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.
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.
TMM 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.
Many know his private name and information however due to the current political climate, many are distancing themselves due to the abandonment of Due Process.
I hadn’t been following from the very beginning, but I always figured it was Seattle PD that started it lol
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!