Another Airport Safety Rule
Passengers can be fined for their actions, as well. For example, "interference with screening" that includes physical contact could cost a traveler between $1,500 and $5,000, and "nonphysical contact" between $500 and $1,500. . . . People usually don't know they've been fined until a letter arrives at their homes. In reviewing incident reports, TSA officials consider factors like whether the passenger tried to conceal the item or the "attitude of the violator."
Ms. McCauley said fliers can fight fines through an informal conversation or a formal hearing. Those who contest the penalties may eventually have to travel to the airport where TSA issued the fine.
Once a law-enforcement body starts turning into a money-collection organization, you know that hard-core corruption can’t be too far away. Anyway, there’s a lot more about this in my post at Inactivist, so come on by and find another reason to feel depressed about the future of American freedom.