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Proven: TSA Hires Murderers, Rapists, Thieves

Sunday, March 3, 2013 17:30
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Look what one agent did to his own 75-year-old mother


byChelsea Schilling

TSA agent caught sleeping on the job at New York’s LaGuardia Airport (photo by Bucky Turco included in Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s report)


Some might consider it one of the most important jobs in America after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: Protecting the nation’s airports, airplanes and citizens from would-be terrorists hell-bent on mass murder.

But the TSA screeners patting you down and combing through your belongings don’t have federal law-enforcement training, may earn about as much as a McDonald’s shift manager and are not required to possess a high-school diploma or GED.

In fact, they might even be criminals.

If recent news reports are any indication, many Americans can’t even trust that TSA’s screeners won’t steal their laptops, money or jewelry.

What does it take to work for the TSA?

In May 2012, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., released a report titled, “‘Not on My Watch’: 50 Failures of TSA’s Transportation Security Officers.”

“While in the last decade TSA has employed many dedicated public servants who truly have a deep desire to serve our country, they have also hired an alarming number of individuals who in many cases would never have passed a simple background check,” Blackburn’s report stated.

“This problem has only exacerbated itself since 2005 when TSA administratively reclassified airport security screeners as Transportation Security Offices. To make matters worse, TSA upgraded TSOs uniforms to reflect those of federal law enforcement officers, complete with metal officer badges. Despite their new title of officer, TSOs receive zero federal law enforcement training and … many TSOs have displayed little respect for the titles they hold and the uniforms they wear.”

A recent search of job postings revealed the Transportation Security Officer positions come with a salary as low as $29,131 per year and are open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.


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  • “they have also hired an alarming number of individuals who in many cases would never have passed a simple background check”

    That’s OK. The country’s chief executive couldn’t pass a simple background check, either.

  • I would guess they would be required to fail an IQ test before taking such a position of responsibility. The USA government is really trying hard to keep their employment figures from dropping further so they must create government employment positions, and to avoid pre-hiring restrictions they have removed innocuous requirements such as”experience”! The last I heard they were trying to decide what uniforms cattle guards should wear, and to get rid of the term “par” on all public golf courses. Well; just be careful this summer because in your national parks they have reduced the “be aware of big foot” signs in Oregon, Washington and Idaho in order to reduce expenses.

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