TSA Supervisor Took 42 Photos Of Young Women Being Screened

In Denver TSA screeners worked together to find attractive passengers for coworkers interested in those of the same sex to give enhanced pat downs to. At LAX one screener insisted their job included seeing a woman’s breast and inspecting down her pants.

Now a TSA supervisor at Minneapolis – St. Paul was found to have taken photos of 42 young women being screened. However he’s only been charged with leaking surveillance video of a 9 year old boy riding the airport’s baggage carousel to the media.

The criminal complaint also alleges that 42 photos, taken over the course of a year by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent, show females on a closed-circuit monitor in various outfits, such as shorts, tight pants and tank tops.

…As to why no charges were expected in connection with the photos, Hogan said, “There are a number of factors that go into deciding what and how many charges to file, and we don’t want to get into specifics since this is an active case. The bottom line is that Airport Police were able to identify a pattern of behavior that supports the current charge.”

Since this is government work, he hasn’t been fired, and is merely on administrative leave pending the charges relating to the media leak.

The TSA insists it’s not sexual assault when the government does it. Tens of thousands of TSA employees have been accused of misconduct, half multiple times. TSA used to stand for ‘taking scissors away’ now it stands for ‘twisted sexual assualt’:

As they say, a few bad apples who in no way undermine the hard work that thousands of men and women at the TSA do to keep us safe, day in and day out.

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Comments

  1. Lol!… that last line though…

    “…the TSA do to keep us safe, day in and day out.”

    The TSA is a jobs program and nothing else. Nobody is safer because of them….in fact this article proves the opposite.

  2. Sickos. Each and every one of them who spend their days groping innocent Americans. End The TSA

  3. Definitely a little perverted but there is no right of privacy in a public place. While annoying and could lead to a confrontation you can legally take photos of anyone you like so none of what he did was a crime (however it clearly may be out of line w work requirements)

  4. Give a little person a little power and they will push it to the limit and beyond. I’ve seen this over and over again in workplaces where people put themselves ahead of the mission. Sometimes the boss is aware and will stomp down, but often they are oblivious or power hungry themselves. Given the dysfunctional “police” power this organization has, and how hard it can be to remove those who shouldn’t have been there in the first place, and it will just be worse. I understand the job would wear anybody down, but maybe how it is being done and who is selected to do it should be changed too.

  5. This is what happens when we allow the government to insist on giving ignorant people the illusion of security….because I can damn sure guaranty that none of these perverts touching women and children up for kicks are making air travel any safer in the slightest. Nor is much else the TSA does for that matter. Their own testing proves it. Just wish 95% of americans were not such an ignorant brain dead lot….maybe they would demand something better, but good luck with that as it would require effort on their part. We can’t have that now can we!

  6. “.because I can damn sure guaranty that none of these perverts touching women and children up for kicks are making air travel any safer in the slightest.” Odd. The very first link is about how mal TSA workers were targeting other men for sexual assault yet somehow you made the entire issue only about women and children.

  7. Bill: Well, excuse me if my comment was not PR or LGBTMDPS@& enough for you. Why don’t you put aside your own ignorance and focus on the point, that TSA is useless and has led to our tax dollars and TSA fees sponsoring sexual assault to make simple minded folks like CMorgan and yourself feel more secure. You notice I say “feel” because that is all you get….not actual security. Wake up and at least attempt to use your brain and provide some useful debate and not just the senseless drool sliding off of your fingers above.

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