America’s favorite agency to hate (well, aside from the IRS) is at it again. Incompetence, criminal behavior and typical government union laziness make another appearance.
A burgeoning federal probe into allegedly lax security at Newark Airport has led to the suspension of eight workers for everything from stealing from passengers to sleeping on the job to even failing to screen luggage for potential bombs, The Post has learned.
Other workers are accused of failing to screen luggage and of stealing from passengers’ bags.
Only 8? Considering that there are more blue shirts in the average airport than there are spandexed groupies at a backstage Madonna party, you would think it would be closer to 80. I suppose the donut shop was closed at that time.
To quote a friend of mine “No wonder terrorists won’t fly, TSA agents will steal their bombs.”
Just reason #38,883 that I NEVER check my bags. Ever.
And just when you thought you had heard everything…
The incident at New York’s LaGuardia Airport began at 11:30 a.m. when a screener discovered unidentifiable items inside a passenger’s carry-on bag. The officer screened the item for explosives, determined them not to be a threat and cleared the passenger through the checkpoint, a Transportation Security Administration official said.
All well and good. Except for when the next crew showed up and thought it was a possible “explosive”.
The bomb squad removed the devices at 5:30 p.m. — six hours after they were taken from the passenger.
The devices were taken to a remote location for examination or disposal, one official said.
“We have still not been told what it was or what it was composed of,” Della Fave said.
Several law enforcement sources told CNN the objects were determined to be homeopathic medical devices.
Ok, so what is worse? The first agent leaving the pipes out in plain sight or the next crew’s agents playing bomb-squad and calling in the authorities hours later?
The Answer: What is worse that this agency, with nearly a decade of failure, incompetency, peodphiliac groping and cancer-causing scanning even exists at all.