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Published on Jan 7, 2010
Just another example of how even the smallest amount of petty power can drive the ego mad with delusions of grandeur. Can you imagine how insane these ex-burger flippers will be when they get to scan your naked body?.... I bet within weeks, there will be a black market selling the scans.
"In order to get power and retain it, it is necessary to love power; but love of power is not connected with goodness but with qualities that are the opposite of goodness, such as pride, cunning, and cruelty." - Leo Tolstoy
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely." - Lord Acton (1887)
TSA Agent Arrested at LAX By KIM BALDONADO and SCOTT WEBER Updated 10:41 AM PST, Thu, Jan 7, 2010
They are the first line of defense in airport security but two troubling incidents involving TSA agents at LAX are raising concerns.
A TSA agent was arrested on January 3rd in Terminal One at LAX, a source told NBCLA. He had just gotten off duty and was behaving erratically, saying, "I am god, Im in charge."
Meanwhile, a TSA Internal Affairs investigation turned up evidence of LAX TSA agents using drugs at an after-hours party.
TSA officials say a videotape of the party was of poor quality and the employees were not in uniform, but 4 employees were tentatively identified.
All 4 were tested for drugs. One came back positive and that employee was fired.
The Federal Security Director at LAX, Larry Fetters released the following statement: "TSA's internal affairs team discovered video evidence that potentially depicted a few members of our workforce consuming illegal drugs. TSA management at LAX immediately identified these individuals, subjected them to reasonable suspicion drug testing and terminated the one who tested positive. TSA practices a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drug use and conducts random drug and alcohol testing at over 450 airports across the country to enforce this rule. We show no leniency to employees who violate the public trust and shame the uniform that is proudly worn by 50,000 men and women in service to this nation."