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Screener makes threats & leaves suspicious package @ LAX

Old Sep 11, 13, 5:52 am
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Screener makes threats & leaves suspicious package @ LAX

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...3137.story?sdf
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Old Sep 11, 13, 6:02 am
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Screener makes threats & leaves suspicious package @ LAX

One of many who stick their hands down our pants, for our own protection, of course.
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Old Sep 11, 13, 9:53 am
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Didn't he pass a background check when he was hired? How could this have happened?
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Old Sep 11, 13, 11:31 am
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Looks like this officer was a real catch!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,6755945.story

"TSA agent accused in 9/11 threat had 'shamed' teen girl at LAX"
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Old Sep 11, 13, 12:43 pm
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Didn't he pass a background check when he was hired? How could this have happened?
[sarcasm]Why bother with the background check? He had a really funny name. No way he should have been allowed near the airport. Extra scrutiny, anyway.[/sarcasm]

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Old Sep 11, 13, 12:51 pm
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Didn't he pass a background check when he was hired? How could this have happened?
I'd imagine their crystal ball was broken the day they did his background check.
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Old Sep 11, 13, 3:39 pm
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I'd imagine their crystal ball was broken the day they did his background check.
Does Chertoff Group represent any crystal ball manufacturers? If not, TSA probably doesn't even have one.
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Old Sep 11, 13, 3:58 pm
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Is this any different than disgruntled former employees of other employers doing crazy things?
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Old Sep 11, 13, 4:43 pm
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Transportation Security Officer Nna Alpha Onuoha

Originally Posted by ILuvParis View Post
Is this any different than disgruntled former employees of other employers doing crazy things?
Yes.

Transportation Security Officer Nna Alpha Onuoha had unfettered access to the "sterile" parts of LAX.... yet was so unstable that a 15 year-old passenger could figure out something was seriously wrong with him, per this article from June:

Los Angeles Times:
TSA investigates claim LAX agent 'shamed' teenage girl over attire

June 18, 2013


Be sure to check out Transportation Security Officer Nna Alpha Onuoha's website, as documented in this article:

KTLA-Television:
Evacuations Ordered in Inglewood at Home of Arrested TSA Worker

September 11, 2013
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Old Sep 11, 13, 4:49 pm
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Originally Posted by callum9999 View Post
I'd imagine their crystal ball was broken the day they did his background check.
If only the HR staff recruiters had BDO training! Quick, expand the programme!
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Old Sep 11, 13, 4:56 pm
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Originally Posted by ILuvParis View Post
Is this any different than disgruntled former employees of other employers doing crazy things?
What other employers tout a background check as reason for letting employees skip the harassment and sexual assaults that non-employees receive when entering a so-called "sterile" area? Or leaving someplace where others' valuables are stored? Or when entering/leaving someplace where contraband could be introduced without the knowledge of the owner of the container?
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TSO Nna Alpha Onuoha RESIGNED (not fired) on 9/10/2013

Some very interesting details in this article:

LA Times:
TSA agent accused in 9/11 threat; website warned of 'end of the world

September 11, 2013 - UPDATE 10:50 a.m


A short quote:

FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Onuaha had been a screener at LAX since 2006, but recently was suspended from his job.

On Wednesday morning, the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force was searching the Harvest Christian Fellowship Church in Riverside and a van in its parking lot as part of its investigation.

The search is out of an “abundance of caution” after federal agents arrested Onuoha in his van there Tuesday night, Eimiller said.

After his suspension Tuesday, Onuoha left a resignation letter and a package at the TSA's LAX office which contained unspecified threats against the airport, a law enforcement source said.


If I am reading this correctly, he was suspended from his TSA job yesterday (on Tuesday, 9/10/2013). He responded to that suspension by resigning and making threats.

When did he last screen passengers and what caused TSA to suspend him?

I wonder if someone, outside of TSA, discovered his website...maybe the boingboing editor finally found out the name of the TSO who had harrassed his daughter and did his own background checking?
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An update as he gets ready to stand trial (or was supposed to).

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...05-19-18-03-36

You would think that the TSA background check would have caught any kind of mental issues but apparently not.
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Old May 21, 14, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by HawaiiTrvlr View Post
An update as he gets ready to stand trial (or was supposed to).

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories...05-19-18-03-36

You would think that the TSA background check would have caught any kind of mental issues but apparently not.
Background checks are slanted heavily toward looking for past criminal convictions and affiliation with any known terrorist groups. They don't delve as deeply into one's past as a security clearance does, and they certainly don't include any mandatory mental health evaluation. As such, it is not only possible but highly likely that the background check would completely miss any mental instability if it had never led to an arrest.

I don't know whether a federal background check even looks for past commitments to mental institutions, since such a commitment is considered health-relation information. It might be protected under ADA. It might also be simply considered irrelevant to those paranoids among us who are tasked with looking for terrorists and foreign spies; those who might become terrorists or foreign spies; those who have associated with terrorists or foreign spies; or those who once caught a whiff of a terrorist's or foreign spy's cologne from across a crowded room and are thus considered "under the influence" of said terrorist or foreign spy.
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Old May 21, 14, 11:32 pm
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Originally Posted by Spiff View Post
Didn't he pass a background check when he was hired? How could this have happened?
You have no absolutely idea. Why it has happening at airport today?

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Looks like this officer was a real catch!

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/l...,6755945.story

"TSA agent accused in 9/11 threat had 'shamed' teen girl at LAX"
How could be happen? Why TSA accused the teen girl? This is sickening! Leave the teen girls alone! DO NOT TOUCH HER! She had it right to kept her privacy.
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