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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    Rick Falkvinge, 7 Mar 2011 @ 4:54am

    Laziness or civil disobedience?

    I wouldn't be too quick to write it off as laziness. If I had a governmental job like this, I would consider it my duty to put the rights of citizens before the orders of my superior, and leave the private stuff of ordinary people alone (note: all luggage has gone through X-ray already, this is about actually opening the suitcases).

    There is something in the US constitution about unwarranted searches. I'm pretty sure it would apply if tested. In the meantime, I have to applaud these people if driven by motivation of civil disobedience.

    If driven by laziness, well, it still shows surveillance doesn't work.

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