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TSA Worker Crimes – September 2013

103 crimes from 12-1-10 thru 9-6-2013– 124screeners arrested – 20 Sex Crimes/16 child sex crimes

 

 

 

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TSA Worker Crimes – September 2013

103 crimes from 12-1-10 thru 9-6-2013– 124screeners arrested – 20 Sex Crimes/16 child sex crimes

DFW Airport Police Targeted Seven TSA screeners in Sting Operation

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/DFW-Airport-Police-Targeted-TSA-in-Sting-Operation-222618731.html

Holly Springs police charge former TSA supervisor Kerene Helen Kimberly Mohammed with shoplifting

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/08/27/3141906/police-charge-former-tsa-supervisor.html

TSA Manager Shane Hinkle at Blue Grass Airport charged with sexual abuse of co-worker

http://www.kentucky.com/2013/08/13/2764038/tsa-manager-at-blue-grass-airport.html

TSA officer, ex-Tarpon Springs police officer Larry Kobielnik accused of kidnapping, sexually battering

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/dunedin-man-accused-of-posing-as-police-officer-sexually-battering-woman/2133549

Honolulu TSA screener Tracy Leanne Owens accused of stealing cash

http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/19/4355041/ex-honolulu-tsa-screener-accused.html

Police: TSA employee, Miguel Quinones, had child porn on laptop

http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/22585639/police-former-tsa-employee-had-child-porn-on-laptop

TSA agent arrested over cocaine

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/tsa-agent-arrested-over-cocaine

Former TSA worker, Trevor Lee Schindler,  indicted, arrested in Gresham on federal bank robbery charges

http://www.oregonlive.com/gresham/index.ssf/2013/06/former_tsa_worker_indicted_arr.html

Items reported missing from Pittsburgh International

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/channel-11-investigation-items-reported-missing-pi/nXhtM/

TSA Employee Eric Richard Dunlap at Columbia Regional Arrested

http://www.komu.com/news/tsa-employee-at-columbia-regional-arrested/

TSA supervisor Jeremy Hemingway caught stealing pills from luggage in Syracuse

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/tsa_supervisor_caught_stealing.html

Family’s iPad stolen during TSA security screening – 7NEWS Boston News WHDH-TV 7NEWS WHDH.COM‏

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/national/northeast/10010203074988/family-s-ipad-stolen-during-tsa-security-screening

Orlando TSA officer, Keith McKnight, arrested, accused of stealing tourist’s computer

http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/orlando-tsa-officer-arrested-accused-stealing-tour/nW2ZG/

TSA screener charged with assault, harassment

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/policereports/article/TSA-screener-charged-with-assault-harassment-4250263.php

TSA baggage inspector arrested again; charged with stealing $150

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/tsa-screener-arrested-again-charged-stealing-150/nTsYp/

TSA agent Reggie Edwards at North Carolina airport nabbed for stealing money from traveler’s suitcase

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tsa-agent-caught-stealing-money-suitcase-article-1.1234370

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/01/06/3768172/tsa-fires-charlotte-agent-accused.html

Former Edison police officer Alex Glinsky accused of racism landed TSA job at Newark airport

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/former_edison_police_officer_a.html

Judge sends TSA agent to jail for Norfolk airport theft

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/12/judge-sends-tsa-agent-jail-norfolk-airport-theft

Miami TSA Screening Chief Juan Garcia Fired From MPD for Trying to Buy Sex

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-12-13/news/miami-tsa-screening-chief-juan-garcia-fired-from-mpd-for-trying-to-buy-sex/

TSA screener Sean J. Henry of Brooklyn busted for stealing iPads, laptops from luggage

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tsa_screener_busted_for_stealing_A2Xba4uYzmqRqeXBR7CnjN

TSA employee sentenced for possessing child porn

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/11/19/tsa-employee-sentenced-for-possessing-child-porn/

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/abc-news-tracks-missing-ipad-florida-home-tsa/story?id=17331937#.UMFYVNf5UtU

Passenger says TSA stole cash at Fairbanks airport

http://tsanewsblog.com/7226/news/more-theft-passenger-says-tsa-stole-cash-at-fairbanks-airport/

TSA Agent Paul Magnuson arrested for rape

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/19967377/this-just-in-tsa-agent-charged-with-rape

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2226585/TSA-agent-arrested-rape-young-boy-mentoring-Big-Brothers-Big-Sisters-program.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Woman Says TSA Agent Stole Jewels At Logan Airport « CBS Boston‏

http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/10/26/i-team-woman-says-tsa-agent-stole-jewels-at-logan-airport

The Top 20 Airports for TSA Theft

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=17537887

NBC San Diego : Local TSA Director Retires Amid Misconduct Rumors‏

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/San-Diego-TSA-Director-Retires-Amid-Rumors-of-Misconduct-175025981.html

2nd former TSA officer pleads guilty in drug case‏

http://wap.ajc.com/site.htm?targetUrl=http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/2nd-former-tsa-officer-pleads-guilty-in-drug-case/nSftt

Clyde Reese, TSA agent, arrested for stealing money from traveler’s wallet‏

http://abcnews.go.com/story?id=17413144#.UHIhG1HF1WQ

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/10/06/tsa-agent-accused-of-stealing-100-from-passengers-wallet

TSA agent, John W. Irwin, admits to theft from Norfolk passenger

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/10/former-tsa-agent-pleads-guilty-airport-theft

US Airline Passengers Claim TSA Ignoring Their Theft Reports

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/us-airline-passengers-claim-tsa-ignoring-theft-reports/story?id=17351373#.UGYjxlHF1WQ

ABC News Tracks Missing iPad To Florida Home of TSA Officer Andy Ramirez

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/abc-news-tracks-missing-ipad-florida-home-tsa/story?id=17331937#.UGTlOFHF1WQ

Convicted TSA Officer Pythias Brown Reveals Secrets of Thefts at Airports

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/convicted-tsa-officer-reveals-secrets-thefts-airports/story?id=17339513

TSA screener Andrew Smeal arrested for child pornography.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/TSA-Screener-Busted-for-Child-Pornography-Authorities-169702186.html

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/09/13/TSA-agent-charged-with-kiddie-porn/UPI-34861347562705/

Hundreds of DHS Employees Arrested Last Year

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/employees

http://www.oig.dhs.gov/assets/Mgmt/2012/OIG_12-108_Aug12.pdf

New TSA ‘theft’ leaves teen’s bag $100 lighter

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/new_tsa_theft_leaves_teen_bag_lighter_TmxpBlvMtjYwrMzs3H7lNN

Air marshal expected in court this week, charged with assault outside bar

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/08/air_marshal_expected_in_court.html

Child Porn, Coke Smuggling: Hundreds of DHS Employees Arrested Last Year | Danger Room | Wired.com‏

http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/08/employees

Air marshals accused of assault in Grand Rapids

http://grcentral.wzzm13.com/news/crime/72516-air-marshals-accused-assault-grand-rapids

Ex-TSA workers Richard C. Cook II and Timothy G. Gregory indicted in airport drug-smuggling at ATL.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ex-TSA-workers-face-drug-trafficking-charges-3769649.php

TSA employee cited for having handgun in his luggage

http://m.wmctv.com/autojuice?targetUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wmctv.com%2fstory%2f15342891%2ftsa-employee-cited-for-having-handgun-in-his-luggage

TSA officer arrested for disorderly conduct

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/07/30/2920627/tsa-officer-from-miami-charged.html

TSA officer charged with terrorizing, domestic violence

http://tsanewsblog.com/4288/news/tsa-screener-charged-with-domestic-assault-terrorizing/#more-4288

TSA screener charged with grand larceny

http://hamptonroads.com/2012/07/extsa-screener-charged-grand-larceny

Suspended TSA instructor gets probation

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/20120608_Suspended_TSA_instructor_gets_probation.html

Disgraced Catholic priest who was defrocked after ‘sexually abusing two young girls’ now works as a TSA airport screener (Thomas  Harkins)

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150913/Catholic-priest-Thomas-Harkin-works-TSA-defrocked-sexually-abusing-young-girls.html

A new low: TSA steals from Army officer on leave‏

http://litbrit.blogspot.com/2012/05/new-low-tsa-steals-from-army-officer-on.html?m=1

Another former Westchester TSA officer guilty on federal extortion and bribery charges | Government Security News‏

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/26245?c=airport_aviation_security

Four TSA screeners allegedly let drug-filled luggage through LAX for cash – latimes.com‏

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/04/tsa-screeners-drug-arrest.html

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/25/travel/california-screeners-arrested/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/25/tsa-screeners-charged-in-los-angeles-drug-trafficking-probe/

95-year-old Air Force vet loses $300 during TSA pat-down‏

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/region/oakland_county/95-year-old-retired-air-force-major-loses-300-during-upsetting-encounter-with-tsa-agents

TSA agent among 55 caught in kid porn net

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view.bg?articleid=1061123719&srvc=rss

TSA Agent Throws Coffee at Pilot

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/scalding_reply_at_jfk_1MPVUvXcIMbxUzbYoH5HGP

Ex-Boston TSA screener sentenced for child porn‏

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/ex-boston-tsa-screener-sentenced-for-child-porn-20120329

Federal charges in Hawaii-California meth ring – My News 4 – KRNV, Reno, NV‏

http://www.times-standard.com/statenews/ci_20282927/federal-charges-hawaii-california-meth-ring

TSA employees charged with trashing South Beach hotel room, shooting gun – Miami Beach – Miami Herald

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/28/tsa-agents-piccolella-puccio-drunken-shoot-gun-hotel-trashed-rom_n_1386129.html

TSA Manager Arrested for Running Prostitution Ring

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/29/dulles-airport-tsa-manager-accused-running-prostitution-ring/

The Stunning John F. Kennedy International Airport Baggage Scandal; 200 Thefts Per Day « CBS New York‏

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/03/26/exclusive-the-stunning-jfk-airport-baggage-scandal-200-thefts-per-day/

TSA agent arrested for cooking meth

http://www.wkrn.com/story/17215103/tsa-agent-arrested-for-involvement-in-meth-operation

http://www.columbiadailyherald.com/sections/news/local/two-charged-meth-cooking.html

TSA agent from Baltimore County indicted on federal porn charges

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/crime_checker/baltimore_county_crime/former-tsa-agent-from-baltimore-county-indicted-on-federal-porn-charges

An airport security screener claims false Navy Cross

http://www.defensemedianetwork.com/stories/stolen-valor-issue-is-agonizing-for-everyone/

TSA Workers Caught Using drugs on Tape

http://hometestingblog.testcountry.com/?p=6112

TSA trainer at PHL admits taking bribe

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20120228_TSA_supervisor_admits_taking_bribe_at_PHL.html

Philly Airport TSA Instructor Charged With Bribery

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/philly-airport-tsa-instructor-charged-bribery-15697502#.Tz2Q-dXEH1U

TSA Tampa Florida Airport, Tampa, Florida Complaints & Reviews – stolen money

http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/tsa-tampa-florida-airport-tampa-florida-c588223.html#c1168487

TSA Head: After Air Marshal Allegations ‘People Were Fired’

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/tsa-head-air-marshal-allegations-people-fired/story?id=15540225#.TzNHVOw3h_w

Air Marshals Gone Wild! Tales Of Sexism, Suicide and Bigotry

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/air-marshals-wild-tales-sexism-suicide-bigotry/story?id=15532865&page=2

TSA agent at JFK stole $5K from passenger

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP9e3edbb58b4148f1bcf4de10d01479c1.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2012/02/tsa-arrest-stealing.html

TSA agent arrested at D/FW Airport for stealing iPads

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/TSA-agent-arrested-at-DFW-Airport-for-stealing-iPads-138455504.html

Miami TSA officer and his wife charged with stealing from passengers’ luggage

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/01/21/miami-tsa-officer-and-his-wife-charged-with-stealing-from-passengers-luggage/

TSA Air Marshal Arrested for Stealing Boston Occupier’s iPhone on the Eve of Eviction

http://m.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/air-marshal-arrested-occupy/

TSA agent busted in laptop ‘lift’ – 411 NY‏

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tsa_agent_busted_in_laptop_lift_AfCLbveTbNHslpbBLiYRQP?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

TSA officers jailed for stealing $40,000 in cash from a passenger’s bag

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085033/JFK-TSA-officers-Coumar-Persad-Davon-Web-stole-40k-cash-passengers-bag.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

TSA official charged with DUI

http://www.dailycommercial.com/News/LakeCounty/010412TSA

Former NY TSA agent faces prison in drug case

http://online.wsj.com/article/AP899b377079854407851099f24b844fb4.html

TSA worker accused of sexual assault did jail time for stalking, harassment

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/26/tsa-worker-accused-assault-jail-time-stalking-harassment/

TSA agent, ex-cop charged in online child-predator sting

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/os-online-predator-arrests-20111215,0,7419528.story

Ex-Logan TSA screener pleads guilty to child porn

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/ex-logan-tsa-screener-pleads-guilty-to-child-porn-20111213

Missing money serves as warning to passengers

http://www.abc-7.com/story/16202342/missing-money-serves-as-warning-to-fliers

TSA baggage screener pleads guilty to swiping wallet

http://www.click2houston.com/news/TSA-baggage-screener-pleads-guilty-to-swiping-wallet/-/1735978/4900530/-/5lb607z/-/index.html

Fired from TSA, Mpls. man gets prison term for off-duty hate crime against Somali

http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2011/August/11-crt-1032.html

Former PHL TSA Agent Sentenced To 11 Years For Child Porn Charges

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/11/22/former-phl-tsa-agent-sentenced-to-11-years-for-child-porn-charges/

Harold Rodman, TSA worker, arrested for sexual assault

http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/11/harold-rodman-tsa-worker-arrested-for-sexual-assault-69420.html

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/TSA-Officer-Charged-in-Manassas-Sex-Assault-134257998.html

TSA Whistleblowers: HNL Screeners Target Mexicans

http://www.kitv.com/r/29657196/detail.html

Evidence links TSA official to killing

http://www.sunherald.com/2011/11/02/3549455/evidence-links-tsa-official-to.html

Former OIA (MCO) TSA employee faces child porn charges

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/crime/os-child-porn-arrest-oia-tsa-20111101,0,7575799.story

Ex-TSA Agents Admit to Stealing Cash from JFK Bag

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Ex-TSA-Agents-Stealing-Cash-JFK-Bag-132744423.html

Ex-fire chief’s son bribed TSA agent to get pot on jet, FBI says

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/10/la-man-bribes-tsa-employee-to-get-marijuana-on-plane.html

Md. TSA Agent Charged With Child Porn

http://www.wbaltv.com/news/29447697/detail.html

Police: TSA Employee Brings Gun To Airport

http://www.local10.com/news/29456656/detail.html

Memphis TSA Agent Guilty Of Theft

http://drknow.newsvine.com/_news/2011/10/07/8206054-memphis-tsa-agent-guilty-of-theft-wreg

TSA Agent Charged With Plotting to Secure Citizenship for ‘Husband’ Through Sham Marriage

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/09/28/tsa-agent-charged-in-sham-marriage-to-secure-citizenship-plot/

TSA Agent Charged With Statutory Rape

http://www.wtvf.com/story/15510568/tsa-agent-charged-with-statutory-rape

Mississippi TSA official charged in fatal stabbing

http://www.wlbt.com/story/15503746/diberville-murder-suspect-identified

Three TSA officers arrested on drug charges in Conn., along with 2 others in Florida.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tsa_officers_arrested_on_drug_charges_hyGeqc8GW8r27TFmGcMX6K?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

Skiving screeners in U.S. target foreign travelers

http://www.torontosun.com/2011/09/12/skiving-screeners-in-us-target-foreign-travellers

Even TSA employees are scamming – NYPOST.com

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/queue_bawl_AAjmpWRq8AIEhRMU98iopL

Questions for TSA over missing money at PHX

http://www.azfamily.com/video/yahoo-video/Questions-For-TSA-Over-Missing-Money-129351668.html

Former TSA employee faces child pornography charge

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/news/local/former-tsa-employee-faces-child-pornography-charge-20110902

DA charges Spring Creek TSA Screener with Lewdness & Child Molestation

http://elkodaily.com/news/local/article_5d965fce-cff9-11e0-9d15-001cc4c002e0.html

TSA Agent Accused of Stealing Rick Case’s Pen Wants a Trial

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/09/tsa_agent_rick_case_pen_wants_trial.php

Memphis airport TSA worker arrested; says he forgot about handgun in bag

http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2011/aug/26/memphis-airport-TSA/?partner=RSS

TSA Worker Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

http://www.wkbw.com/news/crime/TSA-Worker-City-Of-Buffalo-Employee-Plead-Guilty-To-Federal-Charges-128476358.html

Crime is soaring at Kennedy Airport

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/crime_is_soaring_at_kennedy_airport_hjwAzWRlIc3YihDYLwVxCK

TSA Agent Pleads Guilty in Assault on Elderly Somali Man

http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpp/news/metro/ex-tsa-agent-pleads-guilty-in-assault-on-elderly-somali-man-aug-10-2011

State Going “Full Blast” With Theft Charges Against Former TSA Screener, Says Lawyer

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/08/toussain_puddie_tsa_rick_case_pen.php

New TSA ‘theft’ leaves teen’s bag $100 lighter & One Cell Phone Missing – Two TSOs Involved

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/new_tsa_theft_leaves_teen_bag_lighter_TmxpBlvMtjYwrMzs3H7lNN

TSA Agent Flashed Badge at Slow Driver: Cops

http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/TSA-Agent-Flashed-Badge-at-Slow-Driver-Cops-126249273.html

LAX TSA officer indicted on theft charges                 

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/05/17/tsa-agent-accused-of-stealing-luggage-items-from-lax-passenger/

FLL TSA agent charged in theft of $450 pen

 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-tsa-pen-arrest-20110722,0,3732118.story

Laura Ingraham: Airport workers stole my baptismal cross!

http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/18/laura-ingraham-airport-workers-stole-my-baptismal-cross/

TSA Agent Caught With Passenger’s iPad in His Pants; Allegedly Took $50,000 in Other Goods, Cops Say

http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/pulp/2011/07/tsa_agent_nelson_santiago_ipad_grand_theft.php

Plea Deal In TSA Airport Screener Assault Case

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/funny/plea-deal-tsa-screener-assault-390182

TSA officer Paul Yashou arrested on suspicion of taking $30,000 worth of items from suitcases at LAX

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-trb-tsa-luggage-thefts-20110624,0,1149811.story

TSA agent at Bush Intercontinental Airport has been arrested amid accusations of theft

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=8195687

Ex-Federal Officer Smuggled Cash, Guns At Atlanta Airport

http://www.justice.gov/usao/gan/press/2011/03-17b-11.html

LAX Worst Airport in Nation for Stolen Luggage: TSA to Blame

http://blogs.laweekly.com/informer/2011/05/lax_worst_airport_in_nation_fo.php

Sneaky TSA jet stowaway

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/sneaky_tsa_jet_stowaway_0miTelAaiJJXHmmpCg8wJN

TSA Agent Arrested At MCO for loaded gun.

http://www.wesh.com/r/27945715/detail.html

TSA officer accused of theft from LAX traveler’s bag

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/05/17/tsa-agent-accused-of-stealing-luggage-items-from-lax-passenger/

TSA screener steals your laptop, sells it on eBay

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/03/extsa_worker_admits_stealing_f.html

TSO arrested for kidnapping and attempted rape in ATL.

http://lagrangenews.com/view/full_story/10413596/article-BREAKING-NEWS–TSA-employee-accused-of-kidnap–assault

TSA Agent Rapes 14 Year Old Girl

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/boston/BO137343/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAZaYO2Zz1E

