Ravenwood - 03/03/03 11:53 AM
A few days ago, I pondered about cash-strapped California having a vested interest in airport confiscations. I even noted how corruption plagued Atlanta Hartsfield was a haven for screeners simply taking things that they wanted.
Well, lo and behold, the AJC reports on one of your professionalized, federalized TSA screeners who got caught with his hand in the cookie jar. This screener allegedly dipped into someone's wallet and confiscated a little cash, that he thought might be used as a weapon.
Being a federal employee, I wonder if he'll be fired or just reassigned (assuming he's actually guilty, of course). So far the TSA has done a decent job, and actually fired people where corruption is found to be taking place. We'll have to wait and see how long that lasts.
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