Traveler from Saudi Arabia arrested at Detroit Metro with pressure cooker
Detroit — Federal agents arrested a Saudi Arabian traveler who arrived at Detroit Metropolitan Airport with a pressure cooker, a key component used in the Boston Marathon bombings last month.
Hussain Al Kwawahir will be arraigned at 1 p.m. in federal court for allegedly using an altered passport and lying to a Customs and Border Protection Agent about the pressure cooker.
The Transportation Security Administration confirmed Friday that it will pull the plug on “nude” airport scanners that produce a full body image of the traveler, replacing a technology that has sparked national controversy over privacy and safety.
The TSA told NBC News that it had decided to remove all “backscatter” imaging machines — a total of 174 scanners still in use in 30 airports — by June 1.
Travelers’ angst is being taken up a notch now that TSA agents are adding yet another seemingly arbitrary security check at airports.
The federal agency is now deploying its staff to test beverages purchased by travelers after they were screened at the security checkpoint.
Video from the Columbus, Ohio Airport, uploaded to YouTube on Monday, show security personnel canvassing a departure gate, asking people at random if they could check their drinks [...]
The economic crisis in Greece continues to weigh on the country’s 11.3 million citizens — with Prime Minister Samaras desperately trying to secure additional time to get the nation’s books in order.
A Business Insider reader traveling in Thessaloniki, Greece submitted pictures of his travels through the country this week.
If nothing less, the images are a reminder that the renewed conversation Eurozone leaders are having over the Greek bailout has massive impact on a very human face.
TSA WANTS TO TEST YOUR DRINK — AT THE GATE
Paul Joseph Watson
Thursday, July 5, 2012
In a bizarre and insufficiently explained expansion of the TSA’s power, the federal agency is now demanding the right to test drinks purchased by passengers after they have already passed through airport security.
“Passengers say their problem is not with the rules at the airport. They understand why drinks are not allowed through security, but [...]
A Transportation Security Administration baggage inspector at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport has been indicted in the theft of Apple iPads from luggage over eight months.
Clayton Keith Dovel, 36, of Bedford was arrested Feb. 1 and has been suspended indefinitely, officials said.
The investigation led to the recovery of eight stolen iPads, including one that was among Dovel’s possessions at Terminal E when he was arrested, airport police said.
His attorney, Greg Westfall, declined [...]
From Natural News:
Any normal person found guilty of stealing $40,000 from, say, a bank or an employer, would likely be sentenced to at least five years of prison. But when you work for the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA), you can expect to be given special legal treatment and sent on your way.
The Associated Press reports that two former TSA screeners, 44-year-old Coumar Persad and 31-year-old Davon Webb, both of [...]
This statement reminded me of a story that’s been making the rounds:
“It is a slow day in the small Minnesota town of Marshall , and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.
A rich tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to [...]
Michael S. Rozeff
November 21, 2011
A Greyhound traveler reports the following, extracted from a longer anecdote that says that Greyhound arrived 8 hours late and didn’t have the advertised wifi:
“TSA was in Memphis going through people’s stuff and wanding them. In Atlanta a local cop was doing it. He even made forays into the waiting area doing same. Disgusting to see. I managed to avoid searches in Memphis because [...]
It’s a slow day in the small town of Pumphandle and the streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit.
A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.
As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs [...]
The federal government is planning to introduce new behavior detection techniques at airport checkpoints as soon as next month, Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole said Thursday.
TSA already has “behavior detection officers” at 161 airports nationwide looking for travelers exhibiting physiological or psychological signs that a traveler might be a terrorist. However, Pistole said TSA is preparing to move to an approach that employs more conversation with travelers—a method that [...]
DELMAR, Md. — The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said a man who talked loudly in his motel room about being a fugitive was arrested after other guests turned him in.It happened early Tuesday at the Traveler’s Motel in Delmar.Deputies said guests there heard a man yelling during a phone conversation that there was a warrant for his arrest and called police.
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A plane is shown taking off at the Los Angeles International Airport in this undated file photo. (KABC Photo)
LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A Transportation Security Administration officer at LAX has been arrested [...]
Washington (CNN) — Don’t like the way airport screeners are doing their job? You might not want to complain too much while standing in line.
Arrogant complaining about airport security is one indicator Transportation Security Administration officers consider when looking for possible criminals and terrorists, CNN has learned exclusively. And, when combined with other behavioral indicators, it could result in a traveler facing additional scrutiny.
CNN has [...]
Smoke and mirrors
> It is a slow day in the small Saskatchewan town of Pumphandle, and the
> streets are
> deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living
> on credit.
> A tourist visiting the area drives through town, stops at the motel, and
> lays a $100 bill
> on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for
> the night.
> As [...]
It is a slow day in a small Florida town and streets are deserted. Times are tough, everybody is in debt, and everybody is living on credit. A rich tourist drives through town, stops at the motel, and lays a $100 bill on the desk saying he wants to inspect the rooms upstairs to pick one for the night.
As soon as he walks upstairs, the motel owner grabs the bill [...]