Peter Steinmetz

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? 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? 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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We Don’t Need the TSA Expanding To Other Sites

The last thing needed in the US is the TSA expanding their failed model – massive screening of innocent passengers – to other modes of transportation. As documented extensively on this site, massive screening of innocent passengers simply cannot work effectively to prevent terrorist attacks. It is a very sad state of affairs that…

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