The Transportation Security Administration ( Tsa )

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Advanced Writing Paper 1 RAYMOND NORRIS Sullivan University ABSTRACT With an ever growing and poorly executed mission, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is a clear stain on American society. Countless examples of humiliation, unconstitutionality, and criminal abuse by the agency have been documented, while its goal of keeping Americans safe has failed during attempted attacks. The TSA’s very existence threatens the American constitution and comes at the cost of American dignity. While there are lessons to be learned from around the country and world on possible fixes to the TSA, it remains to be seen what, if anything, can redeem such a failed agency. The attacks of September 11th, 2001 in New York and Washington DC shocked and horrified not only Americans, but the entire civilized world. Before that fateful Tuesday, airports had security, though it often was not standardized across airports. Also, the fact that the attackers used knives and box cutters rather than guns or grenades, which are more easily detected, seemingly made the attack more vicious and personal. The attacks did terrible physical damage to the targeted cities, and the loss of life was catastrophic. Pressed by the media and public, the United States government created entirely new departments in the wake of the attack to deal with terroristic activity within the United States, most notably the Department of Homeland Security
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