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USA Today: My Too Intimate Encounter with TSA

[for videos of my TSA encounter in Portland, see this blog entry- http://jimbovard.com/blog/2016/03/21/tsa-videos-foia-response-portland-thanksgiving-poking/ USA TODAY  March 21, 2006 My too intimate relations with the TSA: James Bovard  Airport security or Gitmo? Transportation security requires competence not sexual assault. The Transportation Security Administration finally obeyed a 2011 federal court order March 3 and issued a 157 […]

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TSA Videos FOIA Response – Portland Thanksgiving Poking

Here’s some video and photographic material to accompany today’s USA Today article on my TSA encounter in Portland on Thanksgiving morning. The films were provided in response to my Freedom of Information Act request in December.  The response included a bevy of internal TSA emails.  I was surprised that the TSA Office of Chief Counsel […]

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Wash. Times: TSA Bombs the Holidays

Washington Times, December 3, 2015 TSA screens holiday travelers once again, with feeling by James Bovard Flyers must surrender their privacy with their boarding passes If you use hand sanitizer when traveling, the Transportation Security Administration can badger you as if you were a terrorist suspect. TSA is one of the biggest hassles many Americans […]

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