TSA Considering Banning Photography Of Checkpoints

TSA logoCarlos Miller writes on Pixiq:

The Transportation Security Administration is considering changing its policy on photographing security checkpoints after several videos depicting questionable incidents between passengers and TSA screeners were posted on Youtube.

News of the possible changes in policy was posted Friday on the TSA Blog, the same blog that posted that it is permissible to photograph checkpoints, even though most screeners act as if it has always been illegal.

The reason it is considering changing its policy stems from a Youtube video that was recorded in Phoenix when a woman opted-out of the metal detectors and chose to get patted down by a TSA screener.

The woman began yelling hysterically that she had been molested by the screener.

Meanwhile, the woman’s son was recording the incident and continued to do so, even though several TSA screeners told him he was breaking the law.

It is impossible to tell whether the woman was molested in the video, but it’s clear that the TSA screeners were creating their own laws in dealing with the videographer — as they’ve done so many times before.

This is what the TSA had to say about the incident

For more information, see original article.

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  • Hadrian999

    awesome, we have poorly trained idiots doing stupid things, do we A. raise the standard of selection and training to create a professional force or B. criminalize exposing the unprofessionalism.

    • GoodDoktorBad

      “unprofessional-ism” seems to be included as part of the curriculum when they are trained. They are doing as they are told to do. T o them, they ARE being professional. So, there is nothing to expose as far as they are concerned, except of course that video doesn’t lie and tends to pour vinegar on there sweet little bully-pulpit. 
       I’m beginning to think that the intent is to restrict travel in general by making it as much of a nuisance as possible.
      Sort of a kinder gentler marshal law tactic. 

  • Hadrian999

    awesome, we have poorly trained idiots doing stupid things, do we A. raise the standard of selection and training to create a professional force or B. criminalize exposing the unprofessionalism.

  • SF2K01

    I guess they’re taking their cue from local law enforcement.

  • Anonymous

    I guess they’re taking their cue from local law enforcement.

  • Anonymous

    “unprofessional-ism” seems to be included as part of the curriculum when they are trained. They are doing as they are told to do. T o them, they ARE being professional. So, there is nothing to expose as far as they are concerned, except of course that video doesn’t lie and tends to pour vinegar on there sweet little bully-pulpit. 
     I’m beginning to think that the intent is to restrict travel in general by making it as much of a nuisance as possible.
    Sort of a kinder gentler marshal law tactic. 

  • http://twitter.com/Marklar_Prime Marklar Kronkite

    Funny, policy is not law and changing their policy will leave photography at check points just as legal as ever. Wankers think they make up laws now. I guess congress can leave it all to them and go on longer breaks.

  • Marklar_Prime

    Funny, policy is not law and changing their policy will leave photography at check points just as legal as ever. Wankers think they make up laws now. I guess congress can leave it all to them and go on longer breaks.

  • Dgsd

    Only in america can you do something shitty on videotape, and then make videotaping illegal.

  • Dgsd

     Only as the american government*

  • Dgsd

    Only in america can you do something shitty on videotape, and then make videotaping illegal.

    • Dgsd

       Only as the american government*

  • Xplicitriding

    It seems as we have more and more cameras on many devices the more they restrict the use of them.

    But yeah this is stupid, HOW else are we supposed to defend our freedom? We cant get any evidence if we dont have a camera and good luck having enough money to be able fight that case. O wait lol thats what they want…

    I am dissappointed, where is Democracy now? If this is “for the people, by the people”, show me the “people” that voted on this thinking this was a great idea?! 

  • Xplicitriding

    It seems as we have more and more cameras on many devices the more they restrict the use of them.

    But yeah this is stupid, HOW else are we supposed to defend our freedom? We cant get any evidence if we dont have a camera and good luck having enough money to be able fight that case. O wait lol thats what they want…

    I am dissappointed, where is Democracy now? If this is “for the people, by the people”, show me the “people” that voted on this thinking this was a great idea?! 

  • Wjmiller132

    The USA has Taken the place of the old Soviet Union. the US spends more money on military and monitoring there own citizens, then on fixing the domestic and foreign polices that only serve to hasten the collapse of the US Empire. The US will collapse just as the USSR has. Then it will be china’s turn at world domination. so the cycle will continue until the world wakes up.

  • Wjmiller132

    The USA has Taken the place of the old Soviet Union. the US spends more money on military and monitoring there own citizens, then on fixing the domestic and foreign polices that only serve to hasten the collapse of the US Empire. The US will collapse just as the USSR has. Then it will be china’s turn at world domination. so the cycle will continue until the world wakes up.