Imagine that, losing your job for not being able to do your job …
Kelly Hoggan, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) head of security operations was removed from his post Monday. Imagine that, because the TSA is such a model of efficiency and organization.
The Transportation Security Administration’s head of security operations was removed from his post Monday, law enforcement sources told Fox News.
The departure of Kelly Hoggan was one of a series of shakeups at the agency amid a furor over growing security delays at American airports.
Members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee expressed outrage in a May 12 hearing over a $90,000 bonus package Hoggan received, even after reports surfaced of systematic security screening failures at airports around the country. Those security lapses were detailed in a Department of Homeland Security Inspector General report last year.
TSA administrator Peter Neffenger announced Darby LaJoye, former head of security operations at Los Angeles International Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport, as Hoggan’s replacement effective immediately, according to the email obtained by Fox News.
24 Year Old Naja Eva Haynes Bypasses TSA, Boards Plane at Nashville International Airport .. Now Facing Criminal Charges
YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF THE FINE TSA WORK AT OUR AIRPORTS … MAYBE THE TSA AGENTS SHOULD BE FACING CHARGES TOO.
24 year old Naja Eva Haynes of Oak Grove, KY, is facing criminal charges after she bypassed Transportation Security Administration security without being screened and boarded a plane at the Nashville International Airport. WHAT, HOW IS THIS POSSIBLE? In a day and age where grandmothers and little get frisked like common criminals, an individual was allowed through check points and actually on to a plane? WHAT!!! Way to go TSA.
This woman actually got all the way on to the plane. We all feel just so secure.
Really, isn’t the TSA a joke?
A 24-year-old woman is facing criminal charges after Metro police say she bypassed Transportation Security Administration security without being screened and boarded a plane at the Nashville International Airport.
Naja Eva Haynes of Oak Grove, Ky., is facing misdemeanor charges of an airport and aircraft security violation and resisting arrest in connection with the March 24 incident.
According to an arrest affidavit, Hayes drove her car to the airport, parked and walked inside the terminal. She then walked through lane four of the airport’s TSA security checkpoint without being screened.
From there she went to Gate B5, boarded a Delta airlines plane without identification and sat down in a seat in the back of the plane, the affidavit continues.
Delta airlines spokesman Morgan Durrant said Haynes was able to access the Boeing 737 because she pushed passed several airline agents to get on board.
When approached by a gate agent, police say Haynes refused to provide identification.
TSA to Stop Accepting Drivers Licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington State and American Samoa in 2018 as Proper ID
UM, WHAT EXACTLY IS SOME ONE TO USE THEIR STUDENT ID?
Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act, must present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic flight. Those states and territories currently not meeting this requirement are Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington and American Somoa.
Because let’s just think its perfectly okay for all of those states that don’t seem to be on this list that issue drivers licenses to illegals. But that’s perfectly fine.
I actually have an issue with this on a couple of levels. One, who the hell is the federal government to tell a state how they are to issue state driver’s licenses? There is no way the feds have any such power to do so. What ever happened to state’s rights in this country? Second, what is the other TSA acceptable form of ID, a utility bill, a credit card or how about one’s school or library ID? Obviously, I am being sarcastic, but I would imagine a proper ID would be a US Passport. Guess what both of those require as a form of proof of ID to get, … a drivers license
Airline passengers in five states and a U.S. territory will be unable to present their current driver’s licenses at airport checkpoints after Jan. 22, 2018, under new rules announced on Friday by the Department of Homeland Security.
The Homeland Security department, which overseas the TSA, said it would begin enforcing a post-Sept. 11 law that directs federal agencies to only accept state-issued identifications that meet federal security standards that were enacted in 2005.
Most states have either adopted the more secure driver’s licenses, known as REAL IDs, or have plans to do so later this year. But Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, Washington state and American Samoa have not moved to make their driver’s licenses compliant with the new federal standard, meaning airline passengers from those states will have to present other forms of identification at TSA checkpoints.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that states will have two years to bring their driver’s licenses and identifications up to code before the new mandate takes effect.
