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(US House of Representatives)   Rep. Marsha Blackburn's office produces list: "TSA's 50 Most Dangerous Officers"   (blackburn.house.gov) divider line 150
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2013-06-27 05:49:01 PM

LessO2: From the "you get what you pay for" files....
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Wow. You gotta be farking kidding with the pizza box.  Not that the gas pump is great ether, But a frickin' pizza box? Really? This is how ourgovernment highers people?
 
2013-06-27 05:52:05 PM

coco ebert: I fly quite a bit and have never had any problems with the TSA. I also don't approach TSA workers with immediate attitude like a lot of fellow passengers I see.


I fly a lot as well, and the only place I've had an issue with the TSA was at Atlanta.  The TSA goons there are the ones South Park used as the models for that episode.

When travelling for work, I usually attract extra TSA attention since I carry two laptops and a variety of tools. Screw drivers under 7 inches, pliers and wire cutters are allowed in carry-ons, but 4oz of toothpaste isn't allowed.
 
2013-06-27 05:54:14 PM

coco ebert: I fly quite a bit and have never had any problems with the TSA. I also don't approach TSA workers with immediate attitude like a lot of fellow passengers I see.


I don't think any amount of attitude justifies kidnapping a woman from a MARTA parking lot, taking her home, and raping her.

Just for example.
 
Ral
2013-06-27 05:54:53 PM
I would hardly consider some of those people to be among the "most dangerous".  Being a racist and yelling at a Somali man that he should go back to Africa, while repulsive, is really not in the same league as child molestation and stealing things from luggage.
 
2013-06-27 06:00:01 PM
fnordfocus coco ebert
 I fly quite a bit and have never had any problems with the TSA. I also don't approach TSA workers with immediate attitude like a lot of fellow passengers I see.

I don't think any amount of attitude justifies kidnapping a woman from a MARTA parking lot, taking her home, and raping her.

Just for example.


Yes, but again, the real issue is whether TSA does background checks and whether the officer in question was hired with a sex crimes history.


Ral:
I would hardly consider some of those people to be among the "most dangerous".  Being a racist and yelling at a Somali man that he should go back to Africa, while repulsive, is really not in the same league as child molestation and stealing things from luggage.

They also had an officer listed there because she was busted on a DUI charge.  Hardly "most dangerous" stuff
 
2013-06-27 06:01:35 PM

SirEattonHogg: I think this report really doesn't answer a lot of questions about TSA.  Everybody is quick to hate on TSA on Fark, but this report is hardly damning of the agency as a whole.


Then Google "TSA Red Team Failure," and you'll see the screeners miss anywhere from 60-90% of the prohibited items that go by a checkpoint.
 
2013-06-27 06:02:48 PM

Ego edo infantia cattus: LessO2: From the "you get what you pay for" files....
[media.bonnint.net image 500x375]

[www.federalnewsradio.com image 548x400]

[media.dev-cms.com image 500x328]

Wow. You gotta be farking kidding with the pizza box.  Not that the gas pump is great ether, But a frickin' pizza box? Really? This is how ourgovernment highers people?


No, but it is apparently how they hire people.  Perhaps you should apply!
 
2013-06-27 06:04:08 PM

WireFire2: Perhaps you can share your crystal ball so we know who is going to commit a crime before they do it.


Well, you'd think their "Behavioral Detection" douchenozzles could detect criminals working shoulder-to-shoulder with them every day when they're claiming they can detect a "terrorist" by their "microexpressions" in a 30-second "interview."

Oh, wait. Might be because their wannabe "Mentalists" are criminals, too:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2031282/Female-TSA-agent-rep ea tedly-helped-drug-dealer-sneak-security.html
 
2013-06-27 06:08:51 PM
xynix:They do nothing, have prevented nothing, and are a huge pointless burden on tax payers.

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2013-06-27 06:10:11 PM
Fifty most dangerous  Exposed and captured TSA agents.

