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    PROVEN: TSA HIRES MURDERERS, RAPISTS, THIEVES - With TSA Poll

    Horrifying secret Obama doesn't want you to know

    As you know, President Obama loves to trumpet his successes (as if he actually had any).

    But WND has been digging deep into his administration, and we've unearthed some sickening information you'll never hear the pretender in chief mention.

    Once you click, you'll know why ...
    WND EXCLUSIVE

    PROVEN: TSA HIRES MURDERERS, RAPISTS, THIEVES

    Look what one agent did to his own 75-year-old mother

    Published: 11 hours ago
    by CHELSEA SCHILLING

    TSA agent caught sleeping on the job at New York's LaGuardia Airport (photo by Bucky Turco included in Rep. Marsha Blackburn's report)

    Some might consider it one of the most important jobs in America after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks: Protecting the nation’s airports, airplanes and citizens from would-be terrorists hell-bent on mass murder.

    But the TSA screeners patting you down and combing through your belongings don’t have federal law-enforcement training, may earn about as much as a McDonald’s shift manager and are not required to possess a high-school diploma or GED.

    In fact, they might even be criminals.

    If recent news reports are any indication, many Americans can’t even trust that TSA’s screeners won’t steal their laptops, money or jewelry.
    What does it take to work for the TSA?

    In May 2012, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., released a report titled, “‘Not on My Watch’: 50 Failures of TSA’s Transportation Security Officers.”

    “While in the last decade TSA has employed many dedicated public servants who truly have a deep desire to serve our country, they have also hired an alarming number of individuals who in many cases would never have passed a simple background check,” Blackburn’s report stated.

    “This problem has only exacerbated itself since 2005 when TSA administratively reclassified airport security screeners as Transportation Security Officers. To make matters worse, TSA upgraded TSOs uniforms to reflect those of federal law enforcement officers, complete with metal officer badges. Despite their new title of officer, TSOs receive zero federal law enforcement training and … many TSOs have displayed little respect for the titles they hold and the uniforms they wear.”

    A recent search of job postings revealed the Transportation Security Officer positions come with a salary as low as $29,131 per year and are open to U.S. citizens and U.S. nationals.



    TSA lists key requirements for the position of TSO, including:

    • a background investigation, including a credit and criminal check
    • a drug screening and medical evaluation
    • no debt defaults of $7,500 or more (except for some bankruptcies)
    • no delinquent federal or state taxes or past-due child support payments
    • males must be registered for Selective Service
    • must be a U.S. citizen or U.S. national at time of application
    • must be at least 18 at the time of application
    • must be English proficient
    • must have a high-school diploma, a GED –or – “at least one year of full-time work experience in the security industry, aviation screening, or as an X-ray technician.”



    TSA made headlines in July 2010 when it was discovered the agency was advertising its open positions in Washington, D.C., area airports on the tops of pizza boxes.



    Pizza box with a TSA job ad (photo: WTOP/Federal News Radio)

    Its ad slogan? “A career where X-ray vision and federal benefits come standard.”


    The blogosphere went wild when TSA reportedly posted a screener position in the Ann Arbor, Mich., edition of Craigslist, encouraging applicants to “Be part of a imperious [sic] security team protecting airports and skies as you proudly establish your future.”

    Several bloggers noted that the job description appears accurate, since the dictionary definition of “imperious” is “overbearing, arrogant, domineering.”

    TSA’s recruitment video describes screeners as “dedicated to America and Americans.”

    Video at the page Link: Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

    “[TSOs] have to be able to concentrate and focus on the job at hand without being distracted, even when the airport is loud and busy,” it states. “And they have to be able to live up to the expectations of travelers, of TSA, and of their teammates.”

    One female TSO emphasizes the “customer service” aspect of the job:

    “TSA, I believe, expects me to be polite, professional, courteous to passengers, respect the passenger. You want to provide customer service as well as security.”

    However, a recent survey conducted by Frequent Business Traveler revealed 90.8 percent of frequent fliers think TSA is doing either a fair or poor job of managing security screenings at the nation’s airports.

    Also in the video, a male TSO warns prospective agents not to attempt to arrest airline passengers:

    “When you’re a transportation security officer, you’re not a police officer. So it’s very important to keep that distinction. Obviously, as a police officer, you have arrest authority. And as a transportation security officer, you do not have that authority. So you never want to cross the boundaries, and it’s just important that you operate in the confines of the security-officer aspect of the job.”

    Another agent shares the touchy-feely aspect of the job:

    “Our job requires you to touch people, touch their bags. Sometimes people are uncomfortable. They don’t want you touching anything that belongs to them. We just try to talk to them calmly, politely, explain what we’re going to do before we touch them. That usually makes them feel a lot better … Then we can do things privately if they’re more uncomfortable being out in the open.”