“Bottom line up front: Effective January 22, 2018, air travelers with a driver’s license or identification card issued by a state that does not meet the requirements of the REAL ID Act (unless that state has been granted an extension to comply with the Act) must present an alternative form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in order to board a commercial domestic flight,” he said in a statement.
WAS IT A TSA PAT DOWN OR A GROPING?
Kevin Payne, the father of the 10 year old girl who received an evasive pat down at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, is none to happy and states that the TSA went too far. A 10-year-old girl received a pat-down after she left a Capri Sun juice pouch in her bag. OH THE HORROR!!! Payne said he has contacted his congressman and will be filing a formal complaint against the TSA. It is hard to believe after all this time in dealing with terrorism we are still not going after the real issues and the TSA still continues fondling little girls.
We tell our children to report such types of incidents and that they are wrong, but its AOK for the TSA. I guess its a lesson for 10 year old’s that the government will be screwing them over for the rest of their lives.
A 10-year-old girl received an “uncomfortable” TSA screening at a North Carolina airport after security officials found a juice pouch in her carry-on, according to her father.
Kevin Payne, of San Diego, says his daughter Vendela was meticulously patted down by a TSA agent for nearly two minutes after mistakenly leaving a Capri Sun drink in her bag at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Payne recorded the pat-down with his cell phone.
“She just had a completely blank stare on her face,” he told TODAY. “I could tell it was very uncomfortable for her.”
Agents swabbed Vendela’s bag after finding the juice, which is banned under TSA regulations for how much liquid passengers can bring on a plane, and got a false-positive reading for explosives on the bag, Payne said. A female TSA agent then did an extensive pat-down on the 10-year-old.
“What was going through my mind is, ‘This is annoying, I don’t like this, I want to run out of the door,’” Vendela told TODAY
The TSA stated that they followed approved procedures. And there lies the issue, maybe the procedures should be modified. Because this 10 year old and her father so fit the profile of a terrorist. CAIR would be screaming at the top of their lungs had this been done to a 10 year old Muslim girl and they would have stated that they were profiled. So instead we waste people times and pretend like the TSA is protecting us.
HOW CAN ANY AGENCY CONTINUE TO OPERATE WITH A 95% FAILURE RATE?
What a joke, The TSA is a complete and total farce. According to an internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration, it revealed TSA security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials. 95%!!! It really makes one wonder how we have not been hit by terrorism. But don’t worry, those TSA agents can sure harass granny and little kids. With a failure rate like this of detecting bombs and weapons being attempted to carry on a plane, it is just “plane” $hit luck that a commercial aircraft has not been blown out of the sky. This is just simply unacceptable.
And what happened to the man at the head of this colossal failure … why he was reassigned to another position to screw that up as well. Reassigned???!!! How can anyone have a 5% success rate and retain employment? Be a government employee of course.
An internal investigation of the Transportation Security Administration revealed security failures at dozens of the nation’s busiest airports, where undercover investigators were able to smuggle mock explosives or banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials, ABC News has learned.
The series of tests were conducted by Homeland Security Red Teams who pose as passengers, setting out to beat the system.
According to officials briefed on the results of a recent Homeland Security Inspector General’s report, TSA agents failed 67 out of 70 tests, with Red Team members repeatedly able to get potential weapons through checkpoints.
In one test an undercover agent was stopped after setting off an alarm at a magnetometer, but TSA screeners failed to detect a fake explosive device that was taped to his back during a follow-on pat down.
Officials would not divulge the exact time period of the testing other than to say it concluded recently.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was apparently so frustrated by the findings he sought a detailed briefing on them last week at TSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia, according to sources. U.S. officials insisted changes have already been made at airports to address vulnerabilities identified by the latest tests.
“Upon learning the initial findings of the Office of Inspector General’s report, Secretary Johnson immediately directed TSA to implement a series of actions, several of which are now in place, to address the issues raised in the report,” the DHS said in a written statement to ABC News.
