SILVER SPRING, Md. – A manager at the Transportation Security Administration has lost his job after being arrested on prostitution-related charges. According to court documents, the agency had received a complaint of “very similar” activities back in 2009.
Note that the TSA had received a complaint back in 2009. More on that later.
At the doorway, Livingston denied prostitution was occurring, and invited the manager and police into the room.
Responding officers say they saw, “11 people inside the room [including] three naked females and four males attempting to get dressed. Multiple people were laying on the two beds and other people were sitting in chairs and standing in the room.”
He could have told them that it was an official TSA training exercise. Or maybe that he was running a mentoring program for people who want to apply for TSA jobs. I’m sure they would have believed him, I know I would.
Charging documents also say a TSA investigator told police that, “in 2009, a very similar complaint concerning Livingston was on record. The complaint alleged that Livingston was operating a prostitution ring and charging individuals $25. for sexual acts.”The TSA spokesman had no immediate explanation as to what, if anything, the agency did about the earlier complaint.
Wow, inflation is hitting every single industry, even the world’s oldest one! Or maybe he hired a better looking class of prostitute.
No immediate explanation? Mine would be that they had promoted him to supervisor, but that’s just the sarcasm talking.
“TSA cooperated fully with law enforcement during their investigation into this matter. The allegations against this individual are unacceptable and in no way reflect the integrity and professionalism of the more than 50,000 security officers who strive every day to ensure the security of the traveling public.”
Yes, the ones that mostly stick to groping teenage girls and young women, humiliating elderly people who wear incontinence garments, or just stealing stuff. Those professionals.
I certainly hope that Mitt Romney, if he wins in November starts the process to abolish the TSA and return some sanity to the airline security process.
Oh, speaking of the TSA.
TSA officers charged with trashing South Beach hotel room, shooting gun
Miami Beach police say two Transportation Security Administration officers partied a little too hard Tuesday night, trashed their South Beach hotel room and then picked up a semi-automatic handgun and shot six rounds out the window.
One bullet pierced a $1,500 hurricane impact resistant window at a nearby Barneys New York, penetrated a wall and tore into some jeans in the closed store’s stockroom, according to store manager Adelchi Mancusi.
TSA spokesman Jon Allen wrote in an email that Piccolella and Puccio are part-time officers who have worked one and two years, respectively, for the agency. They were not in Miami Beach on TSA business, according to Allen.
“TSA holds its employees to the highest professional and ethical standards,” Allen wrote. “We will review the facts and take appropriate action as necessary.”
Security expert Bruce Schneier was been banned at the last minute from testifying in front of congress on the efficacy – or otherwise – of the US Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) much-maligned perv scanners.
Schneier is a long-time critic of the TSA’s policies for screening travelers, and was formally invited to appear before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearings. However, the TSA objected to his presence because he is currently involved in a legal case over the use of said scanners in US airports.
The TSA just can’t have Schneier, who has spent several years exposing the fraud that is the TSA, exposing the fraud that is the TSA.
There are currently several ongoing legal cases against the scanners, including one recent case in which, it is claimed, attractive female subjects were being repeatedly ordered to use the devices. Personal airport searches have to be performed by a member of the same sex as the target, but no such rules are in place for operators of the scanners.
Just more of the integrity and professionalism the TSA is noted for.
Abolish the TSA, allow law abiding citizens to carry their firearms, give them frangible ammunition. We’ll all be safer and flying will be much more peaceful.