Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by THawk996, Sep 20, 2011.
From nj.com: Former TSA officer at Newark Airport sentenced for stealing money from passengers' bags
"...and his supervisor"...and that's it? problem solved?
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.
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...
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.
If you see something, say something , and you don't need to look very far.
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.
...or of "Afro-hairstyle bombs!"
In my world, "turning" on someone who is thieving from the public would be a good thing. Codes of silence are poisonous.
As are "secret laws" and "secret lists." But the TSA and their poisonous employees thrive on such.
From USA Today:
So the judge thought Raimi put himself at risk by wearing the wire?
Tells me that there are way too many areas where there are no cameras.
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