TSA empoyees @ JFK: "lack of consideration ... complete lack of respect ... ill-mannered"

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Mike, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Appears their 'tude is casting a bit of an aura on the neighborhoods around JFK ...

    Queens Gazette: Goldfeder To TSA: ‘Keep Your Hands Off Our Neighborhood’

    Assemblymember Phil Goldfeder has called on the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (DHS-TSA) to provide on-site parking for agency employees or recommend action be taken to make use of public transportation. This is in response to complaints from local community groups and residents who live adjacent to John F. Kennedy International Airport about limited parking as well as lack of consideration by TSA agents who park on community streets.

    “Complaints and problems with the TSA are not confined within airport walls, but begin with their complete lack of respect for our local community,” said Goldfeder. “Residents of Southern Queens already tolerate noise and pollution caused by JFK Airport; they should not be burdened by ill-mannered TSA employees using local streets as their own private parking garage.”

  2. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Wow. I can't say I'm surprised, but wow.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    What's striking (or not) is that this also describes how they behave within the airports: lack of consideration, complete lack of respect, ill-mannered. The majority probably don't, but there are so many bad apples that it's hard to keep that in perpsective.
  4. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    I'd say start towing offenders cars, that or a few other means of discouragement. I bet that happening 1 or 2 times they would stop.
  5. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    I say let the air out of their cars.
  6. TravelnMedic

    TravelnMedic Original Member

    Nah thats to nice and easy ... unless you air it out with a skunk ...:D ... more like this

  7. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not visibile in this picture is the image of the fire hose continuing out the other side of the car. FD busted both windows and connected the hose, perfect example of a work around.
  8. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Fixed it for you.
  9. N965VJ

    N965VJ Original Member

  10. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I'm disappointed in the current New Yorkers. Twenty years ago the TSA worker's car would show up on the Deegan or under the West Side highway, burned out with the tires and battery missing.

    The fate of the offending TSA worker may not be much better.

    Sad that NYers have become so passive.
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  11. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Queens Chronicle: Goldfeder wants TSA to park at airport: Says workers hog spots near AirTrain

    Pat downs and long lines are not the only complaints about Transportation Security Administration people have. For residents of the neighborhoods surrounding JFK Airport, the TSA is causing problems even outside the airport terminal. People living near the A subway line in Ozone Park, South Ozone Park and even in the Rockaways, as well as residents of Old Howard Beach near the AirTrain say rhar agency employees are also intrusive when it comes to parking.

    “Residents have written letters, compiled pictures, and videos of TSA agents demonstrating complete disregard for our neighborhood,” said Donna Gilmartin, member of Community Board 10 and president of the Locust Grove Civic Association, which covers a few blocks of South Ozone Park. “We have been complaining for years and the TSA has yet to respond to our concerns. The local police precinct has better things to do than respond to TSA agents blocking our driveways.”

    Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Far Rockaway) is calling for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide compensation for TSA agents to park in JFK parking lots, as is done already in several other states around the country. Besides the parking complaints, Goldfeder said he has heard of blocked driveways, littering and even in one instance a TSA officer changing his clothes outside his car on a public street.
  12. saulblum

    saulblum Original Member

    Especially in Howard Beach ;)
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  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Yeah. They'd be found face down in the East River.
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  14. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    The only thing missing is the "leaky" coupling inside the car...
  15. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    No, more like at 0:33
  16. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Becky Akers @ LRC Blog: This Won’t Surprise You


    We can always count on politicians to “resolve” a problem by swiping more of our taxes, and neither this crisis nor critter violate that rule: Felonious Phil “is calling for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to provide compensation for TSA agents to park in JFK parking lots, as is done already in several other states around the country.” He added, “Hardworking families and residents of Southern Queens should not have to deal with rude and careless TSA agents.”

    Yep. And neither should passengers.
  17. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    Gotta love Becky. ^
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