The latest example of this is the guilty plea from TSA agent John W. Irwin. As Press TV reports, Irwin stole $520 from a passenger because the passenger wasn’t deferential enough to him.
A former TSA worker has pleaded guilty to stealing over $500 in cash from a man who complained about the TSA’s invasive pat down procedure, with the TSA agent admitting the theft was a punishment for the man’s lack of obedience.
60-year-old John W. Irwin pleaded guilty to one count of grand larceny following an incident in November 2011, during which a man asked that he be given a pat down rather than face a body scanner due to a medical condition.
When TSA agents ordered the man undergo the pat down in a private room, he complained but agreed to do so.
The man placed $520 in cash in a gray plastic bin before accompanying the TSA agents to the private room. When he returned, the money was gone, with Irwin having hidden it in a TSA supervisor’s drawer.
I’ve called the TSA’s antics obedience training. And have provided abundant examples of it. What will it take, I wonder, for people to get it through their heads that this is what’s going on?
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