TSA’s 50 Most Dangerous Officers: The Criminals Keeping Us “Safe”

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Check out the list of the worst criminals, uh, respected TSA workers supposedly keeping us safe at the airport, compiled by Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s office.

About the findings:

. . . this report provides a small snapshot detailing 50 crimes TSA employees have been arrested for since 2005. This report does not highlight every arrest that has been made since 2005. Collectively, the crimes these individuals have been arrested for illustrates a deepening ┬áproblem within TSA’s training and hiring practices that makes the United States more susceptible to a domestic threat.

Gotta love the list, spelling out which of the crimes these 50 TSA scumbags were guilty of. A veritable smorgasbord of crime:

Theft….15

Sex Crimes (Rape, Molestation, Prostitution)….8

Child Pornography….6

Assault….5

Bribery….3

Drugs….3

Illegal Firearms….3

Airport Screening Failures…..2

Murder….1

Conspiracy….1

Impersonating a Federal Officer….1

Driving Under the Influence….1

Here’s a lovely one — a child molester (only one of many we’ve written about here at TSA News):

CHARLES BENNETT [photo above]

Airport: Orlando International

Position: Transportation Security Officer Crime: Child Molestation

Date: February 1, 2010

“A TSA agent has been arrested and charged with lewd and lascivious molestation of a minor after police say he tried to keep a girl as a sex slave. Police arrested 57-year-old Charles Bennett of Winter Garden on Friday. A 15-year-old girl was the one who reported him to police.

According to reports from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Jail, the 15- year-old victim confided in her caregivers that Bennett had touched her inappropriately three years ago when she was 12. She says he also asked the young girl to be his “sex slave,” an accusation investigators say Bennett admitted to in a written statement to police.

So the TSA can’t keep its work force devoid of creeps like these and we really believe they’re doing anything other than giving our genitals a feel-up and seeking an opportunity to lift our cash, iPods, and jewelry?

(Editor’s Note: Bill Fisher did a brief wrap-up last year of sex crimes by TSA workers. -LS)

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  • http://bearlyliterate.blogspot.com/ Bearly Literate

    Just to play devil’s advocate; many people with criminal records have a tough time getting any employment and will take what they can get. I don’t know what disqualifies a TSA applicant from getting employment or if these people lied on application.

    I have a misdemeanor assault conviction from over 7 years ago that prevents me from getting a job in many places, regardless of how hard I have worked to be a better person. However, even if I qualified to work for TSA I would never even apply. I do have my standards.

    • Enaylius

      Your ability or the ability of these uneducated losers to get a job is not the tax payers problem. I would sooner see the unemployment numbers go up then continue to live with the existance of the National Security state.

      • http://bearlyliterate.blogspot.com/ Bearly Literate

        You are correct. I do not take any assistance from tax payers. I have a job, that does not pay well, is far below my abilities, but it doesn’t bother my conscience at the end of the day and I don’t have to wear a fake smile or ask, “would you like to super size your order?”

    • RonBonner

      I would put being a pimp at a higher level than TSA employees.

      Why lower yourself to the lowest of lows?

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  • Scott Weinberg

    How about end the TSA? It’s time to abolished the TSA.

  • frostysnowman

    Only 1 was found guilty of impersonating a federal officer? I thought they were ALL guilty of that every day.

  • RonBonner

    Congressman Marsha Blackburn’s report was published on May 30, 2012. In the year that has passed since this document was released exactly what has the Congressman done to address the TSA problem?

    • TSAisTerrorism

      We’ve seen this report before. I’m not sure why it’s making the rounds again, but Rep. Blackburn released that report before introducing the STRIP Act which would have “stripped” TSA clerks of the administrative “officer” title and their fancy police costumes.

      • RonBonner

        I came to the same realization. Still doesn’t hurt to repost these things as a reminder that we still have a hell of a lot of work to do in order to return some sanity to travel in the United States. As long as there is a TSA as we know it today our work is not done.

        • http://tsanewsblog.com/10061/news/tsa-finally-holding-long-overdue-public-comment-period-on-scanners/ Lisa Simeone

          Exactly.

  • http://tsanewsblog.com/10061/news/tsa-finally-holding-long-overdue-public-comment-period-on-scanners/ Lisa Simeone

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    • RonBonner

      I think anyone working for TSA is seriously defective in some manner. Perverts, thieves, sadists, or something but it’s clear TSA employees are defective.

      • TSA

        They are defective, because smart men in a tie and suit, are the ones implementing these ridicule policies.These defective individuals , who get up at the wee hours to work, so that you and your delusional family can feel safe on your vacation. You get angry for losing your bottle of water, meanwhile , innocent lives are losing their limbs being blown off…small minded you are! See its the white collars who are most defective, whom are cheating,stealing, lying and oppressing people. Who says that a tie and shirt individual is not defective?…you are seriously delusional! Or you are one that steals big then go on a family vacation. Ohh! Dont forget, water bottles are not permitted, ohh! same idiotic excuse I forgot….Sad and ignorant!

        • http://tsanewsblog.com/214/news/history-repeats-itself-with-tsas-strip-search-tactics/ Lisa Simeone

          Mr. TSA, I think you’ll find that all of us here understand that the guys in the suits and ties have created the policies that the blue-shirted wonders then implement. The authoritarians at the top are no better than the tinpot dictators down below. None of them are helping us; all of them are hurting us.

        • Daisiemae

          Are you auditioning for the next Star Wars film? For the role of Yoda?

          You’ve mastered the inverted speech patterns (“small minded you are”).

          Now you need to start working on the wisdom part if you hope to be cast in the role of Yoda.

        • TSAisTerrorism

          Let’s be very, very clear here.

          No. Hell No! I do not feel safer with the TSA around.

          Any questions?