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TSA Officer gets light slap on wrist for stealing laptops from passengers.

http://travel.usatoday.com/flights/post/2010/12/tsa-officer-sentenced-for-stealing-from-fliers-bags/135489/1

A former Transportation Security Administration has been sentenced to three years probation for stealing electronics from passengers' luggage at Philadelphia International.

"Authorities say 37-year-old Troy Davis, of Willingboro, N.J., took five laptop computers and a PlayStation game in March 2009," The Associated Press writes. "An airline baggage handler spotted him hiding the items behind an explosive-detection machine."

Davis also must pay a $5,000 fine, according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. The Courier-Post of Camden, N.J., notes "Davis previously pleaded guilty to charges that included theft by a government employee."

The judge handling the case says he considered Davis' prior military service when determining his sentence, AP reports.

Why do people insist that the TSA is keeping us safe?   They grope us, take naked pictures of us, confiscate our water bottles, and steal our belongings, while allowing weapons to pass through.  How does that keep us safe?

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SuperChicken

Asked by SuperChicken at 8:54 AM on Dec. 30, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • I have no idea but other countries seem to do just fine without the TSA.
    Jademom07

    Answer by Jademom07 at 9:04 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • This is the "I'm entitled to what someone else has earned" mentality. He was just "redistributing the wealth" that his president has told him is ok to do. When your government wants to legally steal from people then why can't he?
    jesse123456

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:08 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • theft by a government employee


    Thats odd...NOT!
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:10 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • It doesn't keep us safe. It tests how far we are willing to let gov go. That is what this whole adm is about.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 9:25 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Saaweeeeetttt! So you can commit felonies if you work for the TSA and get away with it? You can steal high dollar stuff and touch people's goodies and all is forgiven? I need to go back to work!


    Seriously though, couldn't the victims file charges for grand theft? Regardless of who they work for?

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 10:10 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • He considered his prior military service when determining his sentence?!?

    I totally support the military, but that's just ridiculous. His prior military service had nothing to do with his sticky fingers. That judge should not have taken his past job history into account here. The man is more than a thief; he abused his position of trust. Since we are required to put our belongings throught that stupid scanner, we should have the reassurance that we will receive all of our belongings on the other side. Anything less is a violation of our trust.

    That judge should be body scanned and groped for this bogus sentence.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 10:58 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • NO! they are not keeping us safe!!

    People just follow without questioning and that is what keeps us in danger!!!

    I always get sick when I hear someone say they have use the x-rays to keep us safe! What a JOKE!!
    gammie

    Answer by gammie at 11:03 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • This is disgusting.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:09 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

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    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 11:51 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

  • Whatever that is isn't showing up for me goodwitch
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:55 AM on Dec. 30, 2010

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