BDO hits on women passenger

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Cartoon Peril, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Flying with Fish reports this:

    Fish comments, and I agree:

    This BDO also should have been fired. Why should anybody tell anything to some government toad if you're gonna get hit on? If the BDO program has any value (and BTW it doesn't) it will have none at all if it's treated by the BDOs as an opportunity to make it with the passengers

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  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    All of them should be.
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  3. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not just BDO's but all TSA employees need to be re-purposed.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    TSA has a serious mission, other than its own continued existence?
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I'm not aware of any employment for which I'd consider ex-TSA employees useful, if they continued "working" for the TSA after September 2010.

    Not even as fertilizer.
  6. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    TSOs claim to be "professionals". What would happen to a lawyer who hits on witness who's under subpoena? What would happen to a physician who hits on a patient? An army officer who hits on a private? Let me tell you this, it would be harsh! There's no professionalism here. Professionals have a high standard of personal conduct set for them and face serious consequences if they don't measure up. Neither is true for TSOs.
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  7. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    Like maybe into worm food?
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  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    What do you have against worms that you'd want to poison them?
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Ooey Gooey was a worm,
    A mighty worm was he,
    Until one day he ate a toe
    Of a shredded TSO.

    Now announcing TUG's Worst Poetry Ever contest ...
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  10. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Oh come on, the highly trained Behavior Detection Ossifer was just going to check out her Facebook page to make sure she didn't have radicalized stuff on her Wall or friends with Ay-rab soundin' names.

    What's wrong with you people? Better safe than sorry! Waaaaa :td::eek:^ 9/11!
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  11. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    This would be hilarious if it weren't the actual sentiment of so many people.
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  12. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    They claim you're safe
    But really they

    (Burma Shave)
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  13. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Don't worry.. I'm sure he'll undergo proper disciplinary action... :rolleyes:

    Bad Clerk: I'm sorry.. Please don't fire me!
    Boss: Fire you? We're promoting you!
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  14. 4nsicdoc

    4nsicdoc Original Member

    Why not a haiku?

    The idiot clerk
    thinks he can get to first base
    but vomiting ensues.

    OK, I couldn't fit in a seasonal reference. "Autumn vomitorium" has too many syllables.
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  15. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Referring to these morons as "professionals" absolutely makes me want to :td:.

    As an actual professional who is actually held to these high standards, unlike an A.S.S., it is inconceivable to me that any of them grasp at all the concept of being, you know, a professional.

    Since I've recently been studying to sit for my state's jurisprudence licensing exam, I thought I'd share a sentence from the actual law that governs how a professional actually should behave:

    Do you even think for a minute that anyone at TSA has a clue how to interpret a clause like that?

    All it takes is for a patient to file a complaint with the Board and it is investigated. If there is reasonable belief that this trust has been violated, the Board has the option to impose fines, require treatment of their choosing, and revocation of licensure, effectively killing one's livelihood.

    TSA? They'll send a form letter stating that this behavior in no way reflects on their 50,000 employees, and that they are held to the highest standards while being trained to treat everyone with dignity and respect.

    However, this is most certainly NOT treating someone with dignity or respect. It is an abuse of power, plain and simple.

    The problem here is that TSA has taught its employees that they may do whatever they wish, to whomever they wish, whenever and wherever they wish. ANY perceived slight on the part of a TSA clerk is a charge for interference and further burden of investigation on a free citizen. If that isn't the very definition of unreasonable, I don't know what is.

    The entire TSA process is a farce, and turns the concept of professionalism on its head. To be held in esteem as a true professional, it is incumbent on the professional to act in the best interest of those s/he serves, and to prove that s/he has done so. In TSA's bizarro world, it is not the "professional's" duty to act professionally, but the citizens' to show proper subservience to them.
  16. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    Agreed. A professional must put his or her own interests completely aside. That is the mark of the professional. Furthermore, a professional must realize the power or at least influence that he may have over the people he or she is dealing with, be they a lawyer's clients, a physician's patients, or an army officer's soldiers, and must never abuse that power or influence. The penalty for failure to do so can range from public disgrace (called a "reprimand") to removal from the profession. Furthermore, the professions such as medicine and law, are policed by activist and powerful enforcement arms.

    I know of no TSA agent who has been publicly disgraced for anything, other than the extreme instances where criminal prosecution was brought. Imagine getting a subpoena, and then having the lawyer who issued the subpoena make sexual advances towards you when you appeared to testify. There would be serious consequences for any lawyer who did that, including quite possibly disbarment or a very long suspension.

    A long time ago I had a friend who's house was searched with a search warrant because the police suspected her roommate of some kind of embezzlement. Having read through all of her personal papers, gone through her clothing drawers, etc. the detective in charge of the search asked her out on a date. (P.S., she was completely innocent but it wouldn't matter even if she had done something wrong.) BTW, when a search warrant is issued, you have no power to prevent the police from conducting the search and can be arrested if you try to prevent it.

    These are examples of exactly what was wrong with what the BDO did here. The woman passenger was unable to leave -- there was the ever-implied threat of the $11,000 fine, as well as even arrest if the BDO decided to treat her as "uncooperative".

    It's just vile and disgusting -- how many times does this actually happen one wonders with no complaints being filed, out of fear or just not wanting to be involved with any sort of trouble?
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  17. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I think it would be interesting if the story had changed a little bit and the husband then got in the face of the Big Dumb Orifice's face and started making a scene calling that (expletive deleted) out. that video would have been priceless.

    Then again if it had been me I would have pushed things to see how far the (expletive deleted) would take it and to see if he would get physical as once someone lays a hand on me its all over with only things left to decide is what the recovery time in the ICU/Rehab/PT will be from the whoopin issued, criminal charges to file for and how many zeros on the check coming to me for said ASSes actions. Federal officers my foot, dont mean I wont take one or how many feel like they need to jump in down a few pegs before there ultimately wheeled away by EMS.

    Then again what I would do to the (expletive deleted) is nothing compared to what my SO would do... castration without anesthetic or warning anyone? Oh wait half of them never have any (nor spine)in the first place!
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  18. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

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  19. AngryMiller

    AngryMiller Original Member

    A coworker going through security had on a pair of sweatpants and no underwear. During the pat down TSA TTP (Thugs, Theives, and Perverts) pulled down his pants, exposing him to everyone in the area. Needless to say he doesn't care much for TSA either.
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  20. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    Anything for safety!

    Don't you want to be safe?!?!?

    You might as well spit on a soldier!

    If he'd just follow the rules and go through the scanner, then it wouldn't have happened. It's his own fault.

    I wish I could put those things in pink sarcasm font. Alas, these were recent statements made ala a similar situation. :td:
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