Photo: Reuters. A man is screened with a backscatter x-ray machine at an LAX TSA checkpoint.
Four present and past security screeners at LAX took 22 payments of up to $2400 each to let large shipments of coke, meth, and pot slip through baggage X-ray machines. Oh, we are so very, very shocked.
In one incident detailed in the 40-page indictment (Link), screeners plotted to allow eight pounds of crystal meth to get through—then one of them ducked into an airport men's room where he was handed $600, the second payment for that delivery.
Just think! If you've flown out of LA recently, you law-abiding person, one of these very dirtbags may have harassed you over your terror-toothpaste.
More: LA Times, BBC News, Wired, WSJ.
• Who did the TSA terrorize today? A 4-year-old girl. Why? She hugged her grandma.
• 95-year-old Air Force veteran robbed of $300
The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has invalidated parts of North Carolina’s voter suppression laws, ruling that the requirement to show photo ID was enacted “with racially discriminatory intent.”
In an op-ed for the Guardian today, I shared the primal and personal experience I felt as a woman watching another woman make history, as Hillary Rodham Clinton accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for President of the United States.
Amy Sloper writes, “This is a really timely (while still feeling dated) voting PSA about the importance of tellin’ the world your opinion by voting.”
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