SSCC Honorable Mention–TSA

They just can’t stay off this thing now can they?  Not surprising since it was their actions that caused me to create it.

When I made a similar FOIA request in 2008, I assumed the TSA would respond in a few months. Government agencies have about a month to respond to public record requests, though they often take longer. I figured even if their response took months, I’d be able to repeat it regularly to get a timely, inside look as to what passengers were complaining about and find out about incidents that required some more digging.

Boy, was I wrong.

After waiting and waiting and narrowing my request and some more waiting, the files finally arrived this week.

The information is now four years old — but it echoes much of what people are still complaining about.

Now why would they withhold information for 4 years I hear you cry.  There’s a couple reasons.

  • Statute of limitations.
  • Hoping people forget.
  • Hoping for winds of change.
  • People involved are promoted away from the incident.

The bottom line is they don’t want the public and certainly not anyone critical of them to find out about the complaints.  There’s definitely a reason why given how often their employees are in the count.

Honorable Mention: The TSA

Because we need to do everything we can to protect our employees from the people they molest and abuse.

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.

He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.

About Barron Barnett

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do it’s thing.
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2 Responses to SSCC Honorable Mention–TSA

  1. Pyrotek85 says:

    I hadn’t been following from the very beginning, but I always figured it was Seattle PD that started it lol

  2. Tango ognaT says:

    Even better…  Rand Paul is introducing a bill to kill TSA altogether.  I don’t know if it will succeed, but I sure as hell hope he gets SOMEWHERE with it!