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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    velox (profile), 7 Mar 2011 @ 9:21am

    Re: Re: Laziness or civil disobedience?

    "You basically give up your right when you buy your ticket. If you choose to not give up your right, you have to find a different means of transportation."
    The TSA is not acting as a private security contractor for private companies, i.e. the airlines. The TSA policy has the force of law, and if you recall, people have been arrested and threatened with criminal charges for resisting these search procedures.
    So explain again to me how the US Constitution doesn't apply.

    Also, if someone blew up a boat and the same search procedures were subsequently applied on piers and docks, what will you say then?
    I have the right to swim if I don't like it???

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