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 Coward, 7 Mar 2011 @ 5:09am

    It is incredibly easy to find faults like this in a huge system. A small group of workers, who really are suppose to "self-check" each other while working, decide to avoid the work altogether. While it is disappointing, it isn't unusual in a work force of 40,000 to have a few bad apples.

    It is also incredibly easy to stand on the outside taking potshots. Mike, would you care to take the time to elaborate your security plans for flying in the future?

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