Lazy TSA Agents Let Thousands Of Bags Through Unscreened (But They Gotta See Us Naked)

from the feeling-safer? dept

While the TSA and the US government continue to insist that it's absolutely necessary to see passengers naked before they can get on a plane, it appears that not everyone in the TSA is so committed to such thorough searches. Apparently, the feds are investigating a group of 27 TSA agents in Hawaii who apparently just skipped over the part of their jobs where they were supposed to screen luggage. Instead, they just tagged the luggage, saying it was screened and let it go on planes.

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    Anonymous a-hole, 7 Mar 2011 @ 5:38am


    It is incredibly easy to find faults like this in a huge system.

    When the system has been shown overall (and not just the random fuck up) to be completely worthless for stopping, it's no longer nit-picking to find fault.

    For my part, I don't hate the TSA. They could be a force for preventing additional plane-based bombings. They could be a lot of things, but what they're doing in the name of security is intrusive, unnecessary, demonstrably not effective and possibly unconstitutional.

    For what it's worth, I rarely fly, and I see it as a huge problem. It's one of the reasons I try to take the trains in the dense Northeast corridor rather than get of a jet anywhere - not because jets are dangerous (they're not) but because I've no desire to be gate-raped for the crime of having bought a ticket.

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