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  • It's a Good Start - Four Newark TSA Agents Fired, Dozens Suspended

    04/01/2013 9:06:51 PM PDT · by TSA-Watch · 14 replies
    TSA Watch ^ | 04/1/2013 | Lady Liberty
    It looks like the powers that be at the TSA might have finally gotten something right. In 2011, the TSA began what would be close to a year long investigation into lax luggage screening procedures at New York’s Newark Liberty International Airport. Hidden cameras at the airport showed dozens of TSA agents doing a half-assed job screening checked baggage and failing to physically search flagged luggage altogether. This same investigation, which originally began as a probe to investigate numerous allegations of items being stolen from checked baggage inside one of the screening room, also found incidents of TSA agents sleeping...
  • Terry v Ohio says TSA agents have no right to the searches they are conducting

    11/22/2010 7:51:15 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 59 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 22ND, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    The 1968 U.S. Supreme Court decision Terry v Ohio should put an end to the outrageous behavior of our TSA agents. The Terry case provided guidelines for police to “stop and frisk” those they deemed to have just committed a crime, are committing a crime or are about to commit a crime. Nevertheless, the Court tempered this new authority with a requirement that the police also have “reasonable suspicion” to justify such actions. The basic elements of Terry v Ohio are that a Cleveland Police Detective ( Martin J. McFadden) who was patrolling in plainclothes, observed three men loitering in...