Crackpot TSO at FLL keeps BWI safe from Santeria

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by KrazyKat, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Love that passive voice.
    The Broward County Coroner’s office was called… We can assume they had to rebook their flight.
    TSA’s method to make the “find”?—just break open the pottery.
    At least it wasn’t filled with the cremains of the passenger’s mother.
  2. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    What? No terminal dump?
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  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    pots of human ashes and other remains just spontaneously burst open whenever a TSA clerk is in the area, it seems. I'd surmise the clerk was fishing around hoping the jaw fragment had a gold tooth in it.
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  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Instead of bringing a bonus for finding a cache, may the Santeria of the broken vessel unleash a curse of riddance on the TSA.
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    I guess the SPOTniks don't want any competition in the voodoo arena.
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    In south Florida some Voodoo is a real possibility.
  7. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Thankfully we have TSA to crack our pots and get into our skulls. And you thought they were only in your pants?

    Atlantic Wire: Human Skulls Have a Habit of Popping Up at Florida Airports (Apr 24 2013)

    Back in February 2006, a 30-year-old Miami woman was arrested for bringing a human skull back from Haiti to "ward off evil spirits," the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported at the time. (And let's not forget the time in January when 18 human heads — with their skin still in tact — were discovered while passing through customs at Chicago's O'Hare airport in Chicago.) It's illegal to bring human remains into the U.S. without a death certificate.

    Sun Sentinel: No Bones About It -- You Just Can't Bring A Skull Through Customs (Feb 11 2006)

    Federal officials arrested Myrlene Severe, 30, after she brought the skull from Cap-Hatien in a rice bag on Lynx Airlines. She told investigators that she purchased the skull from a man in Haiti to use in religious ceremonies and had hoped it would ward off evil spirits, according to the federal complaint. Severe told them that she practices Vodou, or Voodoo, an African-Christian religion, with roots in Haiti, whose practitioners worship spirits that can heal and provide guidance.

    Laws governing the importation of human remains are rigid, but they don't prevent a small number of such cases in South Florida each year. "Human remains that are imported for proper medical or educational purposes are required to have a death certificate," said Zachary Mann, spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. "Any human body parts that are imported for religious purposes are considered restricted importations and are seized."
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So the TSA clerks now think they're also ICE?
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    TSA on the job? Hardly.
    The travellers had no idea what was in the fully enclosed pottery containers. Let's hope they're not being charged because of TSA's butterfingered effort at stopping WEI, i.e. drugs.
  10. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Actually according to later reports she was bringing it back to "ward off evil spirits" as part of Voodoo rituals. Even so, I am not sure what they could be charge with past a possible customs violation of some sort. Unless there is a local charge that they have listed against this type of situation.
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Obviously ineffective, as the evil spirits wearing the blue shirts weren't warded off.
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