TSA chief in favor of advocates at all airports

December 25, 2011 Off By administrator

TSA chief in favor of advocates at all airports
News from San Diego Union-Tribune:

— The Transportation Security Administration is in favor of expanding a program that would have consumer advocates at all the nation’s airports, the head of the agency said Thursday.

The agency already has consumer representatives at some larger airports, but the TSA hopes to increase the number of advocates next year, TSA Administrator John Pistole told The Californian newspaper as he spoke to reporters at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey.

Pistole’s comments came after complaints from passengers over security screenings, including a recent claim from an 85-year-old woman that she was stripped searched by security officials at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York.

The woman said she was injured and humiliated when she was searched at the airport after she asked to be patted down instead of going through a body scanner, allegations that transportation officials denied.

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Ralph Nader: Christmas should be about family time, not NBA games
News from YAHOO!:

Consumer advocate and four-time presidential candidate Ralph Nader is upset about the over-commercialization of Christmas. He is particularly disappointed that there are five NBA games scheduled for Dec. 25.

In an interview with The Daily Caller, Nader explained that his “very deep” concern ”deals with whether cultural, civic and religious values are going to be completely overwhelmed, in household after household, by the seduction of teenagers and others to these games.”

Nader said that the number of games on Christmas is trending upward, although a schedule of continues on YAHOO!

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