The most dangerous ones are still getting away with their crimes.
 
2013-06-27 06:10:19 PM

Smackledorfer: Bill_Wick's_Friend: ROLANDO NEGRIN
Airport: Miami International
Position: Transportation Security Officer
Crime: Assault
Date: May 7, 2010
"A Transportation Security Administration screener at Miami International Airport was arrested this 
week for allegedly beating up a co-worker after months of jokes about the size of the screener's 
genitalia that colleagues observed during training with full-body scanning machines. 
The agency has suspended Rolando Negrin, 44, after his arrest Tuesday night after beating a 
co-worker who had made the jokes. The AP reported that Negrin reportedly told police he "could 
not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind."


Anyone think it's ironic that a TSA agent was humiliated and felt personally violated after being forced to go through a full body scanner?

(Also, if you're embarrassed by your co-workers finding out you have a tiny dick the best thing to do is attack them so that your tiny dick becomes part of written court transcripts and is referenced in federal documents.  Good plan!)

I would prefer a random stranger know my secrets than my coworkers. Would you not?


I'll give this guy a pass, who among us has not wanted to beat the shiat out of an asshole co-worker.
 
2013-06-27 06:16:03 PM
They also need CBP.  There are some pretty shiatty excuses for officers in Seattle.
 
2013-06-27 06:17:27 PM
ok, well, there's another strange jimmy hoffa like event surrounding this former congressperson... what next? edward snowman? who's he?
 
2013-06-27 06:21:28 PM

xynix: They absolutely take blame for hiring these types of people in the first place. The TSA is an unmitigated disaster and I have to deal with these bottom feeding morons on an almost daily basis. The only professional TSA agents I've encountered in over 2 million miles since they were instated has been in Puerto Rico. The only thing that keeps me sane at this point is the TSA precheck which I get about 90% of the time.



Read that as "paycheck" at first, and awarded you an lol.
 
2013-06-27 06:23:58 PM

Acharne: Fifty most dangerous  Exposed and captured TSA agents.

The most dangerous ones are still getting away with their crimes.


They are not exactly alone.

The EPA does nothing to protect the environment while sucking up prodigious sums of money, the Dept. of Agriculture subsidizes big firms like Archer Daniels Midland while driving small farmers broke, the Dept of Urban Renewal lets cities rot, the Department of Energy makes no energy but prevents others from doing so, and Federal Education---don't even get me started!

Junk 'em all, worthless parasites.
 
2013-06-27 06:24:26 PM
I'm anxious about traveling with my toddler through airport security.  I had a dream where the security person was trying to coax him through the detector by himself and he didn't understand so he started to cry.  The security person got frustrated and tried to walk him through, but the kid lost his shiat because a stranger was  trying to take him somewhere and so the security agent did wind up trying to take him somewhere because the kid was uncooperative and losing his shiat.  Then I start losing my shiat because this agent is taking my kid somewhere.  I plead with the TSA guy to just bring him back and let me help him through the detectors and other passengers to stop the agent and finally completely lose my shiat. I burst through the line, run to grab the guy holding my screaming kid, grab my kid, and then knock the guy to the ground, stomping on his face until the real police show up to arrest mommy.  My kid is saying "Mom hurt asshole" the entire time.

It's not right to harbor such subconscious anger about people I don't know personally.  However, even though I'm fairly easy going and polite, I have just had shiatty encounters with enough TSA agents to poison my dreams.  Their customer service needs some work even if the entirety of their staff is conviction free.

/asshole is a phrase the kid picked up from his father in traffic.
//parents have strange dreams.
 
2013-06-27 06:25:38 PM

Krieghund: BizarreMan: While that is an excellent collection of crime and villiany, I don't think that the TSA needs to be blamed for the actions that took place away from the airport and while not in uniform.

Yeah, and it isn't hard to find 50 assholes like those guys out of any group the size of the TSA. But if you guys think increasing the TSA budget so they can do better background checks would stop it, well, sure, we can try.

