Pinole Officer In Hawaii Stops Attack On TSA Agent

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    PINOLE (KPIX 5) — A Pinole police officer on a Hawaiian vacation is being praised for stopping an attack on a Transportation Security Administration agent at an airport checkpoint last week.

    There is no information about why the passenger attacked the TSA employee. However, look at the video. I've watched it several times and it's difficult, at least for me, to see who exactly was assaulting whom. The video shows the two people in a scuffle but doesn't show what happened before it started.
  2. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    More on the story:

    Corporal Justin Rogers had barely taken off his shoes to go through security about 12:55 p.m. when he saw a woman push over a security checkpoint sign for a lane reserved for pilots and staff, Cmdr. Pete Janke said. A TSA security officer who went over to stop her was promptly attacked by the violent woman, and several travelers in the security terminal began screaming.

  3. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Looks like the notion that TSA employees only gang up on those who look vulnerable holds true.
  4. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Once again, a passenger takes care of the situation:
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Have their airport police been hanging out w/ TSA so much that they've become equally useless?
  6. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

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  7. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    The brave fellow in blue behind the counter was just watching the whole thing when the passenger shamed him into action. Or gave him the idea that he should assist. Either way, not a great reflection. Kudos to the copper: he rendered assistance with a minimum of force. No gratuitous punches.
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    There are some truly awesome comments on the Fark thread.

  9. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I think the other TSA screeners did as expected, nothing!
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Apparently they're highly trained to stand around waving their hands and doing nothing constructive...
  11. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    Woah! On the comments: A new TSA acronym definition that I absolutely LOVE! >3

  12. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Need to make a master list of these as thats pure gold.
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  13. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    Look at the size of some of those people! How can anyone have any confidence in this group if they look like that?
  14. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Best. Comment. Ever.

  15. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Maui News: Off-duty officer helps airport agent

    Lt. Michael Oakland, commander for the Hawaii sheriff's airport patrol section, said ... he was "very upset" that the TSA released the video, however, since it's evidence in an active investigation. He's concerned that a judge won't allow prosecutors to show the video in court because it's been released to the public.

    "They've just blown our case," he said.
  16. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    IIRC, the TSA often claims that the tapes aren't theirs as it's the airport's cameras that capture the video.
  17. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    He's full of :trash:.

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