    TSA screeners breaking the law & harassing Americans

    But Blackburn’s report detailed 50 crimes for which TSA employees had been arrested from 2005-2012. TSA agents had been arrested for:


    • theft,
    • stealing $500 from a wheelchair-bound passenger,
    • stealing painkillers from a passenger,
    • accepting bribes,
    • aggravated felonious sexual assault,
    • assaulting a man for taking a parking spot,
    • threatening a man with a baseball bat,
    • stealing nearly $40,000 from checked baggage,
    • assisting drug traffickers through security checkpoints,
    • murdering a woman by stabbing her to death,
    • smuggling marijuana,
    • drunken driving on the wrong side of the road,
    • impersonating a federal officer,
    • running a meth lab
    • and distributing tens of thousands of oxycodone painkillers for illegal sale.


    The most common offenses in the report included theft of money and laptops and trafficking child pornography.

    One agent allegedly wore his uniform and displayed a badge before sexually assaulting a woman before fleeing on foot. Another TSA agent was arrested for kidnapping a woman and sexually assaulting her. At least four of the agents in the report were arrested for sexually assaulting young girls.

    One agent wore her uniform while she sold heroin near a local elementary school.

    Two agents were arrested for illegally carrying guns into airports.

    More recently, TSA screeners made headlines when they were accused of traumatizing a disabled toddler in a wheelchair.

    Video at the page Link: Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

    TSA reportedly banished a 56-year-old rape victim from an airport for refusing a pat down.

    One TSA agent – who was arrested twice for stealing – remained on the job. TSA agents have been caught stealing iPads, iPods, iPhones and headphones. Pythias Brown, an agent convicted of stealing $800,000 worth of items from travelers at Newark Liberty International Airport, admitted that theft is “commonplace” among members of airport security. “It was so easy,” he said. “I walked right out of the checkpoint with a Nintendo Wii in my hand. Nobody said a word.”

    One TSA screener was even arrested for allegedly beating his 75-year-old mother.

    Another agent was arrested for attacking a pilot with hot coffee after the pilot asked the agent to stop swearing in front of travelers.

    According to reports, TSA screeners slammed a woman into a table, pulled an elderly man’s pants down, told a child to remove his leg braces, strip-searched a young boy and a forced a passenger to remove her nipple ring with pliers. One breast cancer survivor was purportedly told to remove her prosthetic breast.

    Video at the page Link: Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

    Renowned German cellist Alban Gerhardt recently complained that TSA had destroyed his bow and cello.

    A frequent traveler became so frustrated with TSA’s screening process that he removed all of his clothing for the procedure in protest of the “harassment”:

    Video at the page Link: Proven: TSA hires murderers, rapists, thieves

    In October, TSA announced it would fire 25 agents and suspend 19 others at Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., for failing to follow established screening procedures.

    Screeners have also been known to wave large chef’s knives, box cutters and razor blades through security, while others confiscated plastic toys from a mentally disabled man. (Even TSA’s scanners have been rejected for use at prisons because testing revealed the machines failed to detect a full 43 percent of objects such as drugs, scissors and knives.)

    WND provided a list of these incidents and arrests to TSA and asked, “Why is this problem of employing criminals plaguing your agency?” TSA was also asked whether it is conducting thorough background checks of its employees or taking any steps to prevent TSOs from engaging in criminal behavior. The agency has not responded to WND’s request for comment.

    TSA maintains a blog, where employees post images of the items they confiscate. Obviously discontent with the job performance of TSA screeners, several people have posted comments to the blog, including:

    • Why no mention of the three airports in the news this week with substantial missing property? Either TSA employees are robbing people blind or baggage handlers are. … Seeing as how TSA has refused to act responsibly and screen airport workers, the chances are that something will get loaded someday that will destroy the aircraft and all souls on board. All while TSA is harassing innocent passengers, grabbing travelers crotches, and confiscating their harmless water. TSA = FAIL


    • So why do you need body scanners again?


    • How many terrorist found this week? How many terrorist plots foiled?


    • By the TSA’s own admission they only stop roughly a third of weapons at the checkpoints. That means that for the 30 guns found this week there were as many as 70 more that made it past the checkpoint and were on the airplanes. Maybe even sitting right next to you the whole time.


    • So it seems TSA is finding about 50 or so legitimate weapons each week. Sounds great, right? So 50 weapons in a year’s time is
      50×52=2,600 weapons each year. Still sounds pretty good, right? TSA needs EIGHT BILLION DOLLARS to find these 2,600 weapons.



    Concerned individuals may contact TSA.


    WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT TSA AGENTS?

    • Nothing. Grope away!
    • Nothing, they're doing a fantastic job and should be applauded for their work
    • Increase their funding so they can hire more quality workers
    • Give them arrest authority and a gun
    • Educate them with sensitivity training
    • Replace them with bomb- and drug-sniffing dogs managed by real cops who don't touch travelers
    • Hire more supervisors scrutinize their performance as they screen people
    • At the very minimum, require more than a GED and minimal training before giving them a badge
    • Require a more stringent background check before hiring screeners
    • Have TSA agents undergo federal law-enforcement training
    • They should be subject to their own sexual groping
    • Conduct stings to see which ones steal and fire them on the spot
    • Prosecute agents who sexually abuse the traveling public
    • Fire them all! We were safer and had more freedom without them
    • Other



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    WHAT SHOULD BE DONE ABOUT TSA AGENTS?


