BDO "Patrolling" Baggage Claim @ PWM

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by FriendlySkies, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Flew into PWM yesterday, and took this while waiting for my checked bags. This clerk was acting as if he was a cop who was on patrol for somebody doing something "bad". Kind of wanted to "engage" him, but decided against it.

    I decided to take this to expose the constant waste of the TSA and DHS. As this report from CBS News uncovers, TSA has yet to catch a terrorist with their "Behavior Detection Officers".;photovideo

  2. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    At the baggage claim? What the (expletive deleted) can it do? You're already off your flight and on your way out. For it to try to stop you would be unlawful detainment, right?
  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    This picture proves everything I already know about TSA.

    By and large, the organization is rife with underachieving losers who would otherwise be sending missives from their mothers' basements.

    No wonder so many of them think they are now at the top of the food chain. Sad.

    And, CelticWhisper, I agree. What in the world is accomplished by hanging around the baggage claim once everyone has arrived?
  4. bobsgt

    bobsgt Original Member

    Perhaps he is watching for people who look 'guilty' for having successfully transported forbidden things in their baggage that wasn't screened when they departed HNL.

    Source: Honolulu Star-Advertiser
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    The avatar requirement is that they cannot copyrighted by others. Further explanation is unnecessary. :)
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  6. bobsgt

    bobsgt Original Member

    And where would the fun have been in that? :D
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  7. coachrowsey

    coachrowsey Original Member

    The "spot" program is a disgrace & waste of our dollars.
  8. FriendlySkies

    FriendlySkies Member

    Ever more so at the baggage claim.
  9. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    This actually raises an interesting question - if I'm grabbing my bag after landing at my destination and some TSAhole demands to search it, can I tell it to get lost? All it can do is deny me entry to the sterile area, which may not even include the baggage claim, and which it was my intention to leave in the first place. Telling me I can't leave would be unlawful detainment since TSOs aren't LEOs and don't have LE authority.
  10. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach


    Even in the secured area, they can only inspect it at pre-establish checkpoints. TSA has no authority to stop & search anywhere.

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