who watches the watchers?

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  1. estnet
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    Suspicions were raised when authorities heard the suspect say "please," "thank you" and wasn't yelling at passengers.
     
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    LMAO
     
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    Because people complained about TSA so much that a law was passed to allow airports to opt-out of TSA and hire private firms that meet TSA guidelines.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/us/airports-with-new-law-are-freer-to-split-from-tsa.html
     
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    Actually SFO has always had contract screeners since it was a part of a pilot program in 2002. In general they have had a lower amount of complaints per passenger screened and tend to do better on the TSA screening tests (although they were considered "cheating" by using SFOs CCTV cameras to track the undercover "passengers" trying to smuggle things in through the checkpoints.).
     
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    Actually what you have now is the fox watching the henhouse. With contract screeners, the TSA just becomes responsible for ensuring the screeners follow the guidelines and they have a contract to enforce non-compliance. Today there appears to be no negative fallout if an airport gets a high number of complaints/passenger.
     
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    Thanks for the correction. :)
     
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    The police have declined to press charges against the man.
     
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    "Declined" might be a term used in police paperwork, but the reality is that they could not locate the two victims. Thus, they don't know exactly what happened in the screening room, so they had no choice but to drop the charges.
     
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    Reports say they think the women boarded international flights (no idea how they could know for sure) AND the "gentleman" couldn't be arrested for public drunkenness because he didn't meet the legal criteria (his behavior was too organized and he wasn't a danger to himself or others or something like that ..... per the local media)
     
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    I hope that the offended ladies find good legal representation and take TSA to court! Why is TSA allowed to hire a contract firm to do their job?
     

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