The engineer who garnered global press attention by proving the TSA’s fleet of body scanners were completely useless is causing the federal agency more embarrassment – by highlighting the fact that the TSA argues that it can lie to the public for “security” reasons.
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Following the release and subsequent viral spread of Corbett’s video demonstrating how the TSA’s radiation firing scanners can easily be bypassed, when carrying metal objects, the TSA reportedly threatened mainstream media reporters and “strongly cautioned” them not to cover the story.
Corbett explains on his blog TSA Out of Our Pants!, that feedback he received from readers indicate that they wish to see a whole video of Corbett walking through the checkpoints, as well as the full text of the threatening e-mails that TSA Spokeswoman Sari Koshetz allegedly sent to journalists.
With these requests in mind, Corbett has filed three Freedom Of Information Act requests in an effort to obtain and publicly disclose the material.
“The solution: Freedom of Information Act requests for both the security cameras that caught (or should have caught) me going through the TSA’s nude body scanners with an undetected metal object, as well as for the nice e-mails that Sari has been sending around, all of which are public records.” Corbett explains.
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“The TSA has a pattern of ignoring or conspiring to hide documents that relate to my FOIA requests,” Corbett adds. “But I’m not particularly worried about having to take the TSA to court if that happens again.”
Read Corbett’s FOIA requests at the links below: