[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 nations
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 dont have
federal law-enforcement training, may earn about
as much as a McDonalds 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 cant even trust that TSAs screeners
wont 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 TSAs 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, Blackburns 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.
TSAs 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 nations airports.
Also in the video, a male TSO warns prospective
agents not to attempt to arrest airline passengers:
When youre a transportation security officer,
youre not a police officer. So its 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 its 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 dont want you touching anything that
belongs to them. We just try to talk to them
calmly, politely, explain what were going to do
before we touch them. That usually makes them
feel a lot better
Then we can do things
privately if theyre more uncomfortable being out in the open.
TSA screeners breaking the law & harassing Americans
But Blackburns report detailed 50 crimes for
which TSA employees had been arrested from
2005-2012. TSA agents had been arrested for:
* 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 mans 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
had destroyed his bow and cello.
A frequent traveler became so frustrated with
TSAs 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
chefs knives, box cutters and razor blades
through security, while others confiscated
plastic toys from a
disabled man. (Even TSAs 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 WNDs 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 TSAs 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 years 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.
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