ABC News Investigations of the Year: TSA Thefts

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    ABC News Investigations of the Year: TSA Thefts


    This week, the Blotter is reprising five different Brian Ross Unit investigations that made a difference in 2012. Today: Alleged thefts by TSA screeners from airplane passenger baggage.

    Since its inception, the Transportation Security Administration has had to fire nearly 400 of its own employees for allegedly stealing from passengers and in September, ABC News caught one of the alleged thieves and tracked the suspect to his home to ask some pointed questions.

    As shown in a "Nightline" report, the Brian Ross Investigative Unit intentionally left a series of iPads behind at 10 different airports around the country. One was not returned.

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  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    What ABC or other any other legit News organization should be investigating is the senior members of TSA, the past senior members of TSA and how they may currently be benefiting from any things they had a hand in while with TSA and how TSA why TSA policies seem to be different at every airport and checkpoint.

    I suspect the corruption throughout TSA would keep a Special Prosecutor busy for years. No organization can be this badly managed nor display the scope of problems we read about without some serious failures on the part of employees. The only question I have are if they rise to a level of criminal acts.
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The first level of investigation is the DHS OIG, who is already swamped with other corruption (CBP, ICE) and maturity (CBP, ICE, Secret Service) issues.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Well since the DHS OIG is so loaded down I doubt they would object to an indept investigation by a strong reporter. Kinda like the IPad sting down in Florida. TSA could have as easily done that at almost no cost, even OIG could have done it but no it took outsiders to show the criminality of TSA employees.
     
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