Need name of FSD in Atlanta

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Doober, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    From what I can find on the internet it is Mary Leftridge Byrd. Can anyone confirm that?
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    http://www.news-daily.com/news/2010/jul/06/mary-leftridge-byrd-tsa-director-at-hartsfield/

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    she added. She managed medium- and maximum-security prisons for men and women, at both institutions.

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    Just what we need. Prison Guards running an airports TSA operation. It's pretty clear from observation and how we are treated what tools TSA leans to.

    Guilty and no chance of defense seems to be TSA's modus operandi.
     
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  3. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    This placement of prison officials and military officials in place over innocent citizens says all it needs to about TSA.

    To TSA we are guilty until we can prove ourselves innocent to their satisfaction.

    What other message could there be? There are several job types and personalities that could just as easily manage a large organization such as TSA has deemed is necessary at the airports. The fact that prison guards and former military officials are running the organization at the nation's (nea the world's) largest airports is telling.
     
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  4. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Thanks, Boggie Dog. A former prison guard - ain't that just wonderful.

    Next question: What do the numbers on a "TSA rummaged through this luggage" mean? Are they related to the individual who do the rummaging?

    My son wants to e-mail her regarding the items stolen from their checked luggage yesterday. Nothing significant, just two new aluminum water bottles that they were given by a bar in Atlanta for participating in a taste-testing.

    Son also made a comment about the girth of the screeners both in Atlanta and Philadelphia and how the TSA seems to be employing the otherwise unemployable. He's learning - but they still go through WBI just to get the process over with. That said, MMW "saw" something in one of his pockets but he did not get an area-specific patdown. He was just asked if he left anything in his pocket. He "patted down" his own pocket and felt a chapstick. They took his word for it. :rolleyes:
     
  5. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    The last time I had my luggage rummaged, err I mean inspected for contraband, err I mean "weapons" :rolleyes: the note did not contain numbers. This must be something new to track the miscreants sniffing our panties.

    Yeah, good luck with that. Don't you know she's the FSD? As I've been told several times, these people are far too busy and important combating terrorism to speak with a mere citizen. He'll eventually end up with "contact us" who will forward his concern to someone at ATL promising an answer, and that email will likely be ignored. I've never once received a return call or email from anyone at local TSA management at any airport where additional follow up was promised.

    I can't blame him. TSA has made the process onerous and inconvenient just for this purpose. People believe that if they just "go along" they'll be left alone. TSA creates this situation, and for the most part, it's true. And boy do I feel safer knowing that you can just tell them what you've got on you.

    It would appear that the A.S.S. have become has bored and unimpressed with these machines as the rest of us. Seriously, these machines are making us far less safe than we were. I can't wait until this boondoggle literally blows up in TSA's face.

    And since I've stopped flying. Period. End stop. I guess I'll just have to watch the whole thing unfold on TV. :rolleyes:
     
  6. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Barbell, I know contacting the FSD is a waste of time, but if it helps to clog up her e-mail "inbox" it's worth it.

    I've been wanting to say the same thing but have been almost afraid to do so. Thanks for saying it for me.
     
  7. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    To be honest, I'm awaiting my NDAA detention any day. Why stop now?
     
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  8. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Here's the text of the e-mail my son sent to the TSA:

    They had walked into a bar and soon realized they were in a gay bar....but they had a grand time and a good meal.
     
  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    They should file a report with the airport police and request all video of baggage screening be held as evidence.
     
  10. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    And yet my daughter who travels all the time frequently has her Chapstick confiscated depending on which airport she's at. Maybe she just buys the "special" exploding kind of Chapstick......
     
  11. FaustsAccountant

    FaustsAccountant Original Member

    I filed one a long time ago, I'm sure it went into the bin under the desk. Other than a few canned responses, nothing came of it.
    But I don't regret filing it. Better to say something than nothing at all.
     
  12. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    I was under the impression that TSA notes did not have any identifying numbers on them (I never check a bag, so I've never gotten one). What were they like?
     
  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    It was the standard love note, Notice of Baggage Inspection, with the number 822 written in green marker.
     

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