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  • 13 Aug 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    TSA says 2 million travelers have used expedited lanes; frequent fliers claim frustrations


    "...problems persist for some American frequent fliers and some customers of United Airlines, which joined the Transportation Security Administration's TSA PreCheck screening program for low-risk travelers in late June, said airline officials, security experts and frustrated travelers..." 
  • 12 Aug 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    “They just pull aside anyone who they don’t like the way they look..."

    "...in response to pressure from managers to meet certain threshold numbers for referrals to the State Police, federal immigration officials or other agencies."


    "The stops were seen as a way of padding the program’s numbers and demonstrating to Washington policy makers that the behavior program was producing results, several officers said." 

  • 12 Aug 2012 12:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Report: TSA officers say Boston airport program to flag terrorists encourages racial profiling


    "The officers said their co-workers were increasingly targeting minorities, believing the stops would lead to the discovery of drugs, outstanding arrest warrants and immigration problems, in response to pressure from managers who wanted high numbers of stops, searches and criminal referrals, The Times reported."

  • 09 Aug 2012 11:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    TSA harassment sends rape victim to emergency room

     “I then overheard the TSO graphically describing that ‘they will need to touch your privates,’” the author writes.

    “That just about did it for my wife,” he adds, explaining that the TSO’s order quickly sent his wife into a fit of shakes and sweats as she was forced to let TSA agents have an x-rated look at her exposed body. Her problems didn’t end there, though."
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