Salt Lake airport police nab 150 on outstanding warrants

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Fisher1949, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I wonder how many worked for TSA? So much for a secure sterile area.
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Why the criticim? This says to me that they are being nabbed before they get their SIDA access. Being a federal agency, TSA probably has its own channels for the the background checks, but local employers & the airport will be going through their own PD.

    What's amazing is that so many stupid people with warrants on them will still submit to background checks. :D
  3. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Not a criticism of the police, I'm glad they caught them. Just a comment on how useless TSA is at keeping criminals out of the secure area without screening.

    The severity of the crime is irrelevant. A background check that misses a DUI warrant is the same as if it missed attempted murder. Either way the background checked failed.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    But there's no indication that anything "failed".

    Someone who already worked at the airport might have properly passed a background check at the time but later killed someone or just neglected to pay a parking ticket.
  5. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    True, but what good are background checks done every five years for people with access to the 'sterile" area?

    If that is the case then TSA should screen me once every five years and leave me alone for another five years.
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