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    TSA Agents Steal $160K from Luggage

    Two agents working for the Transportation Security Administration have been arrested after stealing from passengers at New York’s JFK airport.

    The New York Daily News reports that Davon Webb and Persad Coumar were ratted out by a colleague. Both have worked for the TSA for over five years.

    The theft that doomed the two involved pocketing $40,000 from a passenger’s bag. After being interrogated they confessed to stealing as much as $160,000 from passengers, selecting victims’ bags at random.

    A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    ...A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”...[/url]
    No, they shouldn't be. But the agency should be! Procedures should be in place to stop even a single theft. Ongoing thievery should be impossible.

    We either have to risk terrorists or the TSA. Which risk is greater?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    We either have to risk terrorists or the TSA. Which risk is greater?
    Same diff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    No, they shouldn't be. But the agency should be! Procedures should be in place to stop even a single theft. Ongoing thievery should be impossible.

    We either have to risk terrorists or the TSA. Which risk is greater?
    Neither the agency nor its employees should be trusted, just as one should not trust a business or its employees with a documented propensity for theft or fraud. This is HARDLY the first episode of this type involving TSA and its personnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”
    What BS.

    This is not the first time.

    Sting nabs sticky-fingered JFK airport workers going through luggage

    BY Wil Cruz
    DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER

    Wednesday, July 15th 2009, 12:08 AM

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...#ixzz1EGCipX4T

    A sting captured by security cameras nabbed two sticky-fingered airport workers who swiped electronics planted by authorities, officials said.
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    Airport workers are not TSA workers.

    Let's concentrate for the moment on the goons paid to look at your toothpaste and measure the volume of your bottle of water.

    While both crimes deserve attention and effort to find ways of preventing any repetition, the act of theft by those hired to guard us is perhaps a bit more egregious because they took place pretty much out in the open, as opposed to baggage handlers going through baggage in the depths of some back area.

    stay safe.

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    Maybe read the whole thing?

    I know, I know... who, what, where, why, when is NOT in the opening paragraph on this one.

    Burton, an officer with the Transportation Security Administration, was videotaped July 7 pilfering through the Miami-bound suitcase in an airport screening room while Simmons, a baggage handler, looked on.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...#ixzz1EGUjsYkz
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    They say to not lump all agents into the bad apple group, but those that are not stealing, are violating peoples constitutional rights and are humiliating passengers for their own amusement. Asking questions that legally they are forbidden to ask and threaten prosecution if they don't answer. Them stealing is least of the crimes these government nazi's are getting away with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    SNIP A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”
    Agreed. The agency's 50K employees shouldn't be stigmatized for that.

    There are plenty of other reasons to stigmatize the entire agency.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”
    Hell, the whole agency's a discrace! And the 50,000 employees are already stigmatized by the actions of the 50,000 employees.
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    First, what is a 'disgraceful action'? It's one that disgraces. So yes, their actions disgraced the agency and the other agents, many of whom also probably engage in this kind of thing.

    Second, I hope they both got very thorough body cavity searches for additional cash. ;p

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badger Johnson View Post
    Second, I hope they both got very thorough body cavity searches for additional cash. ;p
    Not likely.... the 'accused' have rights.
    It's the law abiding public that gets unwillingly searched.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”
    Like the way ALL gun owners are portrayed as nut jobs when some whacko goes and shoots people
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    Quote Originally Posted by zack991 View Post
    Two agents working for the Transportation Security Administration have been arrested after stealing from passengers at New York’s JFK airport.

    The New York Daily News reports that Davon Webb and Persad Coumar were ratted out by a colleague. Both have worked for the TSA for over five years.

    The theft that doomed the two involved pocketing $40,000 from a passenger’s bag. After being interrogated they confessed to stealing as much as $160,000 from passengers, selecting victims’ bags at random.

    A representative of the TSA told the Daily News that the agency’s 50,000 employees should not be stigmatized by the “disgraceful actions of a few.”


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