PHL TSA Screener Charged with Child Pornography

http://nation.foxnews.com/tsa/2011/04/23/tsa-screener-charged-child-pornography

TSA agent arrested for molestation (Orlando, FL)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/31/charles-henry-bennett-tsa_n_443707.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfhJJdmRXkQ

The hostage taking by a ABQ TSO in NM that ended in a police shootout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onRy5zeX3IA

The conviction of a PHL TSO for theft of laptop computers.

 http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/2010-12-17-tsa-officer-laptop-thefts_N.htm

TSO fired after attack on traveler in parking lot at ORD

http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/wxin-tsa-screener-fired-tsa-screener-fired-after-parking-garage-incident-20110216,0,7636643.story

Two TSA screeners and Managers arrested for drug use while at work in LAX

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/TSA-Security-Agent-Arrested-at-LAX-80858482.html

HNL TSA worker arrested in theft of cash from travelers

http://www.staradvertiser.com/news/2…travelers.html

The arrest of a MEM TSO for attempted theft of a laptop computer.

http://www.wreg.com/news/wreg-tsa-security-officer-arrested,0,4936320.story

The arrests of a JFK TSO and LTSO for the theft $160,000 from checked baggage.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bags_tsa_agents_busted_checked_jfk_FRka1bq83wcuV1xwkEwUJK

The conviction of a EWR TSO for theft of $39,000 from passengers bags.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-02-15/news/28619487_1_tsa-security-lane-carry-on-bags

TSA Agent Arrested at LAX

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/TSA-Security-Agent-Arrested-at-LAX-80858482.html

The Buffalo TSO was arrested for drug trafficking.

 http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article355093.ece

The arrest of a EWR TSO for impersonating a CBP police agent.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/tsa_officer_charged_with_imper.html

RIC TSA Officer Bob Seashols Admits Plot to Post Porn on Christian Site

http://conservativebyte.com/2011/04/tsa-employee-christian-site-posts-explicit-pics/

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2704763/posts

TSA screener pleads guilty to theft in Las Vegas

http://www.ktnv.com/news/local/123631659.html

 TSO Arrested for Rape in Londonderry NH

http://www.eagletribune.com/latestnews/x300769656/Former-TSA-employee-charged-with-sex-assault

http://www.eagletribune.com/newhampshire/x1527125325/Police-Log

Former HNL TSA employee admits to theft

http://www.khon2.com/news/local/story/Former-TSA-employee-admits-to-theft/vxVlKThX-EqAEw28oh9hxw.cspx

More Charges against HNL TSO Keka

http://www.mauinews.com/page/content.detail/id/548798/State-In-Brief.html?nav=5031

 

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TSA Security Failures & Negligence

 

104 Incidents Between 12-1-10 and 8-1-13

 

Transportation Security:: TSA Could Strengthen Monitoring of Allegations of Employee Misconduct‏

 

http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-624?source=ra

 

TSA misconduct cases grew 26% in three years

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/30/tsa-misconduct-gao/2599869/

 

Fliers More Fed Up Than Ever Before, Study Shows

 

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100622381

 

TSA let man board flight without going through security check

 

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/plane_idiots_security_check_man_kBEAMXA6qWNFu3BtQwJcWM

 

Metro Airport North Terminal Evacuated

 

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/04/01/metro-airport-north-terminal-evacuated

 

http://www.cnn.com/2013/04/01/travel/michigan-airport-terminal-evacuated/index.html

 

Security Breach at Reno-Tahoe International Airport

http://www.ktvn.com/story/21785132/security-breach

Man impersonating pilot reached plane’s cockpit at Philly airport, police say

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/22/pilot-impersonator-reaches-plane-cockpit-at-philly-airport/

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/story/21760382/only-on-fox-man-poses-as-pilot-kicked-off-plane

Seattle airport disrupted by security breach

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/20/seattle-airport-disrupted-by-security-breach/?test=latestnews

Rape Suspect Carries Stun-Gun Past JFK Airport Security

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2013/03/13/rape-suspect-carries-stun-gun-past-jfk-airport-security

TSA screeners allow fed agent with fake bomb to pass through security at Newark Airport

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/newark_tsa_bomb_boozled_eTIZBp2X7B299qO5WCWvAK

TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Security Badges

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-allowed-least-11-airport-employees-criminal-backgrounds-receive-security-badges

Passenger accidentally ends up in secure area at Atlanta airport

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/story/21474945/airline-passenger-accidentally-ends-up-in-secure-area-at-airport

Investigation: Airport security‏

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/21290524/investigation-airport-security

NBC New York : Mom Finds Drug Bottle in Suitcase After Flight‏

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Mystery-Medicine-Bottle-Found-Suitcase-Young-Son-Westchester-Family-JetBlue-TSA-189761241.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50701197

Government inspectors say TSA canine inspection mess stinks, costs taxpayers millions

http://skift.com/2013/02/01/even-tsas-sniffing-dogs-cant-get-their-act-together-costing-taxpayers-millions

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/280637-tsa-ineffectively-using-bomb-sniffing-dogs-gao-report-findsNewark Airport Checkpoint Shut Down Over Unscreened Liquid

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/01/20/newark-airport-checkpoint-shut-down-over-unscreened-liquid/

TSA dumps near-naked Rapiscan body scanners

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20130121/TRAVEL02/301210002/TSA-dumps-near-naked-Rapiscan-body-scanners?odyssey=tab%7ctopnews%7ctext%7cFRONTPAGE

Electric toothbrush sparks airport security scare

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/electric-toothbrush-sparks-airport-security-scare/nTmxp/

Former Edison police officer Alex Glinsky  accused of racism landed TSA job at Newark airport | NJ.com‏

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/former_edison_police_officer_a.html?mobRedir=false

Miami TSA Screening Chief Juan Garcia Fired From MPD for Trying to Buy Sex

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/2012-12-13/news/miami-tsa-screening-chief-juan-garcia-fired-from-mpd-for-trying-to-buy-sex/

Live shotgun shell found on Delta plane bound for Detroit in Milwaukee airport

http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/Live-shotgun-shell-found-on-Delta-plane-bound-for-Detroit-in-Milwaukee-airport/-/1719418/17578300/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/uj3yuaz/-/index.html

TSA seeks to fire, suspend screeners at Newark

http://www.govexec.com/management/2012/10/tsa-seeks-fire-suspend-screeners/58908/

TSA reacts to ‘widespread’ failures at Honolulu from 2010

http://www.usatoday.com/story/todayinthesky/2012/10/09/tsa-honolulu-report/1623029/

Inspector General Confirms TSA Meltdown

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/10812208/inspector-general-confirms-tsa-meltdown

Secret observers find ‘shocking’ lapses in Newark airport security, report says

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/10/secret_observers_find_shocking.html

JFK Airport Evacuated Because of a Suspicious Paperweight

http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/3203/20120928/jfk-airport-evacuated-suspicious-paperweight-grenade-security-customs-new-york-nyc-tsa-security-scare-travel.htm

TSA reviews NBA Hornets’ exec with firearm‏

http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/29/sport/tsa-new-orleans-hornets-exec

Report: Woman got loaded gun past TSA

http://www.schnittshow.com/cc-common/news/sections/newsarticle.html?feed=104668&article=10454775

TSA Fails To Vet Thousands Of Foreign Pilots

http://www.10news.com/news/31424485/detail.html

Despite millions spent, TSA says no change to shoe policy

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2012/08/tsa-shoes-airport-security/830519/1

‘Suspicious Device’ at Springfield Airport Turns Out to be Voltage Adaptor

http://ozarksfirst.com/fulltext?nxd_id=685692

TSA whistleblower raises concerns about security at RSW

http://www.fox4now.com/news/local/165346696.html

Newark airport TSA screeners allow woman ‘suspect of explosives’ through security | Mail Online‏

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2184503/Newark-airport-TSA-screeners-allow-woman-suspect-explosives-security.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

TSA: ‘A U.S. Citizen Who Is On The No-Fly List Could Commence Flight Training’

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-us-citizen-who-no-fly-list-could-commence-flight-training

TSA Let 25 Illegal Aliens Attend Flight School Owned by Illegal Alien

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-let-25-illegal-aliens-attend-flight-school-owned-illegal-alien

TSA firing 8 air marshals in NY for drinking on training day

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tsa_firing_air_marshals_training_kTOrYBLL3mSlXROp7F3pXO

TSA fires Newark workers, says some slept on job

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2012/06/tsa-newark-screeners-fired/792310/1

Ax falls amid Newark TSA chaos – 9 Fired & 30 being Investigated for sleeping on the job.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/ax_falls_amid_newark_tsa_chaos_tuqjuHXHT7WFDvguB9hNWP?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Local

Seven TSA workers fired after huge bribery scandal at the Philadelphia International Airport

http://www.naturalnews.com/036293_TSA_bribery_scandal.html

TSA screening problem forces evacuation at JFK

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57459361/tsa-screening-problem-forces-evacuation-at-jfk/

TSA Discovers Replica Grenades on Passenger

http://online.wsj.com/article/APd349dd059c6346438b7c17a21223cbfe.html

Suspicious Bag Prompts Evacuation Of Terminal 6 At LAX

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/05/suspicious-bag-prompts-evacuation-of-terminal-6-at-lax/

5 TSA employees removed from duty at RSW

http://www.nbc-2.com/story/18681393/2012/06/01/5-tsa-employees-removed-from-duty-at-rsw

John Mica tells TSA to come clean about airport ‘meltdown’

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/76974.html

Airport Evacuation: Five people overcome by mystery odor at airport – Sun Sentinel‏

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2012-05-18/news/fl-ftl-airport-evacuation-20120518_1_mysterious-odor-entire-terminal-security-checkpoint

NJ.com : Newark Airport security supervisor accused of using ID of NYC murder victim‏

http://mobile.nj.com/advnj/pm_29221/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=oc7PM1bN

Newark Airport Evacuated Over Baby Security Breach

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2012/04/newark-airport-evacuated-over-baby-threat.html

Congress: full-body airport scanners wouldn’t have caught underwear bomber

TSA knew scanners a bu$t: pols

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/crotch_shot_JLywYxecALEXuc4pNcMUWN#ixzz1uS41chdo

TSA may buy more controversial scanners

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-tsa-radiation-scanners-20120508,0,4510627.story

Cuba complains that guns in luggage checked in at MIA were not stopped

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/24/v-print/2765920/cuba-complains-that-guns-in-luggage.html

TSA, Port Authority Blame Each Other For Newark Airport Evacuation

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/04/27/tsa-port-authority-blame-each-other-for-newark-airport-evacuation/

Man detained after baggage triggers bomb scare in Minneapolis airport

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rt-usa-airportminneapolis-update-1l2e8fr2cb-20120427,0,5817672.story

TSA delays background checks for new hires

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/tsa-bypasses-background-checks-new-hires/nMhrw/

http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/bull20120504-tsa-relaxes-background-security-checks-rule-for-airport-employees

http://www.tampabay.com/news/article1227306.ece

Pictures show breach remains at airport

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/pictures-show-breach-remains-airport/nNyP8/

Security at AMS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBplXp561co

TSA finds no profiling at Honolulu

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/04/13/apnewsbreak-tsa-finds-no-profiling-at-honolulu/

Security breach forces evacuation of Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminal B

http://www.northjersey.com/news/transportation/Security_breach_forces_evacuation_of_Newark_Liberty_International_Airports_Terminal_B.html

Student’s Science Project Shuts Down Dallas Airport

http://www.webpronews.com/students-science-project-shuts-down-dallas-airport-2012-04#comment-225585

APNewsBreak: 3 refugees cleared in fake bomb plot

http://ktar.com/?sid=1521533&nid=867

GAO: Improvement needed in three TSA screening programs

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/85/2804739/GAO-Improvement-needed-in-three-TSA-screening-programs

Do TSA’s new airport scanners miss some metal objects?

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2017860198_webtroubleshooter28.html

BWI terminal shut down after security gaffe

http://www.wtop.com/?nid=86&sid=2804345

TSA Issues Still Exist

http://centralofficers.com/2012/03/tsa-issues-still-exist/

Newark Federal Security Barbara Bonn Powell replaced in wake of security problems.

http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2011/0419.shtm

Box cutter found on Delta plane at TIA forces evacuation

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/bn9/2012/3/17/exclusive_box_cutter

When a Phone Disappears at Airport Security, No One’s in Charge

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/travel/the-case-of-a-stolen-iphone-at-a-san-francisco-airport.html

House members to TSA: You will inspect all inbound air cargo, right?

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-11-01/travel/travel_house-tsa-cargo_1_cargo-tsa-administrator-john-pistole-tsa-spokesman-greg-soule?_s=PM:TRAVEL

Jonah Hill caused airport security scare

http://www.3news.co.nz/Jonah-Hill-caused-airport-security-scare/tabid/418/articleID/246758/Default.aspx

Passengers complain about wait times at LR airport

http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/newsnow/x299875069/Passengers-complain-about-wait-times-at-LR-airport

How to get ANYTHING through TSA nude body scanners: Blogger exposes loophole in $1billion fleet

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2111417/How-TSA-nude-body-scanners-Blogger-exposes-loophole-1billion-fleet.html

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/

Southwest cancels flight after box cutter found

http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2012/mar/05/southwest-cancels-flight-after-box-cutter-found/

JFK terminal security checkpoint briefly closed

http://www.wcax.com/story/17079254/jfk-terminal-security-checkpoint-briefly-closed

Rep. Keating: Perimeter Security Is The Weakest Link In Airport Safety 1300 known breaches in 10 years

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/10643621/rep-keating-perimeter-security-is-the-weakest-link-in-airport-safety

Lady With Dagger In Bag Gets Past TSA AT JFK Airport

http://gothamist.com/2012/03/04/lady_with_dagger_in_bag_gets_past_t.php

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/new_jfk_security_breach_PB8L58gzpwjmyqktLHRssN

TSA finds inactive mortar fuse, explains ripple effect

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/25714?c=airport_aviation_security

TSA investigating suspected security breach at Sacramento airport

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_20044765

Woman in wheelchair sets off S.F. airport security scare

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/elderly-woman-in-wheelchair-sets-off-sf-airport-security-scare.html

Security breach at JFK Airport

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57384337/security-breach-at-jfk-airport/#comments

Charges dismissed against soldier arrested over airport

http://news.yahoo.com/charges-dismissed-against-soldier-arrested-over-airport-235450333.html

Air marshals to be reorganized amid internal problems

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.8b32ad461489ab05113fc900b5f26049.e91&show_article=1

How safe is the cargo on passenger flights?

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/16/travel/cargo-terror-concerns/index.html?hpt=hp_c1

Man Steals Rolex Watch From Passenger At TSA’s Airport Security Checkpoint (WATCH)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/02/14/man-steals-rolex-watch-airport-security_n_1276344.html

Security breach prompts rescreenings at Newark airport

http://www.northjersey.com/news/transportation/airports_aviation/021112_Man_eager_to_greet_wife_causes_security_breach_at_Newark_airport.html

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/man_walks_past_tsa_checkpoint_at_FeGETN8YTRPcKQl7bvlBMN

TSA Investigation Underway After Driver Accidentally Enters Taxiway At Philadelphia International Airport

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/02/10/exclusive-tsa-investigation-underway-after-driver-accidentally-enters-taxiway-at-philadelphia-international-airport/

Newark in knots amid TSA blunders

http://m.nypost.com/p/news/local/newark_in_knots_amid_tsa_blunders_ejKWubjyv7307eHvZ7tFJK

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/10623040/anatomy-of-an-airport-security-breach

TSA: Woman slips through D/FW Airport checkpoint with gun and planes leaves gate

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/dpp/news/Plane-Left-Gate-With-Gun-on-Board-DFW-Airport-Says-011812

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/TSA-Woman-slips-through-DFW-Airport-checkpoint-with-gun-137567048.html

Teen girl flies to Virginia rendezvous without parents’ knowledge

http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/news/region_tampa/teen-girl-flies-to-virginia-rendezvous-without-parents-knowledge

Fayetteville airport TSA questioned 2012

http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/jan/04/fayetteville-airport-tsa-questioned-41651-vi-39390/

TSA Fails to Detect Large Knife at Myrtle Beach Airport 2012

http://vimeo.com/34522182

NC soldier’s account to investigators indicates he may have flown to Texas with explosives 2011

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/us-serviceman-stopped-at-texas-airport-with-explosives-in-bag-due-for-first-court-appearance/2012/01/03/gIQA1oqfXP_story.html

Smoke Screening Bruce Schneier Use Fake Boarding Pass to Access Gates

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/tsa-insanity-201112

Sword/Cane Gets Through Airport Security

http://m.nbcdfw.com/nbcdfw/pm_108184/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=IBy15Etu

Holland native blames TSA for missed flight after bag of candy closes Ford Airport checkpoint

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2011/12/holland_native_blames_tsa_for.html

Mass. woman says TSA confiscated frosted cupcake

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/national/mass-woman-says-tsa-confiscated-frosted-cupcake

Cerabino: Dessert-toting traveler thinks TSA takes cake

http://m.apnews.com/ap/db_8545/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=hIFMYkMW

Smoke Screening

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2011/12/tsa-insanity-201112

TSA to remove agents for failing to properly inspect bags

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/TSA-looking-to-remove-12-employees–135743013.html

TSA Under Investigation at MSP International

http://kstp.com/news/stories/S2409898.shtml?cat=1

Local airport security misses wrong boarding pass

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21006012915969/local-airport-security-misses-wrong-boarding-pass/

Travelers wonder how gun made it past TSA at IAH

http://www.khou.com/news/local/Travelers-wonder-how-gun-made-it-past-TSA-at-IAH–134166083.html

Charlotte TSA Fails to Detect Knife in Carry-On

http://www.foxcharlotte.com/news/local/Charlotte-TSA-Fails-to-Detect-Knife-in-Carry-On-133335723.html

Los Angeles terminal closed over security breach

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_LA_AIRPORT_SECURITY_BREACH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-11-02-11-15-57

TSA axes Dec. 31 screening deadline

http://www.aircargoworld.com/Air-Cargo-News/2011/10/tsa-axes-dec-31-screening-deadline/312899

Man passes through security at PDX with 500 rounds of ammo

http://www.kmtr.com/news/local/story/Man-passes-through-security-at-PDX-with-500/hPDAHImf2E-Und0f3LJ2ew.cspx

TSA Lacks Criteria to Judge Non-U.S. Air Security, GAO Says

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-31/tsa-lacks-criteria-to-judge-non-u-s-airport-security-gao-says.html

Ch. 2 investigation exposes major security breach at Hartsfield-Jackson

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/ch-2-investigation-exposes-major-security-breach-h/nFNpF/

TSA Lets Loaded Gun Slip Through LAX

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-loaded-gun-found-in-bag-at-lax,0,7716332.story

Salt Lake airplane passenger carried knife on board, made threats, police say

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705391170/Salt-Lake-airplane-passenger-carried-knife-on-board-made-threats-police-say.html

New Security Program Causes Major Logan Jam

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/29203248/detail.html

TSA fires 28 over improper luggage screening at Honolulu airport

http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/18/travel/tsa-screeners/

TSA Amends Air Cargo Screening Regulations, Accepts to Weaker Air Cargo Security

http://www.governmentvideo.com/article/110250

TSA: JFK Flight Diverted Over Security Concerns

http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/147079/tsa–jfk-flight-diverted-over-security-concerns

TSA misses knife in passenger’s luggage on 9/11 anniversary

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tsa_misses_knife_in_passenger_luggage_DHAqwDkno9JMO1hOdWPG6L

Suspicious powder in baggage at PDX was laundry detergent

http://www.kptv.com/story/15435810/suspicious-powder-in-baggage-at-pdx-was-actually-laundry-detergent

