Disclosure: TSA Cannot Verify Employees’ Criminal Histories – WFB


Will Truman

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  1. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    TSA – demonstrating government incompetence since 2001.Report

  2. Avatar notme says:

    And we are supposed to trust the Obama admin to vette the “refugees”?Report

  3. Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

    Doesn’t this demonstrate how little we need the TSA? Apparently, it’d be really easy to infiltrate, and yet nothing has happened, terrorism-wise, at an airport in many years.Report

    • Avatar Damon says:

      Perhaps that suggests that 1) we don’t need the TSA if, in the midst of their total incompetence, we’re still “safe”. 2) maybe the risk of terrorism in this country is a lot less than has been suggested, 3) the FBI “sting” ops isn’t just scooping up idiots that have been entrapped.

      I’d go with option 2.Report

      • Avatar Slade the Leveller says:

        Me, too. A lot of politicians have made much hay, and spent billions of our tax dollars, in furtherance of their fearmongering. A quick read of the TSA blog, if you can stomach it, will show you how much the American public has bought into the belief that our country in imminent, existential danger from a threat that hardly exists in the form they believe.Report

    • Avatar Troublesome Frog says:

      This is a very good point. Even simpler, given my experience with TSA employees, I can’t imagine it’s all that hard to find one in every airport who will take a bribe.Report

  4. Avatar Oscar Gordon says:

    That, or the stunning, mind boggling incompetence the TSA continuously demonstrates so befuddles the terrorists that they are convinced it is diabolically intentional. A honey pot, if you will, hoping to lure them in for easy capture.Report

    • Avatar Joe Sal says:

      I’m kinda going with WPA 2.0.

      It’s like the original, except this time no bridges, streets or dams are built. Just more harassment of the population and a few more federal law enforcement officers on the dole.Report

  5. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    “We’re here to audit the security records for your employees.”
    “Okay, here they are in this drawer where we keep all the signed papers.”
    “What? NO. No, no, no. If you can’t provide electronic versions that are maintained using the records system developed for us as by a government IT contractor as a proprietary extension for SAP, then we will not accept them!”
    “Putting all these into that system would take more than six months, assuming I were given the budget to hire a staff of three people to work on it full-time, which I haven’t been and won’t be. And three-quarters of the data is just going to get typed into the ‘other/misc’ box because the SAP form doesn’t have the proper fields to accept it, even though we were specifically required to collect it.”
    “That’s not my problem. So, can’t provide the forms? That means we can’t say that you’ve verified the employee histories!”Report