At the end of this column is a listing of the TSA agents who were arrested within a year's time for heinous crimes against women and children. These same individuals were allowed to touch your child and pat you down while you were going through the security check points across the US. What kind of society are we living in where we have to wonder about perverted people having absolute power over the average citizen in a public setting.
In another story the US government now acknowledges that they cannot stop the 500 tons of cocaine that is entering the US by way of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. The drug kingpins are using diesel powered submersibles which cannot be detected. The DOD has spent how much on sub detection R&D?
US Federal agents raided a pot growing operation in the ridges above Crystal Springs Reservoir. This reservoir provides "all" of San Francisco's water. During the raid the agents discovered that the pot growers were using pesticides and herbicides that have been outlawed for decades. The DEA is now trying to figure out how much toxic substances leeched into the reservoir. Who needs terrorists?
Don't worry though, the US government is perfecting the algorithm for facial recognition so that every surveillance camera can record your every movement. So a guy can beach his disabled boat on the waterway bordering JFK airport, walk across 4 runways, enter a high security area and not be recognized by 500 million dollars worth of high tech detection and tracking equipment. But driving to this same airport the average citizen will be tracked at every traffic intersection as a potential terrorist.
TSA agent Jose E. Salgado among 55 caught in child pornography arrests
The Boston Herald – Christine McConville - Wednesday, April 11, 2012
TSA agent Paul David Rains charged in online child-predator sting
Orlando Sentinel - Arelis R. Hernandez- December 15, 2011
Harold Rodman, TSA worker, arrested for sexual assault
WJLA News - Gail Pennybacker - November 21, 2011
Orlando airport (MCO) TSA employee Paul David Rains faces child pornography charges
Orlando Sentinel - Jeff Weiner - November 1, 2011
TSA Manager Bryant Jermaine Livingston Arrested for Running Prostitution Ring
MyFoxDC - John Henrehan - March 28, 2012
Md. TSA Agent Michael Scott Wilson Charged With Child Pornography
ABC2News - Joce Sterman - March 18, 2012
Nashville TSA Agent Clifton Lyles Charged With Statutory Rape
WTVF - Staff - September 20, 2011
TSA employee Andrew W. Cheever faces child pornography charge
MyFoxBoston - Staff - September 2, 2011
TSA Screener David Ralph Anderson Charged with Lewdness and Child Molestation
Elko Daily Free Press -Jared DuBach - August 26, 2011
TSA Screener Randall Scott King arrested for kidnapping and attempted rape of 14 year old in ATL
Lagrangenews - Staff Reports - November 23, 2010
PHL TSA Screener Thomas Gordon Jr Charged with Child Pornography
Fox Nation - John Shiffman - The Inquirer - April 23, 2011
Orlando TSA agent Charles Henry Bennett Arrested For Attempting To Make 15 year old Girl His 'Sex Slave'
The Huffington Post - Staff - May 25, 2011
TSA Agent Dwayne Valerio Arrested for Rape of Juvenile in Londonderry NH
Eagle Tribune - Jillian Jorgensen - April 2, 2011
Logan TSA employee Sean Shanahan accused of raping 14-year-old girl
WHDHTV - Staff - March 9, 2011
Disgraced Catholic priest who was defrocked after 'sexually abusing two young girls' now works as a TSA airport screener
CBS3 Philadelphia - Ben Simmoneau - May 24, 2012