. . . 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 problem 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:
Sex Crimes (Rape, Molestation, Prostitution)….8
Airport Screening Failures…..2
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)