DHS Napolitano: Give us MORE money or you will be attacked by “Terrorists”

“Sequester cuts will make US more vulnerable to terrorist attack” (ahem) Will we finally call their bluff on these threats? Allowing the $85 billion sequester to go forward will make the United States more vulnerable to a terrorist attack, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned Monday. Napolitano added that the blunt nature of the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts […]

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TSA Holds Wheelchair-Bound Toddler at Security, Takes Her Stuffed Animal

If only we could say we were surprised about the Transportation Security Administration’s newest fumble, which went down at Lambert-St. Louis Airport earlier this month. Security agents allegedly held a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair at security for 20 minutes, took away her stuffed animal “Lamby,” and tried to stop the concerned mom from videotaping the incident. To their credit, […]

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The No-Fly list has been increasingly used on American citizens while they’re out of the country, effectively exiling them

On January 2, 2005, Rahinah Ibrahim, a PhD student in Construction Management and Engineering at Stanford University, arrived at San Francisco International Airport to board a scheduled international flight en route to Malaysia. Ibrahim was slated to attend a Stanford-sponsored conference in the country to present findings from her doctoral research; a trip she was taking despite being wheelchair-bound due to […]

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TSA to Remove Naked-Image Scanners From US Airports

  http://gizmodo.com/5976989/tsa-to-remove-naked+image-scanners-from-us-airports Jan 18, 2013 4:37 AM Jamie Condliffe The Transportation Security Administration has announced that it will remove the controversial “naked image” body scanners from US airports because developers can’t write software to make the images less revealing. The scanners, made by OSI Systems Inc, have ruffled feathers since they were first rolled out. In a bid to quell […]

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TSA spotted at train station. They call themselves the “Viper” team

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (KGO) — People are used to seeing TSA inspectors at airports but on Wednesday, a specialized team made their presence known at the Amtrak station in Emeryville. Train stations are difficult to secure because they’re so wide open but on Wednesday, the TSA showed up unannounced to let the public, especially potential troublemakers, know that they are keeping […]

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