The real 50 most dangerous TSA officers are still out there.


TSAs budget is too big already. If they hadn't been dropping $250K on useless machines left and right when most countries were rejecting them as shams as invasive, they could afford to run actual background checks. There are a myriad of problems with the TSA -- horrible screening, bloated budget, overly top heavy  administration, don't follow laws for public commenting -- but the hiring practices play a large part into that.
 
2013-06-27 06:29:40 PM
I went to New York earlier this month and had to deal with this at JKF and LAX.  It was remarkably painless.  The TSA agents were surprisingly cheery.  One dude looked at my boarding pass and asked if I was related to [baseball player with different spelling of my last name].  When I was going through the nudifier, the agents handling my belongings going through the scanners joked about stuff going missing, but everything came through in tact.  They were actually reasonably funny.

Was this a normal experience, or did I just luck out?
 
2013-06-27 06:31:05 PM

bearded clamorer: Link to a pdf? Fark you, subby.

 
2013-06-27 06:32:13 PM
Marsha Blackburn is not a hero. She's a pinhead. TSA has 55,000+ employees. Take any random sample of 55,000 low-wage employed people and you'll be able to find 50 criminals just as bad or worse as these morons.

I think the whole security-theater sham is a waste of money, but TSA people aren't any worse than the privately contracted airport security guards that they replaced. They're mostly the same people.
 
2013-06-27 06:34:21 PM

Bondith: I went to New York earlier this month and had to deal with this at JKF and LAX.  It was remarkably painless.  The TSA agents were surprisingly cheery.  One dude looked at my boarding pass and asked if I was related to [baseball player with different spelling of my last name].  When I was going through the nudifier, the agents handling my belongings going through the scanners joked about stuff going missing, but everything came through in tact.  They were actually reasonably funny.

Was this a normal experience, or did I just luck out?


That's how it usually goes with me. If you're not a dick to them, they're generally pretty friendly. I fly 10-12 times a year, and have never had the slightest problem with TSA, other than them confiscating a pen knife after it had been announced that those would be allowed (apparently, I had jumped the date for the rule change).
 
2013-06-27 06:36:56 PM

mbillips: Marsha Blackburn is not a hero. She's a pinhead. TSA has 55,000+ employees. Take any random sample of 55,000 low-wage employed people and you'll be able to find 50 criminals just as bad or worse as these morons.

I think the whole security-theater sham is a waste of money, but TSA people aren't any worse than the privately contracted airport security guards that they replaced. They're mostly the same people.


Their performance is demonstrably worse but I don't know how that reflects on the people themselves.
 
2013-06-27 06:37:09 PM
Love it!

I wondered if it was gonna mention all the TSA agents charged with molesting children and viewing child pron.....who work for the TSA where they molest children and view child porn.

"Step into the nude machine - I mean scanner machine Timmy, I gotta see if you are hiding anything behind your wee wee"

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"Well the machine didn't find it, guess I'll have to take a look myself"
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2013-06-27 06:39:19 PM

Calmamity: They aren't people, Coco. They are tools. Not to wax too melodramatic about it, but they are tools of totalitarianism.

Fu*k every single one of them.


Stop saying this I agree with.

<sarcasm>

The Patriot Act is a shining example of what I served to defend.

</sarcasm>

hasty ambush: BizarreMan: While that is an excellent collection of crime and villiany, I don't think that the TSA needs to be blamed for the actions that took place away from the airport and while not in uniform.

Nonsense.  It is a complete reflection on the quality of people they not only hire but tolerate.

Your attitude is well he his a good (insert political office here) so his tax evasion or running a gay underage prostitution ring out of his basement really does not matter.


You need to stop it too, this is the second time I have ever agreed with you.

Rancid Prius has blocked me from communicating with him, I'm glad the people I give money to are still willing to listen, but my Parties leaders want nothing to do with my small government wanting ass.
 