Flight to BWI diverted due to passenger’s ‘suspicious behavior’

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-bwi-flight-diverted-20110910,0,787666.story

No charges against 3 detained at Detroit airport

http://news.yahoo.com/no-charges-against-3-detained-detroit-airport-012643072.html

TSA Says No Security Scare on Lambert Flight After All

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/09/12/report-911-security-scare-on-plane-leaving-lambert/

Police: ‘Suspicious’ passengers on flight diverted to St. Louis were no threat

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/metro/article_3322c742-de12-11e0-9634-0019bb30f31a.html

Two Men Pulled from DFW AA Flight | NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Two-Men-Pulled-from-DFW-AA-Flight-129394388.html

Danisa Landaeta Charged In Miami Airport Bomb Hoax

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/01/danisa-landaeta-charged-i_n_945356.html

Homeland Security Today: Lax TSA Badging Oversight Highlights Larger Issue of Terrorists Acquiring Law Enforcement Credentials, Weapons

http://www.hstoday.us/blogs/the-kimery-report/blog/lax-tsa-badging-oversight-highlights-larger-issue-of-terrorists-acquiring-law-enforcement-credentials-weapons/b6f39be3eec974e1f326c3743e528607.html

How did that “high risk” sex offender get a job at a local port? The TSA will never tell…

http://blog.beaumontenterprise.com/bayou/2011/08/29/how-did-that-high-risk-sex-offender-get-a-job-at-a-local-port-the-tsa-will-never-tell/

 Flight delayed while TSA checks out mystery tool

http://www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20110830/NEWS/108300311

TSA Finds No “Suspicious Item” after Locking Down Palm Springs International Airport and Forcing Evacuation

http://www.kpsplocal2.com/Content/Breaking-News/story/UPDATE-TSA-Confirms-Suspicious-Item-in-Palm/_z8_8IM6Mk2FjrRiLyDfOQ.cspx

TSA Investigating Firecrackers On Plane

http://www.channel3000.com/news/28888208/detail.html

Metal detector turned off, passengers rescreened

http://www.swrnn.com/2011/08/13/metal-detector-turned-off-at-john-wayne-airport-passengers-rescreened/

TSA cannot guarantee accuracy of 900,000 airport security badges

http://www.iwatchnews.org/2011/08/09/5611/tsa-cannot-guarantee-accuracy-900000-airport-security-badges

Inspector General Probe Headed For HNL to Probe TSA

http://www.kitv.com/news/28786012/detail.html

Science project closes Omaha airport terminal – Connecticut Post

http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Luggage-scare-closes-Omaha-airport-terminal-1711887.php#ixzz1U0NACMPV

Training Bomb Causes Scare Near Cincinnati Airport

http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Training-Bomb-Causes-Scare-Near-Cincinnati-Airport/Pym4uc3jBUyxspyHWiow-Q.cspx

TSA detains Wrong Person After Finding Knife in Tampa

http://thefloridanewsjournal.com/2011/07/31/tsa-detains-wrong-person-after-finding-knife-in-tampa/

3 Charged In Alleged Airport Drug Smuggling Scheme at SLC

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/16/3-charged-in-alleged-airport-drug-smuggling-scheme/

Boy Scout Leader Jailed for Bullet in Fanny Pack

http://stlouis.cbslocal.com/2011/07/20/boy-scout-leader-jailed-for-bullet-in-fanny-pack/

SC man: TSA failed to detect knife in carry-on luggage

http://www.wistv.com/story/15114456/passenger-tsa-failed-to-detect-knife-in-carry-on-luggage

Woman Gets Knife Past TSA Checkpoints Not Once, But Twice!

http://consumerist.com/2011/07/woman-gets-knife-past-tsa-not-once-but-twice.html

Stun Gun found On Board Jet Blue Plane

http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpps/news/stun-gun-found-on-board-jet-blue-plane-20110710_14065451

Olajide Noibi, Airplane Stowaway, Nabbed In LAX, But Not By TSA

http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/06/30/airplane-stowaway-olajide-noibi-nabbed-in-lax-but-not-by-tsa/

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2.5″ Knife Goes through Phoenix Airport Security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXEmjPoLRUI

‘Raising Hope’ Actor Garret Dillahunt Sneaks Knife Through TSA, Tweets About It

http://www.popeater.com/2011/06/27/garret-dillahunt-raising-hope-twitter-rainn-wilson-tsa-knife-airport/

Confirmed: Fullerton Cop Arrested for Stealing iPad at TSA Checkpoint

http://www.fullertonsfuture.org/2011/fullerton-cop-arrested-for-stealing-ipad-at-tsa-checkpoint/

Newark airport flight delayed after suspicious message is found in plane’s bathroom | NJ.com

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/06/newark_airport_flight_delayed.html

Illegal Guyanese migrant stole identity, got job as American Airlines flight attendant

http://www.demerarawaves.com/index.php/Latest/2011/06/17/illegal-guyanese-migrant-stole-identity-got-job-as-american-airline-flight-attendant.html

TSA Investigates Stowaway Report On Flight To Charlotte

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/28236402/detail.html

Chefs Knives get through security

http://chicagoist.com/2011/06/13/chef_tweet_of_the_week_paul_kahan_k.php

TSA finds unclaimed guns about to board plane at Louisville airport

http://www.whas11.com/home/TSA-finds-unclaimed-guns-about-to-board-plane-at-Louisville-airport–123721564.html

Oops. Bomb at MSP was only a drill

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/122200374.html

TSA removes 36 Honolulu screeners, bosses for not checking for explosives

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2011/06/tsa-removes-36-honolulu-screeners-managers-for-not-checking-for-explosives/1

TSA Notifies Airport Of Dogs Failing Test

http://www.myfoxphilly.com/dpp/news/investigative/010610_TSA_Bomb_Sniffing_Dog_Fail_Recertification

GAO: Investigators drove ‘explosive’ into secure port

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/05/10/port.security/index.html?hpt=T2

Bungling screeners miss knife on flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to JFK 5-11-11

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/security_misses_point_ofjbNL8dM9Qn8BzbUy9QkO

Discovery of knife on plane delays flight

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/TSA-searching-plane-at-Charlotte-airport–121708409.html

Luggage mix-up briefly closes checkpoint at Newark airport

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/5186614-418/luggage-mix-up-briefly-closes-checkpoint-at-newark-airport.html

TSA confirms 3 screening mishaps at Newark airport in past 5 days 4-26-1

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/tsa_confirms_3_screening_misha.html

TSA Responds to Action News 5 about security lapse at Memphis airport

http://www.wmctv.com/story/14426281/tsa-responds-to-action-news-5-report-of-security-lapse-at-memphis-international

Local TSA managers admit Newark airport security has deep-seated security problems

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/04/local_tsa_managers_admit_newar.html

TSA Misses Knife On Newark Bound Flight

http://www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/tsa-misses-knife-on-newark-bound-flight-20110327-lgf

TSA Failed At Least 23 Times to Detect Subsequent Terror Suspects

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-failed-least-23-times-detect-would-b

The TSA failure to detect a handgun five times at a DFW checkpoint.

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/TSA-Agent-Slips-Through-DFW-Body-Scanner-With-a-Gun-116497568.html

Passenger Carries JetBlue Pilot’s Gun Aboard Flight at JFK

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703583404576080273414575808.html?KEYWORDS=TSA

Failure to detect a loaded gun that passed through security in IAH.

http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/story?section=news/local&id=7848683

TSA screeners miss another knife – NYPOST

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tsa_flunks_another_knife_and_death_KUKZEM4X5wIehMI2wMejBM?CMP=OTC-rss&FEEDNAME=

The box cutters that made it aboard an aircraft at JFK.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/03/07/boxcutters-flight-jfk-safer-11/

Security Breach Closes Checkpoint At Newark Liberty International Airport

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2011/01/16/security-breach-closes-newark-airport-checkpoint/

Police Arrest ‘Suspicious’ Man At Airport – Miami

http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/10490979/police-arrest-suspicious-man-at-miami-airport

Passenger Ronald Wong steals boarding pass and fools the TSA

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/intruder_sneaks_on_plane_xDqu3V3Hlp6MkhecjM5s4J

http://online.wsj.com/article/APa5d2abe80c364263ae705b00f4270682.html

Twenty Seven screeners under investigation in HNL for failure to screen bags for four months.

http://www.kitv.com/r/27048822/detail.html

What’s the TSA’s current failure rate?

http://www.economist.com/blogs/gulliver/2011/01/tsa_threat_detection

Secure Air Cargo Solutions-TSA Ripped At Security Conference

http://www.secureaircargo.com/article.php/tsa1

Sea-Tac security problems remain

http://www.komonews.com/news/problemsolvers/115254959.html

TSA officials confirm string of Newark airport security lapses

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/02/newark_airport_security_lapses.html

TSA orders Richmond airport to give security clearance to felon

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2010/feb/04/tsa_orders_richmond_airport_to_give_security_clear-ar-371878/

TSA Fails to Stop Wheelchair User Placed on the Wrong Flight by Delta

http://blog.ncpad.org/2011/02/24/tsa-fails-to-stop-wheelchair-user-placed-on-the-wrong-flight-by-delta/

2 BWI checkpoints briefly shut

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/local-breaking-news/traffic-and-transportation/2-bwi-checkpoints-briefly-shut.html

Flight of Brockton suspect documents US security gap

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2011/03/05/flight_of_brockton_suspect_documents_us_security_gap/?p1=Local_Links

DHS delivers job offers on gas pumps, pizza boxes

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/?nid=165&sid=2000678&pid=0

Derogatory ‘Jeopardy’ board launches TSA probe – CNN

http://articles.cnn.com/2010-01-30/us/florida.tsa.investigation_1_gang-and-creatures-crew-assignment-board-tsa-s-office?_s=PM:US

 

 

  1. 1.     TSA Negligence & Incompetence

TSA discovery prompts New York bomb scare – six hours later

http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/30/us/new-york-bomb-scare/?hpt=hp_t3

TSA Workers Suspended From Newark Airport For Sleeping On The Job

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/tsa-workers-suspended-fro_n_1241193.html

TSA receiving fewer theft claims, rejecting more

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/TSA-receiving-fewer-theft-claims-rejecting-more-122846494.html

New Security Program Causes Major Logan Jam – Boston News Story – WCVB Boston

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/r/29203248/detail.html

TSA to blame in death of teen stowaway

http://www1.whdh.com/news/articles/local/12005390382594/tsa-to-blame-in-death-of-teen-stowaway/

Chairman Mica on TSA Misuse of Resources

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oy7kgVZ6Jac

The death of Delvonte Tisdale after he stowed away in an aircraft wheel well.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2010/12/police_recover_1.html

http://www.truecrimereport.com/2011/01/delvonte_tisdales_family_plans.php

The WABC report of over 100 theft complaints at LGA in 2010.

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/video?id=7879976&pid=7879644

Sexual Misconduct at Government Agencies

http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/usnews/crime/5877-sexual-misconduct-at-government-agencies

Federal Air Marshal Allegations of Widespread Discrimination.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/RichardSkinnerIGDeptHomelandSecurityFederalAirMarshalAllegationsofWidespreadDiscrimination.pdf

3 Las Vegas airport technicians with security clearance accused of stealing electronic gear

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/3-las-vegas-airport-technicians-with-security-clearance-accused-of-stealing-electronic-gear/2011/04/01/AFBlhAHC_story.html

Hiring procedures at TSA are under fire

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/money/4_your_job/Hiring-procedures-at-TSA-are-under-fire

 

 

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TSA Lawsuits & Legal Cases

TSA Airport Screening Lawsuit Nears Court Date To Challenge Intrusive Searches – The Huffington Post‏

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2013/03/26/tsa-airport-screening-lawsuit_n_2958450.html

A Fourth Amendment legal challenge to the TSA scanners

http://tsanewsblog.com/9712/news/a-fourth-amendment-legal-challenge-to-the-tsa-scanners/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+tsanewsblog%2FAzgs+%28TSA+News%29

Two senior citizens filed suit against the TSA yesterday, claiming they were illegally strip-searched by agents at JFK Airport.

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/tsa_strip_lap_9A8oSNkPGgXRcjiAW66SkK?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Queens

EEOC launches probe of TSA ‘hostile work environment’

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/30/eeoc-launches-probe-tsa-hostile-work-environment/

http://thehill.com/blogs/transportation-report/tsa/279955-equal-employment-opportunity-commission-to-investigate-tsa

Man With 4th Amendment Written on Chest (Aaron Tobey) Wins Trial Over Airport Arrest

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/4th-amendment-chest-trial/

Judge accepts amended complaint in TSA applesauce arrest

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2013/01/woman-arrested-in-tsa-apple-sauce-dispute-bring-new-case.htmlJudge Dismisses Defendants in Passenger’s Suit

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2013/01/22/news/judge-dismisses-defendants-in-passengers-suit.html

Ohio woman sues TSA over alleged strip search on 9/11 anniversary

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/01/22/ohio-woman-sues-tsa-over-alleged-strip-search-on-11-anniversary

http://consumerist.com/2013/01/22/woman-sues-tsa-fbi-frontier-airlines-after-being-detained-strip-searched

http://www.wxyz.com/dpp/news/woman-sues-metro-airport-frontier-airlines–tsa-over-security-incident-on-10th-anniversary-of-911

TSA Air Marshal search of locked luggage for properly declared gun at request of ATF violated Fourth Amendment‏

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/index.php?blog=1&title=n_d_ga_tsa_air_marshal_search_of_locked_&more=1&c=1&tb=1&pb=1

Mother Found Guilty in Airport Pat-Down Case

http://abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=17547723

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/10/23/airport-pat-down-case/1653085/

Government to Argue Detention Based on Arabic Flashcards Was Justified – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinunderhill/2012/10/05/government-to-argue-detention-based-on-arabic-flashcards-was-justified

Fourth Amendment Challenge to TSA Scanners Denied Without Comment by Supreme Court

http://reason.com/blog/2012/10/02/fourth-amendment-challenge-to-tsa-scanne

Judge grants more time to woman in Bob Hope TSA dispute

http://www.burbankleader.com/the818now/tn-blr-0906-tsa-burbank-iarport-dispute,0,4260242.story

Appeals Court Caves to TSA Over Nude Body Scanners

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/09/appeals-court-caves/

Ninth Circuit Breathes Life Into Suit Challenging TSA Policies

http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2012/07/26/ninth-circuit-breathes-life-into-suit-challenging-tsa-policies/tab/comments/#comment-1310650

EPIC Demands Evidence of TSA Body Scanner Rulemaking | Electronic Privacy Information Center – JDSupra‏

http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/jdsupra-31969/?utm_source=jds&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=consumer

http://cei.org/legal-briefs/brief-amici-curiae-supporting-epics-petition-writ-mandamus-epic-v-dhs

Judge acquits Portland man who stripped naked at TSA checkpoint

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/judge-acquits-portland-man-stripped-naked-tsa-checkpoint-article-1.1117677

Former TSA agent awarded 300K in reverse-discrimination lawsuit

http://www.myfoxchicago.com/story/18772562/2012/06/12/former-tsa-agent-awarded-300k-in-reverse-descrimination-lawsuit

Sikh TSA agent wins suit over religious wristband

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith/sikh-tsa-agent-wins-suit-over-religious-wristband/2012/06/06/gJQAZz9NJV_story.html

EPIC Asks Ombudsman to Investigate DHS FOIA Practices

http://www.jdsupra.com/post/documentViewer.aspx?fid=1c7ab275-dc61-42a0-8cbd-6f0521c64341

Court: TSA, not passengers, deserves privacy

http://www.wnd.com/2012/04/court-tsa-not-passengers-deserves-privacy/

MacLean v. DHS: Federal Circuit Congressional amicus, filed March 19, 2012

http://www.scribd.com/mobile/doc/86248866

Liberty Guard Files Lawsuit Against TSA

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/liberty-guard-files-lawsuit-against-tsa-142819185.html

Rutherford Institute Asks Fourth Circuit to Reject Government’s Motion to Dismiss the Free Speech Claim in Tobey Airport Stripper Lawsuit

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_asks_fourth_circuit_to_reject_governments_motion_to_di

Appeal Denied — US District Courts Have No Jurisdiction Over TSA

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/appeal-denied-us-district-courts-have-no-jurisdiction-over-tsa/#comment-351

Woman On The No-Fly List Arrested At Airport Gets 2nd Chance To Clear Name

http://avstop.com/news_february_2012/woman_on_the_no_fly_list_arrested_at_airport_gets_2nd_chance_to_clear_name.htm

Rutherford Institute Appeals Dismissal of Airline Passenger, Pilot Lawsuit Against DHS & TSA

https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/on_the_front_lines/rutherford_institute_appeals_dismissal_of_airline_passenger_pilot_lawsuit_a

Young Mom (Stacey Armato) Sues TSA Guards Over Breast Milk Matter

http://www.courthousenews.com/2011/12/16/42315.htm

Taking a stand led to firing, former TSA screener sues TSA

http://www.wvrecord.com/news/239457-taking-a-stand-led-to-firing-former-tsa-screener-says

Judge smacks down Jesse Ventura’s TSA lawsuit

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45156838/ns/travel-news/#.TrM_bbLFk3x

Court Dismisses Charge Against Female TSA Protester

http://www.boogai.net/consrpt/victory-court-dismisses-charge-against-female-tsa-protester/

Southwest Airlines sued by Muslim woman they removed from flight

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/blogpost/post/southwest-airlines-sued-by-muslim-woman-they-removed-from-flight/2011/10/11/gIQAu6b4cL_blog.html

Andrea Abbott TSA Security Screening Case Bound Over To Grand Jury

http://www.newschannel5.com/story/15687171/tsa-security-screening-case-bound-over-to-grand-jury

Appeal challenges government’s ‘virtual strip search’ of airline passengers

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=354685

Electronic privacy group continues legal challenge to TSA scanning | Government Security News

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/24400?c=access_control_identification

Most of VA airport stripping suit dismissed but Screeners still Liable

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/story/2011-08-30/Most-of-Va-airport-stripping-suit-dismissed/50191920/1

TSA takes 23 months to answer FOIA request

http://galvestondailynews.com/story/254070

Decision to fire air marshal risks silencing whistle-blowers, OSC says

http://www.federaltimes.com/article/20110826/DEPARTMENTS03/108260301/

Judge mulls request to dismiss VA airport protester’s lawsuit; stripped to object to screening

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/judge-mulls-request-to-dismiss-va-airport-protesters-lawsuit-stripped-to-object-to-screening/2011/08/10/gIQAfl546I_story.html

EPIC Lawsuit Written Opinion

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/0/B3100471112A40DE852578CE004FE42C/$file/10-1157-1318805.pdf

Federal Audit To Investigate Honolulu TSA Operations

http://www.kitv.com/r-video/28789021/detail.html

Fired air marshal loses battle in job fight

http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/05/air.marshal.fired/

Zahir Ebrahim’s letter to Amy Alkon on TSA trauma and lawsuit to boot

http://bloghumanbeingsfirst.wordpress.com/2011/09/07/letter-amyalkon-tsa-trauma-and-lawsuit-by-zahir-ebrahim/

TSA settles Ashley Yang lawsuit and begins transgender training of TSOs at LAX

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRANSGENDER_TSA_WORKER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-08-04-16-02-44

One-handed former boxer sues TSA for denying him employment and saying he’s unfit to work

http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/07/27/2011-07-27_if_i_can_box_i_can_handle_luggage_qns_man_with_1_hand_sues_as_govt_sez_hes_unfit.html

Federal Court Rules That TSA ‘Naked Scans’ Are Constitutional

http://blogs.forbes.com/kashmirhill/2011/07/15/federal-court-rules-that-tsa-naked-scans-are-constitutional/#comment-3523

