Monthly Archives: March 2017

Are there any limits on TSA intrusiveness?

The recent reports that the TSA is planning even more intrusive pat-downs raises an important question — what are the limits on on the intrusiveness of TSA procedures? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-03/u-s-airport-pat-downs-are-about-to-get-more-invasive Unfortunately, since the TSA has NEVER attempted a rational cost-benefit analysis of their procedures, it is pretty difficult to see what those limits would be. It…

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Is passing through an unmanned checkpoint illegal?

An interesting question is whether the people who passed through this unmanned checkpoint without being screened commit any crime or violate any regulation? http://bigstory.ap.org/7bbbd0c3ea1948b7bc109f9122f7cdd0 Of course, the idea of the TSA screening them after they get off their flights perfectly illustrates the absurdity of the TSA as a whole. How could such post-flight screening possibly…

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