Chris Liu is Pilot Whistleblower Exposing TSA

Chris Liu is the pilot who blew the whistle on the TSA’s poor security procedures for airline ground crews at San Francisco International Airport. He has gone public with his identify, after releasing cell phone video of security flaws. Napolitano sent six federal agents to take possession of his handgun. He lost his credentials as Federal Flight Deck Officer. See a video below.

News 10:

As Liu pointed out in the video, pilots and flight crew are subjected to real-time TSA security screening while ground crew are not. “Upstairs they’re going through the metal detectors and the X-ray machines, and downstairs they’re swiping a card,” he said.

Liu, 50, has been a pilot for an unknown airline for more than a decade. He was an Army reserve helicopter test pilot, and the TSA licensed him to carry a gun in the cockpit:

“People don’t understand that when they walk through the TSA checkpoints, well, they are getting, now they are getting a groping, but they don’t understand that all those people you see outside, the ground personal, all the caterers, all the airline cleaners, they get virtually nothing,” the pilot said in an interview with ABC News.

“I wanted to give you an idea of what type of security the ground crews go through, their screening is sliding a card and going through a door. Not screened at all,” the pilot says in one clip.

In the video, you’ll hear Liu explain his video, and say he was accused of  “disclosing sensitive security information.”  The sensitivity, of course, is that there is little security.


Chris Liu Security Video

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  • Captain Phil

    GOVERNMENT’S reaction to Chris’s FREEDOM of SPEECH, under the guise of his yelling fire in a crowded theater, ha !

    Chris has the common sense, intellect, and training, NOT to do that.

    ABC’s thinking? that Chris should of come to them first? NOT Utube.

    I bristle at the facade the TSA looks at, sells, or tells, us sheep, to look at, do not worry, you’re safe. I think they have gone over board with Search and Seize mentality, PROVE to US your innocent. My common sense tells me they are legally violating my VIOLATION of my Constitutional Rights.
    AND
    I believe we are way too submissive in submitting to the Search and Seizures.
    Too much resistance and anger at the TSA check point(s) may get you an arrest on Felony charges, and a big legal bill to get it reduced to a misdemeanor.

    Fact is, had the government been doing it’s job, knowing WHO they were letting into our country AND keeping track of them, I believe 9-11 would not of happened.
    AND look
    10 years later, Congress and the Presidents still have not effectively sealed it.

    The recent decision by a Federal Appeals Court on the Health Care act may be of some help and guidance to bring America closer to its Foundation, AND erode the Patriot Act’s influence on it’s degradation.

    Is it possible that the TSA can be better used to seal our borders, keep them that way ? The TSA can be better employed as immigration agents to do a better job of knowing the REAL BACKGROUND of WHO is let into our wonderful country. Are future generations of Congress and Presidents going to provide adequate funding and staffing of Immigration Agents to keep track of people on VISA’s in our country?
    Is it possible the TSA can be better used as IRS agents to track down those not paying taxes ? With Federal Health care, and short falls in Social Security, ponder the need for them.

    The recent decision by a Federal Appeals Court on the Federal Health Care Act may be of some help and guidance to bring America closer to its Foundation, AND erode the Patriot Act’s influence on the degradation of our Constitution by those who govern, to make legal Search and Seizure, AND attempts to RESTRAIN SPEECH THEY do not like.

    WE are the Government. Senators and Representatives THINK THEY KNOW. You can confirm that they are properly OR improperly REPRESENTING you by writing OR calling them. OTHER WISE, they believe opinion polls, news organizations. Republican or Democrat party line (may be totally different then what they told you they were going to do. The movie, Evan Almighty shows you how that is accomplished).
    Also best is to go find out and attend your political party’s local meeting. Like School Board meetings, they are very poorly attended.
    That being so, your REPRESENTATIVE then rely on opinion polls, news organizations. Republican or Democrat party line (may be totally different then what they told you they were going to do. The movie, Evan Almighty shows you how that is accomplished).

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  • Captain Phil, I apoogize for the delay in responding. I agree with you, and I’m positive almost everyone commenting at Maggie’s Notebook agrees with you as well. We are the kind of people who are in constant contact with Congress.

    I haven’t seen Evan Almighty. Thanks for the tip, and I appreciate your comment.

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