2013-06-27 06:42:15 PM

velvetshark: Ego edo infantia cattus: LessO2: From the "you get what you pay for" files....
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[www.federalnewsradio.com image 548x400]

[media.dev-cms.com image 500x328]

Wow. You gotta be farking kidding with the pizza box.  Not that the gas pump is great ether, But a frickin' pizza box? Really? This is how ourgovernment highers people?

No, but it is apparently how they hire people.  Perhaps you should apply!


lol. I saw that as soon as I hit add. It's been a long day.
 
2013-06-27 06:42:56 PM
""A CHRISTIAN ROCK musician - who once played for Pope John Paul II - was nearly beaten to 
death early yesterday by an off-duty airport security agent during a Brooklyn road-rage clash, 
cops and relatives said. Johnny Philippidis, 27, lay in a medically induced coma last night at Lutheran 
Medical Center, and his mother, Jannine, was keeping vigil at his bedside"

To be fair, who among us hasn't wanted to beat a Christian Rock musician?

(I kid, I kid.)
 
2013-06-27 06:43:18 PM
I had a TSA agent follow me to baggage claim and return an Ipod I left at the screen station.
 
2013-06-27 06:44:28 PM

skinnycatullus: Voiceofreason01: Well holy crap. A congressperson that doesn't suck at her job.

Oh, she sucks at her job. Mightily. I wouldn't give her a hero tag if she ran into a burning building and saved 25 babies and a litter of newborn puppies.


So she's a member of the party you disagree with then?

\Doesn't care about party affiliation one way or the other. Just do your job.
\\Report seems to make valid points, regardless of party affiliation.
 
2013-06-27 06:47:23 PM
I absolutely cannot stand the current trend of news outlets reporting accusations and innuendo as fact. Fox News features any accusations that further their agenda in BIG BOLD LETTERS at the top of their webpage, as if it were established fact.
 
2013-06-27 06:51:20 PM

SirEattonHogg: Yes, but again, the real issue is whether TSA does background checks and whether the officer in question was hired with a sex crimes history.


In this case, it should have been easy for them to find out he'd served time for stalking.

That would concern me if I was hiring a "behavior detection officer," but TSA didn't care.
 
2013-06-27 06:52:10 PM
Voiceofreason01

Well holy crap. A congressperson that doesn't suck at her job.
Not sucking at her job would require her to actually do something about it, rather than just whining about it.


She is after all in the position to take action... .you know, being an elected Federal Official and all.
 
2013-06-27 06:52:44 PM

gadian: I'm anxious <SNIP>

/asshole is a phrase the kid picked up from his father in traffic.
//parents have strange dreams.


Just wait til the kid starts driving...
 
2013-06-27 06:55:15 PM

GammaTitan: skinnycatullus: Voiceofreason01: Well holy crap. A congressperson that doesn't suck at her job.

Oh, she sucks at her job. Mightily. I wouldn't give her a hero tag if she ran into a burning building and saved 25 babies and a litter of newborn puppies.

So she's a member of the party you disagree with then?

\Doesn't care about party affiliation one way or the other. Just do your job.
\\Report seems to make valid points, regardless of party affiliation.


Does the report suggest that she'd be willing to make rational bipartisan compromises and forgo any "Weak on Terror!" claims if the Obama administration wanted to streamline or dismantle the TSA?  If not, then her valid points are a little tainted, aren't they?
 
2013-06-27 06:57:10 PM
Is this supposed to make me feel better about going through security? It does nothing of the sort!!
 
2013-06-27 07:06:11 PM
Position:Lead Transportation Security Officer
Crime: Impersonating a law enforcement office


Hahahahaha
 
2013-06-27 07:08:17 PM
The TSA is a degenerate organization, run by degenerates who oversee degenerates. Anyone who defends them them is also a degenerate.
 
2013-06-27 07:10:58 PM

coco ebert: I fly quite a bit and have never had any problems with the TSA. I also don't approach TSA workers with immediate attitude like a lot of fellow passengers I see.


