Hide $184 Million Of Non-Used Equipment From Lawmakers

TSA Equipment Being Wasted

The Transportation Security Administration put $184 million worth of unused screening equipment into storage and then attempted to hide the huge taxpayer funded mistake from House Republican investigators according to a report released on Thursday. According to House investigators the TSA “provided inaccurate, incomplete, and potentially misleading information . . . to conceal the agency’s mismanagement of… Read more »