TSA screener busted for stealing iPads, laptops from luggage [JFK]

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Monica47, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I think that Ron gets a bad rap because he can be confrontational and (at times) antagonistic. He actually sounds pretty intelligent and fairly well read. He just puts things together in a format that can be adversarial instead of cooperative - which is simply how some people are. We can't all be the same, how boring would the world be then?
     
  2. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Typical TSA employee. Adversarial, confrontational, unprofessional.
     
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  3. Doober

    Doober Original Member

    "Fairly well read"? I don't think so - but he does a good job of copying and pasting.
     
  4. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Sometimes well read can be indicated by knowing what to cut and paste and what not to cut and paste. :D
     
  5. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Am I a typical TSA employee by your measure?
     
  6. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Does a standard TSA Pat Down require the screener to make contact with the persons genitals?
     
  7. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    I can only give you what is in the spiel to give to passengers "resistance". I am not certified on pat downs, so there may be some more info they are giving at this point, but that was the last indication I had and what I have also been hearing.
     
  8. RB

    RB Founding Member

    And I can only give you my observations of TSA employees I have come in contact with or observed in some way. Like the one that tried to steal from me and the one that was on the verge of hitting me. The same ones that TSA would not investigate. As far as TSORon I can only evaluate him based on how he handles himself on public forums. You have done a better job than some.
     
  9. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    Hehe, I bet that hurt just a little didn't it? ;)
     
  10. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Not really. The guy that cleans my office doesn't go home at night, if you know what I mean. I treat him with respect but I also don't turn my back to him. Same way I treat TSA employees.
     
  11. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Are you paying dues to the union? If so, you're supporting an organization that is dedicated to preventing TSA employees from being searched entering or exiting, or even having full-time security cameras on them. Do a little research.

    By "working" for the TSA, you're backing the corrupt juggernaut. Hope you're proud of that.
     
  12. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It's not possible for a TSA "employee" to get a "bad rap."
     
  13. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    You're three sigma above the typical TSA employee. That's why I want you in another agency/job before the hammer comes down.
     
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  14. RB

    RB Founding Member

    He appears to be above the typical TSA employee but by virtue of being a TSA employee himself I think that opens up lots of questions.
     
  15. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    I don't. He's just a pr*k. A pr*k with a deserved inferiority complex. A dumb pr*k. I'm more than puzzled that you'd consider him intelligent when he has minimal capacity to learn from others, follow argumentation, or concede points once they're untenable.
     
  16. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    All of which are criteria for TSA employees...
     
  17. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    Admittedly, that doesn't set the bar very high at all.
     
  18. Rugape

    Rugape Original Member

    He makes valid points many times, regardless of his confrontational nature. There are many people of the same basic nature on each side of most conversations (not just TSA related ones). If conceding a point were a marker of what passes for intelligence in this world, we would not have nuclear weapons, war or fist fights - and don't even get me started on the political realm with the concession of a position. I merely indicated that to me, he appears to be more intelligent than many here give him credit for.
     
  19. RB

    RB Founding Member

    Getting back to the main topic, I would like to see any TSA employee convicted of theft or any other crime being required to walk the airport in full uniform, with a sandwich board stating, "I'm a TSA Thief" or other message for a few weeks as part of their punishment. The public not only needs but deserves such messages so they understand TSA is not on the public's side.
     
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  20. Caradoc

    Caradoc Original Member

    It'd be a better start if all TSA employees understood they're not on the public's side.
     

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