Same here.
 
2013-06-27 07:14:35 PM

bearded clamorer: Link to a pdf? Fark you, subby.


Lips get tired when you read?
 
IP
2013-06-27 07:16:01 PM

BizarreMan: While that is an excellent collection of crime and villiany, I don't think that the TSA needs to be blamed for the actions that took place away from the airport and while not in uniform.

 
2013-06-27 07:22:11 PM
You could do the same thing (digging for skeletons) with any profession. Granted I'm not too familiar with each member of Congress, but look at Ted Kennedy. Look at Laura Bush. Both killed people with their cars.

/I know Ted Kennedy is dead and that Laura Bush was not in Congress.
 
2013-06-27 07:29:20 PM

Lochsteppe: GammaTitan: skinnycatullus: Voiceofreason01: Well holy crap. A congressperson that doesn't suck at her job.

Oh, she sucks at her job. Mightily. I wouldn't give her a hero tag if she ran into a burning building and saved 25 babies and a litter of newborn puppies.

So she's a member of the party you disagree with then?

\Doesn't care about party affiliation one way or the other. Just do your job.
\\Report seems to make valid points, regardless of party affiliation.

Does the report suggest that she'd be willing to make rational bipartisan compromises and forgo any "Weak on Terror!" claims if the Obama administration wanted to streamline or dismantle the TSA?  If not, then her valid points are a little tainted, aren't they?


I am not opposed to security at airports.

If I decide to put myself in a giant, metal, pressurized tube that travels 400 mph, 8 miles in the air, I don't mind getting my grapes juggled to ensure that some middle-eastern retard hasn't decided to escort me on a one-way trip to Allah. I just ask that they make sure the jugglers are of the highest caliber and qualifications. Not someone who has roughly the same qualifications as the guys and gals "guarding" my kids' high school football game.
 
2013-06-27 07:33:43 PM

WireFire2: Perhaps you can share your crystal ball so we know who is going to commit a crime before they do it.   .


Perhaps you can share your defense of the TSA's tactics in a more lucid fashion.  We'd all like to hear whether you think they're doing a good job or not, and why.
 
2013-06-27 07:51:58 PM
"Save us!" Americans cried.  Keep those evil taliban bad guys away from us!  Take away our rights to privacy and protect us!" Fark TSA and fark each and everybody who voted for this hideous program.

Farking fark fark TSA.


Fark all of 'em!

TSA needs to DIAF.   That said ... let's run this one up the flagpole and see who salutes.

knuckledraggin.com

God bless 'merica.
 
2013-06-27 07:55:40 PM

SirEattonHogg: LessO2 Bizarreman:   While that is an excellent collection of crime and villiany, I don't think that the TSA needs to be blamed for the actions that took place away from the airport and while not in uniform.

What do you think the screeners that were busted for thievery at the airport were wearing?

Also, did you notice that some of the mug shots showed the screeners in their TSA uniform?


How do the numbers stack compared to when screeners weren't TSA but private contractors brought in by the airports pre-9-11?  How does it compare to other agencies with a security role similar to TSA?

In regards to the sex crimes or the criminal stuff done off-hours, doesn't TSA already conduct a background check and not hire those with a criminal background?


Addressed by the report: no. I knew a woman (dead from cancer now) who had a rap sheet as long as my arm from her drinking days. Sobered up and stayed that way and got a job with the TSA. Granted, she was sober, did not steal, didn't sleep on the clock, didn't commit any other crimes once she sobered up, but a background check--even a cursory one--would have denied her a government job as dog catcher, let alone terrorist catcher.

My ex father in law works for TSA and has been biatching about people like those profiled in this report since 2003. And the worst ones generally get promoted to management. The reality is that we need to get rid of TSA as a government entity and, if we must have security theater, hire private contractors who actually have an interest in doing the job since they lose the contract if they do not do the job, steal from passengers, or act like complete jackasses.
 