Federal Court Dismisses Airline Passenger Lawsuit Against DHS & TSA Over Scanners

http://www.rutherford.org/articles_db/press_release.asp?article_id=935

A New Weapon Against TSA Gropings – Torts | PRLog

http://www.prlog.org/11522713-new-weapon-against-tsa-gropings-torts.html

Phil Mocek Now Suing for Civil Rights Violations – Seattle News – The Daily Weekly

http://blogs.seattleweekly.com/dailyweekly/2011/05/tsas_worst_nightmare_continues_phil_mocek_suing.php

TSA Settles With Woman Whose Top Was Pulled Down – Kevin Underhill – Lowering the Bar – Forbes

http://blogs.forbes.com/kevinunderhill/2011/06/08/tsa-settles-with-woman-whose-top-was-pulled-down/

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/file/tsa-exposure-suit?page=0

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/tsa-pays-breast-exposure-suit

Family of dead wheel-well stow-away to sue TSA

http://homelandsecuritynewswire.com/family-dead-wheel-well-stow-away-sue-tsa

Jesse Ventura slams TSA with lawsuit

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TRAVEL/01/25/jesse.ventura.tsa.lawsuit/?hpt=C2

Airport Staff ‘Exposed Woman’s Breasts, Laughed’

http://nation.foxnews.com/airport-screening/2010/11/18/airport-staff-exposed-womans-breasts-laughed

TSA Pays Off In Breast Exposure Suit

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/stupid/tsa-pays-breast-exposure-suit

Indiana ACLU files lawsuit against

http://www.wlfi.com/dpps/news/indiana/Copy_of_aclu-files-lawsuit-against-airport_3703942

Stacey Armato Responds To The TSA Post On Her Breast Milk Detention

http://www.sustainablemothering.com/2010/12/14/stacey-armato-responds-to-the-tsa-post-on-her-breast-milk-detention/

Rutherford Institute files second suit over TSA procedures

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/07/rutherford-institute-files-second-suit-over-tsa-pr-ar-701379/

Tobey, TRI, take on TSA

http://www.readthehook.com/89256/right-bare-tobey-tri-take-tsa

Pilots say revised U.S. screening still too invasive

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/03/18/us-usa-security-pilots-idUSTRE72H80620110318

Lawsuit against the TSA for 4th Amendment invasion of privacy

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/briefed-blitz-redfern-and-corbett/

Four Sue TSA Over ‘Aggressive’ Pat Downs

http://www.koat.com/r/26198724/detail.html

EPIC vs. DHS on TSA Body Scanners

http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/70391

Woman suing TSA over what she calls invasive search

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s1878468.shtml

Ex-TSA supervisor fired in 2005 fighting back

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/article293897.ece

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TSA Propaganda & Misinformation – April 2013

Surveillance video released in wounded Marine TSA incident

http://www.azfamily.com/news/Surveillance-video-released-in-wounded-Marine-TSA-inicident-199267711.html

TSA K-9′s screen passengers as part of terrorist checks at Tampa International Airport | wtsp.com‏

http://www.wtsp.com/news/local/article/296278/8/Pooches-screen-TIA-passengers-part-of-terrorist-checks

Strengthening security at the nation’s airports

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/strengthening-security-at-the-nations-airports/2013/02/04/6be2f768-6ed6-11e2-ac36-3d8d9dcaa2e2_story.html?wprss=rss_politics

TSA trains Newark airport screeners on checkpoint etiquette | NJ.com‏

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/tsa_trains_screeners_to_be_goo.html

Airport Screening Did Not Enable the 9/11 Attacks

http://reason.org/blog/show/airport-screening-9-11-attacks

Whistle blower investigated by TSA for releasing too much information

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50002444/#.ULbIH9f5UtU

TSA Admits Strip Search Machines Are Invasive

http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/tsa-admits-strip-search-machines-are-invasive

Remember 9/11? TSA Finally Takes Off the Gloves, Reminds Critics of Reality. – Forbes‏

http://www.forbes.com/sites/tedreed/2012/10/23/remember-911-tsa-finally-takes-off-the-gloves-reminds-critics-of-reality

Lessons from the TSA on how to launch a startup

http://gigaom.com/2012/07/15/lessons-from-the-tsa-on-how-to-launch-a-startup

House rejects proposal to strip TSA screeners of policeman-like uniforms

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/231667-house-rejects-proposal-to-strip-tsa-screeners-of-policeman-like-uniforms

Americans ‘Disgusted’ With Overstaffed TSA, House Chairman Says –

http://www.ajc.com/travel/tsa-says-its-working-1454320.html

TSA’s $1 billion program to ‘read’ fliers’ expressions comes under fire after failing to catch any bad guys

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/05/27/052712-news-tsa-behavior-detection-1-3/

TSA, Under Fire, Wants to Upgrade Its Service

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304065704577422442131848340.html?mod=WSJ_article_comments&_nocache=1337903689778articleTabs=comments&user=welcome&mg=id-wsj#articleTabs%3Darticle

TSA to allow expedited screening at Newark airport for passengers 75 and older

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/tsa_to_allow_expedited_screene.html

TSA’s airport body language detection program comes under fire

http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/smart-takes/tsas-airport-body-language-detection-program-comes-under-fire/26495

Report: Security breaches underreported by TSA

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/report_nearly_half_of_security.html

TSA often seizes weapons at BWI

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/bs-bz-bwi-contraband-20120415,0,4303555.story

Lawmakers to TSA: Keep Your Day Job

http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/fedblog/2012/03/lawmakers-tsa-keep-your-day-job/41604/?oref=voices-module

FLL Airport: TSA Told Us to Lie About Existence of Security Video

http://www.infowars.com/fll-airport-tsa-told-us-to-lie-about-existence-of-security-video

TSA Modifies Screening Procedures for Elderly

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2012/03/tsa-modifies-screening-procedures-for-elderly/

TSA responds to claims of hole in airport security system

http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-tsa-responds-20120309,0,7458507.story

Report: TSA exaggerates 2008 MCO incident

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/Report-TSA-exaggerates-2008-OIA-incident/-/1637132/8835688/-/v0pwsrz/-/index.html

TSA admits strip search screwup

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-01-18/news/30641168_1_tsa-agent-screeners-markey

TSA strip deny riles granny

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2011-12-03/news/30473025_1_strip-search-tsa-granny

TSA says it focuses on security, not good looks

http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/16/travel/tsa-women-complaining/#comment-441363451

TSA to test its airport scanner operators for radiation exposure

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-travel-briefcase-20120116,0,7082529.story

DHS’ X-ray scanners could be cancer risk to border crossers

http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-57358146-281/dhs-x-ray-scanners-could-be-cancer-risk-to-border-crossers/

TSA To Shield Screeners From Radiation; Agency Maintains Safety Claim

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/wpix-new-cancer-scares-tsa-screenings,0,6250579.story

TSA buys Sept. 11 Commemorative Bracelets from China

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-10/sept-11-bracelets-come-from-china.html

TSA Interested In Purchasing Dosimeters

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/25384?c=cbrne_detection

Cancer concerns mount over TSA body scanners

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/cancer-concerns-mount-over-tsa-body-scanners-2056442.html?cxtype=rss_news

TSA says no security violations at Hartsfield-Jackson after Ch. 2 investigation

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/tsa-says-no-security-violations-hartsfield-jackson/nFmcw/

TSA thought woman’s back brace was a money belt

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/tsa-thought-womans-back-brace-was-money-belt/249971

TSA Whistleblower: Feds Covered-Up Sexual Assault

http://www.infowars.com/tsa-whistleblower-feds-covered-up-sexual-assault/

Senator Seeks Answers on X-Ray Body Scanners – ProPublica

http://www.propublica.org/article/senator-seeks-answers-on-x-ray-body-scanners

What it’s like to run the TSA – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-leadership/what-its-like-to-run-the-tsa/2011/11/24/gIQAgUQTsN_story.html

TSA says no security violations at Hartsfield-Jackson after… | http://www.wsbtv.com

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/tsa-says-no-security-violations-hartsfield-jackson/nFmcw/

TSA checkpoints still aggravate, says study

http://www.gsnmagazine.com/node/25055?c=airport_aviation_security

Ch. 2 investigation exposes major security breach at ATL

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/ch-2-investigation-exposes-major-security-breach-h/nFNpF/

Fewer TSA Complaints Belie Marx Brothers Label – Bloomberg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-17/fewer-tsa-complaints-belie-marx-brothers-label.html

U.S. Travel Survey Reveals Travelers Still Frustrated with Aviation Security Process

http://www.ustravel.org/news/press-releases/us-travel-survey-reveals-travelers-still-frustrated-aviation-security-process

TSA Puts Off Safety Study of X-ray Body Scanners

http://www.propublica.org/article/tsa-puts-off-safety-study-of-x-ray-body-scanners

Napolitano Says “Very, Very, Very Few People” Get Pat Downs. How Many Is That?

http://reason.com/blog/2011/05/17/napolitano-says-very-very-very

TSA Says It Will Study Body Scanner Radiation Risks?

http://www.infowars.com/really-tsa-says-it-will-study-body-scanner-radiation-risks/

TSA’s Bid to Make Nice with Travelers Crashes

http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2011/11/16/tsas-bid-to-make-nice-with-travelers-crashes?msg=1

Napolitano: Revised Pat-Down Policy for Kids Is Months Away – September 2011

http://www.hstoday.us/focused-topics/transportation/single-article-page/tsa-to-change-airport-security-screening-procedures-for-children/70cce85ffca1370ae387439399fab25c.html

http://akronnewsnow.com/news/national-news/item/4008-napolitano-revised-pat-down-policy-for-kids-is-months-away

Denver International Airport unveils more modest security screening – The Denver Post

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18628299

TSA frequent traveler program earning good reviews, agency says

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/tsa-frequent-traveler-program-earning-good-reviews-agency-says/2011/11/01/gIQAowVMdM_blog.html?sub=AR

Less than nine percent of Transportation Security Agency employees have completed college-level course work.

http://www.thecorsaironline.com/news/2011/10/13/homeland-securityemergency-management-training-courses-to-be-offered-at-smc/

TSA statements strain credibility!

http://www.consumertraveler.com/columns/tsa-statements-strain-credibility/

TSA Scraps December Deadline for Screening Non-U.S. Cargo – Businessweek

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-07/tsa-scraps-december-deadline-for-screening-non-u-s-cargo.html

TSA’s De Facto Phase-Out of ‘Naked’ Scanners – Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kashmirhill/2011/10/07/tsas-de-facto-phase-out-of-naked-scanners/

Belly-Bomb Baloney: the TSA Lies Yet Again

http://www.thenewamerican.com/opinion/becky-akers/8232-belly-bomb-baloney-the-tsa-lies-yet-again

TSA Equipment failure causes headaches for passengers at Gallatin Field

http://www.kbzk.com/news/tsa-equipment-failure-causes-headaches-for-passengers-at-gallatin-field/

What Is The True Cost Of U.S. Airport Security? – Flying With Fish

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2010/06/30/what-is-the-true-cost-of-u-s-airport-security/

Schneier on Security: German Police Call Airport Full-Body Scanners Useless

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2011/08/german_police_c.html

Man Detained Two Hours For Photographing TSA Checkpoint | Global Community of Photography

http://www.photographygc.com/2011/08/07/man-detained-two-hours-for-photographing-tsa-checkpoint/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq1VGjXkYcQ&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njJHh0JC2B0&feature=player_embedded

TSA Area Director Concedes Scanner Images Extremely Graphic

http://www.denverpost.com/commented/ci_18628299?source=commented-

German Police Call Airport Full-Body Scanners Useless

http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2011/08/german_police_c.html

Amtrak’s Four-Legged Security System Works, Gets Rave Reviews

http://www.nbcchicago.com/traffic/transit/amtrak-bomb-dogs-127367433.html#ixzz1Ug5UIz18

Man Detained For Two Hours After Photographing Lounging TSA Staff

http://www.pixiq.com/article/man-detained-two-hours-for-photographing-tsa-checkpoint

Pistole Says He Won’t Act on Abuses Until Situation Gets Out of Hand

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9HqdcXeo0A

TSA harasses mom over sex in the office cover up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKVvCfoSVXM

YouTube – TSA Tries to Confiscate Video at Airport Security Screening Checkpoint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBAIAEUdGTM&feature=player_embedded

Cancer Surges In Body Scanner Operators; TSA Launches Cover-Up

http://www.infowars.com/cancer-surges-in-body-scanner-operators-tsa-launches-cover-up/

http://epic.org/privacy/backscatter/radiation_cluster_dosimeter.pdf

New Documents Prove TSA “Mischaracterized” Safety Aspects Of Full Body Scanners

http://www.infowars.com/new-documents-prove-tsa-%E2%80%9Cmischaracterized%E2%80%9D-safety-aspects-of-full-body-scanners/

Congressional Leaders Call for Investigation of TSA Screening Incident in Honolulu

http://www.fedsmith.com/article/2968/congressional-leaders-call-investigation-tsa-screening.html

Trans gender Fired for Change Ashley Yang – The Story of a Trans TSA Worker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=9-4b69WD6pI

TSA “Security Exercise” Covers 3 States, 5000 Miles

http://www.topusnewstoday.com/tsa-%E2%80%9Csecurity-exercise%E2%80%9D-covers-3-states-5000-miles.html

Napolitano and Politically Correct Security

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/opinion/s_742672.html

Justice Department: TSA Has Authority To Literally Strip Search People

http://www.prisonplanet.com/justice-department-tsa-has-authority-to-literally-strip-search-people.html

TSA in the NYC subway.

http://www.reddit.com/r/politics/comments/hzs5m/tsa_in_the_nyc_subway_sorry_for_the_crappy/

TSA Behavior Detection Officers Accused of Racial Profiling Called Themselves ‘Mexican Hunters’

http://news.travel.aol.com/2011/06/15/tsa-behavior-detection-officers-accused-of-racial-profiling-call/

Fact Check: Napolitano’s claim on number of pat down searches

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/may/18/fact-check-napolitanos-claim-number-pat-down-searc-ar-1045694/

Are Ridiculous Airport Security Measures Killing Airline Profits?

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/694/271/Are_Ridiculous_Airport_Security_Measures_Killing_Airline_Profits.html

TSA backscatter radiation safety tests were rigged

http://www.naturalnews.com/032425_airport_scanners_radiation.html

TSA: No Agent At DFW Airport Has Given Inappropriate Pat Down

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2011/05/16/tsa-no-agent-at-dfw-airport-has-given-inappropriate-pat-down/

Refusal to release scanner safety data to Congress.

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/flights/2011-02-09-tsa09_ST_N.htm

TSA ‘Cooked Books’ On Private Screeners

http://www.aviationtoday.com/asw/topstories/Mica-TSA-Cooked-Books-On-Private-Screeners_72745.html

TSA Never Tested Full-Body Scans For Mass Transit, Except When It Did

http://blogs.forbes.com/andygreenberg/2011/03/09/tsa-never-tested-full-body-scans-for-mass-transit-except-when-it-did/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

TSA’s Blogger Bob and the many angry comments

http://washingtontechnology.com/Blogs/Insider/2011/02/TSA-Blogger-Bob-angry-comments.aspx

TSA Blogger Bob gets a lesson in complete reporting

http://fcw.com/blogs/insider/2011/02/tsa-blogger-bob-angry-comments.aspx

TSA tells FOIA requestor to define ‘complaint’

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/02/tsa-tells-foia-requestor-define-complaint

TSA Christmas memo defies facts

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/31611

TSA backs down on shirtless boy story

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50897668-76/tsa-chaffetz-says-agency.html.csp

TSA Admits Bungling of Airport Body Scanner Radiation Tests

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2011/03/tsa-radiation-test-bungling/

TSA statement on Portland ‘pat-down’ incident – April 2011

http://www.kgw.com/home/related/TSA-statement-on-Portland-pat-down-incident-119868239.html

TSA’s 4 biggest scandals

http://theweek.com/article/index/212239/beyond-naked-scanners-the-tsas-4-biggest-scandals

TSA Plan To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers

http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2011/03/02/docs-reveal-tsa-plan-to-body-scan-pedestrians-train-passengers/

Homeland Security looked into covert body scans

http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2011-03-04-bodyscans04_ST_N.htm

New TSA Pat-down Procedures –November 2010

http://blog.tsa.gov/2010/11/new-tsa-pat-down-procedures.html

Amtrak vs. TSA – Forums – Trains Magazine – March 2011

http://cs.trains.com/TRCCS/forums/p/188504/2059127.aspx

TSA ‘Cooked Books’ On Private Screeners – March 2011

http://www.aviationtoday.com/asw/topstories/Mica-TSA-Cooked-Books-On-Private-Screeners_72745.html

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/federal-eye/2011/03/tsa_revises_cost_of_using_priv_1.html

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TSA Screening Abuse of Children & Minors – April 2013

TSA strikes again, frisks NFL Players Association exec’s two young daughters‏

http://www.nothingbuttruth.com/twitchy/35757-tsa-strikes-again-frisks-nfl-players-association-exec%E2%80%99s-two-young-daughters

TSA Detains 3-year-old in Wheelchair February 20, 2013

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/tsa-detains-3-year-old-in-wheelchair.html

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/feb/20/tsa-apologizes-detaining-3-year-old-disabled-girlBeware: TSA agents can be real jerks – Children with Diabetes Forums‏

http://forums.childrenwithdiabetes.com/showthread.php?t=72220

TSA claims sick girl tests positive for bomb residue/ Disabled daughter traumatized by TSA at DFW

http://www.myfoxdfw.com/story/20341065/tsa-claims-sick-girl-tests-positive-for-bomb-residue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjqpDptKFME&sns=em

Father Blames TSA For Incident Which Left Baby Bleeding

http://www.infowars.com/father-blames-tsa-for-incident-which-left-baby-bleeding

TSA Inspector Allegedly Exposes 17-Year-Old ’s Breasts During Airport Inspection‏

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/11/20/tsa-inspector-allegedly-exposes-17-year-olds-breasts-during-airport-inspection

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2236405/TSA-exposing-breasts-congressmans-17yo-niece-patdown.html

3 year old  daughter getting pat down.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMAEzqySy6g&feature=player_embedded

Baby, 18 months old, ordered off plane at Fort Lauderdale airport

http://www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/Baby-18-months-old-ordered-off-plane-at-Fort-Lauderdale-airport/-/8788880/13038550/-/fhxhp7/-/index.html

TSA Has No Idea How To Screen A 7-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy – The Consumerist‏

http://consumerist.com/2012/04/report-tsa-has-no-idea-how-to-screen-a-7-year-old-with-cerebral-palsy.html

http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/04/25/042512-news-tsa-complaint-1-3/

4-year-old gets TSA patdown after a hug from her grandmother

http://m.examiner.com/article/4-year-old-gets-tsa-patdown-after-a-hug-from-her-grandmother

http://consumerist.com/2012/04/4-year-old-gets-tsa-pat-down-following-hug-from-grandma.html

My 5th Grader Was Groped By TSA – The Huffington Post‏

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-belkin/airport-security-pat-downs_b_1432606.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/lisa-belkin/airport-security-pat-downs_b_1432606.html

TSA molesting child? (Video  removed  – view comments)

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=6e1_1325869498

TSA Took My Toddler’s Juice

http://cockeysville.patch.com/articles/tsa-took-my-toddler-s-juice

TSA Assaults Another Breast Cancer Victim at JFK -The Misadventures of Being Mandi

http://www.darngoodlemonade.com/index.php/2011/10/13/the-misadventures-of-being-mandi/

