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Security at Newark Liberty International Airport is an illusion. That's not my opinion, nor the opinion of the hundreds of thousands of travelers the TSA needlessly hassles every year. Nope. It's the conclusion of a scathing report issued by an undercover TSA Red Team which goes around the nation trying to beat airport security.
At Newark Airport, beating TSA is so easy even a terrorist could do it.
Screeners at Newark Liberty International Airport are properly executing standard pat-downs of passengers only 16.7 percent of the time and they identify and take appropriate action on prohibited items in only a quarter of all cases, according to a secret internal report.
Yeah, I can imagine why they'd want to keep this stuff a secret. Three quarters of "prohibited items" breezed on through screening. Not your toenail clippers though. Or an 88 year old veteran's Congressional Medal of Honor, TSA always confiscates those "prohibited items". Just not the stuff that could actually bring down an airplane.
Because we don't have a system for protecting air travel, we have a system for annoying people. And as it turns out the drones tasked with annoying us aren't very good at their official job (but yeah, they're great at the "annoying" part).
But have no fear America! The union rep for TSA screeners says the problem lies not with the people but with their training.
Mecca Scott, a former Newark screener who is now a national organizer with the Association of Federal Government Employees, the union representing 44,000 screeners, said scrutiny comes with the territory.
Stacy Bodtmann, another AFGE union official who is still a screener in Newark, said the evaluation points to the need for more training.
Translation: You can evalute us, you can critique us, but you can't fire us because we've got a union and you didn't tell us how to properly do our jobs.
Janet Incompetano, you're the greatest Secretary of Homeland Security Evah!
Here's another interesting statistic. 0.0 percent. That's right, zero. Zero is the number of times unionized TSA bozos at Newark properly informed passengers of their right to opt out of a full-body scan in favor of a pat-down.
"There are certainly anecdotal reports, in addition to this, that people who elected not to go through the scanner and have elected the pat-down have been patted down much more aggressively."
In case you were wondering, "patted down much more aggressively" is bureaucrat-ease for "sexually assaulted." Because that's what they do. They grab your private parts and squeeze. Hard. I think that's called flying the friendly skies.
Our country is in the very best of hands.
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