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Popko interviewed by Channel 12 about TSA woes
talked about the line walked by the Transportation Security Administration between passengers’ civil liberties and security during a report aired on KPNX-Channel 12 on Thursday, July 21.
In recent news reports, TSA airport screeners have been criticized for frisking young children passing through security, while at the same time TSA agents have anonymously complained about being physically attacked by travelers.
“They’re looking for people who might be smuggling weapons or bombs on board, and there’s not a real good way of doing that, other than looking at them (passengers),” Popko told reporter William Pitts.
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Popko teaches Legal Research & Writing and is the director of the College’s Post-Conviction Clinic. Before joining the faculty in 2001, he was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Phoenix, and also served as the Visiting Assistant Federal Public Defender to the General Counsel’s Office of the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Prior to entering public practice, Popko was an associate at Meyer, Hendricks, Victor, Osborn & Maledon, where he practiced predominately criminal defense.