TSA Granting ‘Special Status’ to Government Employees and Politicians


This May 2, 2011 photo shows a TSA security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles CA. (Reuters)
This May 2, 2011 photo shows a TSA security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles CA. (Reuters)
This May 2, 2011 photo shows a TSA security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, in Los Angeles CA. (Reuters)

Government employees and politicians get preferential treatment from the Transportation Security Administration simply for being government employees and politicians.

Meanwhile, everyone else is stuck in an “aviation security caste system” based on dozens of watchlists compiled by the TSA, FBI and other law enforcement agencies, along with a secret formula the TSA believes can sort passengers based on hypothetical analyses and conjecture.

That’s the conclusion drawn by Hugh Handeyside, a staff attorney for the ACLU, who reviewed a recent audit of the TSA, every traveler’s favorite government pseudo-police force.

In case you missed it, Watchdog reported last week the GAO says the TSA doesn’t really have a handle on how many people end up boarding airplanes despite being on the so-called “no fly list.”



Okay, so the TSA is incompetent, who knew?! -MD

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