TSA agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport took a “group smoke break” Monday morning, leaving a security checkpoint wide open. At least eleven passengers walked freely through the gates and onto waiting planes.
Eleven passengers walked through a security lane without being screened at Kennedy Airport early Monday because the TSA left the area open and unattended.
A security camera captured a metal detector going off three times as the travelers walked through the screening lane. There was no one present to operate the magnetometer, the x-ray machine and do the pat downs and secondary screening.
Rather than notifying the police, who are specifically trained to handle those situations, the TSA used its own lesser trained agents to search for the unscreened passengers.
In fairness, the Port Authority Police were notified… two hours later. Amazingly, the TSA flatfoots were unable to catch the
terrorists criminals passengers.
Now, this may seem like a radical idea, but I believe we should replace all TSA agents with inanimate carbon rods. They would probably catch more terrorists than the TSA, and we the rods would certainly command more respect.