Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Affection, Apr 7, 2012.
Need it to add to my video. Should be released Tuesday.
Bill Fisher runs our Corrections Department. You can send him a PM, or I'll imagine he'll be along shortly with the answers.
Depending on where you're going with this, you might be interested in this tidbit I found in an article from 2004:
ABC News: TSA Under Fire for Rising Theft by Baggage Screeners
Screeners With Criminal Records
But executives in the airline industry and local police officials say the problem is not small at all. ABC News has learned that at New York's three major airports -- John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia -- 400 of the first 2,000 screeners hired had criminal records. In some cases, it seemed that the TSA hired screeners without first completing background checks. In others, screeners were apparently subjected to basic background checks, without detailed follow-up investigations.
When you start out with 20% criminals, it's going to be very difficult to remove that criminal mentality from your corporate culture. This explains why theft remains such an endemic problem at NYC airports today.
like flies way too much said on the other site, the primary job qualification is that you must be able to remain vertical for 8 hours. Honesty is only a nice-to-have.
Yes, Bill Fisher knows. He keeps a running tally and, in fact, has been posting it at newspapers and sites all over the blabbosphere, but I can't remember the total.
Okay, here's a comment he left in March. But the total has gone up since then. Still, this gives you some idea until he comes along:
Wow, it jumped from 5 to 10 in only a month:
I'll have to go with "Not nearly as many as should have been."
By my count there were 72 screeners arrested in 2011 and 12 so far in 2012. Note that there were multiple arrests in some crimes so there are fewer incidents than arrests.
The average per month last year was 6. This year it is 4. It seems that the TSOs are either ramping back their crimes, or they've learned how not to get caught. I tend to believe the latter.
Logic dictates that there are more crimes being committed than perps getting caught. People have no problem believing this with any other crime, yet for the TSA, they don't want to believe it.
If there are 200 thefts a day just at JFK alone but not 200 arrests a day then there's got to be a crap load of TSA employees in every airport getting away with ripping off passengers.
I suspect TSA not only has a crap load of employees getting away with various crimes, heck they get to sexually assault people without limit, TSA is doing all it can to hide these people and events from the public. I would bet the offers to resign in lieu of charges are sky high at TSA.
...thus, the high turn-over rate...
My guess is that the numbers will work out by year end and probably be less than 2011 but still around 5/month. Based on my recollection of last year's run, there was a hiatus around March/April then a spate of incidents with multiple offenders. As I recall there were two in the EWR thefts and three in the LGA thefts.
TSA has recently taken to firing these folks just prior to their arrest in hopes of deflecting any criticism that they were TSA workers. It is often now reported as "former TSA screener" even though the crimes were committed during their TSA employment.
Should we take bets on when a false flag operation will be implemented in order to scare the gullible masses even more? Or perhaps it won't be An Event, just a slow, continual accretion of stories about supposed threats that appear in the media.
Probably shortly after the next publicized crime, failure or passenger abuse. Or the next round of budget hearings.
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