    • Fire them all! We were safer and had more freedom without them (67%, 221 Votes)
    • Replace them with bomb- and drug-sniffing dogs managed by real cops who don't touch travelers (19%, 63 Votes)
    • Conduct stings to see which ones steal and fire them on the spot (4%, 12 Votes)
    • Require a more stringent background check before hiring screeners (4%, 12 Votes)
    • Prosecute agents who sexually abuse the traveling public (2%, 7 Votes)
    • Other (2%, 6 Votes)
    • At the very minimum, require more than a GED and minimal training before giving them a badge (less than 1%, 3 Votes)
    • Increase their funding so they can hire more quality workers (less than 1%, 3 Votes)
    • Have TSA agents undergo federal law-enforcement training (less than 1%, 2 Votes)
    • Hire more supervisors scrutinize their performance as they screen people (less than 1%, 1 Votes)
    • Nothing. Grope away! (less than 1%, 1 Votes)
    • Educate them with sensitivity training (0%, 0 Votes)
    • They should be subject to their own sexual groping (0%, 0 Votes)
    • Give them arrest authority and a gun (0%, 0 Votes)
    • ​Nothing, they're doing a fantastic job and should be applauded for their work (0%, 0 Votes)




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    TSA was/is a mistake never should a free society tolerate such people.
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    TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Securi

    TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Security Badges

    March 7, 2013
    By Patrick Burke


    (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    (CNSNews.com) -- The Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) mismanagement of a program responsible for issuing security badges to aviation employees resulted in at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds obtaining badges that allowed access to secure areas of U.S. airports.

    An aviation employee is anyone who is allowed unescorted access to secured areas of airports. This includes airport employees in addition to TSA Officers.

    According to a Feb. 22 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the TSA’s mishandling of the program caused a backlog of security badges that had yet to be issued.

    As a result, the TSA permitted airports to issue security badges to employees without conducting federally required background checks between April 20 and June 1 of 2012.

    The OIG concluded that there still may be individuals with criminal records who are working in secured areas of airports.

    The OIG told CNSNews.com that the TSA has not completed a review as of Mar. 8 to determine whether or not there are still individuals whose badges need to be deactivated.

    “TSA did not track which airports temporarily issued badges without the required background checks. Therefore, individuals with criminal records may currently have access to secured areas in our Nation’s airports,” the report said.

    The TSA required airports to conduct follow up background checks following the exemption period, and deactivate the security badges of those who shouldn’t have received them.

    Badges should have been deactivated if a background check disqualified an individual or yielded no results after 14 days.

    A survey conducted at the request of OIG contacted the 446 total airports in the United States -- 290 airports responded, 168 of which reported using processes other than federal background checks.
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    The survey found at least 11 individuals among five different airports in the United States who received security badges despite having a criminal record. Of those 11, six had their badges deactivated and five still had secured access beyond 14 days.

    In March 2010, the TSA started to set up the Aviation Challenging Services Provider (ACSP) program to select vendors to vet airport workers and aircraft operators. This was in response to a request of airports to increase market competition among security vendors beyond the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).

    However, the TSA failed to document much of its activity associated with the project. For example, OIG reported there was no documentation granting authority to the ACSP project manager, saying at one point in the report, “TSA did not have documentation that provided the ACSP project manager with the authority to make project decisions.”

    Instead, project decisions were made in a collaborative manner without any need for formal approvals.

    “Although the ACSP project manager briefed senior leadership regarding the project status, there was no requirement to receive formal approvals from senior managers on project decisions,” the report said.

    “This project team, with the ACSP project manager as the chair, made project decisions. TSA did not maintain team meeting minutes but relied on agendas as evidence of actions assigned to each responsible member of the team,” the OIG later added.

    The project also did not establish proper standards and deadlines to determine whether or not vendors were prepared to do their work. This created a backlog of security badges and employees were unable to enter secured areas at airports.

    “As a result of the inadequate testing, airports began to experience significant problems with the new DAC [Designated Aviation Channeler] system,” the report said. “For instance, TSA was not receiving enrollment data and badging offices could not see results in AAAE’s DAC system. Airport operations were hindered because of aviation workers’ inability to access secured areas without proper badge authority.”

    The TSA has concurred with all of OIG’s recommendations to correct program deficiencies and claims to have revoked badges from those who should not have received them. According to the OIG, TSA has not made immediate plans to discontinue ACSP.

    As of Feb. 22, the OIG still needed to confirm that TSA identified all badges issued during the background exemption period, and that the proper badges were deactivated.

    “We need to verify that TSA identified all individuals who obtained badges during the period of time when the use of alternate measures was permitted,” the OIG said. “We will review the actions taken to ensure that TSA issued all badges during the backlog in accordance with Federal requirements and with the proper security checks.”

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