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Transportation Security Administration

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  • Frisky Business

    Frisky Business
    Early last year, the U.S. Supreme Court elevated the legal status of drug-detecting dogs, ruling that a police search can be presumed lawful if it is predicated on a positive alert by a well-trained dog with basic paperwork. Such training, though, is bunk if not accompanied by valid certification of the dog and its handler. Not only was it lacking in an ongoing drug-money forfeiture case in Maryland U.S. District Court, in which the government is seeking to keep $122,640 in cash seized last September from a passenger’s luggage at Baltimore-Washington International Airport, but a fraudulent certification was produced by Maryland Transportation Authority Police (MTAP) and used by federal prosecutors, who sought to disguise and downplay the document’s false provenance, according to a Baltimore attorney’s recent filing in the case.
  • Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica

    Flier tries to board plane with dagger hidden in Eiffel Tower replica
    A passenger at Oakland International Airport earlier this month tried to bring aboard a large dagger that fit snugly inside a replica of the Eiffel Tower. The weapon -- 12 inches long with an 8-inch, double-edged blade and intricately designed handle --...

    TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads

    TSA vs. checkpoint chuckleheads
    The descent of American presidents from George Washington to Ulysses S. Grant, argued the 19th century writer Henry Adams, was enough to raise doubts about the theory of evolution. Anyone looking to debunk Darwin today could find ample evidence in the...

    Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says

    Woman cited for having loaded handgun at Norfolk airport, official says
    A Virginia Beach woman was cited on a weapons charge for bringing a loaded handgun past the security checkpoint at the Norfolk International Airport Tuesday, a TSA official said. The woman was escorting her mother to the gate when a TSA officer detected...

    Several dozen guns seized at BWI, region's other airports in 2014

    More than three dozen guns were seized from passengers flying out of the three airports in the Baltimore-Washington region in 2014, a substantial increase over the previous year. The Transportation Security Administration said Friday that it took 14...