Was It Really ‘Human Error’ That Had a Malaysian Doctoral Student Put on the No Fly List?

By: Saturday February 15, 2014 10:24 am

In recent weeks, it has been learned that a Malaysian doctoral student, who was twice granted a visa from the United States to study and obtain degrees  architecture, including a Ph. D, had her due process rights violated when she was placed on the no-fly list. She never posed a threat to the US, something [...]

Woman Handcuffed, Detained & Strip-Searched on Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Files Lawsuit Against Racial Profiling

By: Tuesday January 22, 2013 6:01 pm

On the ten year anniversary of the September 11th attacks, an Ohio mother was flying on a Frontier Airlines flight from San Francisco to Detroit. The plane landed and heavily armed agents boarded the plane and removed her. She was handcuffed, pat searched and then strip searched and locked in a cell at the Detroit Metropolitan [...]

Jetskier Unwittingly Exposes JFK Airport Security Faults, Gets Arrested

By: Monday August 13, 2012 12:45 pm

A man who was out drinking with his friends and decided it would be fun to race and see who had the fastest jet ski has been arrested for criminal trespassing after breaching security at JFK Airport in New York. The breach occurred after his jet ski broke down in Jamaica Bay, and, after his [...]

No-Fly List Challenge Can Be Heard by Court, Judge Rules

By: Friday July 27, 2012 7:25 pm

The Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals reversed a ruling on July 26 that now allows the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) lawsuit against the heads of the Justice Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Terrorist Screening Center (TSC) to go forward. The court remanded it to the US District Court [...]

ACLU Presses on With Challenge to US No-Fly List

By: Friday May 11, 2012 5:21 pm

For the past two years, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has been challenging the US government’s No-Fly List. It has raised objection to the secrecy surrounding the list and the fact that people, who are on the list, are typically not told why their name is on the list. The government also does not [...]

Ten Years After 9/11, Aviation Security Still Hysterical

By: Sunday September 11, 2011 9:44 pm

(photo: veganstraightedge) The tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks had aviation security officials on edge. They were so edgy they scrambled fighter jets and deployed the bomb squad for a couple that was probably having sex in the airplane bathroom. A Frontier Airlines flight from Denver to Detroit was taken to a “remote area [...]

WikiLeaks Cables: Countries Put on TSA List After Attempted Christmas Day Bombing Were Angry

By: Wednesday September 7, 2011 7:49 pm

In the aftermath of the attempted bombing of a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day in 2009 by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) moved to increase airport security. Passengers flying “non-stop” to the US were subject to enhanced screenings, including in some cases a full-body pat-down. But, immediately, [...]

Cablegate Round-Up: Bombs for Israel, Cleaning Up Agent Orange

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 4:08 pm

Here’s an attempt to inform people who want to know what people are uncovering as they sift through the batch of over 120,000 cables WikiLeaks recently made available to the public: US secretly delivered GBU-28 bunker busting bombs to Israel (November 18, 2009) – In an Executive Session of the 40th Joint Political Military Group [...]

Court: TSA Violated Federal Law by Not Taking Public Comments on Airport Scanners

By: Friday July 15, 2011 1:46 pm

A court has ruled, in a lawsuit filed by the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), the Transporation Security Administration (TSA) violated federal law when it went ahead and installed airport body scanners without seeking comments from the public. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals concluded TSA “has not justified its failure to initiate notice-and-comment rulemaking [...]

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