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Blog Posts for January 2013

  • January 25, 2013 | 45 (# of comments)
    30 Firearms Discovered This Week - 25 of those firearms were loaded and 13 had rounds chambered. Here are pictures of some of the firearms. See a complete list and more photos below.Knife Discovered With Body Scanner - A switchblade was discovered...
  • January 18, 2013 | 71 (# of comments)
    ATR Monitor After AlarmYou may remember us blogging about new privacy software. we rolled out for the L3 Millimeter Wave body scanners. It’s called Automated Target Recognition (ATR), and with the use of this software, our officers no longer see an...
  • January 18, 2013 | 39 (# of comments)
    If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check out our post from earlier this month. It’s a look at the dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012.Stun Guns - Sevenstun guns were discovered this week in carry-on bags...
  • January 11, 2013 | 61 (# of comments)
    Black Powder (CLE)If you haven’t seen it yet, make sure you check out our post from earlier this week. It’s a look at the dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers foundin 2012.Black Powder At Cleveland - Over nine ounces of black...
  • January 09, 2013 | 130 (# of comments)
    After screening 637,582,122 passengers in 2012 (around 1,746,800 a day), here are some of the more dangerous, scary, and downright unusual items our officers found in 2012. This post is a reflection of the outstanding work our officers are doing in...
  • January 07, 2013 | 68 (# of comments)
    (Photo courtesy of Infowars)I kept noticing a story circulating around the web involving Alex Jones, shoes, and TSA, so I checked it out. After reading, I felt a bit let down.I would have expected that Alex knew all of TSA’s policies and procedures...
  • January 07, 2013 | 41 (# of comments)
    A former Transportation Security Officer at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport (CLT) recently stole money from a passenger’s checked bag - a small amount. To be exact, $36.00. Regardless of how little, no amount of theft by a TSA employee is...
  • January 04, 2013 | 28 (# of comments)
    WWII era inert bazooka round discovered at (ORD).Inert Ordnance and Grenades Etc. - We continue to find inerthand grenades and other weaponry on weekly basis. Please keep in mind that if an itemlooks like a realistic bomb, grenade, mine, etc., it is...
  • January 02, 2013 | 13 (# of comments)
    After a drone was spotted at a Vikings game, rumors have been “flying” around that it was a TSA drone. I just wanted to take this quick opportunity to say that TSA does not use drones. I have been accused of “droning” on and on before, but other...
  • January 02, 2013 | 29 (# of comments)
    Millimeter Wave ImageHappy new year! Over the holidays, I read an article titled “The TSA Is Laughing at You” talking about what happens in the resolution rooms where body scanner images are viewed. We’ve talked about this many times in the past,...
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