Former cop finds racism, sexism welcome at TSA

A former New Jersey cop who, colleagues said, routinely disparaged blacks, Hispanics, East Indians, and women found a hearty embrace by the TSA at his local airport.

Former Edison, NJ police sergeant Alex Glinsky retired last year on the taxpayers’ dime ($84,000 a year) after having spent a career abusing John and Jane Citizen. Then he looked for a second career — with the TSA.

What could be more perfect?

Especially given that TSA agents at Newark Liberty International Airport, among others, regularly engaged in abusive racial profiling of passengers.

Glinsky would still be working at Newark if it weren’t for an investigative series by the New Jersey Star-Ledger, one of the few mainstream news sources that doesn’t kowtow to the TSA. Just a few days after the Star-Ledger exposed the cushy employment arrangement, Glinsky and the TSA went their separate ways.

Funny how that works.

As the Star-Ledger indicates, even the most cursory Google search would’ve pulled up Glinsky’s extensive history of alleged misconduct. So much for the supposedly thorough background check that the TSA supposedly does on all prospective employees.

But what the heck — so what if the TSA hires people who use racial epithets, call women “whores,” pull over black drivers and threaten them, and download porn while on the job? Who better to paw through passengers’ bodies and belongings and gawp at their nude x-ray images? After all, you want someone with experience, don’t you?!

(Photo: Robert Sciarrino/The Star-Ledger)



  • Susan Richart

    BTW, the Edison PD was just discovered to have been taping conversations between defendants and their attorneys and others having confidential discussions.

    • Good grief, talk about corruption.

      Bravo once again to the New Jersey Star-Ledger, which has done many excellent investigative reports.

  • Cole

    Fuck the TSA!

  • Drontil

    Tell me this creep doesn’t have huge psychological issues.

  • Daisiemae

    This guy was well connected to Edison politicians. That’s why he was able to get away with all this egregious behavior for so many years. The higher ups finally had to get rid of him when he left a naked photo of himself (aroused) on a department computer.

    Even so, they gave him all kinds of kid glove treatment to make sure he retired with his $87,000 per year pension.

    One of his crimes that got swept under the rug (thanks to his great connections) was criminal sexual contact with a 16 hear old girl. I guess that along with his rampant racism and sexism made him a perfect candidate to be a Terrorist and Sexual Assault screener. On the job experience, doncha know?

    A friend of mine who lives in Edison told me that the police department there is incredibly corrupt. This guy is just the tip of the iceberg. I guess the Edison police department is a good pool of potential employees for TSA Newark.

    I’m so proud of my state.

    • Daisiemae

      Oh, and get this…there is a huge Indian population in Edison. According to my friend, this cop was on the scene for a traffic accident that occurred which involved Indian people. The cop refused to help them and a kid died. That was swept under the rug too.

      So I guess if a terrorist came through his checkpoint with a bomb headed for a plane with a lot of Indian people, he would have just waived the terrorist through, eh?

      Sick pup.