Ranking member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, just wrote a letter to Rep. Peter King asking him to include other terrorists, in addition to Islamic extremists, in his fear-mongering hearing this month.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday February 2, 2011 7:00 am|
|By: emptywheel Thursday December 9, 2010 6:16 am|
According to DHS’ John Pistole, it’s up to him–his responsibility–to determine what the appropriate balance between privacy and security.
Now, I appreciate that, at some level, it is up to him. He’s in charge of TSA and he’s got to make the final decision whether to implement (or discontinue) a controversial scanning technology.
But it’s not up to him.
|By: David Dayen Sunday November 21, 2010 5:00 pm|
Mica stepped up his criticism against John Pistole, the TSA Administrator, but he became one of the first prominent Republicans to basically take the side of the security state against the public.
|By: emptywheel Saturday November 20, 2010 5:08 am|
Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee Bennie Thompson sent Transportation Security Administration Director John Pistole a letter on Friday expressing concern that the TSA did not review privacy and civil liberty concerns before implementing the new “gate rape” procedures at airports. The letter demands additional information on the pat-downs and calls on Pistole to reconsider them.