The TSA Allows Cameras, Except When It Doesn’t

The Transportation Security Administration “does not prohibit the public, passengers or press from photographing, videotaping or filming at security checkpoints, as long as the screening process is not interfered with or slowed down.” Specifically, so long as a traveler does not photograph or videotape what’s on the TSA’s monitors, and does not violate any local ordinance, there is no problem capturing the screening process on video. (See also here.) Yet TSA screeners seem not to have gotten this message, as there are repeated incidents of TSA personnel trying to stop people from recording checkpoint incidents. Dana Loesch provides the latest example here, when she was prevented from filming the TSA’s pat down of her husband.