The TSA PreCheck Extortion Racket

Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole touted on Tuesday the expansion of TSA’s extortion racket-style program known as the PreCheck. Pistole‚Äôs comments were part of his testimony at the US House of Representatives before the Homeland Security Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.

Under PreCheck, travelers in airports who have taken steps including paying $85, giving over their fingerprints, and obtaining TSA approval of their background checks have a chance — but no guarantee — that TSA employees will, over a five year term, harass them a bit less than other travelers.

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