The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was started two months after 9/11 and they are generally the reason it takes so long to get on planes in America.
They are the ones that screen your luggage, scan your person and one TSA agent allegedly films women with a camera up their skirts.
A Seattle man was arrested for just that.
Nicholas Fernandez is a 29-year old screener for the TSA that has been arrested for “voyeurism” and he is suspended without pay.
A Spokesperson for the TSA made a statement about the most recent arrest inside the TSA.
“TSA does not tolerate illegal, unethical or immoral conduct. When such conduct is alleged, TSA investigates it thoroughly. When appropriate, TSA requests that it be investigated by a law enforcement authority. When an investigation finds that misconduct has occurred, the appropriate action is taken.”
In this case, appropriate action is to suspend and not fire the employee, even though the police found enough evidence to arrest him.
The TSA is one agency that has been plagued with corruption. With over 55,000 employees and a budget of $7.5 billion, they seem to be getting in trouble more than they are stopping trouble.
Last year in Denver, two TSA agents were fired for groping a male passenger. A Florida TSA agent was arrested after his estranged wife was found dead in a van.
One TSA agent in Baltimore was arrested for sex charges, while one in Arkansas was indicted on child pornography.
Another TSA agent was arrested in Chicago for stealing money out of a checked bag, and more arrested in Dallas for the same thing. TSA supervisor Dwight Durant was charged in a cocaine conspiracy.
What we don’t have are any reports of the TSA being an efficient and professional agency.
Be careful next time you fly, don’t wear a skirt and don’t leave a lot of cash in your checked bags.
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