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Video: Convicted TSA Officer Stole Over $800K in Goods; Reveals Secrets of Airport Thefts


A convicted TSA security officer says he was part of a "culture" of indifference that allowed corrupt employees to prey on passengers' luggage and personal belongings with impunity, thanks to lax oversight and tip-offs from TSA colleagues.

"It was very commonplace, very," said Pythias Brown, a former TSA officer at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey who admits he stole more than $800,000 worth of items from luggage and security checkpoints over a four-year period.

"It was very convenient to steal," he said. Speaking publicly for the first time after being released from prison, Brown told ABC News his four-year-long crime spree came to an end only because he tried to sell a camera he stole from the luggage of a CNN producer on E-bay but forget to remove all of the news networks' identifying stickers.

"It became so easy, I got complacent," Brown said.


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Remember the sign on Ron Paul's desk?

"Don't steal. The Government hates the competition."

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

Did he get his job back after serving time?

Or is he working for his local police department in the drug unit?

Always remember:
"It does not require a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority keen to set brush fires in people's minds." ~ Samuel Adams
If they hate us for our freedom, they must LOVE us now....

Stay IRATE, remain TIRELESS, an

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A mere piker. Meanwhile the federal government

steals on a massive scale. Where are most mainstream journalists on the really big story -- do they interview Ben and Barack and Nancy and the generals and 2-Party bigwigs on their grand larceny?

thats why

when I travel, I hand carry anything of value.

To repeat

It was very common, very, but most TSA personnel are honest? How dumb do these TV interviewers think we are? One man, over four years, stole $800,000 worth of other people's belongings. Just think of the addition benefits for a $13.00 an hour employee X how many people employed by the TSA. Figure it out if 1000 employees steal from people's bags.

Obama gave me a Wii. He gonna

Obama gave me a Wii. He gonna do more.

When he said that most TSA were

honest. I seriously believed him. If 90% of TSA were stealing everyone would be in an uproar. Still, if one person could steal up to $200,000 in merchandise a year, they must be doing some ridiculous damage, the ones who are stealing.

Let's split this up. 365 days in the year. Let's say 2 weeks vacation...1 week sick...minus 21 days. Let's give that another week for good measure. 28 days. That leaves 337 days.

That's $593 worth of merchandise per working day. That is insane.



welcome to America

I cannot believe Americans still do not wake up.


"At the time of his arrest, Brown was offering for sale some 80 cameras, video games and computers on his personal eBay page"

"Its easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled."
Mark Twain