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(Government Accountability Office)   GAO: TSA admits to overreaching "administrative" searches (footnote 30, page 11)   (gao.gov) divider line 14
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2013-11-14 11:32:59 AM
Government entities admitting to a "mistake" usually means that nothing will change. No person is responsible/accountable and a letter "in the strongest possible terms" in their personnel file will solve the problem.
 
2013-11-14 11:36:32 AM
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2013-11-14 11:43:25 AM
30 TSA has designated "serious prohibited items" from TSA's prohibited items list. See 70 
Fed. Reg. 72.930 (Dec. 8, 2005). TSA defines "illegal items" as those items which may be 
evidence of criminal wrongdoing, such as possession of illegal drugs, child pornography, 
or money laundering. This report hereinafter refers to these items as "serious prohibited or 
illegal items. LEOs responding to SPOT referrals are officers from local airport law 
enforcement agencies; federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the 
Drug Enforcement Administration; or other law enforcement agencies. According to SPOT 
procedures, BDOs must immediately request a LEO's assistance when any of the 
following events occur: the individual becomes disorderly, assaults, threatens, intimidates, 
or otherwise interferes with the screening process; the individual makes a comment about 
or reference to the presence of an explosive device; the individual refuses to complete 
screening once the process begins; harm to persons or infrastructure has occurred or is 
imminent; suspected illegal items are discovered; firearms, weapons, hazardous 
materials, or explosives are discovered; fraudulent identification or travel documentation is 
discovered; an artfully concealed prohibited item is discovered; or SPOT behaviors 
totaling more than a certain point threshold are observed.
 
2013-11-14 11:52:08 AM
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2013-11-14 12:01:48 PM

Snort: 30 TSA has designated "serious prohibited items" from TSA's prohibited items list. See 70 
Fed. Reg. 72.930 (Dec. 8, 2005). TSA defines "illegal items" as those items which may be 
evidence of criminal wrongdoing, such as possession of illegal drugs, child pornography, 
or money laundering.


What do any of those have to do with "Transportation Security," specifically "Weapons, Explosives, or Incendiaries," as the TSA likes to refer to as "WEI?"
 
2013-11-14 12:40:06 PM
Hey TSA, Tuco wants his money now.
 
2013-11-14 01:36:42 PM
Wait, we're allowed to link straight to GAO reports? Why were we not informed of this?
 
2013-11-14 02:02:51 PM

Snort: 30 TSA has designated "serious prohibited items" from TSA's prohibited items list. See 70 
Fed. Reg. 72.930 (Dec. 8, 2005). TSA defines "illegal items" as those items which may be 
evidence of criminal wrongdoing, such as possession of illegal drugs, child pornography, 
or money laundering. This report hereinafter refers to these items as "serious prohibited or 
illegal items. LEOs responding to SPOT referrals are officers from local airport law 
enforcement agencies; federal agencies, such as U.S. Customs and Border Protection, 
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the 
Drug Enforcement Administration; or other law enforcement agencies. According to SPOT 
procedures, BDOs must immediately request a LEO's assistance when any of the 
following events occur: the individual becomes disorderly, assaults, threatens, intimidates, 
or otherwise interferes with the screening process; the individual makes a comment about 
or reference to the presence of an explosive device; the individual refuses to complete 
screening once the process begins; harm to persons or infrastructure has occurred or is 
imminent; suspected illegal items are discovered; firearms, weapons, hazardous 
materials, or explosives are discovered; fraudulent identification or travel documentation is 
discovered; an artfully concealed prohibited item is discovered; or SPOT behaviors 
totaling more than a certain point threshold are observed.


I like how they equate anything that they deem an interference to the screening process as being equivalent to things that are unquestionably illegal, thereby making all of us felons by default.
 
2013-11-14 02:33:44 PM

Caradoc: What do any of those have to do with "Transportation Security," specifically "Weapons, Explosives, or Incendiaries," as the TSA likes to refer to as "WEI?"


It's spelled "WIE" and has to proceeded by "EIP" for things to work right.
 
2013-11-14 03:00:19 PM

KierzanDax: It's spelled "WIE" and has to proceeded by "EIP" for things to work right.


The average TSA employee is too stupid to be on Fark. The TSA employees who are smart enough to log into Fark are also so morally bankrupt as to be TSA employees...

I don't even want to think about any PHX T3 TSA employee sending WIE or BIE. It's like "People of Wal-Mart" in electric blue shirts with fake cop badges...
 
2013-11-14 03:13:03 PM
Just go away. We'll handle it from here.
 
2013-11-14 03:49:50 PM
Who's going to supply the world with upskirt photos? There aren't enough escalator repairmen.

//obscure
 
2013-11-14 05:11:11 PM

Seth'n'Spectrum: Wait, we're allowed to link straight to GAO reports? Why were we not informed of this?


You'll get over it.
 
2013-11-15 11:06:27 AM
GAO: TSA admits to overreaching "administrative" searches (footnote 30, page 11)

For some reason I find myself wanting to order Chinese food right now.
 
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