TSA Pats Down Breast Cancer Survivor Even After Getting Scanned

http://gizmodo.com/5845772/tsa-pats-down-breast-cancer-survivor-even-after-getting-scanned

Afro Prompts Hair Pat-Down By TSA

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/TSA-Searches-Womans-Afro-Hair-for-Weapons-130220258.html?dr

Some real Shock and Awe: Strip Searched, racially profiled and cuffed in Detroit

http://shebshi.wordpress.com/2011/09/12/some-real-shock-and-awe-racially-profiled-and-cuffed-in-detroit/

http://reason.com/blog/2011/09/12/blogger-shoshana-hebshi-claims#commentform

Rough treatment by TSA inexcusable

http://www.columbian.com/news/2011/sep/12/rough-treatment-by-tsa-inexcusable/

Sexually Assaulted’ by TSA Nazi ~ Amy Alkon Speaks Out – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtwBlx-CDM8

Passenger Strip Searched; Once fun, flying has turned into an ordeal – Travel – Miami Herald

http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/09/11/2393498/once-fun-flying-has-turned-into.html

Two Minutes of Terrorist Triumph: Alone With the TSA

http://abovethelaw.com/2011/09/two-minutes-of-terrorist-triumph-alone-with-the-tsa/

JAQUISH: TSA 10 years after 9/11 – Coercive treatment fosters a passive population

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/29/tsa-10-years-after-911/

Violated at the airport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mToVN6GRDUA

Kicked Out of FLL! The Double Opt-Out

http://tsaoutofourpants.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/kicked-out-of-fll-the-double-opt-out/

Man Attempts To Go Through Airport Security In Underwear

http://www.10news.com/news/28869447/detail.html

Second Incident of TSA hair pat-downs draw ire of black women

http://www.baltimoresun.com/business/consuming-interests-blog/bal-tsa-hair-patdowns-draw-ire-of-some-women-20110816,0,6352344.story

Six Year old Boy gets patted down – YouTube – August 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogyjB1P5wHQ

U.S. border guard pleads guilty to harassing B.C. teen – British Columbia – CBC News

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/story/2011/08/12/bc-border-guard-harassment.html

6 TSA CHILD PATDOWNS PKG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hM3Fj5t8FAg

TN Mom arrested for objecting to TSA groping of her child – July 2011

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110713/NEWS01/307130115/Police-charge-mother-Nashville-airport-altercation

TSA Manager allowing molestation of a passenger at St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWvez4fkkXE

Kirkland 6-year-old patted down by TSA agents  

http://www.king5.com/video/featured-videos/Kirkland-family-says–125274814.html

15-year-old girl: To TSA agents, I’m the face of terrorism – Herald News

http://heraldnews.suntimes.com/opinions/5864217-474/15-year-old-girl-to-tsa-agents-im-the-face-of-terrorism.html

TSA seizes baby food after explosives test

http://www.kgw.com/news/national/TSA-sezies-baby-food-in-explosives-alert-121780779.html

Baby Receives A Pat-Down At Kansas City Airport! – May 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1UGaUv6rps

6 Year Old Girl groped by New Orleans TSA – April 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L56yT3QTzIc

TSA Agent Pats-Down 8 Year Old Boy – April 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFsMiE6S6AY

TSA Patdown of 3-Yr.-Old Bucks County Girl | NBC Philadelphia – April 2011

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Parents_Recall_TSA_Patdown_of_Their_three-Year-Old_Daughter_Philadelphia-119817514.html

Minneapolis Pat Down of Adolescent Boy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_TXx_Iu4OY

Pregnant Teacher Harassed By TSA On Easter Sunday Tells Her Story

http://theintelhub.com/2011/04/26/pregnant-teacher-harassed-by-tsa-on-easter-sunday-tells-her-story/

TSA Forbids Mom From Videotaping Them Patting Down Toddler

http://www.pixiq.com/article/tsa-forbids-mom-from-videotaping-them-patting-down-toddler

The frisking of a 9 year old and his family in Savannah after they got off a train.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1B3AubsTBo&NR=1

The strip search of a 6 year old in SLC that TSA denied until it posted on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWYwe0ziqLg

YouTube – T.S.A. agent accosts 3 year old child at security checkpoint -  November 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFoa0LsqVbQ&feature=related

TSA Forbids Mom From Videotaping Them Patting Down Toddler – March 2011

http://www.pixiq.com/article/tsa-forbids-mom-from-videotaping-them-patting-down-toddler

TSA touching children’s bodies is intolerable

http://www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110310-OPINION-103100368

Eight-Year-Old on TSA Terrorist Watchlist Gets Frisked

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/01/eight-year-old-on-watchlist/

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TSA Screening Abuse Reports – General Public – April 2013

Radio host says TSA agents inappropriately touched, embarrassed her

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/radio-host-says-tsa-agents-inappropriately-touched-embarrassed-her/-/1637132/21301884/-/g10u1m/-/index.html

Springville Woman Says TSA Dumped Her Mother’s Cremated Remains

http://www.wkbw.com/news/Springville-Woman-Says-TSA-Dumped-Her-Mothers-Cremated-Remains-216225071.html

TSA Stops Us From Filming Patdown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gdXmskTh43o

Moment woman claims she was groped by TSA agent during airport security screening

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2331980/Moment-woman-claims-groped-TSA-agent-airport-security-screening.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

TSA workers at Daytona airport get more training after complaint

http://www.news-journalonline.com/article/20130517/NEWS/305179958?Title=TSA-workers-at-Daytona-airport-get-more-training-after-complaint

TSA bomb-sniffing dog bites woman at Hartsfield-Jackson

http://www.11alive.com/news/article/292245/40/TSA-bomb-sniffing-dog-bites-woman-at-Hartsfield-Jackson

My TSA Patdown   TAMPA Videos Begin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn1Bvr0z_4A&sns=em

TSA at DCA airport blatantly sexual harassment

http://www.dailypaul.com/278771/tsa-at-dca-blatantly-sexual-harassment

DA declines Romo case in Vegas airport TSA tiff‏

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/da-declines-romo-case-vegas-airport-tsa-tiff

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/giants/2013/02/04/district-attorney-declines-sergio-romo-case-in-vegas-airport-tsa-tiff/1891127/

2013 TSA Pat Down of Pregnant Wife With Toddler

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-DJFP3_M8I&sns=em

Ball Fondling TSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk-Jajzunz8&sns=em

Another victim of the TSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdpYsL_FQz8&sns=em

Revealed: How TSA agents ‘laugh at travelers’ naked scanner images in backrooms while flirting with each other and smoking e-cigarettes’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2253172/Revealed-How-TSA-agents-laugh-travelers-naked-scanner-images-backrooms-flirting-smoking-e-cigarettes.html

Freethought San Marcos: Becoming a victim of TSA ’s goons‏

http://smmercury.com/2013/01/30/freethought-san-marcos-becoming-a-victim-of-tsas-goons

TSA called cops on me for video recording checkpoint

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JbvSncdP4I&sns=em

TSA Thug Raymond D. Evans Thinks He Can Violate Man’s First Amendment, Too – I4U News‏

http://www.i4u.com/2013/01/california/can-first-violate-too-amendment-evans-he-raymond-d-thug-thinks-tsa-mans

TSA can put a damper on holiday travel‏

http://mobi.oanow.com/opelika/pm_119681/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=xEe2tsT2

Poway woman claims assault by airport security – Pomerado News | Pomerado News‏

http://www.pomeradonews.com/2012/12/05/poway-woman-claims-assault-by-airport-security

My $256 Picture of the TSA‏

http://thestatelessman.com/2012/12/05/tsa

TSA: A tale of sexual assault http://m.theday.com/article/20121202/OP05/312029959/1070/mobile&template=mobile

Investigation shows TSA pat-down incident not first complaint against screeners

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/investigation-shows-tsa-pat-down-incident-not-firs/nTGJF/

TSA And Gender Profiling

http://www.countercurrents.org/mcelroy171012.htm

“Sir, you must come with us ”‏ No Fly List

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/50309

Disturbing trend: TSA agents vandalizing travelers’ property‏

http://techmediatainment.blogspot.com/2012/10/disturbing-trend-tsa-agents-vandalizing.html?spref=tw&m=1

Watch “Our TSA ordeal” on YouTube‏

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFf_ctfhXMU&feature=youtube_gdata_player

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=d1rIUMWvR4s

TSA Phoenix airport “freeze drill”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km0awE1Q2HA&sns=em

Unfriendly Skies: Pilot, TSA confrontation at airport security checkpoint

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120811/NEWS03/708119939

Rape Victim Traumatized By “Horrific” TSA Experience

http://www.prisonplanet.com/rape-victim-traumatized-by-horrific-tsa-experience.html

TSA Retaliates Against Traveler for Opting Out of Scanner

http://reason.com/24-7/2012/10/11/tsa-retaliates-against-traveler-for-opti

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216011/Steven-deForest-Passenger-says-vindictive-agent-flicked-testicles-pat-down.html

TSA Agents At Newark Not Following Proper Procedure In Some Areas « CBS New York‏

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/10/07/report-tsa-agents-at-newark-not-following-proper-procedure-in-some-areas

TSA Sticks Hands Down Pants of Man

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnVZygxKR_M

Bonita Springs woman convicted of battery on TSA employee

http://www.news-press.com/article/20120712/NEWS01/120712011/Bonita-Springs-woman-convicted-battery-TSA-employee?odyssey=nav%7chead

The Pat Down TSA – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GG_P1PFttgo

Claim of unprofessional TSA conduct in Atlanta

http://www.flightsgonebad.com/2012/06/claim-of-unprofessional-tsa-conduct-in.html?m=1

TSA reaches inside woman’s bra during pat down

http://www.kaj18.com/news/man-claims-mom-mistreated-by-tsa-at-bozeman-airport/

Phoenix woman says she was ‘humiliated’ by TSA at Sky Harbor Airport

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_phoenix_metro/central_phoenix/phoenix-woman-says-she-was-humiliated-by-tsa-security-at-sky-harbor-airport

Updated: The TSA and me

http://community.statesmanjournal.com/blogs/dickhughes/2012/05/23/my-column-for-thursday-about-the-transportation-security-administration

Getting felt up by airport security

http://www.chicagonow.com/living-with-diabetes/2012/05/am-i-the-only-one-who-gets-felt-up-at-airports

Up close and personal with the TSA | Cover Story | Jewish Journal‏

http://www.jewishjournal.com/cover_story/article/up_close_and_personal_with_the_tsa_20120515

Airport Racial Profiling App Brings In Complaints Against TSA – The Huffington Post‏

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/05/09/airport-racial-profiling-app-transportation-security-administration_n_1503239.html?ref=travel&ir=Travel

Terrorized by TSA

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/may/06/terrorized-by-tsa/

Hillsboro woman upset over TSA’s handling of son’s remains

http://www.kgw.com/news/local/Hillsboro-woman-upset-over-TSAs-handling-of-sons-remains-149335135.html

Mom at airport security

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1LHDnVrVlc

Sobbing Woman Suffers Obama TSA Patdown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=BSwKHDl9PtE

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/04/war-on-women-sobbing-female-suffers-through-obamas-tsa-groping-video/

Excuse Me Miss… Do You Mind if I Touch You There?

http://www.manufacturing.net/blogs/2012/04/excuse-me-miss%E2%80%A6-do-you-mind-if-i-touch-you-there

Are TSA searches more rigorous at small airports?

http://travel.usatoday.com/destinations/dispatches/post/2012/03/are-tsa-searches-more-rigorous-at-small-airports/657778/1

Woman exposed by TSA screener

http://www.conservativeactionalerts.com/2012/03/woman-exposed-by-tsa-screener/

TSA and My Mom

http://musing-minds.com/2012/02/28/tsa-and-my-mom/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tsa-and-my-mom

I was violated by the TSA in Phoenix

http://coloradok5.com/forums/showthread.php?p=3060897

Fireman Sam creator detained and branded racist for innocent burqa joke at airport security

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2106631/Fireman-Sam-creator-Dave-Jones-detained-branded-racist-burqa-joke-airport-security.html

Groped again at the airport, followed by a lecture

http://tsanewsblog.com/1711/news/groped-again-at-the-airport-followed-by-a-lecture/

TSA Sexual Assault Nipplegate Episode Exposing my Breast During Pat/Pull Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sthYZIf_xTA

JFK_Terminal Nazi TSA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l9MsH3oO8s

TSA pants’ Man at CP; A new take on courtesy, dignity and respect from the TSA

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/thewanderingaramean/2012/02/a-new-take-on-courtesy-dignity-and-respect-from-the-tsa

Woman Claims She Missed Flight Because Of Gender

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2012/02/09/woman-claims-she-missed-flight-because-of-gender/

Female Passengers Say They’re Targeted By TSA

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/female-passengers-say-theyre-targeted-by-tsa/

TSA pulls down man’s pants. Man arrested for Public Indecency and Disorderly Conduct.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7XCIvDpawI

http://www.lossofprivacy.com/index.php/2012/02/tsa-pulls-down-mans-pants-then-arrests-him-for-public-indecency-and-disorderly-conduct/comment-page-1/#comment-24717

Woman Says Airline Lost Her Husband’s Ashes

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird/Woman-Says-Airline-Lost-Her-Husbands-Ashes-137780528.html

Deputies use stun gun on Calif. air passenger after he refused to go through security

http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/deputies-use-stun-gun-on-calif-air-passenger-after-he-refused-to-go-through-security/2012/01/10/gIQAHZKLpP_story.html

Unlawfully, sexually touched by TSA security.

http://tsawatchdog.org/?p=270

Fox News Host Claims TSA Tore Off Fox Logo & ‘Sliced Up’ His Bag

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/fox-news-host-claims-tsa-tore-off-fox-logo-sliced-up-his-bag/

Why Was Shoshana Hebshi Cuffed and Strip-Searched on 9/11? The FBI Doesn’t Know, and the Detroit Airport Won’t Say

http://reason.com/blog/2011/09/15/why-was-shoshana-hebshi-cuffed

Crazy woman searched by TSA at Sacramento Airport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSEyVXa5l_0

TSA Agent Tries to Block & Stop Patdown Video of D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j7kIXPFUKQ

TSA Pat Down via Android

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9OyCUtH-98

TSA: DO NOT TOUCH MY…..!

http://sylviasfriends.com/?tag=tsa-pat-down-abuse

After Getting Groped By The TSA, I May Just Vote For Ron Paul

http://www.businessinsider.com/after-getting-groped-by-the-tsa-i-may-just-vote-for-ron-paul-2011-11

Three U.S. Students Arrested in Egypt On Their Way Home

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/11/25/three-us-students-arrested-in-egypt-on-way-to-airport-lawyer-says/?test=latestnews

O’Hare TSA Employee Fired Over Racist, Homphobic, Anti-Muslim Facebook Posts

http://www.zimbio.com/War+on+Terrorism/articles/iKTGZE5WFx8/O+Hare+TSA+Employee+Fired+Over+Racist+Homphobic

TSA Harassing soldier with Pat Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ut8jnj4ESv8

TSA Pats Down Two Women at Once in Daytona

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQGP-xM8WdQ

TSA Pats Down Woman, Two Parts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YX5eWkpLvo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec66LUX5uMM

Tycoon Geoffrey Edelsten’s wife was ‘ordered to strip naked for airport security while workers took pictures and video’

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2061066/Tycoon-Geoffrey-Edelstens-wife-ordered-strip-naked-airport-security-workers-took-pictures-video.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

No, TSA, I will not lift my skirt for you.

http://www.redstate.com/tabithahale/2011/11/08/no-tsa-i-will-not-lift-my-skirt-for-you/

Family: Loved one’s remains disturbed in luggage

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/family-wants-answers-after-loved-ones-remains-foun/nFSZc/

It’s hard not to think TSA is making this up as it goes

http://dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2011/11/its-hard-not-to.html

TSA Screener “Professionalism” & Crossing The Line

http://travel.usatoday.com/alliance/flights/boardingarea/post/2011/10/Flying-With-Fish—TSA-Screener-Professionalism-38-Crossing-The-Line/558503/1

TSA Screener Professionalism & Crossing The Line

http://boardingarea.com/blogs/flyingwithfish/2011/10/26/tsa-screener-professionalism-crossing-the-line/

TSA On Recording Pat-Downs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SXaI4Twm_A

TSA Arrests Me for Using the Fourth Amendment as a Weapon (Tales from the Edge of a Revolution #2)

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/10/18/1027775/-TSA-Arrests-Me-for-Using-the-Fourth-Amendment-as-a-Weapon-%28Tales-from-the-Edge-of-a-Revolution-2%29

Gate Rape at LAS 10/14/11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpk6AdTBH-g

Derogatory ‘Jeopardy’ Board Launches TSA Probe

http://www.wibw.com/nationalnews/headlines/83216012.html?storySection=comments

Mother patted down while her child records

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LAwdkSUpiI

Nancy Campbell Recounts Her Gate Rape Experience

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyg7oprOTLk

Still Skirting Real Security at the TSA

http://kittywampus.wordpress.com/2011/08/12/still-skirting-real-security-at-the-tsa/

TSA Pervs Gone WILD!

http://www.fiftytolife.com/2011/tsa-pervs-gone-wild/

Luckutt: TSA pat-down the epitome of creepy

http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_18664551

Airport will ‘continue to monitor’ complaint against TSA agent

http://citydesk.freedomblogging.com/tag/tsa/

Springs woman says TSA agent groped her vagina during pat-down

http://citydesk.freedomblogging.com/2011/08/11/springs-woman-says-tsa-agent-groped-her-vagina-during-pat-down/9381/

Assault by TSA

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/39337

Woman Violated By Airport Security Employee in Lubbock

http://everythinglubbock.com/fulltext?nxd_id=84037

Woman accused of groping TSA agent says she was abducted as a child, has ‘high alert system’ – The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/woman-accused-of-groping-tsa-agent-says-she-was-abducted-as-a-child-has-high-alert-system/2011/07/28/gIQAfquReI_story.html

DFW Airport TSA pat down‏ – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXzGtt8B7QI

TSA employee blocks attempt to film‏ – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgYehjokbYA

ORD / Chicago – 2011/07/19 – Chinese Student Molested‏ – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgupXFCJS3s&NR=1

Woman Molested at ORD T1 by TSA‏ – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVV6YRrJ5Rs

Woman Gropes TSA Agent’s Breast at Security Checkpoint

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/dpp/news/local/phoenix/woman-arrested-for-groping-tsa-agent-07152011

TSA to woman: ‘We’re going to have to examine your hair’

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43663689

Woman Escorted Off US Airways Flight For Snapping Photo

http://www.pixiq.com/article/woman-escorted-off-us-airways-flight-for-snapping-iphone-photo

YouTube – TSA Invasive Pat Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eebD4VeTbBM

Couple Held By TSA; Miss Flight & Honeymoon Cruise

http://www2.nbc4i.com/news/2011/jun/14/10/local-couple-held-tsa-hours-miss-flight-and-honeym-ar-539395/

TSA Sexually Assaults My Mother

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZdp13LFtOY

X ray and pat down!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGM030SIw-U

The Little Couple: The TSA Pat-Down : Video : TLC

http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/the-little-couple-the-tsa-pat-down.html

TSA Thug Grabs Crotch of Wounded Vet

http://www.prisonplanet.com/tsa-thug-grabs-crotch-of-injured-vet.html

Letter to the Editor: Extremely rude | Tulsa World

http://www2.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?subjectid=62&articleid=20110518_11_A16_hExtre290442

RDR: TSA “doubles their pleasure” at Corpus Christi airport

http://www.reddirtreport.com/Story.aspx/18375

TSA: Double Pat-Down Training Exercises Not Common

http://theintelhub.com/2011/05/05/tsa-double-pat-down-training-exercises-not-common-2/