San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Aldon Smith Arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday … Stated “He Was in Possession of a Bomb”
49ers LB Aldon Smith in trouble again …
San Francisco 49er linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after making the comment that he had a bomb during a security screening. Smith was going through Terminal 1 as LAX screeneing when he was randomly selected for secondary screening. Smith then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and then made the cardinal sins of all sins at an airport and said, he was in possession of a bomb. Smith was then detained and taken into custody by airport police. Aldon Smith was transported to the Los Angeles Police Department where he was booked for felony false report of a bomb threat. The arrest was the latest in a string of arrests including the most recent on September 20 on a charge of driving under the influence. He was arrested on the same charge in January 2012.
It has been quite the busy week for the San Francisco 49ers and none of it has to do with football. First the allegations regarding QB Colin Kaepernick and now this.
Niners linebacker Aldon Smith was arrested Sunday at Los Angeles International Airport after claiming he had a bomb during a security screening, airport police said.
Smith, 24, made the threat after he was randomly selected for a second screening at about 2 p.m. as he went through the Transportation Security Agency checkpoint for Terminal 1.
“The suspect then became belligerent and uncooperative with the process and with the TSA agent, making a comment indicating that he was in possession of a bomb before proceeding toward the gate area,” Sgt. Karla Ortiz said in a statement.
UPDATE I: Statement from 49ers.
“We are disappointed to learn of the incident today involving Aldon Smith,” said Trent Baalke, 49ers general manager. “As this is a pending legal matter and we are still gathering the pertinent facts, we will have no further comment.”
GOOD GRIEF, ARE YOU KIDDING ME … I FEEL SO MUCH SAFER … WAR ON
TERRORISM SOCK MONKEYS!!!
A TSA agent confiscated “Rooster Monkburn’s” six shooter and threaten to call the police on Phyllis May of Redmond, Washington at the St. Louis, Missouri airport. Just one small, actually very small detail, Rooster Monkburn is a sock monkey and the pistol confiscated might be about 2 inches in size. REALLY, you can’t make this stuff up. So much for common sense these days. The TSA agent actually said, she was confiscating the tiny toy because “it looks like a gun.” Wow, so does that mean if I pointed my fore finger and thumb like a gun, they would cut my fingers off because they looked like a gun as well?
So instead of racially profiling terrorists, we disarm sock monkeys instead. You know, there is stupid, there is frigging stupid and then there is TSA stupid. When exactly did we lose all semblance of common sense in America?
“His pistol was in there,” she says of the sock monkey “Rooster Monkburn,” a take-off on John Wayne character “Rooster Cogburn” from the film “True Grit”. May and her husband were going through the screening process when she noticed that one of her bags was missing.
“And the (TSA agent) held it up and said ‘whose is this?’” she said. “I realized oh, my God this is my bag.”
May said the TSA agent went through the bag, through the sewing supplies and found the two-inch long pistol.
“She said ‘this is a gun,’” said May. “I said no, it’s not a gun it’s a prop for my monkey.”
“She said ‘If I held it up to your neck, you wouldn’t know if it was real or not,’ and I said ‘really?’” said May.
The TSA agent told May she would have to confiscate the tiny gun and was supposed to call the police.
“I said well go ahead,” said May. “And I said really? You’re kidding me right, and she said no it looks like a gun.”
“She took my monkey’s gun,” said May, who has retained her sense of humor.
No terrorist groups, including the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbollah or the Muslim Brotherhood, have taken credit for “Rooster Monkburn” and his pistol who we all know his real name is Abdul.
- In the wake of the LAX shooting of TSA officers, should TSA officers be armed?
Shots Fired at LAX … TSA Agent Killed … People Run for their Lives, Gunman Shot and Down, but Alive … (Update: Gunman ID’d as Paul Anthony Ciancia) (Update: Ciancia Charged with Murder)
SHOTS FIRED AT LAX …
Shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport Friday morning at 9:20 am local time at terminal 3. The gunman took a semi-automatic rifle with a reported 150 rounds of ammunition from out of a bag and starting firing in the area just before the TSA screening area. At the TSA check point, unarmed TSA officers were shot. It is reported that one TSA officer has been killed. The gunman then pursued past the TSA check point down into the secured area of the airport as terrified airport travelers ran for their lives. There was complete panic as people were screaming as they ran to get away and hide from the gunman. Passengers actually ran onto the airport tarmac to protect themselves and get away.
