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TSA Allowed at Least 11 Airport Employees With Criminal Backgrounds To Receive Security Badges
Cybercast News Service ^ | March 7, 2013 | Patrick Burke

Posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:10 PM PST by Olog-hai

The Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) mismanagement of a program responsible for issuing security badges to aviation employees resulted in at least 11 individuals with criminal backgrounds obtaining badges that allowed access to secure areas of U.S. airports.

An aviation employee is anyone who is allowed unescorted access to secured areas of airports. This includes airport employees in addition to TSA Officers.

According to a Feb. 22 report from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), the TSA’s mishandling of the program caused a backlog of security badges that had yet to be issued. As a result, the TSA permitted airports to issue security badges to employees without conducting federally required background checks between April 20 and June 1 of 2012.

The OIG concluded that there still may be individuals with criminal records who are working in secured areas of airports. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: backgroundchecks; bang; criminalhistory; cultureofcorruption; papersplease; securitybadges; securityholes; tsa

1 posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

There may have been a racial angle here.

Recall that the Justice Department announced a policy to preferentially hire “mentally handicapped persons” only a few months ago.


2 posted on 03/07/2013 9:51:48 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Olog-hai

Bump


3 posted on 03/07/2013 9:52:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Olog-hai; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

What difference DOES... IT... MAKE?

4 posted on 03/07/2013 9:54:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

They forgot to add the “Dis” on Hillary’s nameplate...


5 posted on 03/07/2013 10:38:34 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

If you’ve ever flown a lot you know those TSA guys are barely rated above security guards and if you’re familiar with that industry then you know the type people that work there. They run minimal background checks on them; many are subcontractors but wear the TSA uniforms.


6 posted on 03/07/2013 10:42:35 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Olog-hai

pretty sure one of them works the airport in Vega$. when TSA was new they xrayed my bag saw the cashbag with coins in it... took.the bag for a bag screening (not in front of me)... and when I unpacked at home the $700 cash that was in the bag was no longer there.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 11:42:27 PM PST by Rodamala
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To: Olog-hai

Only eleven?

I’m very, very surprised.


8 posted on 03/08/2013 12:32:20 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Jack Hammer

Title says “at least eleven”. And says nothing about “at most”.


9 posted on 03/08/2013 12:34:54 AM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Steely Tom
There may have been a racial angle here.

The sky may be blue, too.

In full seriousness: if the feral government is involved, skin color is one of the primary qualifications.

10 posted on 03/08/2013 3:50:16 AM PST by Standing Wolf
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