Arrested TSA Employee Former TSA officer at Newark Airport sentenced for stealing money from passengers' bags

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    From nj.com: Former TSA officer at Newark Airport sentenced for stealing money from passengers' bags

     
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  2. KrazyKat

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  3. Cartoon Peril

    Cartoon Peril Original Member

    I would come down really hard on this stuff. This isn't like swiping some returnable cans from your neighbor. This erodes (if that's even possible) confidence in the integrity of the security system (if that's even possible), which leads to things like F-16's "escorting" aircraft because nobody believes that TSA has done an adequate job at the checkpoint.
     
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  4. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    here's the message boys and girls - crime like drug use (a health problem), lock them up. Crimes which abuse trust (a justice problem), particularly by a government employee, wrist slap, stay at home for a little while...
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    The supervisor in question was Michael Arato, who got 30 months prison time for his part. Raimi probably made a deal for testimony and a lighter sentence.

    If TSA employees will turn on each other, I wonder why they think we'll believe that they're actually looking out for anyone else.
     
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    If you see something, say something :), and you don't need to look very far. :D
     
  7. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    TSA employees should be at least as afraid of their co-workers being criminals or terrorists as they are of geriatric incontinence underwear being a bomb.
     
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  8. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    ^
    ...or of "Afro-hairstyle bombs!"
     
  9. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    In my world, "turning" on someone who is thieving from the public would be a good thing. Codes of silence are poisonous.
     
  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    As are "secret laws" and "secret lists." But the TSA and their poisonous employees thrive on such.
     
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  11. THawk996

    THawk996 Original Member

    From USA Today:
    http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2011/09/newark-theft-ring-airport-tsa/548461/1
     
  12. rockon

    rockon Original Member

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