2013-06-27 08:00:15 PM
LOL, look at all those Child Porn, Child Moletation, and "Lewdness with a Child" charges on there, and remember that the next time you take your kid for a pat-down.

/thats not a metal detector in his pocket
 
2013-06-27 08:00:17 PM
Any profession has it's share of bad apples, that's true. What makes the TSA special is this: if you want to fly, you are required to let them rifle through your valuables -- often where you can't see what they're doing with the contents. That means the TSA should only be hiring people who've passed a serious background check and are trustworthy enough to be handling cash, expensive electronics and toddlers.

Right now, it seems like the TSA's hiring process is akin to a bank hiring tellers without checking them first to see if they've done time for embezzlement, theft or fraud. They're looking for cheap labor, not integrity.
 
2013-06-27 08:02:24 PM

Bondith: I went to New York earlier this month and had to deal with this at JKF and LAX.  It was remarkably painless.  The TSA agents were surprisingly cheery.  One dude looked at my boarding pass and asked if I was related to [baseball player with different spelling of my last name].  When I was going through the nudifier, the agents handling my belongings going through the scanners joked about stuff going missing, but everything came through in tact.  They were actually reasonably funny.

Was this a normal experience, or did I just luck out?


If you avoid the ones with the 4" long finger nails, you will do OK. Hard to avoid at JFK though, since a lot of the employees live nearby in Jamaica.
 
2013-06-27 08:04:58 PM

Smackledorfer: Bill_Wick's_Friend: ROLANDO NEGRIN
Airport: Miami International
Position: Transportation Security Officer
Crime: Assault
Date: May 7, 2010
"A Transportation Security Administration screener at Miami International Airport was arrested this 
week for allegedly beating up a co-worker after months of jokes about the size of the screener's 
genitalia that colleagues observed during training with full-body scanning machines. 
The agency has suspended Rolando Negrin, 44, after his arrest Tuesday night after beating a 
co-worker who had made the jokes. The AP reported that Negrin reportedly told police he "could 
not take the jokes anymore and lost his mind."


Anyone think it's ironic that a TSA agent was humiliated and felt personally violated after being forced to go through a full body scanner?

(Also, if you're embarrassed by your co-workers finding out you have a tiny dick the best thing to do is attack them so that your tiny dick becomes part of written court transcripts and is referenced in federal documents.  Good plan!)

I would prefer a random stranger know my secrets than my coworkers. Would you not?


I'm willing to give this guy a pass. Fark the rest of them.
 
2013-06-27 08:22:37 PM

Bondith: I went to New York earlier this month and had to deal with this at JKF and LAX.  It was remarkably painless.  The TSA agents were surprisingly cheery.  One dude looked at my boarding pass and asked if I was related to [baseball player with different spelling of my last name].  When I was going through the nudifier, the agents handling my belongings going through the scanners joked about stuff going missing, but everything came through in tact.  They were actually reasonably funny.

Was this a normal experience, or did I just luck out?


No, it is painless 99% of the time. I say this as a young, white female so I can't speak for people who are unfortunate enough to look "scary". For routine stuff like you went through, things are usually great. Sometimes I have seen them be a little snappy to people who I consider to just be 'inexperienced flyers' and who really don't know the rules or really forgot they had a knife, water bottle, etc.

I think when they turn into huge dicks (and it may be a lack of training and not the individual TSA employee's fault per se) in general is when people opt to be patted down, ask for a private room with a witness, demand their valuables stay in site, ask them to change their gloves, etc. (all within your rights) The people who do that stuff are not doing it to make life difficult for the individual TSA agents (for the most part?) but to protest other parts of the system.

And of course, 1% of the time the employees do terrible things on purpose.
 
2013-06-27 08:23:54 PM

Calmamity: They aren't people, Coco. They are tools. Not to wax too melodramatic about it, but they are tools of totalitarianism.

Fu*k every single one of them.


Dehumanizing your enemies is something a totalitarian would do.
 
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