Bennie Thompson to Peter King: What about the White Supremacists?

By: Wednesday February 2, 2011 7:00 am

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.


John Pistole: “What I Think Is Appropriate in Terms of Privacy”

By: 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.

Mica Begs Passengers Not to Opt Out of Porno Scanners

By: 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.

House Committee on Homeland Security Expressed Concerns about “Gate Rape” on September 22

By: 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.

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