These men and women couldn’t find their asses in the dark.
This is the kind of nonsense we would not be hoping for from those charged with protecting out the country at our airports.
Today, eleven people get through TSA checkpoint without screening at JFK.
Fire the lot of them, and man the position with returning veteran’s who seem to have difficulties finding jobs when returning home from the wars in the Middle-East.
The Washington Times
February 20, 2017
Eleven people got through security without being screened Monday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to an NBC News report.
Transportation Security Administration officials in Terminal 5 left a security lane open and unmanned, allowing 11 people to walk through without being checked, officials told NBC.
A review of the surveillance footage showed that three people set off metal detectors but proceeded through security without question, NBC reported.
TSA officials did not notify the police until two hours after the breach, authorities said.
The TSA and the Port Authority Police Department concluded their security canvas at 9:05 a.m. after failing to locate the 11 passengers inside the terminal.
They are assumed to have boarded flights, officials told NBC.
In fairness, those depicted sleeping may have been on a legitimate break.
That being said, the stories are numerous that when they are awake and tests are being run, simulated guns, knives and bombs have made their way through checkpoints.
Therefore it’s easy to conclude that they are little more effective when sleeping or awake.
This tends to keep many of them on the job.
Recently, when the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which oversees the TSA, sent undercover agents into some of the nation’s busiest airports armed with banned weapons and faux explosives, it found that TSA agents let those items through security 95 percent of the time, according to an exclusive report from ABC News.
In fact, TSA agents failed to detect the items in 67 out of the 70 tests conducted.
And this isn’t the first security test TSA agents have failed: In 2013, they let an undercover agent through security at Newark Liberty International Airport with a fake bomb.
At the time, the TSA noted that it often makes these covert tests “as difficult as possible” in order to “push the boundaries of our people, processes, and technology.”
It concluded that “TSA does not have a process for systematically evaluating the root causes of these screening errors” and notes that it took the TSA over six months to compile a list of such errors and that the list itself was incomplete and contained mistakes.
In a statement following the report’s release, Steve Sadler of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis at the TSA said Secure Flight “has demonstrated reliability and super-effectiveness” and “continues to evolve.”(Source)