Old Nov 28, 18, 7:09 am
Section 107
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Originally Posted by Boggie Dog View Post
Up thread I posted 3 cases where TSA screeners either confiscated or prohibited an item from flying in the cabin. Do you think those actions were consistent with the CFR? I am not arguing that an item that closely looks like a weapon might be prohibited but that is clearly not what has happened in the past at TSA activities.
On their face, no, of course not, they were absurd incidents.

Having said that, I also wasn't there and don't know any of the details other than what has been presented here, so it's possible there were other factors involved which would make the decisions reasonable.

But as much as it pains me to appear to defend the Dept of Homeland Insecurity - lets keep things in perspective. There are ~50k TSOs handling more than 450,000,000 checkpoint transactions every year. With that kind of volume of human interactions there are bound to be ridiculous and egregious incidents. Even if there were 300 such absurd incidents over the last 10 years, that would be 300 out of 4,500,000,000 interactions; lamentable to some degree to be sure - but hardly a deplorable state of affairs.

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