Arrested TSA Employee TSA Agent Caught Stealing $5K at JFK: WSJ

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by CelticWhisper, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    But of course, this is just an unconnected bad-apple incident. The actions of this one rogue (not-actually-police-but-please-begin-conjuring-up-notions-of-respectable-and-authoritative-law-enforcement-personnel-now) Officer do not reflect on--

  2. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    One begins to wonder how much it will take before the TSA hollers "uncle!" and gives up the pretense.
  3. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    The headline should be "Transportation Security Administration agent caught stealing $5,000 from a passenger"...
  4. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I think we can help the process along by doing what we can to make the demotivator (or another like it) go viral. A picture really is worth a thousand words and something that unmistakably conveys the message that "These 'unconnected' incidents are anything but" should help to get more people to realize how deep the problem runs.
  5. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    I rather like this, but am not seeing an option to change the thread title. Could a coach take care of this when they get a free minute? No rush.
  6. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

    Odd, I haven't seen the Word doc template from the TSA saying how this "does not reflect on the rest of our workforce" yet.
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  7. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    Good news day today. I've already sent 2 emails to the reps. :)
  8. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    They're having trouble retrieving it from the Google cache, since they can't be arsed to keep a local copy.
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  9. jtodd

    jtodd Original Member

    More likely, a TSA employee stole the computer that the doc was saved on.
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  10. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

  11. Sunny Goth

    Sunny Goth Original Member Coach

    This is just nuts. I don't even have anything to add. I mean, really, how many of these thefts have been made public this week? The iPads, money, man!
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  12. RB

    RB Founding Member

    So over just the last few weeks we know of thieving TSA employees at MIA, DFW, and the latest at JFK. During that same time frame there have been zero attempts of a terrorist attack on any airline flight screened by TSA.

    I can only conclude that any real risk to my safety is because of TSA and its band of thieves.
  13. CelticWhisper

    CelticWhisper Founding Member

    Not a theft, but there was also the EWR terminal dump. That's 3 in a week.
  14. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Oh, Celtic, my comment was not directed at the thread title--I was not at all clear, sorry--I should have said the story lede in the press should change. The press describes this as, "Look, a TSA agent stealing," when the news is really that TSA actually broke down and nabbed one of their own. I guess they were faced with a humongous smoking gun.

    As you point out in your demotivator-- theft in this and how many hundreds, thousands, millions of other instances? Like Fisher says, travelers often paying extra (to check bags) and be stolen from.
  15. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  16. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Organized crime.
  17. Monica47

    Monica47 Original Member

    Absolutely! How many haven't been caught?
  18. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

  19. KrazyKat

    KrazyKat Original Member

    Very succinctly put!
  20. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Given past record, the thief will only get 22 days in jail.

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