[Rushtalk] Horrifying secret Obama doesn't want you to know

John A. Quayle blueoval57 at verizon.net
Sun Mar 3 23:39:20 MST 2013

Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

Look what one agent did to his own 75-year-old mother

Published: 9 hours ago
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TSA agent caught sleeping on the job at New 
York's LaGuardia Airport (photo by Bucky Turco 
included in Rep. Marsha Blackburn's report)

Some might consider it one of the most important 
jobs in America after the Sept. 11, 2001, 
terrorist attacks: Protecting the nation’s 
airports, airplanes and citizens from would-be 
terrorists hell-bent on mass murder.

But the TSA screeners patting you down and 
combing through your belongings don’t have 
federal law-enforcement training, may earn about 
as much as a McDonald’s shift manager and are not 
required to possess a high-school diploma or GED.

In fact, they might even be criminals.

If recent news reports are any indication, many 
Americans can’t even trust that TSA’s screeners 
won’t steal their laptops, money or jewelry.

What does it take to work for the TSA?

In May 2012, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., 
released a report titled, 
on My Watch’: 50 Failures of TSA’s Transportation Security Officers.”

“While in the last decade TSA has employed many 
dedicated public servants who truly have a deep 
desire to serve our country, they have also hired 
an alarming number of individuals who in many 
cases would never have passed a simple background 
check,” Blackburn’s report stated.

“This problem has only exacerbated itself since 
2005 when TSA administratively reclassified 
airport security screeners as Transportation 
Security Officers. To make matters worse, TSA 
upgraded TSOs uniforms to reflect those of 
federal law enforcement officers, complete with 
metal officer badges. Despite their new title of 
officer, TSOs receive zero federal law 
enforcement training and 
 many TSOs have 
displayed little respect for the titles they hold and the uniforms they wear.”

A recent search of job postings revealed the 
Transportation Security Officer positions come 
with a salary as low as $29,131 per year and are 
open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.


TSA lists key requirements for the position of TSO, including:
    * a background investigation, including a credit and criminal check
    * a drug screening and medical evaluation
    * no debt defaults of $7,500 or more (except for some bankruptcies)
    * no delinquent federal or state taxes or past-due child support payments
    * males must be registered for Selective Service
    * must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national at time of application
    * must be at least 18 at the time of application
    * must be English proficient
    * must have a high-school diploma, a GED –or 
– “at least one year of full-time work experience 
in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technician.”

TSA made headlines in July 2010 when it was 
discovered the agency was advertising its open 
positions in Washington, D.C., area airports on the tops of pizza boxes.

Pizza box with a TSA job ad (photo: WTOP/Federal News Radio)

Its ad slogan? “A career where X-ray vision and 
federal benefits come standard.”

went wild when TSA reportedly posted a screener 
position in the Ann Arbor, Mich., edition of 
Craigslist, encouraging applicants to “Be part of 
a imperious [sic] security team protecting 
airports and skies as you proudly establish your future.”

Several bloggers noted that the job description 
appears accurate, since the dictionary definition 
of “imperious” is “overbearing, arrogant, domineering.”

TSA’s recruitment video describes screeners as 
“dedicated to America and Americans.”

“[TSOs] have to be able to concentrate and focus 
on the job at hand without being distracted, even 
when the airport is loud and busy,” it states. 
“And they have to be able to live up to the 
expectations of travelers, of TSA, and of their teammates.”

One female TSO emphasizes the “customer service” aspect of the job:

“TSA, I believe, expects me to be polite, 
professional, courteous to passengers, respect 
the passenger. You want to provide customer service as well as security.”

However, a recent survey conducted by Frequent 
Business Traveler revealed 
percent of frequent fliers think TSA is doing 
either a fair or poor job of managing security 
screenings at the nation’s airports.

Also in the video, a male TSO warns prospective 
agents not to attempt to arrest airline passengers:

“When you’re a transportation security officer, 
you’re not a police officer. So it’s very 
important to keep that distinction. Obviously, as 
a police officer, you have arrest authority. And 
as a transportation security officer, you do not 
have that authority. So you never want to cross 
the boundaries, and it’s just important that you 
operate in the confines of the security-officer aspect of the job.”

Another agent shares the touchy-feely aspect of the job:

“Our job requires you to touch people, touch 
their bags. Sometimes people are uncomfortable. 
They don’t want you touching anything that 
belongs to them. We just try to talk to them 
calmly, politely, explain what we’re going to do 
before we touch them. That usually makes them 
feel a lot better 
 Then we can do things 
privately if they’re more uncomfortable being out in the open.”

