Because we’ve written so many times about TSA theft (meaning TSA agents stealing from passengers, not the TSA getting stolen from), we just yawn anymore when another story comes down the pike. Although this time somebody actually got convicted for her crime, unlike the thousands of other TSA clerks who get away with their thieving.
We’ve reported on TSA theft many times. The latest story comes out of Chicago, at O’Hare International Airport.
Well, here we go again. More theft by a TSA employee, this time a supervisor, no less. But theft by TSA clerks is nothing new. Just click the “theft” tag at the bottom of this post or plug the word into the Search Box at the left to bring up a slew of examples. And …
More than a year after elderly travelers Omer Petti and Madge Woodward claimed that TSA screeners stole $300 from them during the course of what they described as “extreme pat-downs” at the San Diego International Airport, it appears that the TSA has reimbursed Mr. Petti. The agency continues to deny culpability, claiming the surveillance video was too blurry for them to be able …
Yawn. Just another day in the TSA.
We’ve written umpteen times about the prevalence of theft by TSA agents. TSA agents themselves have come forward to say that TSA theft is rampant.
Yesterday we reported on the latest TSA theft. If it sounded familiar, in more ways than one, it isn’t just a case of déjà vu. The only thing more consistent than TSA thefts in recent years is the agency’s hollow statements about TSA worker integrity and agency standards.
Once again, a TSA screener has been caught stealing from passengers’ luggage.
Sigh. So much crime, so little time.
Pete Alexion is a Vietnam vet. He served 20 years in the U.S. Army, where he had a top secret security clearance, and today holds a CDL (commercial driver’s license) with a hazmat endorsement. He lives in North Pole, Alaska. He’s an agricultural copywriter and moonlights as a biology adjunct professor. He wears two knee …