Letters: TSA pat-down disrespectful – MontereyHerald.com

http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/ci_17922551?nclick_check=1

Colorado man claims he was ‘sexually assaulted’ by TSA – KDVR

http://www.kdvr.com/news/kdvr-colorado-man-claims-he-was-sexually-assaulted-by-tsa-20110415,0,686151.story

Another TSA Horror Story

http://disruptthenarrative.wordpress.com/2011/04/26/another-tsa-horror-story/

Letters: TSA pat-down disrespectful of Veteran

http://www.montereyherald.com/letters/ci_17922551?source=most_viewed&nclick_check=1

YouTube – TSA Goons at MPLS Airport

http://sgtreport.com/2011/04/tsa-goons-at-mpls-airport/

I was ‘gate raped’ by my government

http://www.adn.com/2011/04/16/1813827/i-was-gate-raped-by-my-government.html

ABC producer says TSA agent felt inside her underwear at EWR

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/275/949/ABC_producer_says_TSA_agent_felt_inside_her_underwear.html

Brooklyn woman endures humiliating patdown at La Guardia

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/queens/flier_tsa_grope_nightmare_5EsDbrQPc99DADfZNBjI4J#ixzz1HoUdI8FO

TSA: Agency won’t negotiate on security – Nation Wires

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/tsa-agency-wont-negotiate-security

Vacation was great; The airport pat-down was not – Quad Cities Online

http://www.qconline.com/archives/qco/display.php?id=536618

Letter: Intrusive airport search shouldn’t come with attitude from TSA employees

http://www.tcpalm.com/news/2011/mar/22/letter-intrusive-airport-search-shouldnt-come/

TSA Harasses Mother Over Breast Milk

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/7473247-tsa-harasses-mother-over-breast-milk/video/67637693

Valley Woman’s TSA Pat Down at Sea-Tac Sparks Petition

http://articles.ktuu.com/2011-03-08/tsa-agent_28670413

Violated by TSA at Tampa airport

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/12/12/1899195/violated-by-tsa-at-tampa-airport.html

It’s Not So Bad Until TSA Happens To You!

http://www.womenonbusiness.com/it%E2%80%99s-not-so-bad-until-tsa-happens-to-you/

“She’s an opt out,” the TSA Gestapo yelled.

http://community.adn.com/adn/node/155887

Stay Classy, TSA

http://swampland.blogs.time.com/2011/02/08/stay-classy-tsa/

Airport security hassles are not just for Philly

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/daniel_rubin/117918344.html

X ray and pat down !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGM030SIw-U

WGN hidden camera captures TSA pat-down in action – WGN

http://www.wgntv.com/videobeta/?watchId=0b6888b1-c521-46e9-84f1-cb09beed3003

My pants kept falling down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x31CS_G-SN0

Americans tired of TSA pat-downs

http://www.presstv.com/detail/182732.html

Woman Humiliated by TSA Pat Down – Video – KRDO Colorado Springs

http://www.krdo.com/video/25899722/index.html

YouTube – TSA THUGS force women in skirts to STRIP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4GP_qlJAIA

YouTube – Gulf Activists Harassed By TSA Agents Who Claim Filming Is Illegal “We Don’t Want This On Youtube”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMttt6Gw6tM

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TSA Abuse of Celebrities

The TSA Molestation Files: Dana Loesch

http://danaloeschradio.com/wherein-tsa-violated-their-rules-and-my-rights/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vbbs6YZyMA&sns=em

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/10/dana-loesch-molested-by-tsa-agents-in-phoenix-2503486.html

Minaj outraged after airport security gets too frisky – Times LIVE‏

http://www.timeslive.co.za/entertainment/celebrity/2012/07/10/minaj-outraged-after-airport-security-gets-too-frisky

The TSA Molestation Files: Dana Loesch

http://danaloeschradio.com/wherein-tsa-violated-their-rules-and-my-rights/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Vbbs6YZyMA&sns=em

http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2012/10/dana-loesch-molested-by-tsa-agents-in-phoenix-2503486.html

TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty ’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger « CBS DC‏

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/tsa-agents-conduct-full-monty-pat-down-on-henry-kissinger

Congressman Canseco says TSA agent assaulted him during a pat-down

http://www.kens5.com/news/local/I-TEAM–Congressman-Canseco-says-TSA-agent-assaulted-him-during-a-pat-down-148756365.html

TSA video shows congressman’s ‘aggressive’ pat-down

http://www.kens5.com/news/local/I-TEAM-EXCLUSIVE–Video-of-TSAs-aggressive-pat-down-of-Congressman-Canseco-150109935.html

Nashville airport releases security footage of Sen. Rand Paul

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120125/NEWS03/120125028/TSA-releases-security-footage-Sen-Rand-Paul-Nashville-airport

Rand Paul stopped by TSA after body scan anomaly

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71818.html

Habbert in ‘TSA Freakdown’

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRV62C8CqIU

Texas State Official ‘Left Sore’ From a Retaliatory TSA Patdown
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKE98…layer_embedded

http://www.prisonplanet.com/texas-state-officials-groped-by-the-tsa-as-punishment.html

Ex-Miss USA says TSA ‘violated’ her in pat down

http://www.boston.com/travel/blog/2011/04/ex-miss_america.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmADZpqhKhQ

Maureen Dowd: Stripped of their dignity, TSA victims pleading for changes

http://www.daytondailynews.com/opinion/columnists/maureen-dowd-stripped-of-their-dignity-tsa-victims-pleading-for-changes-1142258.html

TSA Pats Down CEO Rick Seaney

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QklA2_GXD44

Fergie gets a patdown! Singer stopped by security at LAX airport

http://travel.aol.co.uk/2011/04/19/fergie-gets-a-patdown-singer-stopped-by-security-at-lax-airport/

Nicki Minaj accuses female TSA agent of ‘fondling her’ as she goes through airport security

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2171032/Nicki-Minaj-accuses-female-TSA-agent-fondling-goes-airport-security.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

More celebrities speak out against the TSA‏

http://techmediatainment.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-celebrities-speak-out-against-tsa.html?m=1

http://tsacelebrities.tumblr.com/

TSA Agents Conduct ‘Full Monty ’ Pat-Down On Henry Kissinger « CBS DC‏

http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012/05/14/tsa-agents-conduct-full-monty-pat-down-on-henry-kissinger

Geraldo Rivera calls TSA screening ‘manual rape’

http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/11/11663246-geraldo-rivera-calls-tsa-screening-manual-rape?lite

Snooki’s spiky heels considered a weapon by airport security

http://www.examiner.com/article/photo-snooki-s-shoes-consider-a-weapon-by-airport-security

Jennifer Hudson Gets A TSA Pat Down

http://rumorfix.com/2012/04/jennifer-hudson-gets-a-tsa-pat-down/

Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood star, detained at NY airport en route to Yale (VIDEO)

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120413/shah-rukh-khan-detained-airport-yale

Gabrielle Union Tweets ‘Unbeweaveable’ Experience With The TSA!

http://perezhilton.com/2012-02-10-gabrielle-union-airport-security#.TzsDXNXEH1U

‘Jersey Shore’: Jwoww blasts Fargo airport for treatment

http://www.examiner.com/tv-in-national/jersey-shore-jwoww-blasts-fargo-airport-for-treatment

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57324471-10391698/jwoww-says-tsa-singled-her-out-at-an-airport-in-north-dakota/

Indian diplomat Hardeep Puri patted down at Houston Airport

http://www.dnaindia.com/world/report_another-indian-diplomat-subjected-to-pat-down-search-at-us-airport_1480617

Indian President Kalam frisked at NY airport, India fumes, US apologises

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_kalam-frisked-at-ny-airport-india-fumes-us-apologises_1611842

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Former-President-APJ-Abdul-Kalam-frisked-twice-in-US/articleshow/10714158.cms

http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/kalam-frisking-us-apologises-to-india-149347

Anna Kournikova’s Pat Down Gets Her Down

http://bauergriffinonline.com/2011/10/anna-kournikovas-pat-down-gets.php

Country Singer Miranda Lambert Refuses Airport Body Scanner, Takes the TSA Pat-Down

http://tasteofcountry.com/miranda-lambert-airport-body-scanner-tsa-pat-down/

Giada De Laurentiis  Just got a very frisky pat down at the Miami airport.

http://cutandpasteaviation.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-27.html

Pajamas Media » My Very Own TSA Nightmare

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/my-very-own-tsa-nightmare/

James Pitt Star Of Avatar Julia Melim talk about TSA and full body scans – YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FphdpZgCFns

Gwyneth Paltrow on scanners

http://stoptsascanners.blogspot.com/2011/06/gwyneth-paltrow-on-scanners.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+StopTsaScanners+%28Stop+TSA+Scanners%29

Sean Penn doesn’t like TSA X-ray, either

http://newswires-americas.com/tellittoal/2011/08/25/sean-penn-doesnt-like-tsa-x-ray-either/?mod=WSJBlog

Laz Alonso thinks scanners are invasive

http://www.celebritytweet.com/lazofficial/link/102728519796273154/

Miranda Lambert Refuses Airport Body Scanner, Takes the TSA Pat-Down

http://tasteofcountry.com/miranda-lambert-airport-body-scanner-tsa-pat-down/

Former NBA All-Star Chris Kaman Has TSA Nightmare

http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201108/former-nba-all-star-has-tsa-nightmare

Columnist Amy Alkon Traumatized by the TSA – Again

http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2011/07/26/what_freedom_of.html

Cubs Manager Quade gets third degree from Phoenix airport TSA

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/chi-quade-gets-third-degree-from-phoenix-airport-tsa-20110714,0,3631179.story

Defense Donald Rumsfeld gets pat-down at O’Hare

http://www.tmz.com/2011/07/13/donald-rumsfeld-tsa-airport-security-patdown-screening-gun-bomb-weapon/

Keith Olbermann Calls for John Pistole’s Resignation | The Daily Caller

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/28/olbermann-calls-for-tsa-head-firing-in-wake-of-95-year-old-woman-pat-down/

Actress Christine Ebersole’s Story of Nazi Style Pat-Down by TSA Workers on Alex Jones Tv 3/4

http://www.orlandohopefulls.com/?p=213

CNN Reporter Drew Griffin Placed on TSA Terrorist Watch List

http://www.americanpendulum.com/2011/05/cnn-reporter-drew-griffin-placed-on-tsa-terrorist-watch-list/

Justine Bateman

http://twitter.com/#!/JustineBateman/statuses/73035066976116736

Mike Ditka Gets the TSA Pat-Down.MOV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I99q3dOB8bQ

Rihanna Gets a Body Scan

http://www.thesuperficial.com/rihanna-body-scan-04-2011

Rumor of Naked Rihanna TSA body scan pictures

http://streetroachpics.posterous.com/rumor-of-naked-rihanna-tsa-body-scann-picture

Hip Hop Artist Chris Geo Groped

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td-dSQgQgCg

Amy Alkon Assaulted by TSA

http://www.advicegoddess.com/archives/2011/04/26/make_it_tough_t.html

Former Miss USA Susie Castillo describes being ‘sexually assaulted by the TSA

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381317/Former-Miss-USA-Susie-Castillo-describes-sexually-assaulted-TSA.html

Actor Will Wheaton describes his assault by TSA

http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2011/04/i-dont-feel-safe-i-feel-violated-humiliated-and-angry.html

Khloe Kardashian says TSA screening like rape

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/40554529/ns/today-entertainment/

‘Baywatch’ babe Donna D’Errico a TSA full-body scan?

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/gossip/2010/12/donna-derrico-baywatch-tsa-naked-full-body-scan.html

India diplomat gets ‘humiliating’ pat-down at Mississippi airport

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2010/12/india-diplomat-gets-humiliating-pat-down-at-mississippi-airport-/134197/1

Rihanna’s Full Body Airport Search

http://socialitelife.com/enlargedimage?back_to=/rihannas_full_body_airport_search_photo_gallery-12-2009/rihannas-body-searched-at-lax-security-1&postid=1785212

TSA Wants a piece of J Lo

http://www.tmz.com/videos?autoplay=true&mediaKey=51ec4707-47e2-4bcc-b7f9-ea2a2d92d8fa

Al Lewis: The TSA ‘Touched My Junk’

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2011/01/05/al-lewis-tsa-touched-junk/

Adam Carolla Talks TSA Grope Down

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HSkNAusvlQ

Cheryl Burke — The Graphic Airport TSA Grope

http://www.tmz.com/2011/01/18/cheryl-burke-dancing-with-the-stars-tsa-agent-pat-down/

Brian Williams: TSA Groped ‘Dave And The Twins’ At LAX

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2011/01/05/brian-williams-tsa-groped-dave-and-the-twins-at-lax/

Michelle Bachmann fears TSA body scans

http://bltwy.msnbc.msn.com/politics/feb-2-bachmann-fears-tsa-body-scans-and-charlotte-nabs-dnc-convention-9442.gallery

Humorist Dave Barry And His TSA Pat-Down

http://www.npr.org/2010/11/15/131338172/humorist-dave-barry-and-the-tsa

Jesse Ventura Gets Groped

http://wilderside.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/the-tsa-groped-former-governor-jesse-ventura/

Chiefs were delayed by TSA over white powder

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/02/25/SPIB1HV1I3.DTL

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:55 PM PST
Living with DRONES
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: DRONES
Topic: WAR

Imagine you awake to the sound of a machine noisily buzzing over your house, and another machine nearby in the sky, and another.  These machines and others like them have been around for months.  They never leave.  While you live in the United States, the machines belong to the government of Pakistan.  The machines are unmanned drones armed with missiles.  Every once in a while they blow up a house or a car or a couple of kids playing soccer or a grandmother walking to the store, sometimes a McDonald's or a shopping center.

Imagine that you've learned to live with this.  The popularity of homeschooling has skyrocketed, as nobody wants to send their kids outside.  Telecommuting is now the norm for those able to maintain employment.  But there's no getting used to the change.  Your kids wake up screaming and refuse to sleep.  Your rage makes you physically ill.  Antidepressants are on everybody's shopping lists, bu t shopping is a life-and-death proposition.  Canada is facing an immigration crisis.  So is Mexico.

Now, Pakistan claims to be targeting evil criminals with surgical precision.  And some in the U.S. government go along with this.  But others object.  The U.S. Supreme Court declares the drone deaths to be murder or war -- murder being illegal under U.S. law, and war being illegal under the U.N. Charter via Article VI of the U.S. Constitution. 

The U.S. Congress insists that criminals must be indicted and prosecuted, that negotiations with hostile groups cannot succeed while drones tear the negotiators limb from limb, and that Pakistan has no right to put its robots in our skies no matter what its good intentions.  Statements agreeing with this opposition to the drones are signed by everybody who's anybody.  Popular demonstrations against the drones, and -- bravely -- in the face of the drones, dwarf anything seen before.  In fact, the world joins in, and people protest Pakistan's murder spree all over the globe.  Human rights groups in various countries denounce it as criminal.  The Pakistani prime minister reportedly checks off men, women, and children to kill on a list at regular Tuesday meetings.  He's burned in effigy across the United States.

But Pakistani human rights groups take a different tack.  In their view, some of the drone murders in the United States are illegal and some are not.  It depends on the knowledge and intentions of the Pakistani officials -- did they know those kids were just playing soccer or did they believe their soccer ball was an imminent threat to the nation of Pakistan?  Was blowing up those kids necessary, discrete, and proportionate?  Were they militants or civilians?  Was blowing them up part of an armed conflict or an act of law enforcement, and what type of armed conflict or what law was being enforced?  Paki stan, these groups argue, must not blow people up without identifying them, without verifying that they cannot be captured, and without taking care not to kill too many civilians in the process.  Further, Pakistan must reveal the details of its legal reasoning and decision making, so that the process has transparency.  Indeed, Pakistan must begin running its proposed drone killings by a judge who must sign off on them -- a Pakistani judge, but a judge nonetheless.

The Pakistani human rights groups are not made up of evil people.  They very much mean well.  They want to reduce the number of Americans killed by drones.  And they are not permitted to declare all drone killing illegal, because these killings might be part of a war, and these groups have adopted as a matter of strict principle the position that wars must never be opposed, only tactics within wars.  They believe this makes them "objective" and "credible," and it certainly does do that with certain people.  These Pakistani human rights groups are not pulling the trigger, they're trying to stop it being pulled as often.  Lumping them together with the Pakistani military would be Bushian (with us or against us) thinking.  But it's harder to see that from under the drones here in the United States with the kids wailing and Uncle Joe's brains still staining the side of the Pizza Hut, than it would be perhaps in Pakistan or at the United Nations Headquarters in Islamabad.

From here in the United States, the cries are for justice.  Many want the prime minister of Pakistan prosecuted for murder. Many are beginning to view the absence of such legal justice as grounds for violence.  I'm growing worried over what my neighbors and even myself might unleash on the rest of the world.  I'm beginning to fall in love with the feeling of hatred.

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Read more about drones.

Watch the Wounds of Waziristan video.

Do a die-in like this one.

Watch this video of an event on drones and militarization at NYU.

Watch this video of drone survivors visiting Congress.

Watch Unmanned: America's Drone Wars.

Sign the petition at BanWeaponizedDrones.org

Get your city or state to oppose drones.

Ask your Congress member and senators to introduce legislation banning weaponized drones.  Ask state legislators to do same.

Ask the ICC to prosecute drone murders.

Join in anti-drone actions everywhere.

November 9 at CIA Headquarters, join in the First Anniversary of Monthly Protests of Drone Murders at the CIA.

Come to the Drone Summit in Washington DC, November 16-17

The day before the Summit, November 15th, join us for a march from the White House to the headquarters of drone maker General Atomics. After the Summit, on November 18th, we will lobby members of Congress to push for legislation regulating the use of killer drones and domestic spy drones.

Every Tuesday: Stop the Killing

March 14-16, 2014, Santa Barbara, Global Network's 22nd Annual Conference

June 6-9, 2014, Sarajevo Peace Event

July 26-27, 2014, Third National UNAC Conference, Purchase, NY

July 28, 2014, 100 Years Since Launch of War to End All Wars That Created More Wars

August 27, 2014, 86 Years Since Signing of the Kellogg Briand Pact

Small Actions, Big Movements: the Continuum of Nonviolence - International Conference of WRI co-hosted by Ceasefire Campaign 4 Jul 2014 - 8 Jul 2014, Cape Town, South Africa


Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:52 PM PST
Saturday, 18 May 2013
Portland Police - Brutality and Abuse - Lawsuits and More Abuse
Mood:  don't ask
Now Playing: Portland Citizens are dead, sick, & tired of Police Abusing Them - City Looses 35,000$ again in lawsuit
Topic: POLICE

May 2013:

City to pay $35,000:

"officer caused man's face to hit pavement"

 

3.29.10

 

POLICE ANTI VIOLENCE PROTEST

<VIDEO RECORDS>

Portland police are protested against, due to

their escalation of deadly force and violence

on unarmed citizens. This march lasted for over

5 hours and took place all over the downtown area.

 


 

 

 


 

RELATED 2012 INFO: ((( i ))) PORTLAND INDYMEDIA:

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/03/414696.shtml 

 


 

STOP THE KILLING (5 min clip)

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaXJayW4GOM

 

These 2 video clips were filmed on 3.29.10 -  around 9 PM

This footage is when the police were pushing the crowd along the sidewalk with their horses.

