Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, May 8, 2012.
Again, this is entirely believable to me.
Things like this happen quite often, although usually it involves a much more local scale of situation, the most common example I can think of is putting drugs on a person (usually in a jacket) or in their vehicle and calling the cops.
Anyone that has been in a relationship that turned ugly at the end can believe this.
It's not always relationship issues that result in this sort of thing.
Sometimes it's just sheer stupidity. But given the perpetrator and his "job," perhaps that's to be expected.
That (expletive deleted) thought he was "flirting" with the girl.
Like I said - sheer stupidity. Lots of TSA employees think that they're groping people to make them safe, too.
Agreed. That incident WAS sheer stupidity, and there are many other situations that can spur an incident like the OP, in my experiences, when I have seen people do similar things, it mostly involved a personal relationship.
Rugape, he's referring to the link he embedded in the words "sheer stupidity." The TSA clerk who sprung a baggie full of white powder on his unsuspecting victims and told them it had come out of their bags, implying they were smuggling cocaine.
I'd like to know if the woman who did this is going to be charged with anything. The article was very vague on details. I'm still a bit incredulous on this one. Not that it couldn't happen, it just seems convenient, strangely done, and short on details.
I've been saying for years that the appropriate charge in such cases would be the exact same charge for which they were attempting the frame-up.
Hide a gun in someone's carry-on? Charge the person as if they personally had attempted to smuggle a live firearm past the checkpoint for the purposes of terrorism.
Hide fake drugs in someone's bag as a "joke?" Charge them with smuggling drugs.
Falsely accuse someone of rape? Charge them with rape.
Hence the reason I indicated it was sheer stupidity (that guy was an unprofessional idiot). I should have put a period, not a comma after that - sorry, I was thinking faster than I was typing.
Separate names with a comma.