It’s comforting to know that while the TSA is fondling people who don’t want to be ogled by their security thugs, and rifling through our belongings under the guise of “security”, they’re busy protecting the privacy and identity of one of their screeners who was caught falsely claiming to have found cocaine in people’s luggage simply so he could see the sheer terror on their faces. The Smoking Gun:
The Transportation Security Administration worker who earlier this year was canned for falsely claiming to have discovered cocaine in the luggage of travelers was a bomb appraisal officer who was supposed to be evaluating new screening equipment at the time he was pranking his unsuspecting targets, records show.
TSA documents released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request provide further details about the January incidents at the Philadelphia International Airport. The name of the bomb appraisal officer has been redacted from the material, though one memo indicates that when the worker was confronted, “He did say humbly that he was completely wrong and he made a mistake.”
Fuck the TSA.
2010-11-03 » madlibertarianguy