 

(1) Before 9PM (6 min clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SeUk53p4TI

 

(2) After 9PM (9 min clip)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otu_km8DsxA

 

FULL VERSION (4) TAPES FROM 3.29.10

 

TAPE 1 of 4

http://www.archive.org/details/AntiPoliceViolenceProtestInPortlandOregon3.29.10Tape1Of4

 

TAPE 2 of 4

http://www.archive.org/details/AntiPoliceViolenceProtestTape2Of4

 

TAPE 3 of 4

http://www.archive.org/details/AntiPoliceViolencePortlandProtestTape3Of4

 

TAPE 4 of 4

http://www.archive.org/details/AntiPoliceViolenceProtestTape4Of4



 Portland Copwatch Update!
 
> Lawsuit information:
 
> Fri, 17 May 2013 17:43:14 -0700

> From: copwatch@portlandcopwatch.org


> City to pay $35,000: officer caused man's face to hit pavement
> I was looking at this week's City Council agenda and read this item (known
> is item #477), wondering what the context was for the protest that led to
> this man having his face smashed to the pavement by a police officer (and
> now the City agreeing to pay him $35,000). Maxine Bernstein at the
> Oregonian did the leg work so I don't have to.
>
> Of course, I don't know that they had to echo the City's description of
> the protest as "anti-police" since it was "anti-police brutality" from
> what the story says.
> --dan h
> --Portland Copwatch
>
> City of Portland to pay $35,000 to settle civil lawsuit alleging false
> arrest, battery during anti-police march
>http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2013/05/city_of_portland_to_pay_35000.html#incart_river
> By Maxine Bernstein, The Oregonian
> on May 17, 2013 at 3:50 PM, updated May 17, 2013 at 3:57 PM
>
> The City of Portland would pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by a
> man who was injured during a March 2010 anti-police protest, under an
> ordinance that will go before city commissioners Wednesday.
>
> The encounter, captured on television footage, resulted in injuries to
> Clifford Richardson. He was treated at OHSU Hospital after his head and
> face struck the pavement during a scuffle with an officer, according to
> city records.
>
> During the 2010 protest, Portland police formed a line with their bikes to
> keep protestors from moving into the street. Richardson, according to city
> documents, pushed at an officer and officers moved in to take him into
> custody.
>
> "During the struggle that ensued, Richardson's upper body was struck by a
> police officer's knee and as a result, his head and face struck the
> pavement,'' according to city documents distributed to commissioners.
>
> Richardson, then 24, was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting
> arrest, interfering with police and harassment. He was later acquitted of
> all charges at trial.
>
> Richardson then filed a civil lawsuit against the city in Multnomah County
> Circuit Court, alleging false arrest, battery and malicious prosecution.
> He was seeking $15,000 for past and future medical bills, plus $500,000 in
> general damages.
>
> The settlement figure was reached after significant negotiations,
> according to the city.
>
> "Approval of this settlement will avoid the cost and expense of a trial
> and a jury award that could potentially be significantly larger,''
> according to Randy Stenquist, of the city's risk management office.
>
> The protest was one in a series that followed two officer-involved fatal
> shootings that year: the Jan. 29, 2010 fatal shooting of Aaron Campbell by
> Officer Ronald Frashour, and the March 22 fatal shooting of Jack Dale

> Collins near a Hoyt Arboretum restroom by Officer Jason Walters. 

 

  


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:47 AM PDT
Updated: Saturday, 18 May 2013 12:10 PM PDT
Sunday, 24 February 2013
VIDEO: Unpermitted Does Not Mean Police Can Hurt People 2013 Portland Oregon
Mood:  chatty
Now Playing: Unpermitted March does not mean the police can now hurt the people for public safety!?
Topic: POLICE

 

http://youtu.be/RLvJeU_V8ZI [20 minute video]

 

Unpermitted March does not mean the police can now hurt the people for public safety!?

This is a video with clips taken from the recent 2.14.13 unpermitted One Billion Rising March, recently in Portland in which the police treated peacefully the unpermitted marchers *this time.

In contrast:  There is out-takes added from May Day 2012 and from the N3 Austerity march in 2012 that were both unpermitted marches... where folks who were protesting were then pepersprayed, blocked and tackled by the police. [while in the street trying to march]

There is also a short out-takes from 2008 when the police took my camera, whereupon I filed a lawsuit and changed the policy regarding filming the police in public [and] I got my camera back, [plus $3,000 in lawyer fees and a tiny token 100 bucks for my personal fee but mainly we all got --> police policy changes regarding filming]. A small discussion about filming the police is included in this 20 min video.

The point of this video is to highlight the peaceful marches and the ones where their has been a (uncalled for) call for violence orchestrated by the police.

Which usually always is justified by them, by using words like; public safety, and anarchist [?] being involved, [etc.] The video from Veterans Day highlights the "A" word concern expressed by Officer Friendly (inches from my face) The police were there, for the possible Veterans "unpermitted march" {that didn't happen]. - And same for the One Billion Rising.

As many have pointed out the money paid for these police services, (related to unpermitted marches) could be used for better things, especially than paying from resulting lawsuits and more shift salaries, including OT pay. So rather than wasting taxpayers little money on violent tactics and so called "public safety" the people want better policing. The citizens also appreciate not having the police hurt and threaten them, [which also helps with better over -all- relationships]
There is no need for violence at non violent public demonstrations that don't have a permit. The violence must stop.

 

 


Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:09 AM PST
Sunday, 3 February 2013
Learning to Listen and Conflict Resolution
Mood:  bright
Now Playing: Being an Active Listerner is Explained by Chris Lentil
Topic: SMILE SMILE SMILE

Active Listening as Conflict Resolution

Posted by on Jan 18, 2013 in Feature ArticlesComments (0)

ORIGINAL ARTICLE WAS FOUND HERE:

http://c4ss.org/content/16470?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+c4ss+%28Center+for+a+Stateless+Society%29

 

In the book Solving Tough Problems Adam Kahane lays out a methodology for dealing with tough problems in the most difficult situations. Kahane played an integral role in the Mount Fleur Process which brought together representatives from Apartheid-era South Africa. Participants discussed what South Africa would look like after Apartheid. After the Mount Fleur Process, Kahane took part in similar gatherings throughout the world (Follow this link to learn more about Kahane’s work).

Many aspects of the book will be useful to people in their everyday lives, I would like to focus on listening. In his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie tells us that by “becoming genuinely interested in people” and “be[ing] a good listener” are two important roles in building successful relationships. That’s great, but what is listening and how do we do it?

Perhaps you are rolling your eyes at the thought of this silly question, but I have been involved in many frustrating conversations with non-listeners. These “conversations” generally become a waste of time and quickly deteriorate into mindless arguments, with people talking past each other.

Adam Kahane details Otto Scharmer’s Four Ways of Listening:

  1. Downloading - listening from within our own story, but without being conscious that what we are saying and hearing is no more that a story. When we download, we are deaf to other stories; we only hear that which confirms our own story. This is the kind of nonlistening exhibited by fundamentalists, dictators, experts, and people who are arrogant or angry.
  2. Debating - listening to each other and to ideas (including our own ideas) from the outside, objectively, like a judge in a debate or courtroom.
  3. Reflective Dialogue – listening to ourselves reflectively and listening to others empathetically-listening from the inside, subjectively.
  4. Generative Dialogue – listening not only from within ourselves or from within others, but from the whole system.

According to Kahane and Scharmer, downloading and debating repeat already existing ideas. Nothing new is created. Reflective dialogue and especially generative dialogue can create new social realities. This is intimidating to think about, but can be done quite easily.

The website PersonaDev offers 10 Tips to Be a Better Listener. There are plenty of articles dedicated to active listening, but I think this one is short and to the point. I’m going to provide an excerpt, but I highly recommend the reading article and website.

  1. Be Legitimately Interested: Be interested. Drop whatever you were doing and focus. Stop focusing on the email you were writing or the article you were reading and really listen. Put yourself in the speaker’s place and make his or her problems your own. The speaker will consciously or subconsciously pick up on this and you will learn more from the conversation. However, if you are in the middle of something just a little too important to drop…
  2. Be Honest About Your Time: If you really are in the middle of something important, tell the speaker. Apologize and plan for another meeting where you can ensure your full attention and focus. This will let the speaker know that you appreciate their coming to you and you want to give them your full concentration. It’s much better than lending half-an-ear and not listening well.
  3. Accept the Speaker’s Point-Of-View: At least until he or she is done speaking. Some of us have the desire to get our point across and a word in for every sentence spoken. Even if you disagree with the speaker’s stance on a subject, allow him or her to finish their thought before voicing your disagreement and then only if necessary. Remember, you are trying to be a listener, not partake in a discussion.
  4. Use Body Language, Eye Contact, and Repetition: Using body language and eye contact the right way can really have an impact on the speaker. To show you are listening and interested, lean slightly forward in your chair. Not so much that your elbows are on your knees, but enough so you aren’t reclined back on your chair. Make consistent eye contact, but do not stare. Make noises like “mm-hmm,” or say “I see,” and frequently repeat what was just said. These actions show that you are interested and actively listening.
  5. Go Beyond the Words: Good listeners are actively thinking not just about what was said but also why andhow it was said. Why did this person come to you to talk (or be heard). Is there excitement in their voice? Resentment? Jealously? Once you determine the motive of the speaker, can you react more smoothly to their words.
  6. Get Rid of Distractions: Just by slightly closing a door or turning off your monitor you can portray to the speaker that you are genuinely interested in what they have to say. Focus.
  7. Avoid Planning Counterarguments: It is a natural response to automatically start planning a counterargument as soon as something is mentioned. As hard as it may seem, don’t. Mentally record your disagreement and formulate a response later after the whole message has been received.
  8. Be Aware of Your History with the Speaker: As a corollary to tip 5, think about how your history with the speaker may affect what is being said. Is there potential for flared feelings? Sympathy? Fear? Figuring this out will help you better understand the speaker’s motives and, thus, respond accordingly.
  9. Ask Questions: If there is something said that is not clear to you, ask for clarification. Be careful not to use questions to rebut or represent your point-of-view. Only ask questions that’ll help your understanding of what the speaker is saying.
  10. Watch and Learn from the “Good Listener”: We all know one or two “Good Listeners”. Next time you are speaking to them, really pay attention to what they do. One can read a ton of articles and not learn as much as they would from actively watching a good listener in action.

Being a good, active listener makes life a lot easier. Your conversations will be more enjoyable and less nuanced. More importantly, your active listening will encourage others to do the same. Whether you are trying to solve a tough problem, perform a group mediation, or plan your weekend, everything will go a lot smoother and more will be accomplished.

The large scale implications are what interest me the most. In our current society, people are quick to call the police if a problem or disagreement arises. A more ideal situation would involve people talking out their issues either by themselves or with a mediator. A lot of conflict can be resolved by listening and understanding the other person’s motivations.

Peer mediation is a common model in elementary and high schools for a reason. . .it works. Children and youth are encouraged to work problems out amongst themselves. A group of youth mediators told me that mediation works and has led to a decrease in violent behavior amongst their peers. Active listening plays and important role in mediation and conflict resolution.

A lot of conflict stems from not listening to what the other person (group, etc) is saying. Further, we often do not even bother sharing our ideas because we don’t feel as the other person actually cares what is being said. On a personal level this can destroy relationships. On a larger level it can destroy communities, organizations, and the entire world. If you doubt the validity of my claim, consider politics and war.

Altering our communication methods is an easy thing that we as individuals can do to create a better society. We don’t have to wait for “The Rev”. . .we can do it now. In Rules for Radicals Saul Alinsky explained that it is important to take advantage of easy victories much like a championship boxer chooses opponents carefully. He calls this the cinch fight.

Our cinch fight is listening. On one hand it involves deep personal reflection. After reflecting we must change our listening habits to incorporate various components of active listening. Some will be easy and some will not. The important thing is that we make the effort.

Shut up and listen.

___________________________________

Chris Lempa is a pickler, fermenter, and aspiring runner who is ideologically inspired by mutualism, egoism, and Ned Ludd. Visit him at http://picklesnotpipebombs.info where you can find a sampling of his recipes and cookZines.

ORIGINAL ARTICLE WAS FOUND HERE:

http://c4ss.org/content/16470?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+c4ss+%28Center+for+a+Stateless+Society%29       


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:33 PM PST
Monday, 28 January 2013
Apple Inc. is found to be using "child labor" - January 2013
Mood:  accident prone
Now Playing: Child laborers uncovered in Apple's China Factories
Topic: CORPORATE CRAP

Child labour uncovered in Apple's supply chain

 

Internal audit reveals 106 children employed at 11 factories making Apple products in past year

 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jan/25/apple-child-labour-supply/print 

 

The Guardian, Friday 25 January 2013 14.22 EST

Juliette Garside, telecoms correspondent

 

Apple has discovered multiple cases of child labour in its supply chain, including one Chinese company that employed 74 children under the age of 16, in the latest controversy over the technology giant's manufacturing methods.

 

An internal audit found a flipside to the western consumer's insatiable thirst for innovative and competitively priced gadgets. It uncovered 106 cases of underage labour being used at Apple suppliers last year and 70 cases historically. The report follows a series of worker suicides over working conditions at Foxconn, the Taiwanese company that assembles must-have products such as the iPad and iPhone, and lethal explosions at other plants.

 

Apple's annual supplier report – which monitors nearly 400 suppliers – found that children were employed at 11 factories involved in making its products. A number of them had been recruited using forged identity papers.

The report uncovered a catalogue of other offences, ranging from mandatory pregnancy tests, to bonded workers whose wages are confiscated to pay off debts imposed by recruitment agencies. They also found cases of juveniles being used to lift heavy goods, workers having their wages docked as a punishment and one factory dumping waste oil in the toilets.

One Chinese supplier, a circuit board component maker called Guangdong Real Faith Pingzhou Electronics, was axed by Apple after 74 children under the age of 16 were recruited to work on its production lines. According to Apple, the children had been knowingly supplied by one of the region's largest labour agencies, Shenzhen Quanshun Human Resources. Its investigators found that the agency conspired with families to forge identification documents. Apple did not disclose the ages of the children involved, but its code of conduct states it will not employ workers under the age of 15, or under the legal working age in any jurisdiction – which is 16 in China.

 

Apple's chief executive, Tim Cook, who in a previous role was responsible for building Apple's supply chain, has been under pressure to push through changes after the suicides at Foxconn, whose manufacturing operations are largely based in China. Last September a brawl involving up to 2,000 workers forced Foxconn to close a plant in northern China.

Last year he described the use of underage labour as "abhorrent", saying it was "extremely rare in our supply chain", and stepped up measures to weed out bad practice including hiring an independent auditor, the Fair Labor Association.

 

"Underage labour is a subject no company wants to be associated with, so as a result I don't believe it gets the attention it deserves, and as a result it doesn't get fixed like it should," said Jeff Williams, senior vice president of operations at Apple. He vowed to eradicate the practice, but said it could take some time.

At Pingzhou, the children were returned to their families and the employer was "required to pay expenses to facilitate their successful return". Although 95% of the facilities scrutinised by Apple complied with child labour laws, transgressors were told to return minors to a school chosen by their family, pay for their education, and give them an income equal to their factory wages.

Bonded labour was discovered at eight factories. In order to find work, some foreign labourers pay fees to a string of recruitment agencies and sub-agencies, amassing huge debts. Their wages are then automatically handed over to pay the debts, tying them to jobs until the balance has been paid off.

Apple ordered its suppliers to reimburse excessive recruitment fees – anything higher than one month's wages – and said $6.4m (£4m) was handed back to contract workers in 2012.

Investigators found 90 facilities that deducted wages to punish workers, prompting Apple to order the reimbursement of employees. Mandatory pregnancy testing was found at 34 places of work, while 25 tested for medical conditions such as hepatitis B. At four facilities, payroll records were falsified to hide information from auditors, and at one, a supplier was found intentionally dumping waste oil "into the restroom receptacle".

Apple said it took measures to protect whistleblowers, and that it made 8,000 calls last year to workers interviewed by auditors in order to find out if they had suffered intimidation. 

 http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/jan/25/apple-child-labour-supply/print 

 


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Title: Active Revolution

Author(s):An Organizer

Date: 2002

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Notes: From The Northeastern Anarchist Issue #4, Spring/Summer 2002

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An Organizer

Active Revolution

Part I: Anarchist, Grassroots Dual Power

http://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/an-organizer-active-revolution

Dual Power Defined

The term “Dual Power” has been used in several ways since it was first coined. The following definition builds on the previous meanings of Dual Power, most importantly by articulating the equal and necessary relationship between counter-power and counter-institutions. In the original definition, dual power referred to the creation of an alternative, liberatory power to exist alongside and eventually overcome state/capitalist power.

Dual power theorizes a distinct and oppositional relationship between the forces of the state/capitalism and the revolutionary forces of oppressed people. The two can never be peacefully reconciled.

With the theory of dual power is a dual strategy of public resistance to oppression (counter-power) and building cooperative alternatives (counter-institutions). Public resistance to oppression encompasses all of the direct action and protest movements that fight authoritarianism, capitalism, racism, sexism, homophobia, and the other institutionalized oppressions. Building cooperative alternatives recreates the social and economic relationships of society to replace competitive with cooperative structures.

It is critical that these two general modes of action do not become isolated within a given movement. Counter-power and counter-institutional organizations must be in relationship to each other. The value of reconnecting counter-institutional organizations with explicitly oppositional counter-power organizations is a safeguard against the former’s tendency to become less radical over time. As counter-power organizations are reconnected to their base, they ground their political analysis in the concrete experience of counter-institutions — mitigating against the potential political “distance” between their rhetoric and the consciousness of their families, fellow workers and neighbors.

Dual power does not imply a dual set of principles, and therefore processes — one for public resistance and other for building cooperative alternatives. The process used for both strategic directions has the same set of principles at its root. The anarchist principles of direct democracy, cooperation and mutual aid have practical implications which inform the dual power strategies for revolution.

Direct democracy means that people accept the right and responsibility to participate in the decisions which affect their lives.

Cooperation means that our social and economic structure is egalitarian, that we cooperate instead of compete to fulfill our needs and desires.

Mutual aid means that we share our resources between individuals and groups toward universal need and desire fulfillment.

These principles lend us the foundation for creating inclusive, anti-authoritarian relationships as we work in grassroots organizations. Regardless of the strategic direction within dual power that is being pursued, we will follow the same process — building relationships, organizing these relationships into groups, and moving these groups toward collective action.

We organize in order to build power with others — power that gives us the opportunity to participate in the decisions which affect our lives. It is in the conscious construction and use of this power that we find true democracy.

Part II: Defining a Process for Revolutionary Social Change

Liberation is the struggle to be fully present, to have the ability to act — to become powerful, relevant and therefore historical. Liberation through action is one of the ways in which people experience such self-actualizing transformation. Of course, liberation can also take place through other means — chief among these are popular education, cultural work and identity-based activity.

But, in our complex and oppressive society, a holistic strategy for liberation must be multi-faceted and geared toward some measure of action.

Once we get beyond this general agreement on the centrality of action to liberation, the debate on the specifics of action begins. There is a clear distinction between the three most common forms of action in the United States — activism, advocacy and organizing. Their effectiveness as strategies for change is at the heart of this essay. First, a summary of each strategy.

Activism — An activist is a person who is responsible to a defined issue and who helps address that issue through mobilizing a base of people to take collective action. Activists are accountable to themselves as moral actors on a specific issue. Democratic structures are a utilitarian consequence of activities designed to win on the defined issue (my definition).

Advocacy — An advocate is a person who is responsible to a defined issue and who helps address that issue through collective action that uses the instruments of democracy to establish and implement laws and policies that will create a just and equitable society (Advocacy Institute).

Organizing — An organizer is a person who is responsible to a defined constituency and who helps build that constituency through leadership development, collective action and the development of democratic structures (National Organizers Alliance).

