TSA to fire 7 workers in Philadelphia after bribery probe

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  1. rwoman
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    USA Today: TSA to fire 7 workers in Philadelphia after bribery probe

    Quite pathetic and unprofessional...

     
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    It's sad, but these sort of things go on in all professions...especially law enforcement. I do believe that it happens much less frequently than history tells us.
     
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    Sad, but true!:(
     
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    It should be on the spot termination imho as this is a public safety issue and an example needs to be set*. Break the rules and you're fired-plane and simple as this way, maybe (n.b. maybe) others will get the message

    *Yes, the TSA has found numerous prohibited items and has not yet caught a ter'wrist but who's to say that a TSO taking bribes for one situation doesn't take one in another situation and allows someone on the no-phly/ter'wrist watch list to clear security and board an aircraft.
     
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    They are union employees.
     
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    Then they will never be fired ;) tho they should be on the spot (and I am 100% pro-union)
     
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    And when we hear the folks at the TSA HQ pumping out more boilerplate "holding to the highest standard" or "this doesn't reflect on the over 50,000 other TSA people" nonsense, that DOES hold the individuals and the TSA as a whole to the highest standard.

    The TSA has this risk-avoidance model in place of not letting a single bottle of water go through, whereas there are a LOT of other instances where things way more egregious that go on internally.

    You're spot-on about this going on elsewhere, but the TSA shamelessly goes out of its way to say they are saving us from the boogeyman and holding THEMSELVES to these higher standards. Which is why I relish seeing these folks stumble on their own words and toes.
     
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