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Old Dec 3, 11, 11:34 am   #1
 
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List of TSA agents busted?

Is there a comprehensive list anywhere of the incidents for which TSA agents have been busted. Don't really care about names, mostly how many have been busted for rape, child porn, stealing on the job, stealing off the job, reported for sexual assault or harassment, etc.

Interesting how this might compare to other job classifications.
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Old Dec 3, 11, 12:10 pm   #2
 
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Here you go. This thread has dropped to the second page of this forum.

Criminal activity allegations and charges against TSA employees [merged threads]
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Old Dec 3, 11, 12:11 pm   #3
 
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There have been 62 screeners arrested so far this year. This includes:

1 for murder
11 for sex crime, 10 of which involved children.
4 for drug smuggling through airport security
Over a dozen for theft from passengers totaling in excess of $800K

Other crimes included impersonating a police officer, assault and battery and other assorted violations.

Full list here:
TSA Crimes & Abuses
bit.ly/TravelUndergroundTSAabuses
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"Please note that these 62 bad apples in no way reflect upon the other 64,938 hard-working, deadicated TSA employees who are your last line of defense against the terrorists who lurk in the shadows behind every corner, tree, and bush with liquid and sheet explosives stuffed in their underwear, shoes, water bottles, and in their hair."

I'm paraphrasing, of course...
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There is also this map, detailing a number of clerk arrests.

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There is also this map, detailing a number of clerk arrests.

Oh yes, we already know there is lots of problem at TSA checkpoint. I wasn't aware of TSA officer who already arrested for trying to steals the money.
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OK.. but as the OP implied this should really not be looked at in isolation...

Can we see the equivalent figures for Medical Practitioners, Teachers, Legal Professionals, Military personnel etc?

After all regardless of what some folks apparently want to think, TSO's are not alone in being imperfect as a group......

I would personally be very surprised indeed if the TSA's per capita rate of indictable offenses was significantly different to any other large group in which the public is pretty much forced to "trust".....
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Can we see the equivalent figures for Medical Practitioners, Teachers, Legal Professionals, Military personnel etc?
Out of 65,000 TSA employees, 63 so far have been arrested so far this year.

Now pick any other government employee group that is tasked with protecting the the public. For example, out of the total number of LEOs in this country, how many have been arrested? Firefighters/EMTs? It would seem that if there were a comparable percentage, the TSA apologists would be citing all kinds of facts and figures.
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OK.. but as the OP implied this should really not be looked at in isolation...

Can we see the equivalent figures for Medical Practitioners, Teachers, Legal Professionals, Military personnel etc?

After all regardless of what some folks apparently want to think, TSO's are not alone in being imperfect as a group......

I would personally be very surprised indeed if the TSA's per capita rate of indictable offenses was significantly different to any other large group in which the public is pretty much forced to "trust".....
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Out of 65,000 TSA employees, 63 so far have been arrested so far this year.

Now pick any other government employee group that is tasked with protecting the the public. For example, out of the total number of LEOs in this country, how many have been arrested? Firefighters/EMTs? It would seem that if there were a comparable percentage, the TSA apologists would be citing all kinds of facts and figures.
We're not discussing other "occupations" here.
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We're not discussing other "occupations" here.
True, but I would be interested to see how the rate of 63:65,000 compares to the arrest rates of other aviation related occupations like pilot, flight attendant, baggage handler, airplane mechanic, federal air marshal, etc.
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Thanks everyone. 63 in 65,000 is about 0.1% which, I think, is pretty high for a single year stat. It seems that for professional careers it's something like 0.002% per year for felonies, 0.008 if non-traffic misdemeanors are included. I could be off a decimal point or so though. If I find the study that looked at this I'll post more accurate info.

If I remember, the highest professional career for offenses was local and county law enforcement with something like 0.02% felonies per year and 0.5% misdemeanors, not including prosecutions for job related incidents.
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