Employees of two security contractors at JFK airport voted this afternoon to go on strike December 20 if their employers don't come to the table and address at least some of their complaints. The timing of the strike, near the peak of the holiday travel season, could seriously snarl traffic out of ... More >>
A year after the Voice first wrote about the struggle of security guards at New York airports to earn a living wage, the guards are escalating their tactics. Tomorrow at 2:30, roughly 300 security contractors at JFK will vote on whether to go on strike December 20th, just in time to completely scra ... More >>
You know how annoying it is when you have to take off your shoes and your belt at the airport and then security touches you, and you just feel kind of uncomfortable? Well, Sen. Chuck Schumer feels your pain, and he hopes to make it a lot easier for passengers to complain. With a new legislation pro ... More >>
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Nick PintoApproximately 80 were arrested Saturday in connection with Occupy Wall Street, according to the NYPD's press office. Throughout yesterday afternoon Occupy Wall Street used Twitter to chronicled arrests and various acts of force being used by the NYPD against protesters. They say at ... More >>
If you take a little gander at the White House website today, you'll notice a petition regarding the TSA. Specifically, regarding the possible abolition of the TSA, which is very unlikely to happen. The petition is titled "Abolish the TSA, and use its monstrous budget to fund more sophisticat ... More >>
J. Cole (album preview) Roc The Mic Studios Wednesday, August 17 Better than: Waiting until September 27. Despite the stringent security measures implemented at the splashy preview of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch The Throne earlier this month, a middling blogger managed to leak snippets of ... More >>
The FBI is looking into a stun gun found on a JetBlue flight from Boston to Newark, New Jersey, but a spokesman says it probably wasn't for a terrorist attack. That seems obvious considering it was found only after the plane was emptied, as the crew was cleaning and pulled it from a seat-back ... More >>
Well, what do you know about this: If you bitch and moan and kick and scream about getting screened (or groped) by the TSA, you are that much more likely to get screened that much more thoroughly (or aggressively). Especially if you do it in the airport security line, where the TSA screeners ... More >>
"The good ol' days.."What with the looming holiday season and the busiest travel days of the year, along with the TSA's most recent security measures, there's a significant debate brewing over who's right, who's wrong, and what, exactly, is going too far. Many have reported being patted down "ina ... More >>
John Tyner, a software programmer in California, is on his way this weekend to becoming a folk hero for refusing to comply with Transportation Security Administration security procedures at San Diego International Airport, including the controversial backscatter x-ray machines, which can see ... More >>
"Hello, my name is so-and-so, and I will be seeing you naked today." While the TSA gives a slightly different diatribe prior to performing a full-body scan in airports that now span New York City, their aesthetic is the same: they will be managing a powerful X-ray machine and yes, the ... More >>
We're hearing reports of suspicious packages on UPS planes that have landed at Newark and Philadelphia Airports, as well as a suspected explosive device on a UPS truck in Long Island City, Queens, which the bomb squad is investigating.
We're hearing of a hijacking threat made on an American Airlines flight heading from San Francisco to JFK today. After a threat was reportedly made by phone that a hijacker was on board, passengers on American Airlines Flight 24, which was preparing for takeoff, have been asked to deplane and ... More >>
SUH-kurityWe're back with the privacy debate on full body scanners. They're coming to New York soon, and yesterday, CNET reported that a privacy advocate group in D.C. is taking the Transportation Security Administration to task (again) because full body scanners used by feds in other departments ... More >>
Sometimes, it really is a gun in someone's "pocket," and nobody wants to touch that. So La Guardia and JFK Airports are upping the security ante in the coming months with new $170,000 full body scanning machines that X-ray or use radio waves to detect weapons on a 3-D screen, the New York Pos ... More >>
Twitpic via. Guy walked the wrong way through security at Newark Airport, and shut the place down for six hours. The breach was discovered around in Terminal C at Newark Liberty International around 5:20 p.m. yesterday evening, and flights didn't start rolling again till around midnight. ... More >>
The security breach that screwed up Newark Airport for six hours yesterday is being investigated and -- questions remain! Apparently the guy who went in the out door of the Transportation Security Administration checkpoint in Terminal C left 20 minutes after he arrived. Maybe he just wan ... More >>
While thousands of holiday travelers are being digitally strip-searched at U.S. airports, privacy advocates are mounting a fresh effort to fight the technology. The Electronic Privacy Information Center has just filed suit against the federal government to uncover details of the use of the crime- ... More >>
Heaven can wait: Chesley Sullenberger live, in "US Airways Flight 1549 Full Cockpit Recording" To try to counter the sickening economic news, remember another horror story that actually had a happy ending. Sully Sullenberger knows what "sickening" feels like, although his voice in the above cockp ... More >>
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