Is Criminal Behavior a Prerequisite to Get a Job With the TSA?Submitted by legalizeliberty on Wed, 05/18/2011 - 09:00
Why doesn’t Janet Napolitano’s TSA just start using prison inmates to conduct grope downs and naked porno scans of people traveling through US airports? It would save a lot of time and money, and it wouldn’t be a departure from the fact that TSA workers have worked hard to maintain their reputation as thieves, perverts and criminals.
Yet another TSA agent has been caught engaging in criminal behavior. The regularity with which this occurs makes it look like committing felonies is a prerequisite to get a job in airport security.
“A Transportation Security Administration officer at LAX has been arrested for stealing from a traveler’s suitcase,” reports KABC.
“Ryan Driscoll, 31, was arrested on May 10 at Terminal 6. He faces a felony theft charge.”
The case is the 14th in just the last three years (which the TSA admits to) of its workers stealing large amounts of cash and other valuables from airport travelers. Back in February, TSA agents Persad Coumar and Davon Webb were arrested for stealing $40,000 dollars from a check-in bag at John F. Kennedy Airport. They were later discovered to have stolen an additional $160,000 in valuables from people’s luggage, mostly laptops and jewelry.