To clarify, power is simply the ability to act — and it can be used over or with others. As anarchists, power with others forms the core of our belief system. In each of the above strategies, power is gained through collective action — how each uses that power begins to illuminate considerable differences. The democratic structures created to focus that power also shed light on these differences.

Relationships form the foundation of all collective action. The intentionality of those relationships determines if your primary commitment is to your constituency or to the issue around which a constituency is built.

People participate in collective action because they have a self-interest in doing so. Self-interest is a middle ground between selfishness and self-sacrifice, determined most practically by the activities in which people spend their time, energy and money. Self-interest is the activity of the individual in relation to others. It is in the self-interest of people to participate in social change because such activities resonate with a need or desire within themselves. Thus, people choose issues or organizations because something about them is in their self-interest.

In addition to a shared commitment to collective action — power, relationships and self-interest are all critical elements that the three strategies of action have in common. The differences emerge in the use of power, the degree of intentionality placed on relationship-building, and the emphasis on issue or organization as the point of connection between people.

1. Use of Power

Activists and advocates use power primarily to win on issues. Given that power is currently derived from two sources — people and money — activists and advocates try to mobilize a quantity of each to affect change. More often than not this means mobilizing a lot of people, and a little bit of money. These two strategies differ in that advocacy is explicitly about altering the relations of power in the established institutions of society, while activism doesn’t necessarily place its faith in the perfectibility of American democratic institutions.

Advocates make a serious error in not differentiating power over others and power with others. They try to negotiate for a change in the relations of power between oppressor and oppressed, failing to understand that these two conceptions of power cannot be peacefully reconciled. Advocates end up negotiating to share power over others, and in doing so find themselves transformed.

No longer are they building power with others, but power for others — which is just a lighter shade of power over others. The struggle between these two types of power is a zero sum game — as one wins, the other loses. Only power with others is limitless; power over others always implies a finite amount of power.

Activism’s power is derived first from its ability to affect change on issues and secondly on the potential force for change embodied in organized people. Organizing uses power differently — by first building an organization. For organizers, issues are a means to an end (the development of peoples’ capacity to affect change). Organizers’ use of power with others to alter the relations of power over others inherent in government or capitalist corporations forces such authoritarian groups into a debilitating contradiction. Opening such contradictions creates room for change. Authoritarian institutions may well react with violence to preserve power over others, or these contradictions may result in real social change. Liberation and revolution take place as relationships change from authoritarian to egalitarian.

Too often organizers and their organizations fall prey to the same negative transformation as advocates — in negotiation to alter the relations of power they begin to build power for others rather than power with others. The authoritarian government and capitalist system are frighteningly seductive. They promise to change incrementally, and then slowly lull organizers, advocates and activists into a reformist sleep. However, the strength of organizing lies in the deliberate construction of a constituency that holds itself, its organization and its organizers publicly accountable. A commitment to relationships rather than issues is key to public accountability, and to insuring a lasting dedication to building power with others.

2. Relationship-Building

All action has the potential to be liberatory. However, it is the degree of intentionality placed on relationship-building that determines the quality of the learning that takes place. Organizers differentiate between public and private relationships. Public relationships are those in which there is an agreement between people to act and reflect together in the process of social change. Organizers cultivate deliberate public relationships and bring people together in situations that foster relationship-building among those taking action. Intentional reflection upon action is key to maximizing learning. In organizing, people recognize relationships — not issues — as the foundation of their organizations.

Activism and advocacy use relationships as a means to an end — victory on an issue. Relationships are an end in themselves for organizers. This element of the debate centers on the question of constituency. The constituency of activism is other activists and potential activists, motivated through their individual moral commitments to a given issue. Advocates have no primary constituency. The constituency of an organizer is the universe of people who are potential members of a given organization with a defined geographical area or non-geographical base (through affinity or identity).

3. Issue vs. Organization

Relationships are built between people; only through abstraction can we say that people have relationships with institutions or issues. There is an inherent contradiction in activism’s attempts to mobilize people around an issue, given that issues are conceptual while people actually exist. People are not in relationship with issues — they can only be in relationship with other people.

Organizations provide the context for public relationships. As anarchists we build organizations based on the ‘power with others’, non-hierarchical model. We believe in organization — how much and in what form are the debatable points. But, as anarchists, we know that organization is necessary as a vehicle for collective action.

Multiple dynamic relationships (organizations) are the product of an organizer’s work. For activists, organizations are a utilitarian consequence of their work on a given issue. And for advocates they are a utilitarian tool used to negotiate for power. Organizers trust in the ability of people to define their own issues, a faith that rests in the knowledge that maximizing the quantity and quality of relationships produces dynamic organizations and therefore dynamic change. Advocates synthesize issues from a dialogue between people and dominant institutions, and they struggle for practical changes to the “system.” Activists engage in continuous analysis of issues, producing clear and poignant agendas for social change — and then rally people around those agendas.

The problem of “distance” is primarily one of both activism and advocacy. People who spend a great deal of time developing an issue have a tendency to create an analysis that is significantly different than that of most other people. As the distance increases between the depth of understanding between an activist or advocate and that of other people, we find increasing polarization. Such distance can breed a vicious cycle of isolation.

4. Revolutionary Social Change

Perhaps the greatest difference between these three strategies of action is in their ability over to time to create revolutionary change. In the final analysis — primary commitment to an issue is in contradiction to a primary commitment to power with others. The faith of anarchists lies in the ability of people to govern themselves — on holding power with others. This faith implies a staggering level of trust in others, and a monumental commitment on a personal level to participate publicly in social change. Activism and advocacy have no such trust in others — their faith is in their analysis of, and moral commitment to, an issue. By putting their faith in an issue they are removing their faith from people. Relationships do not form the basis for their action, and therefore they cannot be said to have a primary commitment to power with others. Of the three strategies of action, only organizing has a primary commitment to people — to power with others — and to anarchism.

The modern anarchist conception of dual power encourages us to build liberatory institutions while we fight the oppression of the dominant system. Activism and organizing exist in both arenas, while advocacy exists only in the latter.

There is room to construct and practice a fresh revolutionary organizing process that is relevant to our current historical context. Aspects of such a revolutionary program would certainly incorporate radical social service, counter-institutional economic development, counter-power, educational and cultural dimensions. To maximize our effectiveness, it is important to define our strategy for action clearly across the range of possible activities and organizations.

As a model approach, organizing offers a starting point for a strategic social change process. Advocacy, as a contradictory and liberal strategy, may be necessary in order to keep the system from degenerating at a faster pace but it is insufficient for anarchists interested in revolutionary change. Activism is flawed by its insistence on elevating issues over relationships and its tendency to use organization and people as means to an end.

Organizing begins when we make a commitment to develop the capacity of ourselves and those people with whom we work to affect change. The intensity of conscious action and reflection is the engine that drives organizers to build relationships, construct dynamic organizations, and move those relationships into collective action. As anarchists we must learn the theory and practice of organizing if we are truly committed to revolutionary change.

5. Organizing Theory/Organizing Skills

A holistic framework of effective organizing (through community, labor or issue-based organizations) must include some conception of relationships, self-interest, power, and organization. Again, relationships are the means with which we communicate and regulate our social existence. Relationships are always political, and as such are the foundation of all conceptions of power. Self-interest is the self in relationship to others, and signifies our political bonds and individual priorities for how we spend our time, energy and money. Power is simply the ability to act, and can be used as either power with others or power over others. Organizations are social constructs with which power is exercised.

The skills of effective organizing are all geared toward building relationships, organizing those relationships into groups and moving those groups into collective action. One-on-one meetings are structured conversations that allow each person to share their experiences toward identifying their individual and mutual self-interests. These meetings may be scheduled, or they may take place going door-to-door, house-to-house, or over the phone. A network of one-on-one relationships can be increased exponentially by asking people to hold “house meetings” where people invite their own networks (family, friends, neighbors or co-workers). Through this process we can identify people who are potential leaders — people with a sense of humor, a vision of a better world, a willingness to work with others, and a desire to learn and grow in the context of action. As relationships are built between leaders, organizations are formed which can move into action on collectively defined issues.

This is the critical point — it doesn’t matter what issue people choose to work on. And we shouldn’t steer people in a direction that we think is better or more radical. Organizing is not about identifying an issue and rallying or mobilizing people around it. Organizing is about building organizations that can wield collective power. Action may begin as reform to the existing system, and that is OK. We cannot expect people to take radical action if they have not yet given up on the “system.” It is our job to encourage action in many forms, and to reflect upon that action in order to learn from it. We must trust that such action and reflection will radicalize people over time.

Finally, how do we organize non-anarchists, or more seriously, people with different class, race, cultural backgrounds from ourselves, or do we? We must begin by locating ourselves in the complex matrix of oppression. What is your identity, in what ways do you experience oppression? In this way we can identify the social networks in which we either have relationships, or because of our identity could readily form relationships.

Then we must ask ourselves — where do we want to have an impact? In what communities can we identify a constituency for our organizing efforts? Do we have a common identity with these identified communities? If not, why do we consider them a possible constituency?

It is very important to identify the constituency in which we want to have an impact before we identify issues that we will work on. To do otherwise takes us backward, and initiates an authoritarian process in which we are dictating issues to a constituency.

Getting back to the question — is it wrong for an organizer to define a constituency that is not a part of their history or identity? Should we concentrate on organizing within our own communities? I cannot answer these questions for you — I simply don’t have the answers. But, I do know that they are critical and must be resolved before an organizing or popular education project may begin.

6. Active Participation by Anarchists in Community, Education, Labor and Issue-based Organizations

It is not a concession to liberalism, nor a descent into reformism, for revolutionaries to participate actively in organizations that are not explicitly radical. Neither are we their vanguard. The only realistic way to build a mass movement is to work directly with oppressed people — in essence, we are transformed as we transform others.

We join existing organizations to build our skills in the realm of political action. Through immersion in grassroots struggles we develop an understanding of the process of radicalization — beginning where people are at, using dialogue and research to build our collective analysis, taking action, and reflecting upon that action in an ongoing circular process.

There are some hard learned truths in these ideas. First, your vision of a better world is incomplete and impotent without the participation of grassroots people in its construction.

Second, you cannot impose your ideas, however radical you think they are and however backward you think others’ beliefs are, without compromising anarchist principles. So then, how do we move forward?

Participation in existing organizations allows us to gain experience in political action. We can then use this experience to create new organizations that are based more closely on anarchist principles, but which are still dedicated to a grassroots base. But, you should not presume that you are ready to start a grassroots organization without having a clear idea on how to build and sustain such a group. That is why I encourage you to learn from the many models of organizing and education that are currently operating in the world before you strike out on your own.

Part III: Concrete Directions for Dual Power

1. Current Anarchist Forms of Organization

Anarchists have used a wide array of organizational forms and strategies of action in the past one hundred and fifty years.

Collectives: Cadre organizations (or closed collectives) and open collectives closely resonate with an activist strategy. Infoshops, for example, operate as open collectives. As activist groups, they tend to coalesce around an issue — in this case anarchism itself. Most infoshops of the 1990s who attempted to move beyond the limitations of activism were hampered by theoretical and practical barriers. The Beehive (Washington, DC), Emma Center (Minneapolis, MN)and the A-Zone’s (Chicago, IL) attempts at anti-gentrification organizing have been intermittent and rarely effective. Issues and analysis must be developed in conjunction with the people affected by those given issues, or the separation between people and analysis leads to vanguardist distance. You cannot be an ally without first choosing the method of alliance — what is your relationship to the people affected by an issue, and how will your organizational form contribute to effective work on that issue? These are central questions for anarchists operating on a local level and who are interested in grassroots struggle.

Worker/Consumer Cooperatives: Worker cooperatives are a special category of closed collectives — as consumer cooperatives are of open collectives. As needs-based organizations, they combine elements of activist and organizing strategies. It is critical for grassroots cooperatives to commit themselves to organizing’s participatory model of action, but it is also vital that they are allowed the space to try out new ideas. With a careful eye to the issue of distance, cooperatives are an effective means of organization.

Mass-based Organizations: Mass-based organizations, like the IWW, have the potential to be influential elements of a popular revolutionary movement. There is no effective way to build a mass-based organization except through organizing. A cursory reading of history shows mass-based organizations growing as movements spring up in response to injustice — and then they fade away when justice is met. This conception of history ignores the countless years of work that go into every “spontaneous” movement. Spain had a revolutionary anarchist movement in 1936 because of the incredible organizing that began there in the 1860s.

Intermediary Organizations: Organizations that directly encourage the creation and development of the above forms of organization are necessary adjuncts to a holistic conception of revolutionary organizing. In an anarchist model, intermediary organizations are most effective in the form of a confederation. Intermediaries can provide:

Dialogue and Action — as a political formation, counter-institutional and counter-power organizations would come together to engage in revolutionary praxis (action and reflection).

Training — on the basics of organizing, facilitation, issue analysis, direct action techniques, organizational, issue and membership development, etc.

Technical Assistance — participatory research on issues, access to technology, technical knowledge on the “how-tos” of things like forming economic or housing cooperatives (where to get money, how to get started, etc.).

Financial Assistance — grassroots fundraising, grant writing, and the investigation and implementation of resource pools.

The point is that anarchists must think strategically about their forms of organization and strategies of action within a particular historical context. We must make conscious and informed decisions about the prospects for effective revolutionary social change that are either enhanced or limited by our choices of organization and action.

2. Becoming More Radical and More Grassroots

More than fifteen years of modern anarchist gatherings, conferences and events haven’t led to a coherent anarchist movement — on a continental, regional or local level. This is significant because other groups of people, similarly collected together on the basis of political or issue affinity have developed a higher degree of movement organization. Why? First, anarchists have tended to form organizations that are not integrated with a grassroots base and, second, anarchists have not built effective intermediary organizations.

The lack of a grassroots base is the result of an anti-mass conception of organization among anarchists. Favoring collectives, anarchists have constructed insular groups that are simply not relevant to the lives of their families, neighbors and co-workers. While collective organization is useful under certain conditions, it is not conducive to building a movement, which implies a much higher level of mass participation. Learning organizing and popular education theories and skills is the answer for anarchists interested in building a broad-based and diverse movement.

Additionally, North American anarchists have not developed intermediary organizations to connect locally organized radical groups with each other, and then to regional/national/continental networks. Anarchists seem hellbent on remaining a collection of individual people and their individual groups due to a reluctance to be accountable to a wider constituency through engaging in the process of strategic organizing and popular education. Simply arguing for a network (locally or continentally), presumably for communication and mutual aid, also hasn’t taken off despite numerous tries. And in the case of the Love and Rage Revolutionary Anarchist Federation, it did work for almost a decade, but at the expense of losing the local organizations. This does not have to be the case.

We need to develop massive resources of our own — social and economic — if we want to make similarly massive changes in society. Our forms of organization must infect and transform society away from competition, capitalism and oppression.

The challenge is to initiate broad-based organizing and popular education to build both counter-power and counter-institutional organizations and to construct intermediary confederations to connect them. We must stop trying to build a movement of anarchists and instead fight for an anarchistic movement.

* * * * *

Editor’s Note

Although we welcome the author’s insights and analysis around dual power and grassroots organizing, we reject his final conclusion which claims that anarchists must “stop trying to build a movement of anarchists, and instead fight for an anarchistic movement.” Those of us from NEFAC would argue that both are equally necessary.

We do not believe that an activist strategy based solely on anarchist methods of organizing (self-organization, mutual aid, solidarity and direct action) will inevitably lead us any closer towards anarchism. Such a strategy, on its own, only serves to provide a radical veneer and egalitarian legitimacy for liberal-reformist or authoritarian activist trends.

A successful revolution will require that anarchist ideas become the leading ideas within the social movements and popular struggles of the working class. This will not happen spontaneously. We believe that, if only to wage the battle of ideas, anarchist organizations are necessary. The purpose of such organizations, for us, is to connect local grassroots activism to a larger strategy of social revolution; to create an organizational pole for anarchists to develop theory and practice, share skills and experiences, and agitate for explicitly anarchist demands (in opposition to liberal-reformist or authoritarian trends) within our activism.

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Monday, 3 December 2012
Slaves to the IMF - Iraq and the slave labor laws
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Now Playing: Iraq Labor Laws and the IMF
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 http://www.marxist.com/new-iraqi-labour-law-a-law-for-a-new-slavery.htm

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The new Iraqi labour law, a law for a new slavery

We received this request for international protests against the new labour Law being introduced in Iraq under the pressure of the IMF. It is clearly against the interests of workers in Iraq and openly defends the right of capitalists to brutally exploit the workers.

“Dear Sister and Brothers in working class organizations around the World,

“We are sending out this report by Falah Alwan, president of the Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq, concerning the new labour law in Iraq. We are calling on all trade unions and leaders around the world to support our struggle against it. Please speak out loudly to stand with us in solidarity. Send your letter to the government of Iraq to respect workers’ rights now. Send us copies of your letters please as we want to publish them among the workers in Iraq. Your support is very important to us always.

“Hand to hand and shoulder to shoulder in working class struggle for freedom and Equality.

“Akram Nadir,

Union Organizer in Iraq and Kurdistan and International Representative of Federation of Workers' Councils and Unions in Iraq (FWCUI).”

[email: akram_nadir_1999@yahoo.com, www.fwcui.org]

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More than one hundred serious notes and objections, to the 156 articles which are the components of the draft of the new labour law, were set out. Such issue means that it is an objectionable draft. And these objections are undermining it.

Since 2004 there have been five drafts of the new labour law in Iraq, none of them were presented publicly or to the workers' unions. The Ministry of Labour, coordinating with the government controlled trade union federation, composed the latest draft of the labour law surreptitiously in a conspiratorial manner. The other unions in Iraq received copies of the latest draft, via the Solidarity Centre, only one year ago.

The recent draft of the labour law is not merely the result of a normal development of the economic necessities, or a kind of cure to the economic crisis. It is the direct result of the IMF policies which have been imposed by the US occupation in collaboration with their loyal government, so the struggle against it is part of the struggle against the occupation policies and the neo-liberal agenda.

The spirit of the draft is to legitimize the capitalist interests, and to defend them within an officially authorized framework. The notes are so numerous, that we cannot list them all in detail; here we focus only on the main key points.

The new labour law confirms the laws of the former regime, which consider the workers in the public sector as officials, depriving them of the most basic rights and guarantees, denying them the right to organize and the right to strike.

Most of the articles of the new labour law are to guarantee the interests of the capitalists. More than one article gives the full right to the capitalists to lay off workers for no reason. The dismissals of the workers are up to the owners of the factories or the projects.

In 2004 the Iraqi government had accepted the 6 demands of the IMF as conditions for a compulsory loan of about US$436million. All those conditions are undoubtedly expressions of the neo-liberal policies.

The new labour law reflects clearly and overtly the class interests of the capitalists before the workers' interests. It gives legitimacy to exploitation, while justifying the greed of the capitalists. In a word, the new labour law is a framework within which to intensify and justify the exploitation and the suppression of the workers and to enable the neo-liberal model to control the economy in Iraq.

The preamble of the draft is to facilitate the investment conditions for the capitalists. There is no real confirmation of the rights to strike, to sit-in, to assemble or to demonstrate. There are no guarantees for the workers' rights, such as,
1. Protection against dismissal,
2. Assurances against unemployment,
3. The safety insurance and benefits to the workers.

Finally, we realise it is impossible to end exploitation or to acquire full rights of the working class by simply changing or reforming the labour law. In addition, the implementing of the new labour law will not change the system of property relations or implement a new social state, i.e. socialism.

Actually, our criticism of the new labour law is aimed at implementing many reforms, such as; the right to strike, the right to sit in, unemployment insurance and the full right to organize and join unions, in a word, to strengthen the ability of the working class to struggle against the exploiters, and the whole of capitalism.

Falah Alwan

November 2012

 


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