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  • Attorney General to announce broader profiling ban

    Attorney General to announce broader profiling ban
    The Justice Department on Monday will unveil its new policy expanding a ban on federal law enforcement officers' use of profiling in investigations.  The revised guidelines will broaden a 2003 prohibition on religious or ethnic profiling. The policy...
  • New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents

    New ban on racial profiling to exempt TSA, customs and border agents
    As the Obama administration prepares to announce new curbs on racial profiling by federal law enforcement, government officials said Friday that many officers and agents at the Department of Homeland Security will still be allowed to use the controversial...
  • Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees

    Cardin introduces retroactive pay bill for DHS employees
    WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a...
  • 600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI

    600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI
    Passengers checking in for a flight at Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport might encounter David Jimentel at the X-ray machine. The former Marine says he was inspired to join the Transportation Security Administration after the...
  • TSA is useless

    TSA is useless
    Your article, "600 TSA officers screening passengers, bags at BWI" (Feb. 13), took a disturbingly rosy view of this agency's egregious violations of our rights. First, presumably the title should have read 599 officers, considering that Baltimore-...
  • Tourism leaders question possible firing of TSA at Orlando International Airport

    Central Florida's tourism community is questioning whether Orlando International Airport should fire the federal officers who run the security checkpoints at the main terminal and replace them with private security guards. "All of the [federal] agents...
  • New U.S. racial profiling standards, not yet released, disappoint some

    New U.S. racial profiling standards, not yet released, disappoint some
    Recalling his own encounters with police as a young black man, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. has struggled for five years to toughen limits on racial profiling by law enforcement agencies. Now, weeks from retirement as the nation's top law enforcement...
  • Justice Department unveils new rules on racial, ethnic profiling

    Justice Department unveils new rules on racial, ethnic profiling
    New Justice Department guidelines announced Monday seek to limit federal law enforcement officers' ability to use a person's race and other characteristics during investigations, particularly in spontaneous enforcement decisions. According to a copy...
  • LAX shooting: Prosecutors expect death penalty decision by early January

    LAX shooting: Prosecutors expect death penalty decision by early January
    Federal prosecutors expect to know by early January whether they'll seek the death penalty against the 24-year-old man charged in last year's fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport.  Prosecutors told a judge Monday that they were still...
  • 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...