EWR firings

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Oct 20, 2012.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    I don't see a thread on the firings at EWR due to baggage theft.


    No wonder there's so much theft from baggage; there are no cameras watching the process.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    So the problem of theft improved when they installed the cameras and started watching the employees thieves?

    Surprise, surprise ...

    Or maybe the observed "lapses" happened when they were busy signalling (e.g. cell phone calls) stealable goods to others down the line.
  3. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    so we can trust our lives to these folks, but nothing else.
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  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Come on, man, these guys are the front line on the war in terror.
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  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Yeah. But they're on the other side...
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Let's hope this is just the start of a very good trend ...

    Security Info Watch: TSA seeks to fire or suspend largest group of agents ever (Oct 22 2012)

    The Transportation Security Administration said Friday it has started the process of firing 25 of its agents and suspending 19 others for not following screening procedures. The 44 employees all worked in a checked-baggage screening room in Terminal B of Newark's Liberty International Airport, TSA spokesman David Castelveter told CNN in a written statement.

    In November and December of 2011, they were caught on surveillance cameras not following proper screening protocols, an agency internal investigation revealed. After passengers check their bags, TSA screeners are supposed to search the luggage with electronic scanners and open some bags by hand. In this case, the employees allegedly didn't follow procedures on about 250 bags during the two months, the agency said. All bags did receive some screening, however.

    The punishment marks the largest removal and suspension of TSA officers in the agency's history, and part of a larger internal crackdown on improper behavior by TSA agents.

    More to come? Will last roach to leave TSA please turn out the lights.
  7. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Roaches run for cover of darkness whenever the lights are turned on. Therefore, the TSA roaches are already operating in the dark. It would be more appropriate to say: "Will the last roach to leave TSA please turn on the lights."
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nope, once the last roach is gone is safe to turn the lights out & save the taxpayers' money.

    (I actually had to stop & think that through when I made the post. Turn the light out for roaches? Yes, it's ok when the last one leaves.)
  9. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    NJ.com: Editorial: TSA problems continue to plague Newark Liberty airport

    Troubles continue at Newark Liberty International Airport as the jobs of dozens of security workers are on the line following a yearlong investigation. Triggered by reports of employees stealing from baggage, the Transportation Security Administration probe found that screeners failed to open and physically check bags that had been flagged for further inspection. That’s astounding — especially since the workers knew exactly what bags to check thanks to the X-ray identification ...

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