By Steve Neavling
Eleven passengers managed to get past a checking point at JFK Airport without being screened last week, prompting outrage from law enforcement.
Although three of those passengers set off a metal-detector alarm, they were able to walk on without the TSA alerting Port Authority police for two hours.
In a statement, the TSA wrote, “Once our review is complete, TSA will discipline and retrain employees.”
The TSA pledged to take “appropriate action” against the responsible workers.
In an editorial last week, the New York Post called for the termination of the employees involved.
Retraining. Appropriate action. How about fired? Sorry, no: TSA staff are a protected branch of the American Federation of Government Employees, one with the hilarious motto: “Stronger Union, Safer Skies.”
Private-sector workers who mess up so badly as to put lives in jeopardy would be gone in a heartbeat. Heck, they’d be fired for far less serious breaches.
Somewhere along the road to making America great again, Mr. President, how about privatizing the damn TSA to end all the maddening “security theater?”
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