December 31, 2009
UPDATE: Reader Wayne Duncan emails:
This is the money quote from the story:
A former federal prosecutor who asked not to be identified told Threat Level that the TSA is being heavy-handed in how it’s handling the matter.
“It strikes me that someone at TSA is apoplectic that somehow there’s a sense that they’re not doing their job right,” he told Threat level. “To go into this one reporter’s house and copy his computer files and threaten him, it strikes me that they’re more aggressive with this reporter than with the guy who got on this flight.”
Threatening public safety — wrong. Making bureaucrats look bad — unforgivable!