Armed Agent Slips Past Body Scanner, Five Times

Posted: March 9, 2011 in Politics, War on Terror
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From the article:

An undercover TSA agent was able to get through security at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport with a handgun during testing of the enhanced-imaging body scanners, according to a high-ranking, inside source at the Transportation Security Administration.

The source said the undercover agent carried a pistol in her undergarments when she put the body scanners to the test. The officer successfully made it through the airport’s body scanners every time she tried, the source said.

“In this case, where they had a test, and it was just a dismal failure as I’m told,” said Larry Wansley, former head of security at American Airlines. “As I’ve heard (it), you got a problem, especially with a fire arm.”

Wansley said covert testing by the TSA is commonplace — although failing should be rare.

The TSA insider who blew the whistle on the test also said that none of the TSA agents who failed to spot the gun on the scanned image were disciplined. The source said the agents continue to work the body scanners today.

Why the fuck do the TSA hire undisciplined agents? Or why do they put undisciplined agents in the field? This just proves that the TSA isn’t really doing what they are hired to do.

Original site.

WOG out.

  1. webwordwarrior says:

    Also note that “doing what they were hired to do” treats a symptom, not a cause. All these “safety” precautions do is help spread more fear. (An old post on this topic: )

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