Some Republicans believe Big Government can do no good.
In this case, they're probably correct: A new study by Santa Monica's own RAND Corporation finds that the addition of some extra hoops through which we must jump at LAX and other national airports only makes security ... worse.
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Millage Peaks, the son of former L.A. Fire Department chief of the same name, today pleaded guilty to a charge that he paid a TSA agent to smuggle marijuana through security checkpoints at LAX.
Peaks "initiated the bribery scheme" that has brought guilty pleas to federal charges from five defendant ... More >>
Four TSA screeners were arrested for allegedly taking cash in exchange for letting suitcases full of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana to pass through checkpoints.
The allegations focus on two current and two former TSA screeners: Three were arrested this morning and one was arrested last nigh ... More >>
Not any more than it has been for the last four or five years, says Nico Melendez, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) spokesman for Los Angeles. And not any more than at any of L.A.'s other stations -- Metro, Greyhound, etc.
He says the CBS LA piece today on increased TSA presence at ... More >>
LAX.Who let the dogs out? The LAPD and LAX police did -- in order to detect possible terrorists with bombs moving through the airport.
The announcement of the new, specialized canines -- the first team of dogs in the nation to focus on possible bomb-carriers walking through an airport -- cam ... More >>
reason.comDid you get your stuffing scanned over the holiday?We're against the scan, man. And the TSA grope, too. Not because we mind the attention. Just based on principle. Freedom to move about the country is more than an advertising slogan. It's a core, constitutional part of who we are.
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ABC7Corrine Theile makes a point. We forgot what it was.Perhaps one of the best things to come out of the TSA body-scan/pat-down backlash is the fact that it's now okay to wear (and view) bikinis at LAX. Yes, the woman known as "bikini girl" went viral with her own protest of the TSA's privac ... More >>
reason.comL.A.'s mayor wants to scan your body.Update: Villaraigosa stepped through a scanner this morning afternoon to express his solidarity with unwarranted x-ray vision. The scan is said to have revealed free Lakers tickets in his pocket. See a correction regarding Gloria Allred after the ... More >>
At LAX, do you allow yourself to be groped?America, we've gone too far.
It's been nearly 10 years since 9/11, and it's time reassess how twisted we'll make our freedoms in order to make us think we're somehow safer.
Southern California resident John Tyner put the issue front-and-center over ... More >>
jesus-is-savior.comTSA gets all up in your T 'n' A -- officially so.Almost 10 years after 9/11, you get the feeling Americans are getting sick of airport security measures. We reported Monday morning about the L.A. "food stylist" who was kicked off a weekend flight as a result of his "ATOM BO ... More >>
USCErroll Southers.Erroll Southers, assistant chief of Los Angeles airport police and President Obama's nominee to head the U.S. Transportation Security Administration, has withdrawn his candidacy after 20-year-old dirt about him surfaced and he faced opposition from Republicans in Congress.
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Mayor V.Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa toured LAX's security systems Tuesday and he even reportedly went through a full-body scanner designed to detect concealed bombs, weapons or contraband. A U.S. Transportation Security Administration official pulled the mayor aside when his scan showed he was ... More >>
LAXThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has secured $150 million in taxpayer dollars to speed up baggage screening at LAX, officials announced Monday.That's a lot of cash for an automated, in-line baggage screening process. Put it this way: ... More >>