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Union: Screening changes leave O’Hare more vulnerable

From Chicago Sun Times: Since O’Hare Airport’s May meltdown, many security screeners have been redeployed from checking employees to checking passengers, leaving O’Hare more “vulnerable” to an “insider threat,” union employees charged Monday.


TSA Failures Keep U.S. Train System Vulnerable to Terrorist Attack

The nation’s train system remains dangerously vulnerable to a terrorist attack because the agency created after 9/11 to protect it hasn’t bothered implementing crucial security measures, including performing background checks on frontline railroad employees. You can’t make this stuff up. A decade and a half after Islamic terrorists used commercial…


JW Gets TSA Files of Lost Badges Used to Enter Secure Areas at Airports

In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Transportation Security Administration (TSA), badges that allow agents to access secure areas of airports are missing along with uniforms and other devices used to control entry. Judicial Watch has obtained records that show the TSA, which was created after 9/11 to secure…


Judicial Watch: TSA Records Detail Alleged Sexual Assaults of Travelers at Three U.S. Airports

FOIA lawsuit produces 58 pages of TSA documents showing alleged sexual assaults on men and women at Denver International, Chicago O’Hare, and Los Angeles International airports (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it obtained 58 pages of records from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) that detail alleged sexually-related assaults on


Obama Administration Plays Race Card in Ferguson

Innocent minorities in Ferguson are suffering the effects of violence because law enforcement is following Eric Holder’s ideological and racially political approach to policing, as opposed to the public interest model of police protecting lives and property.


Judicial Watch Sues TSA over Cover-Up: Passenger Complaints “Assaults Relating to Sexual Misconduct”

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking “Incident Reports” of alleged sexual misconduct throughout 2013 by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers at Dulles, Chicago, Denver, Miami, and Los Angeles airports.


U.S. Risks Security Letting Contractors Vet Airport Workers

The U.S. government fails to properly vet people with access to secure areas at airports and harbors and those cleared to transport hazardous materials, according to a federal investigation launched by a Democrat who sits on the House Committee on Homeland Security. News of this inconceivable homeland security vulnerability could…


TSA Asleep On the Job, Literally

As the twelfth anniversary of 9/11 approaches a government report illustrates that the nation’s transportation system is not much safer than it was when Islamic terrorists carried out their plot using passenger airplanes as a weapon to murder thousands. That’s because the 56,000-employee monster—the Transportation Security Administration (TSA)—created to


$878 Mil Later TSA Behavior Program Can’t Spot Terrorists

In yet another egregious example of government waste, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues funding an ineffective 6-year-old program that’s supposed to spot terrorists at airports but has failed miserably despite burning through a ghastly $878 million. Incredibly, the feds seem to have no intention of killing the costly…


TSA Hangs Loose In Hawaii as Unscreened Bags Board Planes

Federal officers responsible for airport security in Hawaii’s largest airport have given a new meaning to the popular island greeting “hang loose” by kicking back on the government’s dime while luggage got on planes unscreened. This went on for months at Honolulu International Airport, according to an audit released by…


TSA Hires Accused Child Molester without Background Check

Just when you thought the scandals involving U.S. airport security couldn’t possibly get any worse, a Philadelphia newspaper reports that the Department of Homeland Security hired a defrocked priest accused of molesting children without bothering to complete a background check. It’s as if Abbott & Costello are in charge of…


Fed Report: Decade After 9/11, TSA Still Failing

It’s unfathomable that a decade after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history, the multi-billion-dollar government agency created to secure the nation’s transportation system—mainly aviation—is so inept that the country remains inexcusably vulnerable to a repeat of 9/11. That’s essentially what the latest of many federal audits reveals about the…


DHS IG Exposes “Gaping Hole” In Airport Security

In the latest scandal to rock the agency charged with securing aviation from another terrorist attack, high-ranking officials at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) are concealing nearly half of the breaches at major airports across the United States. It’s simply one of many shameful lapses for the monstrous federal agency…


Former TSA Head Calls Airport Security A National Embarrassment

More than a decade after the worst terrorist attacks in U.S. history it’s a national embarrassment that our airport security system remains so hopelessly bureaucratic and disconnected from the people it is meant to protect.  That harsh assessment comes from the former head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the…


TSA Plagued With “Bureaucratic Morass And Mismanagement”

The multi-billion-dollar federal agency created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to protect the nation’s transportation system is inept, bloated and has failed miserably to fulfill its mission despite being generously funded by the government, according to a new congressional report. This is hardly earth-shattering news about the Transportation Security

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