Yet another TSA agent charged with child porn


This is getting so routine I should keep a template so I can just fill in the blanks.

Another TSA agent has been charged with child pornography: Andrew Smeal, who worked at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Florida. He started working for the TSA two months ago. Wonder how many molestations — er, I mean “enhanced patdowns” — he’s performed.

Think he’s an anomaly? Think again.

We have Jose Salgado from Boston Logan, Michael Scott from Baltimore-Washington International, this charming guy, an entire team of gropers and screamers, and a whole bunch of others. And those are only the ones we’ve found out about. You’ll forgive me if I can’t keep track.

All that doesn’t, of course, include the bulliers, harassers, and assaulters of adults.

What does TSA chief John Pistole have to say about all this? Who knows? His contempt for the traveling public only goes on display during Congressional testimony (when he bothers to show up) or in the pages of newspapers.

And when all else fails, he and the rest of his team can always repeat their time-honored phrases: “proper procedures were followed” or “this individual was screened in accordance with standard procedures.”

Don’t you know by now, fellow travelers? It’s always your fault.

Families with children and families with special needs, now boarding!

(Photo: Flickr Creative Commons/Pink Sherbet Photography)

  • http://www.facebook.com/sommer.gentry Sommer Gentry

    Deputy Administrator Halinski had this to say about TSA’s child predators, thieves, and rapists:

    “To illustrate how few TSA employees are bad apples, Halinski compared the organization to a city.

    “You’re always going to have crime in a
    city,” he said, adding that the goal is to stamp out crime, just as the
    goal is to stamp out criminal behavior within the TSA.

    Ah, yes, Deputy Molester Halinski, TSA is a small city, but it’s a unique city , a city where all the residents are given machines to look through children’s clothes and get a nice up-close view of their private parts, a city where every resident is encouraged to put their hands down someone’s pants and get a great big handful of testicles or vulva, a city where You Don’t Get On Unless We Get Off.

    The difference, Herr Halinski, between TSA and a city is that I stay out of the bad neighborhoods in my city. The difference is that you are not only placing these scumbags in our airports, not only paying these vermin to shout at and demean us, you’re giving these scumbags carte blanche to sexually assault and abuse innocent people. You’re giving this human filth the key to our valuables and our undergarments that should have stayed locked away from their greasy theiving hands. TSA is a city, alright. It’s a city of criminals, aided in their molesting and stealing by Halinski and Pistole’s magic keys and porno-scanners.