After making it hundreds of feet into the terminal, the gunman is shot multiple times. Gunman down, but alive. The suspect has been arrsted and is in police custody. It is not known what the gunman’s motive was. Of course we will most likely later find out that insanity and mental issues don’t have a motive. In all, six other people were injured, including three TSA officers, and taken to nearby hospitals. However, one TSA officer was killed during the mass shooting. He has been identified as 39 year old Gerardo I. Hernandez, who has been with the TSA since 2010. Our heart felt condolences to his family. According to the TSA, Hernandez is the first officer to have been killed in the line of duty in the agency’s 12-year history.
UPDATE I: The gunman has been identified as 23 year old Paul Anthony Ciancia.
Ciancia, 23, is believed to be from Pennsville, N.J., however authorities said he has a residence in Los Angeles.
Witnesses described Ciancia as a short, young, white man, carrying a long-rifle.
One of the shooting victims was a TSA officer who died of his wounds. The officer was a behavioral detection officer, assigned to identify passengers acting strangely, said J. David Cox, president of the AFGE, the officers’ union.
The TSA confirmed the identity of the officer killed as Gerardo I. Hernandez, 39, who has been with the TSA since 2010.
23 year old Paul Anthony Ciancia
UPDATE II: LAX shooting spree: TSA worker dead after assault-type rifle rampage inside Los Angeles International Airport Terminal 3.
UPDATE III: From CBS News, Ciancia had anti-government views & AP reporting gunman had a hand-written note with him that said he “wanted to kill TSA and pigs.”
CBS2′s David Goldstein reports that Ciancia sent a text message to a family member in New Jersey early Friday in which he threatened to kill himself. His father called local police in New Jersey, who called Los Angeles police. According to the local police chief, the LAPD sent a car to his apartment. His two roommates said they hadn’t seen him since Thursday and that he was fine
The man suspected of killing a Transportation Security Administration employee and injuring at least six people in Friday’s shooting at Los Angeles International Airport apparently had suicidal thoughts before the attack, authorities said.
The family of Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, told Pennsville, N.J. Police Chief Allen Cummings early Friday afternoon that Ciancia had mentioned taking his own life in a text message to his younger brother, the chief told The Associated Press.
UPDATE V: Paul Anthony Ciancia Charged with Murder …
The unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected in the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport set out to kill multiple employees of the Transportation Security Administration and hoped the attack would “instill fear in their traitorous minds,” authorities said Saturday.
Paul Ciancia was so determined to take lives that, after shooting a TSA officer and going up an escalator, he turned back to see the officer move and returned to finish him off, according to surveillance video reviewed by investigators.
Federal prosecutors filed charges of first-degree murder of a federal officer and committing violence at an international airport. The charges could qualify him for the death penalty.
Air Marshal Adam Bartsch Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Woman’s Skirts at Nashville International Airport
TSA gets another black eye …
Adam Bartsch, a 28 year old federal air marshal was taken off a Southwest plane and arrested at Nashville International Airport for taking cell phone pictures up woman’s skirts as they boarded the plane. According to court records Bartsch took his pervy pics while on duty and armed. Bartsch was charged with disorderly conduct. Bartsch is due in court Nov. 14.
Video – ABC7 WJLA
A federal air marshal has been arrested and accused of taking cellphone photographs underneath women’s skirts as they boarded a plane at Nashville International Airport.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge Michael Pascarella told The Associated Press that Adam Bartsch was immediately removed from duty and is in the process of being suspended or fired.
Nashville police say Bartsch was on duty on Southwest Airline Flight 3132 on Thursday when a witness noticed he was taking the photos and grabbed his cellphone. Police say the witness notified a flight attendant and Bartsch was taken off the flight and charged with disorderly conduct.