TSA screeners breaking the law & harassing Americans

But Blackburn’s report detailed 50 crimes for 
which TSA employees had been arrested from 
2005-2012. TSA agents had been arrested for:
    * theft,
    * stealing $500 from a wheelchair-bound passenger,
    * stealing painkillers from a passenger,
    * accepting bribes,
    * aggravated felonious sexual assault,
    * assaulting a man for taking a parking spot,
    * threatening a man with a baseball bat,
    * stealing nearly $40,000 from checked baggage,
    * assisting drug traffickers through security checkpoints,
    * murdering a woman by stabbing her to death,
    * smuggling marijuana,
    * drunken driving on the wrong side of the road,
    * impersonating a federal officer,
    * running a meth lab
    * and distributing tens of thousands of 
oxycodone painkillers for illegal sale.

The most common offenses in the report included 
theft of money and laptops and trafficking child pornography.

One agent allegedly wore his uniform and 
displayed a badge before sexually assaulting a 
woman before fleeing on foot. Another TSA agent 
was arrested for kidnapping a woman and sexually 
assaulting her. At least four of the agents in 
the report were arrested for sexually assaulting young girls.

One agent wore her uniform while she sold heroin 
near a local elementary school.

Two agents were arrested for illegally carrying guns into airports.

More recently, TSA screeners made headlines when 
they were accused of 
a disabled toddler in a wheelchair.

TSA reportedly banished a 
rape victim from an airport for refusing a pat down.

One TSA agent – who was 
twice for stealing – remained on the job. TSA 
agents have been caught stealing 
iPods, iPhones and headphones. Pythias Brown, an 
of stealing $800,000 worth of items from 
travelers at Newark Liberty International 
Airport, admitted that theft is “commonplace” 
among members of airport security. “It was so 
easy,” he said. “I walked right out of the 
checkpoint with a Nintendo Wii in my hand. Nobody said a word.”

One TSA screener was even arrested for allegedly 
his 75-year-old mother.

Another agent was arrested for attacking a pilot 
with hot coffee after 
pilot asked the agent to stop swearing in front of travelers.

to reports, TSA screeners slammed a woman into a 
table, pulled an elderly man’s pants down, told a 
child to remove his leg braces, strip-searched a 
young boy and a forced a passenger to remove her 
nipple ring with pliers. One breast cancer 
survivor was purportedly told to remove her prosthetic breast.

Renowned German cellist Alban Gerhardt recently 
complained that 
had destroyed his bow and cello.

A frequent traveler became so frustrated with 
TSA’s screening process that he removed all of 
his clothing for the procedure in protest of the “harassment”:

In October, TSA announced it would fire 25 agents 
and suspend 19 others at Liberty International 
Airport in Newark, N.J., for 
to follow established screening procedures.

Screeners have also been known to wave 
chef’s knives, box cutters and razor blades 
through security, while others confiscated 
plastic toys from a 
disabled man. (Even TSA’s scanners have been 
for use at prisons because testing revealed the 
machines failed to detect a full 43 percent of 
objects such as drugs, scissors and knives.)

WND provided a list of these incidents and 
arrests to TSA and asked, “Why is this problem of 
employing criminals plaguing your agency?” TSA 
was also asked whether it is conducting thorough 
background checks of its employees or taking any 
steps to prevent TSOs from engaging in criminal 
behavior. The agency has not responded to WND’s request for comment.

TSA maintains a blog, where employees post images 
of the items they confiscate. Obviously 
discontent with the job performance of TSA 
screeners, several people have 
comments to the blog, including:
    *  Why no mention of the three airports in 
the news this week with substantial missing 
property? Either TSA employees are robbing people 
blind or baggage handlers are. 
 Seeing as how 
TSA has refused to act responsibly and screen 
airport workers, the chances are that something 
will get loaded someday that will destroy the 
aircraft and all souls on board. All while TSA is 
harassing innocent passengers, grabbing travelers 
crotches, and confiscating their harmless water. TSA = FAIL
    * So why do you need body scanners again?
    * How many terrorist found this week? How many terrorist plots foiled?
    * By the TSA’s own admission they only stop 
roughly a third of weapons at the checkpoints. 
That means that for the 30 guns found this week 
there were as many as 70 more that made it past 
the checkpoint and were on the airplanes. Maybe 
even sitting right next to you the whole time.
    * So it seems TSA is finding about 50 or so 
legitimate weapons each week. Sounds great, 
right? So 50 weapons in a year’s time is
    * 50×52=2,600 weapons each year. Still sounds 
pretty good, right? TSA needs EIGHT BILLION 
DOLLARS to find these 2,600 weapons.

<mailto:TSA-ContactCenter at dhs.gov>Concerned individuals may contact TSA.
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