TSA Calls it ‘Voluntarily Abandoned Property’

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Canada Free Press: TSA Calls it ‘Voluntarily Abandoned Property’

    It’s almost a cruel play on words.

    You go to the airport and bring that which you know you’ll need for the trip. Transportation Security Administration employees rifle though your bags and find that bottle of shampoo that was a little too big or the can of deodorant that had a few too many ounces. They tell you that certain items in your possession cannot be taken on board the flight and you have to leave them behind.

    The name they have for those goods is a hoot: “Voluntarily Abandoned Property.”

    I am a simple man and believe words mean things. When the TSA tells you to leave something you own behind or you can’t get on the plane, that’s not exactly “voluntary” in my book. Kind of sounds like blackmail, but that’s just me. When I’m told if I don’t leave it, I can’t get on the plane, I wouldn’t consider myself “abandoning” that item because you usually abandon something you don’t want.

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  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    So? The TSA also refers to "officers" when they mean "clerks," and "respectful searches" when any rational person would call it "sexual assault."

    TSA "employees" struggle daily to justify their actions (except for the ones who actually enjoy their "jobs"), so it's not surprising that they'd have to reach that far to justify theft under the color of authority.
     
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I call it fencing under color of law. Otherwise known as knowing receipt of stolen property.
     
  4. RB

    RB Founding Member

    I don't think they struggle. Having to sttuggle would imply having a conscience, not likely for Tsa clerks.
     
  5. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Some of them struggle. They're the ones working for the TSA because they literally have nowhere else to go for a "job."

    Then there are the ones who do not struggle not because they have no conscience, but because they are so disconnected from reality that they actually believe the TSA serves a constructive purpose aimed at the public good, and the ones who do not struggle with their conscience because they lack one, and enjoy molesting the public and/or stealing their property while knowing full well that they're not contributing to real security, but pretending to do so.

    At the bottom of the pond of slime called the TSA are those who collect a paycheck for "behavioral detection."
     

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