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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    Jeremy7600 (profile), 7 Mar 2011 @ 7:21am

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    How comfortable are you walking down the street? Has everyone else on the street been security checked? for knives, guns and other items, possibly bomb making elem ents? Why are you more concerned about the people on the plane? How many incidents with a knife have their been on a plane recently? Or any weapons? And how many muggings, robberys, assaults with a weapon, have their been on the streets of america or stores or other public places? Sure, the security has stopped all that from getting on the planes so it doesn't happen. Bullshit.

    I don't care if anyone else has been checked befolre boarding. I worry more about getting killed on the ground by stray gunfire (from anyone, anywhere at anytime) than I would worry about anything happening to me on a plane. Why is it so important to you that people on a plane are checked but not people everywhere else? Is it only possible for people to use a knife on a plane but not anywhere else? WTF?

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