TSA Administrator Pistole: No New Procedures for Screening for the Moment

By: Tuesday November 23, 2010 2:44 pm

John Pistole, the TSA Administrator, spoke to reporters on a conference call just now, and confirmed that in general, no changes to airport security procedures have been instituted since the outcry over the Rapiscan full-body scanning machine and the aggressive pat-downs. He did say, however, that some of the complaints he’s heard about the pat-downs [...]

TSA Bends a Bit on New Pat-Down Procedures

By: Monday November 22, 2010 10:45 am

The Transportation Security Administration has begun to buckle under the pressure of the “gate rape” allegations and mass outcry. Making the rounds on the morning shows today, TSA Administrator John Pistole, for the first time, acknowledged that they were looking at ways to make the new pat-downs “as minimally invasive as possible”. However, Pistole emphasized [...]

Mica Begs Passengers Not to Opt Out of Porno Scanners

By: Sunday November 21, 2010 4:13 pm

John Mica (R-FL), the incoming chair of the House Transportation Committee, has reduced himself to begging the public against Opt-Out Day. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) urged airline passengers Sunday to not purposefully slow down airport security lines by refusing to go through body scanners. Likely the next House Transportation Committee chairman, Mica said he could [...]

TSA Administrator Acknowledges “Invasive” Pat-Downs, Screeners

By: Wednesday November 17, 2010 11:01 am

The head of the Transportation Security Administration acknowledged in a Congressional hearing today that the new pat-downs being used by TSA personnel were “more invasive” than previous procedures. Numerous Americans have complained about the pat-downs, which border on sexual assault, inducing shame and humiliation in the traveler. Later in the hearing, TSA Administrator John Pistole [...]

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