This really is news: the TSA has identified
and fired the screener agent who, upon finding a sex toy in a woman's checked luggage, left a creepy note for her.
Update: The TSA has not fired the agent. The TSA announcement states that the agent has been identified, "removed from screening operations and appropriate disciplinary action has been initiated." In other words: probably got a promotion.
The House Homeland Security Committee Majority Staff Report has just published its investigation on aviation security, and the title really tells you everything you need to know: MISCONDUCT AT TSA THREATENS THE SECURITY OF THE FLYING PUBLIC.
Hannah Cohen is a 19 year old who is being treated for a brain tumor at Memphis’s St Jude’s Hospital, who is “partially deaf, blind in one eye, paralyzed, and easily confused” — and who was subjected to a violent beating during a secondary TSA screening while flying home to Chatanooga, TN for the holidays.
Although Minneapolis man Hooman Nikizad arrived at the airport two hours early, as recommended, his hour-and-a-half wait in the security line made him miss his flight. He then had to buy a second ticket on another airline in order to get to his destination on time. Now he’s suing the TSA for $506.85 to cover […]
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