Help The Next Video Happen: Share This Blog With a TSA Screener!

I’ve been getting lots of e-mails from TSA screeners reporting even more failures of the TSA, including one today that says they were told to make the pat-downs rougher if a traveller was deemed to be rude (“resistence” would be “met” harder). I’d like to again encourage you all to share this with anyone who works for the TSA, whether it be over the Internet or by passing out information in airports: I WANT YOUR STORY!

Though I would love it if you would come on camera and do an interview, once again, I will do everything I can to keep you anonymous if that’s what it takes to get your story (even moreso than Jennifer, who was happy to have her voice broadcast, but wanted to avoid becoming famous for the leak at this time). Short of a subpoena, I won’t release your info, and if you want to protect yourself against that, simply e-mail me from Starbucks with a free e-mail account created just for this purpose (don’t forget to check for a reply!). My e-mail for TSA screeners is: jon [at]

12 thoughts on “Help The Next Video Happen: Share This Blog With a TSA Screener!

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  1. Apparently it is now the duty of the Fedgov/TSA to P U N I S H commercial air travelers who balk at being molested by airport security. This is a classic example how the DHS considers travelers the same as convicted felons.

    Let this be a warning that when you purchase a trip on a commercial airliner you have w a i v e d ALL your rights to life, liberty, and property. No More Privacy.

    G E S T A P O .

    1. I do not doubt that the punish people with rough gentinal groping, criminal charges should be brought against TSA supervisors as well as tsa folks involved in that type on civil rights violation!

  2. an interesting point was made to me by a coworker… if it is indeed true that we surrender our 4th amendment rights when we purchase a plane ticket, then why is the TSA so opposed to profiling? If they truly are going to violate our constitutional liberties, why try to be PC at all and instead focus all our energies & limited resources on those most apt to harm us?

    Seriously, I feel like i have entered Wonderland where molesting little children, the disabled, and the elderly is fine in the name of safety yet heaven forbid we profile for those that actually have a history of doing us harm.

  3. Time to go back to privatizing aviation security. At least that way each company will have more control over hiring standards and employee retainment. TSA hiring standards are in the toilet. How can we trust our security to personnel who don’t even have to have a HS diploma to be hired (check their website, this is true)? This is supposed to be a first rate professional organization? Most TSA screeners are morbidly obese and can’t put together a coherent sentence. And yet again they have another thief who just got busted pilfering through luggage stealing Ipads out of Dallas Ft Worth. What a bunch of losers.

  4. I emailed the TSA yesterday:

    I have to travel by plane next week. Last month when I traveled, I was afraid and upset because I was traveling with two little 9 year old girls and the TSA separated me from the girls and checked us out separately. So, strangers were handling my children without me monitoring the situation. This very much bothered me and was frankly, pervy. One of the TSA agents didn’t like my attitude because I was separated from my little girls. So, every time I tried to pick my laptop up out of the bucket, she would move the mechanized line and smash my hand between the buckets. It was a very purposeful act and she did it about 6 times, I asked her to stop and everytime I reached over, she would smash it again, and she watched and smiled while she was doing it. Finally pushed the bucket she was using to smash my hand onto the ground and yelled “please quit hurting me on purpose”. Since I had everyone’s attention and there was not another bucket to use to smash me, I was finally able to escape her clutches and get my girls.

    Is there any way to “pre register” with the TSA so we can avoid being assaulted sexually and physically by their goons? I’m an accountant from Texas for crying out loud. I’ve never even had a speeding ticket in over 20 years. What can I do to protect myself and my family from sexual and physical assaults and general harassment by the TSA?


    Here is their response:

    Thank you for your e-mail.

    The Transportation Security Administration is unable to respond to your inquiry with the information you provided. If you wish to pursue your request for information, please e-mail us with a detailed explanation of the information you are seeking.

    You may also provide us with this information by calling the TSA Contact Center, toll-free at (866) 289-9673. If you are outside the United States or cannot use the toll-free number, please call us at (571) 227-2900.

    If your e-mail is related to a specific incident, please include the following details:

    • Specific name of the airport where the incident occurred
    • Date and time of incident
    • Airline
    • Gate Number
    • Baggage Claim Number
    • Contact number if one is available.

    TSA Contact Center

    NOTICE: The information contained in this message and any attachments is privileged and confidential and therefore protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent who is responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. Senture does not accept liability for changes to this message after it was sent. The views expressed in this e-mail do not necessarily reflect the views of the company. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender immediately by replying via e-mail to this message and deleting this information from your computer.

    1. 1. Send another email with their requested info and submit it as a complaint that a) you were seperated from your girls b) smashing your hand incident.
      2. Send another email with your 2nd paragraph and start it with “THIS REQUIRES A RESPONSE”

    2. You can provide them with all the requested info and then never hear back from them. Send your letter via certified mail w/return receipt to Mr. John Pistole

    3. you are not supposed to be separated from your child. I’ve already contacted the head TSA at my local airport for an upcoming trip I have w/my 7 year old. I travel all the time for work but my local airport just got the new AI scanners and they have gone from being reasonable to incredibly difficult. I’ve got it in writing from the supervisor that we won’t be separated.

  5. what a fuckin joke – government is headed for major failure, remember the machines they purchase dont have to work – all that matters is the company that backed the politician who got those machines in the airport in the first place, continues to contribute to his/her campaign

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