DFW TSA Misses Gun

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by RB, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. RB

    RB Founding Member

  2. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    A firearm gets through the checkpoint and onto an aircraft, yet the TSA claims no foul? Unreal! :confused:

    I wonder how many dangerous bottles of water and shampoo were found, Behavior Detection "microexpression" surveillance operations conducted, etc. on the same day in DFW. Keep chasing after non-threats, TSA, while screwing the pooch on things that matter. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Technically, they didn't actually "miss" the gun.

    They simply didn't tell anyone they found one until after the passenger had left the checkpoint... like the complete fricking idiots they are.
     
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  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    The lady has lawyered up. It is being stated on the local DFW news that the feds are not going to press charges but the state may.

    If TSA saw the gun in the ladies bag on the carry on x-ray machine then why did it take 90 minutes to track her down and only then on an aircraft that had already pushed back?

    This was a clear case of a DFW TSA fail.
     
  5. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Plus TSAs been caught lying in this situation about "not completing the screening process" and they knew which flight she was on yet it took them 90 mins to find her. Good the Feds aren't doing anything and I bet DFW dps won't do anything to her but a slap on the wrist.

    Then the local NBC affiliate reporter, was a TSA mouth piece and went as far as saying passengers had no rights at the checkpoint. I fired off a email to the station about that along with a few links to TUG on TSA crimes and abuses.
     
  6. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    LOL 90 minutes to find her, after they had her taxiing plane turn around, AFTER they "swept FIVE terminals"!
    :confused:
    OMG:rolleyes:
     
  7. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Good she's lawyering up b/c
    To cover their butts, they charge her.
    No doubt.
     
  8. RosemaryT

    RosemaryT Original Member

    Being prosecuted by the government has got to be a glimpse of (expletive deleted), and can probably cause financial ruination. She'll have to hire lawyers to respond to every piece of paperwork the government produces. If they wish to make an example out of her, they can do it by flooding her with legal paperwork alone. Even if you're 100% in the right, a trip through America's court rooms is financially devastating for most people.
     
  9. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Exactly why I keep saying that lawsuits are cold comfort.
     
  10. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I see...so the many layers of security fail and thus someone has to be punished.
     
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  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    And it's not like the passengers have a union to look after their interests. Our legislators are supposed to do that, but they've all been bought and sold.
     
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  12. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Idiot TSA employees. This organization could not be any more incompetent.

    -They can strip search grandma, against procedures(so they say), and then lie that it didn't happen.
    -They let 2 dangerous cupcakes on in one airport, but steal the last cupcake at another
    -They completely miss C-4 in one leg, but catch the wrapper in another
    -Meanwhile, neither the nude-o-scope nor the pat down would catch a detonator in someone's bum(the absolutely necessary component of an explosion.
    -They nearly/completely miss a .38, have to call the aircraft back to the gate(good think grandma didn't already meet up with her accomplice and hand-off the gun)
    -They assault nearly every citizen that goes through the checkpoint, but can't say their touching genitalia
     
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  13. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    But remember the mindless zombie response: it was all done exactly to procedure and at the highest standard level.

     
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  14. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Layers of people must be punished, all 21 layers! They claim 21 layers of security, and not a single one worked. :eek:

    Sorry, had to fix that last one for you. They were probably inattentive due to low sugar levels in their bloodstreams because pax have been bringing fewer :cupcake: to surrender at the checkpoints.
     
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  15. MaximumSisu

    MaximumSisu Requiescat in Pace

    I'm getting gun-shaped bottles for my toiletries so I can get my shampoo thru security.
     
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  16. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

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  17. RadioGirl

    RadioGirl Original Member

    Re: "all lawyered up." I thought you Americans weren't allowed lawyers any more; you know, NDAA and all that. :confused:
     
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  18. RB

    RB Founding Member

    There was an interview on the local DFW news last night given by the ladies attorney. I think the problem she is going to run into is that she at one time had a CCL but it had expired. So she was carrying concealed without license and to make matters worse through airport security. It sounded like the charges were going to be limited to the carrying concealed without license but even that is muddy in Texas. The law was changed that anyone can carry if they are traveling. Whatever happens it will take a Grand Jury for this to go anywhere.

    edit to add:

    An oh by the way: The lady is an attorney herself.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/01/19/3670156/dfw-passengers-gun-spotted-at.html

    Don't know what this might do to her Bar License. Probably won't know until all the dust settles.
     
  19. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    BD - Ive heard her chl isn't expired it expires this month(in the 30 day grace period). But considering how jacked up the coverage has been who knows.
     
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Well, it's either that or revert to Code Duello.
     

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